Archive for September, 2007

What’s Cookin’

End of summer–Football’s on the TV, happy children are playing outside, and the smell of my mother-in-law‘s Super Chicken fills the house. (She’s not actually here. She just supplies me with all my best recipes). She definitely has Jedi skills in the kitchen. Everyone loves this dish.

2 lb. chicken breast
2 cans cream chicken soup
1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. chopped green pepper
1/4 c. chopped celery
1 sm. onion, chopped
2 T. lemon juice
2 T. Worcestershire

Mix and bake uncovered at 350 degrees 1 hr. 15 minutes. Can add butter slices during last 15 minutes.

I’m serving it with Jasmine rice and wax beans.

We’re going to enjoy some late summer family time and ride to the local DQ after dinner for some dessert. That’s good living.

Hope you are enjoying your Sabbath.

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Yesterday, Fried Okra showed her cabinets to the Internets at the prompting of Gathering Grace who showed hers first. Never to be one left out of the girlish fun, I have done some photographing, importing, exporting, and uploading for you all in the last two days.

So, without further ado, here is my Tupperware cabinet…


I know, Internets, it is not pretty. The Tupperware in my house lives in a “go-round” right beside my dry goods. It is forever falling off the side of the go-round into the little abyss in the back, which keeps the go-round from properly go-rounding. I can only hope that some day I might be the proud owner of a deep drawer the Tupperware cannot fall off or out of.


Here is our “beverage station,” which is, yes, of course, (could it be anywhere else?!) right beside the fridge and above the dishwasher. (It was time to run said dishwasher in case you can’t tell from the bareness above). Shorties on the bottom; tall boys in the middle. Notice the hospital-issued giant 30-ouncer on the top shelf, which I still use when I’m sick and forcing fluids or just feeling wrinkly and dehydrated and trying to get my daily 8 glasses. Good times. And I do find that a few paper and plastic goods on the top shelf are good for the impromptu random act of hospitality.


Now the good thing about this cabinet is that it’s extra large, compared to the other cabinets in my kitchen. This is where our plates and bowls hang out. Serving bowls up top. But you will notice that in this house, just like in our Tupperware cabinet, the plates and bowls have to hang out WITH the snacks. It’s an organizational travesty people. But there is just no other way. I have taken to storing the kiddie plates and bowls on the bottom and grown-up things in the middle, but this will soon be changing because last night my 6-year-old requested a big girl plate. Plastic-ware is SO last year.


This is the cereal cabinet over the microwave, which is not terrible, but just LOOK at that plug for the microwave hogging all that beautiful space over on the left. Shameful.


And this, people, is where my pretties hang out in the dining room. THIS makes me happy.

Now. Wanna show me yours?

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Shameless plug

mitilogoIt’s back to school time, and, like many of you, I’m planning what activities to be involved in this fall. If you aren’t already involved in a Moms In Touch group, let me encourage you to check it out.

Moms in Touch is a nondenominational prayer group for moms who meet for one hour each week to pray for their children, their schools, their teachers, and administrators. You homeschool moms are not exempt. There are groups for you too.

I started with Moms in Touch last year when my oldest entered kindergarten, and it has been such a blessing to me and to her, and to her friends, and their moms, and her school, and even our community! If you can’t tell, I just love this group. And as Beth Moore would say, “I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy.” I want you to experience answered prayer and a growing faith for you and your children.

So, please, check it out.

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  • exchanging your own name for “[your child's name]‘s Mommy”
  • forever changing your concept of a peaceful slumber and the hours during which it might be achieved
  • loving your body for new and different reasons
  • easy-care hair
  • a tender heart
  • new eyes
  • realizing you didn’t need what you thought you did
  • redefining time…and achievement
  • walking more closely with God
  • cultivating patience
  • big hugs and sloppy kisses
  • marveling at God’s creative power
  • making new friends
  • healing old wounds
  • playing with toys
  • humility
  • LOTS of laundry


This post written for the September Group Writing Project on MamaBlogga.

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Again, from Toni

She’s good for some inspiration lately that Toni. She posted her beautiful version of the Goethe quote below, and I promised to take a stab at it when I could compose a complete thought. Complete thoughts often wait until the weekend lately.

“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” ~ Goethe

One ought, every day at least, to walk softly, sing boldly, create with abandon, pet something furry, notice someone, rest a little, dream a lot. ~Lainey

(something’s not so poetic about “a little” and “a lot,” but “oh, well”; something to strive for in the next revision)

Toni got this idea from Ann Kroeker who is also collecting the responses should you choose to play along.

If you do play along, please let me know in a comment. Although, I will also be heading back over to Ann Kroeker’s because it looks like a very interesting place to hang out.

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Win these


here!! Free shoes! (You get to pick any pair off the Ryka website). I loves me some shoes.

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