With God at the center of our lives, even the simplest of things are infused with peace and joy!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Thirty Days of Thankfulness ~ Day 17

I am thankful for the pile of dirty work clothes my husband has because it means that he is employed!


Dearest 'Lil Bean.....

Today is all about wonderful you.  Thank you for telling Papa and I all about your day, from your Grinch pancake and ice cream breakfast  to showing us all your awesome dinosaurs you got and about your delicious cake πŸŽ‚

Wish big, smile bright and do all the things you enjoy.  

Thierry Days of Thankfulness ~ Day 17

I am thankful for the pile of dirty work clothes my husband has because it means that he is employed!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Thirty Days of Thankfulness ~ Day 16

I am so thankful to the person who invented crockpots!  😁
Beef stew in the making!  

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thirty Days of Thankfulness ~ Day 15

Today I am thankful for the women that God has placed in my life that love me even when I am unlovable. They encourage me, and challenge me to be the best that I can be. I can't imagine my life without them!! 


Dad and I are so very thankful to have been able to hold you and love on you for a good while last night before you crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. You were a sweet girl who always wanted attention, who liked to follow us around the yard and who loved to sleep in the poison ivy.

RIP, sweet Larry. We love you and will miss you! πŸ’•

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Thirty Days of Thankfulness ~ Day 11

I am thankful for our veterans, the heroes who stand proud and defend the constitution, all for the love of country. They sacrifice their many freedoms so we don't lose ours. 


 My son-in-law.....MY HERO!!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Thirty Days of Thankfulness ~ Day 10

Today I am thankful for my husband's sense of humor!


Don't forget to COW-nt your blessings every day!  πŸ„

My blessings today and every day.......
 Mouse and Lil' Bean

Friday, November 9, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thirty Days of Thankfulness ~ Day 8

I am soooooo thankful for leftovers so that on nights when I am too tired to cook, the guys can still eat.  Now that's what I call a HAPPY MEAL!!!  😁

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

What's On The Menu

With all but one of my packages of chicken gone bad this week, I was stuck on what to make for dinner tonight.  I remembered I had a pork roast in the freezer but was at a loss of what to do with it.  While I was defrosting it a bit in the microwave, I rummaged through the cabinet and found a few seasoning packets.
I found a packet each of onion and mushroom gravy mixes.  I put the roast on the bottom, added 1/2 cup of water, sprinkled on the onion then mushroom packets, then added a stick of butter.  I set the crockpot on high, put the lid on and walked away.  Eight hours on high will do the trick.

Well, two hours later, I was wondering why there were no delicious aromas wafting through the house.  I then realized what was wrong......I never plugged the crockpot in! πŸ˜†

I now have dinner for tomorrow along with a head of roasted cauliflower. What we'll have for dinner tonight is still a mystery! lol

(This menu is subject to change at any given moment!)

Thirty Days of Thankfulness ~ Day 7

I am so very thankful that no matter what storms I may go through in my life, my Father will ALWAYS be there with me in the midst of it all!


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Thirty Days of Thankfulness ~ Day 6

I am thankful and so very blessed to have such a wonderful husband who loves us deeply. He gets up so early every morning, works so hard to provide for his family, doesn't want me to have to work so I can be home to be with Kiddo and to be available to serve others in whatever capacity is needed.  He is MY HERO.


Monday, November 5, 2018

Baked Bacon

WE LOVE BACON.....but I dislike the mess it makes on my stove while frying. While I was visiting our daughter a few years ago, I had baked bacon for the first time and I loved it.  It was so easy to prepare and there was no greasy stove or grease to contend with. WOO HOO! 

I wanted bacon this morning so I took a few pictures to show you how easy it really is......

 First I covered my baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil
Lay a cooling rack over your baking sheet
Lightly sprayed a cooling rack with a non-stick spray
Lay out your bacon
Bake in a 375* oven for 20-25 minutes or until the color and crispness you like.
Oven temps may very so be sure to watch it
I don't like my bacon as crispy as some do.
This is perfect for me
A delicious breakfast ~ provolone omelette with a few slices of baked bacon and a 
mug of hot rum raisin biscotti tea with a little French vanilla creamer.

Now all I have to do to clean up is let the pan cool, remove and throw out the foil, put the cooling rack in the dishwasher and put away the baking sheet. EASY PEASY!

Thirty Days of Thankfulness ~ Day 5

I am thankful for all our furbabies and their warm snuggles on chilly mornings!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Thirty Days of Thankfulness ~ Day 4

I am thankful for those times when I can slip off by myself and drive down a few back country roads taking pictures, capturing the glorious colors of each season. It is a time when I can have a heart-to-heart with God with no interruptions. And having a sugar-free French hazelnut latte is an extra special treat!