|Photo by Prairie Flower Farm|
There is certainly not a lot going on in our little world this week, but somehow I am still tired. I am taking to heart this quote which I recently read on Abby's blog, Little Birdie Blessings: "If we really have too much to do, there are some items on the agenda which God did not put there." -- Elisabeth Elliot
You can read the entire quote here: Everyday is a Gift and the brief post will be well worth the read. Abby's blog is one of the most inspiring out there. It will leave you with some food for thought every time.
Let's see, what I have I been up to that I can share with you? Last Friday I had three of my grandchildren here for several hours while their mom was at an appointment. I thought it would be fun to try some new fudge recipes with an eye to Christmas giving for next year. The fudge came out fine, but didn't really meet my criteria for kitchen gifts. You can read about our fudge making adventures here. I didn't think to take pictures, sadly.
|This is not the fudge we made, but I think this is a splendid idea for a gift.|
It was Chicken Tortilla Soup. You can find the recipe and a review here : Chicken Tortilla Soup at my friend Linda's blog, Prairie Flower Farm. A visit to Linda's farm is always a blessing!
Yesterday, I cooked a chicken in the crockpot and used the meat (which falls off the bone when cooked in a slow cooker) to make a pot of chicken soup and a large container of chicken salad sandwich filling for Mr. T's lunches. I made these Brazilian Cheese Buns to go along with the soup.
|Picture from King Arthur Flour|
Last night we enjoyed a winter concert which two of our granddaughters were taking part in at the elementary school. The students did a fantastic job and we were thankful for the opportunity to go. Several last-minute issues on the way out the door made us later than we intended to be (although we were not late), so we ended up standing for the entire time. It was only an hour or so, so that was not too bad.
I've been enjoying making some new pages for my "What Do I Know About My God?" notebook, using the concept outlined in Mardi Collier's book of the same name. If you need some encouragement in your spiritual life, I highly recommend this book. It will get you into God's Word in a new and very encouraging way.
Last week I made a couple of winter-themed mug rugs for a little gift and hope to post pictures of them soon. In other craft news, I've been working on a cross stitch for my granddaughter Emily's birthday and am continuing to plug away on the pieced place mats.
|Two of the more recently finished place mats|
Well, there are my mid-week meanderings. Hope your week is going well wherever you are!