I have been redeemed and forgiven. (Colossians 1:14)
I am a saint. (Ephesians 1:1)
I cannot be separated from the love of God. (Romans 8:35-39)
I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalms 139:14)
I am God’s workmanship. (Ephesians 2:10)
Summer slipped in on the heels of winter, and a beautiful blend of greens has spread over the hills and valleys. Pockets full of intense color sway with the bending of the wind's flowing rhythm as the melodic breezes spread forth the exotic wildflower fragrance.
Sometimes rest for the soul comes through time spent breathing deep in the hills of a wild land, and sometimes it is found when in the midst of trauma and drama I intentionally choose God thoughts over my own.
Mothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, neighbors, anyone can find fun ideas for children, and adults, of all ages there. Just don't be surprised if you spend longer than you planned looking around the site. There are SO many good ideas to check out! With the hot days of Summer upon us, good ideas for simple fun are a marvelous gift. Enjoy!
Yesterday morning we made this:
Then we made these:
This morning Victorious Man of God and I made this:
Slipping in a fun little something or other here and there might add up to a summer filled with fun. We at our house hope you have even more fun making these rockets, bombs, and ninja stars than we did, and we had a LOT of fun!
Good evening! I don't know if you have food associations that creep into your meal planning or not, but I find myself thinking certain dishes belong more with one day of the week than another. For instance, I would rarely serve meatloaf on Friday because in spite of the fact that we have homeschooled for 21 years, I still think of Friday supper as the beginning of freedom from the despised school week. An entire weekend awaits the living.
Lasagna, pizza, or cavatini are celebration foods. These are the sort of dishes suited to a Friday night supper. Tacos, enchiladas, these types of eats are what start the weekend's freedom dance well. Occasionally, in the thick of winter, extra yummy soups might show up on the table too, but only the very yummiest.
Tonight is Friday, and the long weekend has my thinking in celebration mode. Therefore, in honor of Friday supper and the Memorial Day weekend, we are sharing the recipe for Grammie's cavatini, which is what is cooking in our kitchen right now.
Holidays require special drinks too. To quench summer's heat a spectacularly easy recipe for iced coffee ☕is included as well. Because this is for a special occasion, no attempt to be healthy was made. This is a once in a while drink not your every day go to beverage.
To keep the unhealthiness guilt monster away, a side of steamed green beans is not only delicious, but also looks beautiful plated next to the red pasta sauce.
Jar of favorite pasta sauce or homemade sauce
Favorite pasta, cooked
Brown meat, onion,garlic, and pepperoni. Drain if needed. Add sauce and heat through. Cook favorite pasta to desired doneness. Drain. Combine meat mixture, pasta, and half of cheese. Place in casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese and bake for 35-45 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Can cover to prevent over browning of cheese.
6-8 cups strong coffee
One can sweetened condensed milk
Combine coffee and milk in large jar or pitcher and allow to cool. Serve over ice.
Have a delicious Friday supper!