I haven’t done one of these posts in forever, but I had a few things I wanted to share that I thought you may or may not be interested in.
1. A new dinner recipe
I don’t know why this has been such a challenge for me lately, but I think it’s a combination of being tired of all my usual meals and trying to get back in the swing of real life after the holidays. On Sunday night, P asked me what we were having for dinner and I stared in my pantry for about ten minutes trying to think of what magic I could make using only rice and ground beef before I finally announced that we would be using Favor to get something delivered. So I started searching around for various recipes and made an actual grown up grocery list with dinner ingredients and vegetables and such.
I made Euna Mae’s Mexican corn and black bean skillet for dinner last night and it was a hit. The only thing I did differently was buy a rotisserie chicken because if I handle raw chicken then I can’t actually eat it. I have a raw poultry phobia. I also won’t put corn in it next time because P announced at dinner that he hates corn and thinks it ruins everything. This is the first I’ve heard of this in twenty-one years of marriage. However, with or without corn, it’s delicious and an easy meal to cook on a weeknight.
Also, I highly recommend Amy Hannon’s cookbook (She’s the owner of Euna Mae’s) called Love Welcome Serve: Recipes that Gather and Give. If you’re trying to eat Keto or Whole 30 or Paleo or are on a juice cleanse or whatever other nonsense your New Year’s resolution has gotten you into, then this isn’t the book for you. But if you want to make just really good comfort food that’s delicious, then it’s one of my new favorites.
2. A breakfast recipe
Breakfast has been my other dilemma along with getting dressed in the morning. This is what Christmas vacation did to me. Caroline is like me and really doesn’t care about breakfast, but I decided we had to do something better than a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios. So I’d been making these breakfast sandwiches that are essentially an egg in a hole with bacon and lettuce and then another piece of toasted bread on top.
But then last week she had two soccer mornings that required her to be at school by 6:00 a.m. and I didn’t feel like I could be coherent enough at 5:15 a.m. to make a breakfast sandwich, so I found a recipe for these sausage, spinach and cheese cups that you can make ahead and then just heat up in the morning. They are delicious, easy and even make a good snack when she gets home from practice in the afternoon and is starving.
I also made a version with a square of crescent roll dough in the bottom of the muffin tin and then egg and bacon. Basically, you could use just about any ingredient combination you want. I plan to make some variation of these from now until the end of the school year. Amen.
3. Bible verse text messages for your teen or tween
A friend passed this along to me and I think it’s a great idea and wanted to share it with you.
“Christian Parenting wants your teen to know their incredible, enduring value! We have created FREE 30 Days of God’s truth TEXTS sent straight to your teen’s phone…and heart. For 30 days they will receive a personalized bible verse on their phone.
You can sign up by texting “textingtruth” to 555-888 from your teenager’s phone or by clicking this link .
In a world full of mixed messages, this is a way to help your teen understand and embrace their identity in Christ.”
Anyway, that’s all for now.
Hope you have a great Tuesday.