Monday, October 31, 2011

John and I signed up for a organic crop share at a local farm. We start picking up our vegestables in two weeks, but we got to visit the farm this weekend for a tour, bean and pea picking and a potluck. So fun to see where our food will grow and taste off-the-plant goodness. Plenty of food picks along with new recipes to come!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

chicken and dumplings

here is the recipe for the yummy meal we had on Sunday.  I used a chicken breast rather than the skinned chicken pieces it asked for.  And I just used one, the recipe calls for 4 pounds of chicken.  I am using much less meat in our meals these days and it was a great ratio for us.

Monday, October 24, 2011

good weekend

This past weekend was so full and wonderful. Both John and I had the opportunity to speak at different retreats one for the women and one for the men of our region's ministries, 100ish at both. We got to bring carloads of our students along with us. We got to exhort our college friends with the word of God.

We also got to see an old friend. Bring a new friend to church. Found out our new friend trusted Christ for her salvation, rightousness and eternity. And lay around all day Sunday watching football. Our team won. Barely, but still. We watched in sweat pants. And I tried my hand at a chicken and dumpling recipe. Yum. Thats all. Just wonderful.

Friday, October 21, 2011

warms your mouth and belly

tried this recipe for slow cooker red beans and rice, yum!  Worth a shot in your crock pot this weekend!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I love this man so much. This week's date night included burgers and wine on the beach. It was so refreshing to be with him. John is such an encouragement, a true joy to my heart, a delight to my eyes and still butterflies to my stomach. I am so thankful for the Lord's abundantly gracious love toward me that He would give John to me.

Monday, October 10, 2011

our weekend

a few weeks ago we came up with the great idea of taking our students camping.  It was a great idea until fierce winds and spotty rain showers forced us to cancel.  We tried though.  A few of us went  out during the day and braved the winds on the beach for a whole 30 minutes before turning around.  Instead we played games at our house and built a white-trash makeshift fire in our backyard complete with cinder blocks and dead branches from our yard.

the fire got us in the mood for using our fireplace.  we put on shorts on our date night and enjoyed the fire for all of 5 minutes.  You see, Florida doesn't start selling firewood until around christmas. 

Our Jacksonville friends invited us to the Jaguars game on Sunday.  It was my first pro football experience.  The rain held off to give us pretty perfect weather and there was enough people watching for me to do when I wasn't game watching.  Oops.  You see, there was a what looked like a first date couple in front of us.  Which is more interesting, really? Unfortunately, the Jags lost, even with all of my attention and cheering.  But we are thankful for cooler weather, games, fires and friends.