Jackie Brown, from Mom on a Mission, has provided two distinct dishes for us to enjoy: Bulgogi Korean Beef and No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars. So enjoy a little tasty…and a little tangy.
1. What do you think will be the best thing about getting older?
2. Do you feel ready for middle school or high school? Why or why not?
3. What one things makes you excited about what is to come?
My homeland food has just turned Southern! It’s crockin’ and it’s delish’. I’ve taken my original family recipe and made it into a freezer friendly crock pot meal. If you haven’t tried bulgogi, a Korean beef dish, you have got to try this super easy recipe even if you don’t have an Asian hair on your head.
I’m blessed to have this tradition continuing in our family thanks to my wonderful American mother who turned it into a family heritage night.
Look at all that amazing gravy it crocks up with the marinade. Put plenty of it on your brown rice. Grab some chop sticks (even if you have to rubber band them together) and make some family memories with this crock pot meal.
This has been my staple snack and dessert recipe because it takes me about 10 minutes to make from start to finish. I use my microwave and do not bake them. I have 16 wholesome bars as good as the Quaker brand without any preservatives. I store my pan in the refrigerator unless they disappear too quickly. Plus, they cut nicely into bars after refrigerating.
|Posted On: February 27, 2015 Sunday Suppers||1 Comment|
Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Kind of stuck? Like you just can’t move?
I rolled to a stop last year. My list of responsibilities had accumulated so much weight that no matter how hard I pushed to keep it all going, I was losing momentum. I felt so…heavy.
And so I had to stop–not everything. I have a family, after all. But I took inventory and dropped what I could. I couldn’t stop my pacemaker surgery and a heart ablation. I couldn’t stop my daughter’s graduation. I couldn’t stop going to work, cooking, and laundry. But there was a lot I could stop, including blogging. The last blog that I posted other than Sunday Suppers posts was in September, four months ago. And I confess Libby and my sister, Kathie, helped me with Sunday Suppers.
This is not the first time in my life that I have put myself under the pile. And I am sure it won’t be the last. I have an optimistic bent that induces me to overcommit. Do you suffer from this malady? It is prone to infect women more then men — and moms most of all. We are excellent multitaskers. So what is just one more thing to do? But when we keep adding one more thing, they become 50 just one more thing to do.
While I haven’t learned to limit my commitments as well as I’d like, I have learned this:
It is amazing what happens when I am still. Sometimes, I am inspired and I see a solution that I missed. Sometimes, it becomes clear to me that I need to make a change and stop something altogether. Sometimes, in the stillness, I am strengthened and discover that I am able to pick up the ball and move it in a way that was impossible before.
When I am still, I stop relying on me and start relying on Him instead. God always has a better plan than I do.
|Posted On: February 26, 2015 Lessons I Learned||Leave a comment|
Spaghetti and meatballs. Are you visualizing a little Italian restaurant with red and white checkered tablecloths? A flickering candle in an old bottle with colored wax dripping down the side? Or do you picture Lady and The Tramp?
Either way, we have a fabulous Meatballs with Tomato Sauce recipe for you. The twist: Cheese in the meatballs. And for those chefs in need of a little extra flair, use our Spaghetti Squash recipe to accompany the Meatballs with Tomato Sauce. Delizioso!
1. What was the most fun time we ever had together as a family?
2. What makes you laugh and why?
3. Which would you rather play and why? A sport, a game or music?
|Posted On: February 19, 2015 Sunday Suppers||Leave a comment|