Saturday, January 04, 2014

14 Days Of Prayer ~ Expect God's Joy

I'm starting the 14 Days Of Prayer Series at Pastor Benny Perez today.

Today's video is about focusing on expecting God’s Joy. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”

As I struggle with another viral infection, it's easy to ask, "Why me"? But I'm reminded that there is joy all around me.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Thank You Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

I've been commenting and tweeting about our family's love of Green Mountain Coffee for years. A few months ago, they reached out to me, on Twitter. They wanted to thank me and send me a mug.

Today, it arrived in the mail. I will totally be using this mug, to drink my Mocha Nut Fudge coffee tomorrow.

It's been more than 25 years. Thanks for being part of my live Green Mt Coffee!

Thursday Lunch: Eggplant Sandwich with Seasoned Olive Oil

While living in Maine, I developed a love of eggplant sandwiches. My favorites were purchased from Amato's in Portland.

I decided that I would make my own version for today's lunch. It was delicious!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Our Blue Apron Box Arrived ~ December 31, 2013

Blue Apron describes itself as a "new concept in grocery delivery, built around incredible cooking experiences. We offer a once-a-week subscription service where we deliver all the fresh ingredients you need to make three meals, in exactly the right proportions. We've designed our service to teach you fun new recipes, save prep time and also reduce unnecessary waste. By letting us shop for you, we can bring you fresher and higher-quality food than you can get on your own in the supermarket, and for better prices."

To subscribe, you create your account, choose the type of plan you want (meat and seafood or vegetarian) and the number of people you want to feed. (2,4,6) You can skip meal deliveries, change servings but you can't pick your 3 recipes. Oh, and they only send you enough ingredients for that the recipe calls for.(no waste)

The cost includes priority shipping. So, for $9.99 per person, per meal, you can have a fun time making a delicious and healthy meal. For this order, we selected 3 meals, 2 people, at $59.94

As usual, OnTrac delivered the box.

Blue Apron always includes these beautiful colorful wipeable recipe cards. When I finished using them, I just file the ones we love, in a notebook for future use.

Spicy Cod Puttanesca Pasta with Spaghettini & Pickled Cauliflower~I'm looking forward to making this recipe. We love cod but have never had it prepared this way.

Seared Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Roasted Carrot, Avocado & Orange Salad over Farro~ This recipe sounds amazing! Loaded with lots of flavor.

Chicken Tortilla Soup with Hominy, Avocado & Queso Fresco~I made this soup for Sunday dinner. It was fun to make. I even toasted my first dried chili pepper! Hubby enjoyed 2 bowls of the soup. I made a pot of rice to go with it. And I'll be making it again.

I love the quality of the produce and vegetables that are offered. Everything smells so fresh.

Have you tried Blue Apron?

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

Menu Plan Monday ~ December 30, 2013

Did you watch "Call The Midwife: Christmas Special" last night on PBS? Hubby popped a bowl of popcorn, we grabbed a blanket and cuddled on the coach to watch the show. And we weren't disappointed! I won't be sharing any spoilers but I want fans to know they'll love this one!

Oh, if you missed the show, you can watch it on PBS website!

Organized Junkie

Spicy Cod Puttanesca with Spaghettini & Pickled Cauliflower

Chicken Tortilla Soup with Hominy, Avocado & Queso Fresco

Seared Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Roasted Carrot, Avocado & Orange Salad over Farro

Seared Seasoned Tilapia with White Beans

Korean Beef with Rice

Sunday, December 29, 2013

"Call The Midwife" Christmas Special on PBS 7:30 PM PST

I'm looking forward to seeing "Call The Midwife" Christmas Special tonight on PBS at 7:30 PM PST. Rumor has it we might be seeing a wedding!

Sunday Social ~ December 29, 2013

1. What is the best New Years Eve you’ve ever had?

That would be the first New Years Eve that I spent with my husband. I still remember how great that kiss was 26 years ago!

2. Are you anything for NYE this year and if so what?

I'll be hanging out at home, watching the New Years Eve celebrations on TV. As usual, my husband is working on New Years Eve.

3. Name a book we should all read come January?

I'm actually looking for some book recommendations for 2014.

4. What are your new years resolutions?

It's the usual stuff. Stay active, continue to make better food choices, continue to eliminate toxics from the home, and continue to simplify my life.

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