Saturday, June 21, 2008

Whats for dinner this week ~ 6/21 to 6/27

Here we are, another week has gone by. Sometimes I feel so old when I see how fast time passes. Then when I sit back to take stock, I am amazed. Amazed that another day went by and DH had gas money to get to work. Amazed that another week went by and we had enough food to feed everyone. Amazed that a whole month went by and we still have a roof over our heads and our lights turned on. There are so many days that it seems imposable, but then I look behind me in awe. There is absolutely no way we should have accomplished these things, and we didn't, not on our own. Everyone of these days shows us who is really in control and who we need to give control to and give full credit to as to the outcome. Makes me feel like singing (bet you thought I was going to do my best Leo Sayer impression and break into "makes me feel like danc'in" - LOL) the song, "Our God is an awesome God, he reigns from heaven above, with wisdom, power and love; our God is an awesome God!". I have mentioned the book, "God's Smuggler" before and like it says many times; "He always gives us enough". The key is to not wanting more or trying to store up for the future. Put your trust in Him now and He will take care care of you, with just enough.

Enough of my silly sermon. I just feel inspired and thankful today and wanted to share it. I also want to share my meal plan with you as I have gotten many emails from other bloggers who appreciate the help and recipes.

Saturday: One small veggie pizza on whole wheat crust (children not home tonight) w/salad and grapes

Sunday: Grilled steak w/sesame sauce and slow cooker baked potatoes and pesto steamed zucchini and carrots

Monday: Crock pot lasagna w/orzo & wild rice and veggie sticks

Tuesday: Chicken Florentine w/couscous and steamed broccoli

Wednesday: Church bible study only, Rainbow pasta and vegetable salad w/ Parmesan chicken drummettes

Thursday: Slow cooker Beef Bouguion with salad and seedless watermelon slices

Friday: Sweet n' sour chicken w/rice & pineapple slices

I have just finished reading a great book by Emilie Barnes & Sue Gregg, "The 15 minute meal planner". The name is a bit misleading as it is not meals in 15 minutes, ala Rachael Ray, but that is how much time it should take to read a chapter a day of the book. It is basically a book about eating whole natural foods, much like Hallelujah Acres, The makers Diet and Nourishing Traditions. I have read these other 3 books but found this one much easier to understand as they put the information in layman's terms for those of us who do not have a degree in biology. I encourage anyone interested to Google Sue Gregg and see the valuable information you can find on this topic and go to your local library to read the book (that is what I did). With all this said I think I am going to try and give up eating pork and shellfish - on biblical as well as nutritional principal. I am also going to try and save soda for treats and not waste my money on buy 12 packs anymore. Please wish me luck in this as I continue to strive for a healthy diet for myself and my family. Whats for dinner at your house?

Blessings, Beth Ann

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

AAAAAAAAAAAA-MEN! :) Good mini sermon!!