Croque Madame

My husband saw the female version of the Croque Monsieur!  I woke up to him in a great mood and love pouring out announcing that we would be eating Croque Madame for breakfast! What a joy! Croque Madame/Martha Stewart We wanted to make this recipe but did not have all the ingredients. We had only…

Croque Monsieur

Another wonderful recipe from Martha Stewart! Boar’s Head meats and cheeses came through once again for us!  I could not find the right cheese and Matt was there to help! If you have trouble pronouncing some of the French words in the recipe, please watch a video at the end of this post. 🙂 Croque…

My Nook

Someone sent a Facebook message introducing “She Sheds”.  It’s the female alternative to the “Man Cave”.  You take something like this: And turn it into an office/she shed for the queen of the house! Wow! That’s beautiful!  I want one! In an effort to minimize, reduce, and take care of what we have, we are…

Muffaletta Sandwich

Another great sandwich recipe cooked by the wife while the hubby fixed the dishwasher! In fact, I’ll always remember this sandwich as the Dave Ramsey turn around. We took some things to Goodwill, and we were so hungry and tired, we were tempted to go out to eat and purchase a new dishwasher (this will…

Ezra Chapters 9 and 10: Changing the Cycle

We often reflect back on our life story and see the hand of God.  We worship and celebrate all that He has done for us. Ezra chapter 9 and 10 come as a great shock after you read about the awesome power of God, the generosity of the king, and the faith of the people….

Vintage or Modern? Life lessons in the decisions

(Lots of resources and links in this post highlighted in the title–just click on it!) We purchased a home from 1972. As you can imagine, the plumbing, electricity, and anything you can think of are outdated when it comes to repair.  We purchased the home in 2006, when my youngest was two years old.  She…

Po’ Boy Fried Oyster Sandwich

Martha Stewart has great cooking shows on PBS.  Actually, many good chefs have their special niche within cooking on PBS, and I enjoy watching the variety. From Vietnamese, Norwegian, Italian, Southern, and an emphasis on cooking fresh you can learn about different cultures and appreciate the beautiful foods God has given us to enjoy. I…

Ezra Study: Time to sit under the apple tree and enjoy

There are several friends reading Ezra with me.  God’s Word is living and active.  I loved the words expressed by a reader after studying Chapter 8 together: “Whew! I’m mentally exhausted.  I have so much work to do, but I’m excited about it.  I’m going to try to print out the 12 ways to humble yourself!”…

Ezra Chapter 8: Time to refocus and take into account

There is a proverb from the Akan language of Ghana: Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi,” which translates as: “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten. One word is used by the people to demonstrate the meaning: Sankofa Ezra assembled all the people and leaders at the…

Insect Lore: A fun summer activity!

Here is an amazing summertime activity to do as a family right in the comfort of your home! Insect Lore allows you to purchase a cup of caterpillars and watch them form into beautiful butterflies! Insect Lore’s Cup of Caterpillars includes 5 caterpillars and all of the nutritious food they need to develop into beautiful Painted…

Anna’s Shrimp Delight

6 ounces of frozen or canned salad shrimp 3 Tablespoons of your favorite Mayo/salad dressing type Mayo 1 Tablespoon minced onion 1 Teaspoon of Sweet Curry Powder, or add more to your taste.  I did–love Sweet Curry! Paprika (for the top to decorate only; optional) 1 8 ounce package of cream cheese Thaw the frozen…