Well, now I have a sweet little flower instead of my header picture–how very cute. Dot says that our photo upload place is upgrading, so hopefully they will find our pics again eventually.
I found a note today that I’d jotted down sometime–not sure where I got it. It’s called the Spiral of Deadly D’s:
They are Disappointment, Discouragement, and Despair.
They need to be replaced with HIS appointment, HIS courage, and HIS pair (Jesus and you!)
I am suddenly finding that I’m torn between lots of things I want to do. I want to finish the Jabez blanket, want to finish the jeans quilt, and I went to the library today to return some very overdue books, and well, now I have a bunch of great-looking new books to read. And of course there are always blogs to catch up on–I’m never caught up on those! Decisions, decisions. Oh, yeah, and there’s a mountain of laundry, clean but not folded…. I just hate that.
One thing I decided today is that my menus have gotten decidedly boring, and I really should branch out a little. So tonight we had square hamburgers, caraway cabbage, and a carrot casserole. The burgers were wonderful (they’re baked, sort of like thin meatloaf) but that was a recipe I’d tried before. The other two were new. Caraway cabbage was marvelous–better than any way I’ve ever had it before. The carrot casserole was different–very sweet. Dh liked it, and he hates cooked carrots. Those of us who like carrots were more ambivalent about it, so I guess it’s a good way to cover up the carrot flavor. Oh, and the peanut butter pie that my dear daughter made was wonderful. She has cooked more this week than ever before in her life, and I am enjoying it SO much! She made soup one night, enchiladas once, and a pile of very delicious breadsticks which we’ve all been enjoying, plus the peanut butter pies. Mmmmm. This I could get used to!
Tomorrow I am going to cook a bunch of chicken in the crock pot. What should I do with that, I wonder?
I also need desperately to organize my recipes. I wish there were a painless, simple way to do this. I have a recipe box that’s overflowing, piles of papers with recipes on them stashed on top of the microwave, and many cookbooks, so finding the recipe I want (and remembering the good ones) is a real challenge. I have Master Cook, but it’s just a bit cumbersome to enter them. Anybody have any wonderful tricks for recipe organization?
Okay, here I go. I think I’ll sew a bit before bed.