Thoughts for Wednesday

Since it's been awhile since we have had a "Thoughts for Thursday" post, I thought that I would do a "Thoughts for Wednesday" post today - enjoy!Just for fun, here is a picture of me and Texas Mommy from this past weekend - she was kind enough to meet me at the last minute while I was in town visiting my parents, and we had so much fun chatting and catching up!What am I cooking?Spaghetti and meatballs...Yum!What are my weekend plans?Basketball and Cub Scouts commitments for … [Read more...]

Thoughts for Thursday–New Pope Edition

What am I cooking for dinner tonight?Skillet sage and thyme chicken thighs, brown rice, and a green salad.  This is simple and easy, a recipe I adapted from several on the internet.  Rub chicken with salt and pepper then dredge it in a mixture of flour (1/2C.), salt (1/2 t.), sage (1/2 t.) and thyme (1/2 t.)  Heat ~1/4C. olive oil in a pan and fry the chicken until done.  Serve over rice with drippings.  Yum!  My whole family loves it--even the baby.  Chicken thighs are so moist and tasty- … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Thursday

I am not following the format, but here are a few things rattling around in my head:1.  I have loved reading to my kids over the past six weeks or so.  We have read Heidi and The Little Princess, and now we are starting Tom Sawyer.  With the latter two, I was moved to tears at some times by the beautiful messages of books which were favorites from my childhood.  I was even reading from my own copies -- thanks mom and dad for saving them! -- and I know that I took things away from the stories … [Read more...]

Thoughts for Thursday – Mountain Edition

What am I cooking?Cheeseburgers are on the menu for Thursday.  I let the children make the menu plan, so it is not our healthiest week, but they are all thrilled to be indulged, and I was sort of out of ideas.What are my weekend plans?I am working this weekend.  On Saturday mornings I usually teach an 11 year old boy who is on the autism spectrum, but I haven't seen him in a few weeks, so I am excited to find out how he is progressing.On Saturday night we are having dinner with a … [Read more...]

Thoughts for Thursday — Birthday Edition!

This little boy is celebrating his 5th Birthday today!  5 years ago today, Augustine Daniel Miller (Gus), entered this world just before midnight.  Born on what would have been his great grandfather's 98th birthday (my grandfather only lived to 96!), we went with Daniel as a middle name in honor of my grandfather.  Gus arrived after a very short labor, and he was enormous!  When they put him on the scale, it read 10. 13.  My husband asked, "is that the time?"  I'll never forget the look on the mi … [Read more...]

Thoughts for Thursday

What am I cooking for dinner tonight?  Bacon chicken with cheesy bacon mashed potatoes and green beans.  Sound good?  Well that's because everything is delicious with bacon.  And the key to happy gluten free living is bacon.  If you have been living on this planet for more than 18 months, you know that bacon is amazing, and goes well with all foods.  Ever seen that Jim Gaffigan standup routine about bacon?  Go here for a laugh.But back to our meal.  Thursday night is the one weeknight where o … [Read more...]

Thoughts for Thursday

Yes, dear readers, we remember "Thoughts for Thursday" - thank you for your patience with us!What am I cooking? Steak fajitas, yum! Here is a delicious marinade for flank steak from Fr. Leo Patalinghug's new cookbook, Grace Before Meals (makes a great gift, by the way!):For 1 1/4 pounds of flank steak:2 garlic cloves, finely minced 1/4 c. white wine 1/4 c. soy sauce 2 T. ketchup 1 t. red pepper flakes (I left this out) 1/4 c. red wine vinegar 1/4 c. olive oil 1 c. dark … [Read more...]

Thoughts for Thursday

What am I cooking?Last night I made a Shepherd's Pie for a dear friend who is in the throes of morning sickness with her seventh pregnancy. I saved enough meat and frozen veggies to make us a family-size one tonight -- I will just have to whip up fresh mashed potatoes for the top. I love shepherd's pie because kids get all the food groups in each bite and the ingredients are toddler-boy-mouth-friendly.What are my weekend plans?With me at 37.5-weeks pregnant, we are on Grandma-watch. She … [Read more...]

Thoughts for Thursday

What am I cooking?  Something with beef stew meat, diced tomatoes, an onion...  Any suggestions?  I am attempting to clear out my freezer this week and will be whipping up something with these ingredients in my slow cooker this morning.  I am hoping a website like this one  will save me--just type in the ingredients you have and it gives you a mega list of recipes that comply.  Voila!  Dinner served!What are my weekend plans?  Princeton Alumni Interviews, baby!  Saturday morning I will be meeti … [Read more...]

Thoughts for Thursday

What am I cooking?  Fajitas!  Chicken, peppers, onions, black beans, homemade salsa (still have some Jersey tomatoes!), lettuce, and cheese.  This is a real kid favorite in our home, and Thursday is the one night a week we don't rush out the door to an evening activity.What are my weekend plans?  Soccer, two games.  Farmers Market.  Time with cousins (Mr. Red's sister has 5 children of similar ages to mine and that always makes for a fun day).What are my prayer intentions for the day?  For a … [Read more...]