Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday

On my bedside table: my Bible, sewing items

On my TV: nothing

On the menu for tonight: spaghetti and meatballs and a salad

On my To Do List: hopefully my last doctor's appointment with my neurosurgeon, clean our house, organize the kids rooms...this is on going!!

New Recipe I tried last week:

Rhubarb Sauce

4c rhubarb chopped
3/4c sugar
1/4c water

Place all these in a saucepan; cover, and let simmer over medium heat until all the rhubarb has melted down. Place in a jar and keep in the refrigerator. Use like you would any type of syrup.

Our kids like to use this as syrup for waffles or pancakes. They have even added it to Sprite or tonic water for a fizzy drink.

In the craft basket: skirts for the girls and I. I'm really enjoying making them.

Looking forward to: Planting our garden, getting our "farm" animals.

Homemaking Tip for this week: When your children want to be in the kitchen with you, let them. One day you will turn around and be surprised at what they can do on their own.

Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other): I came upon this blog Finding Joy in My Kitchen the other day and have found a ton of wonderful recipes.

Favorite photo from last week: This is my first ever apron that I made. I made it for my nephew's birthday. Can you guess what his favorite color is???? Orange! He loves to be in the kitchen with his Mom cooking. I'm still waiting for a picture of him in it....hint hint Heather!

Lesson learned the past few days: It is very difficult to protect your children from every bad thing that happens in this world. All we can do is give it to God and let him "fix" the situation. This is very hard for me to do. I have trouble giving all to him when it comes to my children. I'm working on it though.

On my Prayer List: My Husband, Children, Parents and friends and family who need to accept Christ as their personal savior.

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses: Philippians 4:6
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

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Snow White said...

Thanks for linking to my blog. I'm so glad you're finding good recipes! My theory: healthy eating shouldn't be a challenge, and good recipes are to be shared!

By the way, was the crockpot berry cobbler recipe you shared last week from the Fix-it and Forget-it book? I made one of their recipes this weekend ... delicious!

Lara Gisela said...

I enjoyed reading your list, Jen. As for your lesson, I have the same problem as you.
Have a wonderful week

Sarah said...

Ahhh, rhubarb sauce. Conjours up images of my grandma who first introduced it to me! Love it just like you listed and also with strawberries simmered in. She used to serve it over ice cream and in oatmeal. I need to make a batch - yummy!

Mary Ann said...

I was just thinking about rhubarb this morning. Yum! That sauce sounds delicious!

Sandra said...

Boy is that lesson true, I have the same problem when it comes to my children, it's so hard to give up control.

Thanks for the link to that blog, I'm going to go check it out :)

debra said...

I love your homemaking tip! It is so true. Sometimes it is easier to do it alone but it is more important to include your kids.