Hey Friends! I’m back in the blogging world! What a busy week is behind me. I always thought that when I got to this stage of my life things would slow down, but so far the only thing I can say is I think I’m spinning faster than I ever have! God’s grace is sufficient, however, and I’m glad I can rest in Him to accomplish each day what He desires! Psalm 90:17 is a frequent prayer of mine – Establish the work of my hands… When there’s much to do and only so much strength and 24 hours, we must have His enablement and help. Then, too, I need His direction. Some things I think I need to do, the Lord does not, and I’m grateful when he redirects my steps.
I got the opportunity to go to Kentucky for a few days last week and visit with my family; what a blessing that was. I’m learning that it’s never convenient to run off for a few days, but it’s a sacrifice that’s not only necessary, it’s wonderful. Family will not always be near and we need to seize the opportunities to be with them when we can.
I did do a good bit of cooking last week, spite the fact that I was away. Starting with dessert first is a great plan, so let me share with you a Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownie I tried from Cooking Light. My husband and I are tying to steer clear of desserts when it’s just the two of us here, but I can’t have company for dinner and not have dessert! This brownie square only has 5.4 grams of fat, so I didn’t feel bad about adding a dollop of whipped cream and a little chocolate sauce!
I also baked some cookies to give away. We have a new neighbor, a newly married couple that has come back to Johnson City to live, and a daughter serving at camp, all who could use a plate of cookies! I made these – Lemonade Cookies, only I made them Limeade because that’s what I had on hand. They tasted great!
I also made up Baked Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cheese for the young couple that just moved here. This recipe makes up plenty, so I had enough for our Sunday dinner as well!
With a happy heart,