Sunday, May 02, 2010
Menu Plan: May 2 - May 8
We have also been busy moving fencing and getting our garden ready. It is hard work. I am reminded of the quotation from Dwight D. Eisenhower: "Farming looks mighty easy when your plough is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field." Much like our home projects, it all takes longer than we expect it. We have much to do, but we're trying to take it one project, one day at a time.
Breakfast: Nutella on Toast, Milk
Dinner: Roast Garlic Pork Loin, Horseradish Dill Potato Pancakes, Mixed Green Salad, Pear Sauce
Breakfast: Blintz Casserole with Sour Cream and Raspberry Jam, Bacon, Milk, Coffee
Dinner: Biscuits* with Sausage Gravy, Asparagus and Herb Omelets, Pear Sauce
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Dates, Milk, Coffee
Dinner: Yellow Indian Woman Bean and Pork Stew
Breakfast: Ful, Toast, Pineapple, Mint Tea
Dinner: Fiesta Casserole, Mixed Greens with Citrus Vinaigrette
Breakfast: Toad in the Hole, Milk, Coffee
Dinner: Dinner and Wine Tour at Work Conference
Breakfast: Yogurt, Granola, Milk, Coffee
Dinner: Vegetables Jalfrezi (using a different mix of vegetables, based on what we have), Cous Cous
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Cheese, Biscuits, Milk, Coffee
Dinner: Pork Carnitas, Tortillas, Salsa Rice
I am so glad that you have a break... I am sincerely hoping you have lots of new friends to step up to the plate to give you more nights out... and I try to fight the envious feeling that it should be us!!! (I can't be envious; it's against my religion)..
We are starting to feel your pain this month as we try to move and close on our house. Pray for us. please. auggh...! How did you do it?
We still hope to see you in June.
P.S. the chickens are roosting in the garage... I HATE racoons....
As for how we moved? Remember, I called on you and everyone else we knew to come help pack, watch children, clean, load the trucks, dig up plants, everything. That's the only reason we got it done. There was just too much.
We miss you all a ton. We had a rather emotional morning prayer as our first reading was about the Israelites complaining about the manna and talking about all they missed back in Egypt. We talked about how it wasn't wrong for them to miss the good things, but it was wrong to despise the good God had done. So, we brought it home that it wasn't just the Israelites who did this. We were prone to forget the amazing good provided for us here because of how much we missed home, even though the cost for staying would have been so great. Obviously not as great as slavery and having our children sacrificed, but still the good would have been rendered useless because of the bad. It is hard to miss our old home (with its 800-1000 more square footage), friends, airport, neighborhood, town, harbor, availability of shopping, even the weather. We are so looking forward to seeing you in June. Our property is big enough to camp out, or you can use the RV, or you can make the children use the RV and you two can camp on a mattress in our big tent (that's what we did to get some privacy before we could move into the house). People are free to camp out in the living room or the open area of the basement, too, but we no longer have a separate room available.
That's one nice thing about our new place. Very few raccoons (I've only seen one by the water), much smaller raccoons and they don't leave the lake and streams, really. There just isn't enough shelter or water for them elsewhere. They are masked bandits. I know animals have no souls and can't actually be evil, but raccoons are pretty darn close. They don't even eat the whole creature. They kill out of pleasure. It always makes me a little happier to see one dead on the road, actually