Chicken w/ Cherries Recipe!
This is the recipe I found that sounds like a yummy, yet different way to consume the sweet cherries we received last week. It also appears to be relatively easy and straight forward. The only thing I'm going to tweak is trying to use some of the greens we already have since we haven't gotten any arugula (yet). I'll be trying it on a very busy evening for us. So, if it manages to taste as scrumptious as it looks then this will be a real winner.
Update: This was a good meal but not quite what I had hoped for. It ended up reminding me more of a side salad w/ chicken than an actual recipe that contained both chicken and cherries. It was extremely easy though! We added in a side of brown rice.
After conquering my fears and a pretty darn good dress rehearsal the teacher informed me that bathing a baby was not a "hobby". I'd have to come up with another presentation before the actual presentation day. My heart sank and felt inadequate. Wether it was right or wrong, I'm not here to debate, Mom let me stay home "sick" the day of presentations. I laugh now to think of this because some days bathing a kid is as close as I get to having a hobby.
We all have talents, gifts, and passions. Sometimes God allows us or calls us to use them in prominent positions, think Dr. Dobson, Billy Graham, David Crowder. Other times we use them in discrete, but not less important venues.
Once upon a day I spent days per week dancing on my toes, in anticipation of Spring recital. I practiced singing for years to eventually sing on stage at Carnegie Hall with my high school choir. I loved on and cared for my younger sisters day in and day out. I've prepared and led a women's small group. I teach two years that Jesus loves them. I enjoyed writing research papers in college. I would study for hours on end to make the Dean's List.
But what if all I "ever" do with my practiced and preformed talents is sing our children to sleep, dance in the kitchen with my husband, stay up late to write about what God has revealed to me through his word, and have an encouraging conversation over sour gummy worms with a girlfriend?
I'm at peace with that. It was worth the practice. May He be blessed in all the seemingly mundane activities throughout our days. Don't be fooled into thinking the day in and day out isn't important.
Well, it's almost time to have a debt free party!
As of October 21, 2009 we are officially medical debt free. We own our dear son B, my bed rest, and the remainder of Daniel's back! Now we only have our car left and are trying feverishly to have it paid off by June of 2010. We'll keep you posted as we get closer.
It really is quite amusing and exciting to no longer be sending out loads of money each month to the hospital.