Monday, November 7, 2011

The Tree Is Up!

{Homemaking Monday}

Scripture of the week:

"For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." -Isaiah 9:6

Just a few words:

Yesterday Hubby put up our Christmas tree. I know it seems early, but we just enjoy having it up. It is so beautiful to look at and admire. We haven't decorated it yet because we usually wait until Thanksgiving day. It is our little family tradition. This is my favorite time of year. Family gatherings, celebrating Christ's birth, eating yummy food, watching our little ones play, cuddling close to a warm fire. It sounds so wonderful, doesn't it? What is your favorite thing about the holidays? So many great things to do with each other. So many memories to make.

The most important part of this coming time of year is Christ's birth. He was sent to become a man even though He was fully God. No one can understand exactly how that happened...but some things aren't for us to know. I am so grateful that He came to earth to live among us as a human. Wow...what a thought.

This week's menu:
Monday- 2-bean chili with a side salad
Tuesday- Hubby has a meeting @ work so we will be having leftovers
Wednesday- Salisbury steaks with brown gravy, scalloped potatoes, and corn
Thursday- BBQ chicken, mac & cheese, and peas
Friday- spaghetti and salad
Saturday- leftovers
Sunday- steak stir-fry with noodles and veggies

Recipe of the week:
*2-bean chili*

What you will need:
1 lb. ground beef
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
3 cups tomato juice
1 can (16 oz.) each kidney beans and Northern beans, rinsed and drained
Sour cream, green onions, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped tomato (if desired to go on top)

1. Cook beef, green peppers, onion, chili powder, and black pepper in a 10" skillet over medium-high heat until beef is well browned, stirring to break up meat. Drain.
2. Stir tomato juice and beans into skillet. Reduce heat to low and cook until hot and bubbling. Top with any of the above toppings you desire.

Picture of the week:

Daddy giving Ducky and Bear a back ride.

Activities for the week:
Monday thru Wednesday- laundry, run an errand on Mon., clean house, catch up on school with Bear
Thursday- Mops meeting in the morning, Christmas card making class with my SIL and MIL
Friday- tea lunch with my niece for her birthday and shopping at the antique
Saturday- Hubby works in the AM, birthday party in the PM
Sunday- church and then home for football and relaxation

Enjoy your week!

God Bless,


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