Tuesday, June 9, 2009

They all disappear from view

Tonight was wonderful. It was a very productive night for me. I have had a messy (OK messy by my standards, immaculate by my husband's) house for weeks. I decided it was time to tackle those projects no one really likes- you know dusting, cleaning the cobwebs off the ceilings, picking up dust bunnies from under the beds and on the vents. Oh yea, who could forget: dishes, laundry, litter box clean-up, and the bathroom among other things.

How did I happily complete these mind numbing tasks? With a great meal to fill my belly, a nice glass of moscato wine, and GREAT tunes. When I say great, I mean great. Frank Sinatra, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Glen Miller Band, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Barry White, Marvin Gaye, Best of the Big Bands...OK Mom, if you are reading this, I have NO IDEA how the CDs ended up at my house and not yours....honestly.... (Someone else look, is she buying it?)

Moving right along. I have truly come to appreciate the things I have in this life. Good food, good friends, an amazing husband, and an incredible God to worship with a great church family. I must say, God is Good.

Tonight has been about letting all the other things in my daily life that distract me from God disappear from view and just be in His mighty presence. I needed to be alone with my Father and enjoy the intimate relationship we share. In doing that I find complete joy in all I do, even, cleaning up dust bunnies.

So tonight I say to you:

Here's to you and your culinary adventures. But also, here's to letting all the stuff that distracts us in life disappear from view once in a while- Cheers.

Tonights belly filling meal was marinated, grilled flank steak, mock risotto, and steamed brussle sprouts.

Quick Mixing Marinade

3 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 TBS low sodium soy sauce
1 TBS lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp lemon pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder
2 1/2 tsp honey

Combine all ingredients well. Let meat marinate for at least 1 hour. Great for grilled steak.


  1. "Mom, if you are reading this, I have NO IDEA how the CDs ended up at my house and not yours....honestly.... (Someone else look, is she buying it?)"

    She is not - nor am I. I recall some Christmas ornaments .... "I didn't take them! Honest" Then one year, that particular someone sent a photo of her Christmas tree she took with her new digital camera. Lo and behold! What was lost has been found! The Christmas ornaments she knew nothing about had miraculously appeared on her tree!!!

  2. I didn't take those, mom sent them with me. And I do belive I sent them and a whole new yarn family to pay for your angish...