Hello, my dears ...
Thank you for dropping by the Blessed Hearth today..
Just sharing a few everyday pics with you celebrating our ordinary life.
So thankful for these days..
When everything is the same but lovely non the less.. Trials come for sure and little worries that usually do not amount to much but wonderful moments sprinkled here and there making our ordinary day special in so many ways..
We are all fine even if we are sick and we are doing well even if it is storming outside..
Our bodies are slowing down and things are so long getting accomplished but we are still able..
Not everything is kosher but everything is still good..
Ordinary but blessed..
Coming out in the semi darkness and putting the coffee pot on..
Looking out on a Winter's morning and knowing that mercy is renewed and God's grace is sufficient today..
Thanking Him and feeling His sweet presence in our moments..
Just another ordinary day ..
Thank you, dear Lord..
Planning the menu and perhaps trying a new recipe..
Sharing it with the sweet man who has been by my side for 45 years..
Phoning my Mom or sister and then the phone rings and it is one of our children..
Blessed with friends near and far and hearing their sweet voices every now ant then..
So ordinary but so sweet..
Getting some craft supplies together and doing a little research on Pinterst..
Making a new table runner or a valance..
Loving the creative urges that are so ordinary.. smile..
Putting a pot of soup on the stove or mixing a salad..
Baking a batch of cookies and listening to the Christian Radio station.
Rejoicing sometimes to a truth spoken that quickens our spirit and we say.. Yes, Lord..
Folding a load of lavender scented laundry..
So thankful for the ordinary..
Terry bringing home a parcel or card from the mail ..
An ordinary but welcome surprise...
A hot cup of tea with just a rice cake is ordinary but so satisfying..
Reading an old book that has been read before but full of inspiration and the joys of living..
Writing a blog post for sweet girls who bless my life ..
Ordinary simple pleasures..
Watering the plants and scrubbing a floor..
Ordinary chores but necessary..
Decluttering a closet or organizing a cupboard..
Ordinary housework but the music makes it sweet..
Putting a match to a stick of Sandalwood incense, closing the curtains and setting the supper table...
The fires are burning and the candles are lit..
The CD plays a sweet melody and life is good..
Smelling the coffee..
An ordinary but good thing..
Going out into the cold evening to a warm little church and hearing the Word of God ..
Looking across the way and seeing sweet grandsons listening so intently....
Yes, thank you my Lord for Pastor teaching on embracing the ordinary..
Going to bed..
A warm shower, clean flannel sheets and reading His Word..
Knowing He is near...
Just waiting to hear from me ..
Thanking him for my ordinary day and the dear ordinary people who bless my life and make it so wonderful..
Just wanted to include a little recipe for some friends of mine.. smile..
Tried my hand making Jar Salads..
So nice to have in the fridge for a quick lunch or whatever..
This is an Asian one..
A layer of dressing then shrimp then rice noodles, bean sprouts and then lettuce..
The first one was really good but after a day or so the rice noodles became soaked with the dressing and were a bit gummy..
My friend suggested not putting the dressing in until you served the salad and I think that is a great idea.
I loved loved the dressing though..
Here it is...
Soy and Rice Wine Vinaigrette
4 tsp. rice vinegar
4 tsp. soya sauce
1/4 cup of oil ( of your choice) I used canola
grated fresh ginger to suit..
pinch of garlic
pinch of hot chili flakes..
Put all in a jar and shake..
Makes enough for a couple of salads..
*I loved it over the hot rice noodles, too..
Add a few shrimp, chopped green onions and veggies of choice and you have a nice bowl meal..
You can find lots of recipes on Pinterest and such..
Really, all you do is put whatever salad you want to make such as Greek, Spinach or whatever and put it in layers in your mason jars..
Keep them in the fridge for a few days at a time..
Let me know if you make these and what kind ...
We had to cancel our Keepers of the Home last Saturday due to snow but it looks like good weather this Saturday so it will be on, Lord willing..
Hope we have a good turnout...
Please let me know if you are planning on attending.
Thanks dear hearts for stopping by and leaving your little notes..
Take care of yourselves and your families and enjoy these ordinary Winter evenings..
They will soon be over..
I Thessalonians .. 4:11
Also, make it your goal to live quietly, to mind your own business and to work with your own hands as we instructed you..
Linked to.. Roses of Inspiration...