a teeny tiny egg

“I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”  LM Montgomery

 

Beautiful & blessed day today.  I was able to eat lunch outside with a book while my little ones were napping.  When I was done eating, I put my book down and sprawled out on the lawn to let the sun soak into my body and soul.  After some time of half-dozing, I roused myself to go gather the eggs in the chicken coop.  I stepped in, and over the hay, to the chicken’s favorite nesting spot and took five out from under a hen.  Then, to my amusement, I found a teeny tiny egg about four feet from her.  I think that whoever laid it was embarrassed and kicked it away, so her sisters couldn’t see her disgraceful offering of the day.  It’s about the size of a quarter.

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Here are a couple of verses I read this morning and copied into my journal because they struck me.  I think you’ll like them, too.

“You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what He said.”  Luke 1:45

“He has filled the hungry with good things.”  Luke 1:53

 

And, a recipe.  I made this for dinner tonight and it was a big hit.

THAI BEEF

1 cup teriyaki sauce (can use low-sodium)

8 T. vegetable oil, divided

6 T. fresh gingerroot, finely chopped (I grated mine)

12 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

4 T. rice vinegar

2 pounds flank steak, sliced thinly across the grain

In a large ziplock bag, prepare marinade by mixing first 6 ingredients (but half the oil).  Add beef and let sit in the fridge for 30 minutes. 

In a medium hot skillet, add remaining oil, heat, and saute until cooked to your liking.  Serves 9

Serve with brown rice and fresh steamed broccoli.  (From, Saving Dinner, by Leanne Ely; one of my favorite cookbooks)

 

I hope that you and yours are well.  You are loved.

0 thoughts on “a teeny tiny egg

  1. I have the same cookbook. My Aunt bought it for me years ago after our 4th child was born. There are several recipes from that book that are now our favorites. Sweet little egg. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. The egg picture makes me smile. You discovered the runt and included it in the picture. It’s just as beautiful as the others. I love that you shared a bit of your sunny day with us!

  3. You are encouraging me to keep going in my quiet times with the Lord. You grab every opportunity you can to make Him a special part of your everyday in many different ways. Thank you dear Sister in the LORD for your embracing of our Savior. Blessings, Christie

  4. We got a whole lot of little eggs from a cousin of mine a number of years back. They didn’t have yolks, only white…LOL. Love the different colors of the eggs.Doesn’t the sunlight just do your spirit good? I have the curtains down to wash and the windows (without screen…they are dripping dry) wide open. Love those crisp breezes blowing.

  5. How funny to find the tiny egg! The picture is so pretty. I am longing for Spring to come to Denmark! I want to lie in the grass and soak up some sun! Maybe in another couple of weeks! Blessings on your weekend, my friend!

  6. Hi Shanda….What a lovely day…it’s gorgeous here in Alabama today 84 degrees…..everything is in bloom and the bees are doing their precious work…I was wondering if that small egg is edible and if so will you eat it……I would keep it and put it in a little ornamental nest for spring…..Have a wonderful day……Blessings Brenda

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