“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.
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.
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.