Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday Favorites!

As many of you also do, I follow the blog Iowa Girl Eats pretty closely and have for some time. I have tried several of her recipes (which are great!) and think it's fun that she's a local gal who is getting pretty big in the blogging world! Every Friday she does a "favorites" post and posts an assortment of her favorite finds of the week from the interwebs.

I thought I'd try and do a similar weekly post but with a little different spin...favorite meal of the week (this might help me try at least one new recipe every week?), favorite momma moment (because it's what I do all day, every day!), and favorite verse of the week (for accountability's sake...)!

Favorite Meal: Bacon Cheeseburger Chicken
This was the only NEW recipe I tried this week and it was good... not out of this world, but Jed really liked it and I think I'd make it again. I'm honestly not sure why the word "cheeseburger" is in the name because it doesn't contain any "burger" so I'll rename it Cheesy Bacon Chicken. My favorite part of following this recipe from Kevin & Amanda's blog is the advice on cooking bacon, which always scares me because of the splattering grease. I served this with a baked potato and corn.

Favorite Momma Moment:
We had a snow day of sorts this week. We barely got any measurable snow, but it was cold enough and windy enough that Lainey and I just stayed put all day on Thursday. The day did get to be a little long (as it does if we stay home all day), but it was a good day to enjoy warm drinks and warm slippers. Anyway, this picture represents a theme of this week, which was Lainey's obsession with Simon. She was watching him intently all day. She's at the perfect height in her exersaucer for him to come up and give her a little love and see what she's up to and she is loving it. She "talks" to him and reaches for him... it's so cute.

Favorite Verse:
Daniel 2:19-23

19 During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven 20 and said:

“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;
wisdom and power are his.
21 He changes times and seasons;
he deposes kings and raises up others.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to the discerning.
22 He reveals deep and hidden things;
he knows what lies in darkness,
and light dwells with him.
23 I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors:
You have given me wisdom and power,
you have made known to me what we asked of you,
you have made known to us the dream of the king.”

Our pastor is doing a series on the book of Daniel and has asked us to be reading through it as he goes through the series. This is really good for me, as I have a hard time really getting into reading the Old Testament sometimes - I need a study Bible of some kind or a commentary to help me get through and to help me understand the context of what is going on. As I was reading in Daniel 2, I was amazed to think that we serve the same God that Daniel did - the God that answered Daniel's prayer to know and interpret the mystery of the King's dream. It's pretty crazy to think about really, that God supernaturally gave Daniel such wisdom and understanding. I love learning about God's power and greatness.


  1. I love this idea...good job and fun to read!

  2. Good positive thinking about your dog!!