What’s for Dinner?

DSC_0398Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato
a.k.a. “BLT” 

I love bacon, but I limit my intake to once or maybe twice a month.

For all my health conscience friends, use turkey bacon and still enjoy a delicious quick dinner.

Don’t go through the drive-through again. Make a nice family dinner tonight, it doesn’t have to be fancy….just make it with love and bring your family around the table.

What’s for Dinner?

One of my least favorite questions asked from my family is, “what’s for dinner?” That is, if I haven’t planned anything for dinner that evening. In the past, I have organized monthly meal calendars, but now I prefer using weekly meal planners based off my local grocery sale ads. Having a plan for dinner every night is half the battle, if you can conquer that, the rest is a breeze.

For the next week or so, I’m dedicating my Wednesday blogs to dinner ideas.

Mulit-Grain Chicken Quesadillas
1 package of Multi-Grain Tortillas
1 lb Sliced/bite size ChickenChicken Quesadillas
1 Green Peppers
1 Onions
Shredded Mexican Cheese
Your Choice of Taco Seasoning (I use what’s on sale.)

1. In a large skillet, cook your sliced chicken.
2. Once the chicken is half way cooked, add taco seasoning, water (however much the seasoning packet requires), green pepper, and onion.
3. Pre-heat another skillet, place tortilla down, add 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture, then sprinkle some shredded cheese evenly around. Cook uncovered over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes, carefully turning after 2 minutes, until golden brown. Repeat with remaining tortillas, chicken mixture and cheese.

*Serve with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onions, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa.

Bless the food before us,
the family beside us,
and the love between us.


Lack of Communication and Hurt Feelings

It was Thursday afternoon and my hubby was coming home! He had only been away for a couple of nights, but I missed him and couldn’t wait to see him. His flight was to land around 6:15pm, just around dinner time, and I know he doesn’t like to eat late.  I also knew he would want to stop by the house we are building to check on the progress, so I started cooking dinner and planned to bring it with me…this way he could eat a hot cooked meal in the car while I drove.  I was so excited that I had figured this all out, I just knew he would be thankful.
It was 6:20pm and I was pulling in to the airport to pick up my husband. Everyone was excited to see Daddy. Once the kids settled down l looked over at him and said, “I have your dinner for you,” with a great big smile! Then he informed me he had already eaten!
At the moment I could have been very crushed and taken it personal, but thankfully I wasn’t. It was my fault for not asking if he had planned to eat before he boarded the plane.
Communication is so important in marriage. We often get our feelings hurt because we didn’t communicate to our spouse our plans, instead we just assume which can cause an unnecessary argument.
No, my husband didn’t eat the dinner that I brought him that night, but he did notice that I was thinking of him and his needs. And that was good enough for me!