Monday, November 23, 2009

Meandering Thru Monday...

 Most people would probably think I'm crazy for this statement, but I'll say it anyway... I love Mondays!  I can't say exactly why I like them, but for me Monday is a slow-paced, non-hectic, get back into the groove of things kind of day.  Today I have been thinking about the holidays coming up, and I am so excited!  We also take off the whole week of school for Thanksgiving, and so there is a lot of excitement in our house right now!  We will also be putting up our Christmas Tree at the end of this week, and this Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent.  The holidays are such a special time of year for our family!  I will be posting some our traditions as they approach.  What are some of your family's holiday traditions?   Every thing we endeavor to do should be centered on Christ and bringing Him glory.  Isn't that man's chief bring Him glory and enjoy Him forever?  Let me know what some of the special things y'all do as a family.

Well, I think I have perfected my beans.  Big deal, huh?  I've been trying to get just the right flavor and I think I finally did.  To get 9 people to like them is a great undertaking...(of course Liberty has no say yet)!  Today was the perfect weather for beans and cornbread too!  Anyway, if I am going to make the beans for supper, I put them in the crock pot on high(don't you just love those things??) around 1:00.  If you wanted to cook them slower, you could put them on low around 10:00am.  For us it takes about 4 cups of beans/10 cups of water.  I add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onions,(sorry I don't measure these ingredients...just do it according to your taste).  Then when they are about 1/2 hour from being served I add 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of ketchup.  Tonight I also added some leftover deer meat.  There were no leftovers!

Hope you have enjoyed your Monday!

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