Plentiful. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

Plentiful. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

Our church choir is working on their Christmas cantata. We rehearsed yesterday morning from ten till noon.  The name of the cantata is The Christmas Story: A Classic Carol Celebration by Tom Fettke and Thomas Grassi. It has some nice arrangements of traditional carols. It is approximately forty-five minutes long. I have been practicing the accompaniment part at home and during rehearsals. I still have some work to do! We are performing it on the tenth of December. It is hard for me to find time to practice playing through something that long. I have been practicing it in sections. Hopefully I will be able to put it all together and have enough stamina built up for the performance.

(I posted my prelude from this morning on the Worship Archives page. I played an arrangement of Simple Gifts! I hope you enjoy!)

After yesterdays rehearsal I met Andrew and the kids at Buffalo Wild Wings. It is a place we like to go eat. David loves their Mac n Cheese! In fact, it is the only macaroni and cheese he will eat. When I fix it at home he won’t eat it! It is all in his head! Silly boy 🙂 Andrew likes BWW because he loves wings and watching sports. Emma likes french fries, and I’m just glad to eat and not have any dirty dishes to clean! 🙂 I love how Emma is always eating crunchies in her restaurant pictures.:) She loves those things! They are basically Cheetos for babies. It keeps her happy while we wait for our food.

After lunch we did some bulk grocery shopping. I bought flour, sugar, eggs, butter and a few other items that we will be using a lot of this week. We also bought our turkeys and ribs! I am so excited about Thanksgiving!

Here is our meal plan for this week.

Mmm… Delicious!

Monday: Lunch, BLT Sandwiches. Dinner, Spicy roasted chicken legs, corn, cucmbers and tomatoes. 

Tuesday: Lunch, Broccoli and Cheddar Soup (I keep wanting to have this and something always comes up! Maybe this week!) Dinner, Meatloaf, black eye peas and broccoli.

Wednesday: Lunch, Subway sandwiches. Dinner, Lasagna, garlic toast and salad. 

Thursday: Thanksgiving meal!! Leftovers all day 🙂

Friday: Lunch, Cheeseburgers. Dinner, Roast, potatoes and carrots.

Saturday: Lunch, Chicken nuggets, french fries and green peas. Dinner, Eat out. 

Sunday: Lunch, Roast chicken, rice and carrots. Dinner, Turkey Carnitas (if we have enough leftover turkey)

I made a shrimp, lemon and basil risotto today for lunch. This was my first time ever making a risotto! It was actually easy to make. I stirred and watched it very closely so it would not burn! It is not a cheap dish to make. The arborio rice and shrimp can be expensive. I believe it is worth the splurge on occasion though. It tasted amazing! Andrew and I loved it! Because he is four, David forced down a few bites. Emma liked it, or at least she loved playing in it! (You might notice in this picture that Emma has shrimp and rice in her hair! I had to change her clothes and pretty much bathe her when she was done. She is a messy eater!)

All done!

There was a community Thanksgiving service this evening at one of the churches here in town. It was nice for all of us to go to church together. It was a meaningful service, and even though I was tending to the kids, I still enjoyed it. It is good to sit, sing and listen! Andrew sang a song for the special music. He has such a great voice! (I’m his wife, so I can brag on him! He is amazing! It is really true!) I wish he would sing more often. In my last post a made a list of things I was thankful for. I have been thinking about more little, not so serious, things I’m thankful for. Here are some of them.

1) Dishwasher, Washer and Dryer

2) Technology (My phone, tablet, etc…without it I wouldn’t be able to keep in touch with certain friends and family members! I wouldn’t be able to blog. I couldn’t just look things up on google. I remember before cell phones, but it’s hard to imagine life without it now!)

3) Kitchen gadgets ( I have so many! I love my stand mixer! I never use my hand one anymore. I also love my garlic press, my potato peeler, my food processor…! I could really get carried away with this.:)

4) Diapers, Wipes and Diaper Genies

5) Strollers

6) Movies (I love a good movie or television show! Andrew and I have our shows we watch together. We often disagree about best or types of movies though.)

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