So, I thought taking a little time to think and figure out where I wanted this blog to go might be a pretty good idea.
As it turns out, I am really not good at organizing, following any kind of a set plan or format, or doing much of anything structured that needs to be initiated by myself.
After praying about it a bit, I was washing dishes at the sink tonight, and this is what God had to say to me. (Now, I'm paraphrasing here, you know...)
God-"Mandy, why do you think I made you the way I did?"
Me- "I don't know...why?"
God- "Basically because I thought the world needed someone like you...just like you. So I made you the way I know you needed to be made. Why are you trying to fit in with all these other blogs? How often do you usually follow everyone else? That's one of the things that I love about you- your randomness is part of who you are. People like it. I like it."
Me- "So, I guess I should just keep the blog like it is for now, and write down my random thoughts?"
God- "If it isn't broken..."
So, there you have it. For the time being, this will continue to just be a reflection of me- sometimes happy, sometimes sad, usually silly, a bit spiritual, a little quirky, and a whole lotta Mandy.
If this happens to be my last post, don't be surprised. I ate a bite of a cucumber tonight that tasted like poison. I've never tasted anything like it before. I spit it out...and then kept spitting cause the bad taste wouldn't go away. Yuck. I have no idea what was wrong with those cucumbers, but if I end up dead, blame them.
In other news, I dug out some of my old "Quick Cooking" magazines by Taste of Home and am making a different recipe each day.
Yesterday's Southwestern Spaghetti was easily 4/5 stars. It was tasty, easy, and super good.
Today's Chicken and Veggie Bake gets maybe 2 and a half/5 stars. It was kind of dry, the veggies didn't want to cook since there wasn't much liquid, and it was lacking...something. I don't know what.
Here's the recipe for Southwestern Spaghetti. It's super good.
Brown 3/4 pound of ground beef. Drain and set aside. In the same pan, add 2 1/4 cups of water, 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 2 tsp chili seasoning- stir together and bring to a boil then add 7 oz of spaghetti, broken into smaller pieces (I broke the noodles into thirds). Bring to a boil again, then lower heat to medium low and let cook about 7-8 minutes. While that's cooking, chop up 2 good sized zucchini (about a pound all together) and then stir that in. Let cook another 5-6 minutes or till zucchini are tender. Stir in the ground beef and top with some shredded cheddar. Voila! Deliciousness in a pan.
Now I sorta want some more, even though it's all gone and it's 10:21 PM. Dang.
I watched a couple episodes of "Christy" tonight. I love that show sooo much!
Well, it is getting late and I still need to go through a couple magazines scouring for next week's recipes, so I probably ought to be off for the evening.
I hope you are doing well and having a good day.
You are loved, appreciated, and needed. God wanted you to know that. :)
Bless you all!