Thursday, December 27, 2018

Thoughts of Christ this Christmas Season


How does a person adequately describe what the birth of Jesus means to them?
When it all started in the town of Bethlehem
As I think on the birth and life of Christ
These words come to mind from what he sacrificed

My soul having been racked with eternal torment from the days of my youth 
now stands washed clean in the blood of my Savior
Christ, the king, born in a manger,
surrounded by smelly animals and laid on pokey hay
what a humble place for the greatest king on earth to lay
the little baby I think of has forgiven me my sins
every time I repent a new life begins
so my thoughts this Christmas season are not on gifts and food,
but on my little savior, the life he lead and my never ending gratitude

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Poetry and the Words Within

Some days I just sit and look around me
experiencing
other days I hurry never once
noticing

The things that matter most get
brushed away
and the inconsequential things tend to
stay

what is my purpose?
I've started to ask myself
what can I say to the world
that wont be forgotten and put on a shelf?

here's what I'd say to the world:
"Look around you
look outside yourself
find others to love 
and don't put anyone on a shelf"

The Mexican flavored dish to save your life

    Have you ever realized 1 hour before dinner time that you have nothing planned for dinner? There was a night, for me, like this and boy did I have a break down. With a screaming baby and Pinterest up I determined (desperately) to get something on the table. I threw a piece of frozen chicken drenched in salsa in a pan and cooked it with peppers and onions. I then made corn and a couple types of beans. I made homemade (horrible) corn tortillas and threw in some rice for good measure. By the time my husband got home the kitchen, the baby, the dinner (if you could call it that) were all a big, fat, ugly mess. Despite how I felt towards this mental-breakdown inducing dinner, we had something to eat.
    By this point I'm sure you are hoping the recipe you came for is not the above mentioned one. Thankfully it's not; but because the recipe I am going to share started from that night's disaster, I though I'd better give the back story.
    I always make enough for left overs so we had this dinner yet again the second day. When the third day rolled around I decided to take all the leftovers (minus the tortillas) stir it all together in a pan with tons of Mexican seasonings and get it nice and hot. Afterward I tossed a bunch of cilantro and avocado on it and it became one of our all time favorite dinners.
The easiest Mexican flavored dish I've ever made.

Ingredients
1 bag frozen corn or 1 16oz can (Drain if canned)
3 16oz cans of diced tomatoes (with or without chilies)
1 16oz can black beans (Drained)
1 16oz can re-fried beans
2 cups uncooked brown rice (Equals about 4cups cooked)
4-5TBS homemade taco seasoning

Optional (if you wanna get fancy)
Onions
peppers (any color)
Fresh Cilantro
Avocados
garlic 

Spices (if you feel comfy sprinkling on your own amounts)
Cumin
Chili powder
Paprika
cayenne
oregano

1. Cook rice according to package instructions and set aside in the dish/pan/cooker you cooked it in. (keep heat on low)
OPTIONAL: Saute onions and/or peppers in a skillet.
2. Open cans and bags and toss all with the rice to mix it all together.
3. Throw all the seasoning in and mix again.
4. Turn heat up to medium, medium low and heat all the add ins.
5. Garnish to your hearts content with whatever sounds good and is laying around.
6. Marvel at your lovely dinner. ;)

There you have, the easiest Mexican Flavored dish to save your life.