It's been a blustery day.
There's a north wind blowing fiercely, roaring against our snug home, and we've a warning of nearly two feet of snow possible by morning. Church was cancelled this evening, so we've been cozy and enjoying some measure of solitude before our normal schedule ensues tomorrow.
Weather like this always brings about a craving for good, hearty comfort food, so I baked a special treat for my three men: a savory chicken pot pie, with a cheese and parsley garnished crust, packed full with diced grilled chicken, winter vegetables, and a creamy, well-seasoned sauce. One of my secrets? A little thyme sprinkled inside ~
We enjoyed a very classic game or two of Old Maid, read through a chapter of Little House On the Prairie, and tried a different kind of devotional tonight; this one was based upon the beginning pages of The Story of the Bible.
The children are in bed now, sleeping soundly, and I've just finished getting my flours soaking for tomorrow's breads. I'll be baking my Cinnamon Walnut Raisin Bread this week, as well as a good, hearty loaf of wheat sandwich bread. Our new bag of grain - organic hard white wheat - came in a couple of days ago, so I also took some time tonight to separate it into freezer bags and take it out to our extra freezer in the garage. I think it keeps much better that way, if there's room in the freezer. Ours is nearly full right now, but I managed to fit the grain in with a gentle push.
I'm terribly aware of the wind howling outside tonight, and my windows are rattling and icy, but I can't help but to think that just yesterday morning we had taken these ~
I pray you are warm and snug with your families tonight, enjoying His goodness and savoring each moment. Time passes all too quickly, especially with little ones pattering around and all else that comes with managing and stewarding your precious home. Your role, your work there is sacred and invaluable.
And for the new readers here, welcome; I'm so glad you've stayed awhile. It was sweet of Crystal to share my easy Christmas cookie recipe, and I truly enjoy hearing from you, so thank you for subscribing ~
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