Monday, July 19, 2010
Me,me, me, me, me
Of all the things that ever were
or evermore shall be,
I think the greatest thing of all
is simply to be me.
I don't know why I'm waxing poetic this morning. Maybe it's because I was visiting some other blogs. I love to see what other people are doing, creating. I think I'm somehow looking for some other person that I can say, "Yes, that's exactly how I am!" Butut, I often end up feeling over my head in blog land. Everyone is so talented and crafty (and apparently sleep deprived with all they do).
But, I can't, and you can't, get caught up in all that other people are doing. Maybe their calling is to be wildly creative. Maybe you are. Maybe someday it will be my calling too. Today I am called merely to windowshop in that realm, storing up ideas in the back of my mind. Today I am called to relish the small things, to find my muse in what others would consider mundane.
I will simply enjoy each step of my way and, in the end, I may look back and realize that I have climbed mountains.
And it makes me glad to simply be myself.
And you should be too.
Enough about me...let's plan us some menus for the week.
Monday--Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta, Salad, Orange Jello with Mandarin Oranges
Tuesday--Creamed Chicken & Biscuits, Green Beans, Carrots
Wednesday--Spaghetti with Roasted Red Pepper Spaghetti Sauces, Garlic Bread, Salad
Thursday--Pepper Steak & Rice, Fruit Salad
Friday--Honey Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin, New Potatoes, Creamed Corn, Sliced Tomatoes
Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta
This is one the kids especially love, and it's easy to throw together.
8 oz. pasta, tube or small shells
1 lb. ground beef
6 strips bacon, diced
1 can tomato soup
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Cook pasta. Meanwhile, cook beef over medium heat; drain & remove. Cook bacon until crisp; drain. Mix pasta, meats, and soup. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook until cheese is melted. Serve with barbeque sauce.