Saturday, October 8, 2011

Real Meaty Stuff...And Some Goals =)

I made my first pot roast last night!  Thank you, Ree Drummond of, for the lovely recipe.  I did add potatoes to mine, though.  What is a pot roast without potatoes?  And thank you, Heavenly Father, for helping it to be even better than barely edible!

In the past month I have baked my first two whole chickens along with my pot roast, all of which turned out quite nicely.

It's funny, I thought that I knew how to cook, and I do...sort of.  But my list of meals that I can cook well is...well, rather short.  I mean to fix that, though.

I can just see my husband someday asking, "Hon, didn't we have pot roast two nights ago?" to which my reply would be, "Oh, that's right...well, I'll make spaghetti again!"  I can almost hear his disgusted groan. 

That will not be reality.  No, sir, not for this blogger.  I shall work hard this year at broadening my horizons in the kitchen.

This got me thinking about readiness, though.  "And, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace." (Ephesians 6:15)  Readiness is such an important thing that it is actually a piece of the armor of God.  That's big! 

It's so easy to forget that the time that I have right now is preparation for later in life.  During my "teen years," if I listen to what He's telling me, God is working on preparing me to be a godly wife and mother someday.

That is a sobering thought.  Each day I am doing things that contribute to my future, whether they are good contributions or bad.  It makes me want to re-do a whole lot of days that I've wasted.

Goals are good things.  If you don't know where you are going, how are you going to get there?  Yes, goals are good things, and God is so good at helping us to achieve the goals that He puts on our hearts.

So, here are some goals that I am hoping to achieve during this school year:

  • Finish reading the Bible all the way through
  • Read Wayne Grudem's "Systematic Theology" from cover to cover
  • Read at least one Dickens book :::Shudder:::
  • Learn to cook at least fifteen new meals well
  • Learn to sew...something...anything
  • Learn to garden without wanting to rip my hair out
  • Finish learning to read music (Update!  It's coming along nicely!)
  • Write the music for at least five of my songs (Update!  I have finished the lyrics to nine songs!)
  • Actually graduate (which might be hard with all of this and 5 speech events and debate...oh dear...)
  • Memorize at least one book of the Bible
  • Learn to budget well while food shopping (which isn't exactly one of my goals, but my parents actually want to trust me with the food money for a month along with meal planning and cooking...I am terrified, to say the least)

Well, that's all for now,  at least, that's all that I'm willing to share on the world wide web.  =)

Over and out,


P.S  I just changed the commenting settings on this blog, so now all of you lovely people can comment, even non-blogger users!  Happy commenting!  =)

Wow, I write the most random, disconnected posts...      


1 comment:

  1. That was too connected. :p Hehe... I am always blessed by what you write. Your goals look great! I'm with you on the cooking... I don't think I've ever made a satisfactory batch of simple mac and cheese. Haha! Although I do have several dinners I can make. We should sew together sometime! I am in the middle of a couple projects, so we should get together! :)