I'm a full-time wife and mom of two adorable boys. When I'm not busy trying to keep up with them I enjoy photography, traveling, planning parties and a little bit of reading.

In February of 2008 I was diagnosed with an incurable terminal lung illness, though God promised me a full and complete healing. While we wait for His timing, we're taking it one day at a time, and standing in awe of how God's using all of this for His glory. The tough road we've traveled has given us a new perspective on the fragility of life. Memories are more important to us than ever before. The goal of this blog is to share some of our family life - the ups and downs, the joys and probably some of the pains as well. It's mostly meant as a personal journal of sorts, but you're welcome to share in it. We'd like to take this opportunity to say ...


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Yummy Inspiration

A couple days ago, a friend posted a RECIPE for an oldie, but, oh, what a goodie! After I realized that this current long weekend (Saturday thru at least Tuesday) would be spent with me in bed, and Aaron taking over the household, I quickly decided to whip up some pre-made meals that could be munched on for the next several days without any further input from me. It only took about an hour for me to make it all, and the fridge is stocked, and the three men in my life are being well fed (with more than just toast and string cheese).

So, the menu included:
Chicken on the grill - my mother-in-law's recipe, (Aaron cooked it on Friday, and there's enough to last several days)
Homemade soup - sausage, tomatoes, and whatever other veggies that were hiding in my pantry and freezer
Egg salad - either you love it, or you hate it, but in the summer we love it on crackers
Watermelon - a whole, seedless, perfectly ripe, juicy watermelon already cut up and ready for quick snacking
7-Layer Salad - oh yeah! It's the only salad I eat as a leftover. And I had everything on hand for it except lettuce and bacon. Even better!

Thank you, Beth,
for the yummy inspiration!

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

Hi Julia! It's Gretchen from Wheeling. Those layers look super. So to those cuties to the right!! I'll keep you in my prayers over the weekend especially as you make your transition.
Prayers and Praises!