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makin’ fatayer

What, you may ask, is a fatayer (or fatayir)??? We first had fatayers in a little restaurant run by a Syrian woman while traveling.  The place was rather obscure from the outside, but trip advisor gave it a good rating, so we were game to give it a go.  We would much rather try something… Continue reading makin’ fatayer

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joy in the everyday ~ psalm 30:5

Sing praise to the LORD, you saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning. As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, we are using Rachel… Continue reading joy in the everyday ~ psalm 30:5

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busy hands for little ones

I have been madly trying to work on some projects for my new grandlittles.  They’ve actually been in the works for some time, but I’ve stalled here and there. A friend mentioned once that she prays for the recipient of the things she makes.  I thought that was an awesome idea, and began doing this myself.  I… Continue reading busy hands for little ones

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tastes like chicken ~ tikka masala

My Love recently had some meetings in the ‘big city’ so ya know what that means?  Costco run!  I do miss me my Costco.  It’s so wonderful to be stocked up on some of the Costco essentials…coffee, cocoa, olive oil, and veggie straws among a myriad of other goodies. My Love is a man.  He… Continue reading tastes like chicken ~ tikka masala

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ham and bean soup

It seems we’ve been eating a lot of ham and a lot of chicken.  You know how it is…something goes on sale and you stock up. We often have guests after church on Sundays, and I like to make something easy, something that doesn’t require much effort.  Ham is always a good go-to.  Plus, I… Continue reading ham and bean soup

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new grandlittles & joy tests

We finished up our Bible Study 101/Psalm 119 study and started a new topic in our Ladies’ Bible Study.  We decided to use the Pure Joy Bible Reading Challenge from rachelwojo.com as our springboard. We’ve only done two weeks and my joy has already been put to the test.  My Northern boy and his lovely wife just had… Continue reading new grandlittles & joy tests

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mac ‘n’ cheese

This past Sunday, we cooked up another ham from our Christmas-sale freezer stash. Hams are great when you’re penny pinchin’.  They often feed a crowd then keep on giving with leftovers.  We shared our ham dinner with a lovely couple from church, then enjoyed some ham sandwiches for lunch the following day, and there was still… Continue reading mac ‘n’ cheese