Friday, February 13, 2015

F.F.F. - 02.13.15

Another week is drawing to a close and it is time to step back and ponder ... what made this week different from all the rest?

1. This week, for me, has been a week of organizing. It is sad to say that we are in mid February and I'm still working on 2015 files, but the organizing takes place in the midst of the day to day things that must be done. Organization is a process and it is ever-changing to meet the needs of the right now.  My happy place this week is adding a touch of color to my files with washi tape.  Why not treat myself to cheery folders every time I open the drawer?

2. I get very bored with cooking the same old-same old, so I tried some new recipes this week.  Monday, was the Giant Beef Empanada.  It was pretty good but next time I think I will just fill the Empanada with my regular taco filling.







Hey, I'm no food photographer!


3. Next, I tried Chicken Tortilla Soup, which tasted amazingly similar to Santa Fe soup, a recipe I got from a blogger from FFF years ago. I can't remember if it was Carrie or Lisa? The main difference between the two was chicken or beef flavor.  Either is good. I'm more often to have cooked chicken shredded up in my freezer and ready to go.




4. Of course, I had to try something sweet, so my next recipe to try were these tender little muffin bites: Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mini Blender Muffins. (Wow, the name is a bigger mouthful than the muffin!)




This was fun to make but next time I will cook them 10 minutes instead of 9.


5.  Quote of the Week:

He creates opportunities, chances, if you will, for things to happen. … Rachel Ann Ridge, “The God ofTime and Chance Is On Your Side.”


Excellent article. You should go read it!


And so ends another week on the Journey.

How did YOUR week go?

Leave a comment, or link up at Susanne's place, Living to Tell the Story.


14 comments:

Dianna said...

Oh my...all of your food looks wonderful, Jerralea! I need to take a day and do up some chicken and some beef ...shred it and return it to the freezer. That is such a good idea you have passed on today. :)

Have a great weekend!

happywonderer.com said...

Well all this yummy goodness here makes my lunch seem dismal. Glad you had things to be thankful for. We just finished a video series and the topic last night was pivotal experiences which seems to tie in to your quote this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

betty said...

Looks interesting with what you cooked and baked :) I always like having frozen shredded chicken around, so versatile :)

betty

Sandi said...

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"He creates opportunities, chances, if you will, for things to happen. … Rachel Ann Ridge, “The God ofTime and Chance Is On Your Side.”
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WOW! Encouraging!

Melanie said...

The muffins look really good, especially the fact that they are flourless. I just reorganized my recipe box with colorful tabs so I understand your excitement.

Simply Linda said...

Wasi tape? I will have to go look that up. Thanks for the smiles. Blessings

Karen said...

I love 'fun' office supplies! Those little muffins look scrumptious:p I need to get used to organizing as I go, since I rarely have big chunks of time. It's a good practice.

fruitfulwords said...

I like the question you posted, "What made this week different from all the rest?"

How fun to try new recipes. I need and want to do that too.

The article by Rachael Ridge was such an encouraging read. Thanks for sharing.

fruitfulwords said...

I like the question you posted, "What made this week different from all the rest?"

How fun to try new recipes. I need and want to do that too.

The article by Rachael Ridge was such an encouraging read. Thanks for sharing.

Faith said...

I've made chicken tortilla soup before and it's so good.....my fave soup though is spinach and cheese stuffed tortellini soup....yummmmy.....
your week sounds like it was productive!! Happy Valentine's Day!

nikkipolani said...

I'm like you -- love to try new recipes and having to adjust them to my own tastes or oven/stove temperatures. Those mini muffins sound intriguing.

Susanne said...

I love Mexican flavors so all those dishes appeal to me and I make them once in awhile too. That long winded Muffin name made me laugh. I never was a big sweet baker but now that my hubby doesn't eat any sweets whatsoever homemade sweet treats don't make an appearance at all except for maybe a banana bread here and there for the dayhome kids.

barbarah said...

The empanada looks and sounds good - I don't think I have ever had one but would love to try that one! I love Mexican food.

I like the idea of using washi tape on your folders!

I've seen those muffins on Pinterest and want to try them for my d-i-l - she's having some stomach issues and trying to go gluten free to see if that helps.

Willow said...

I'm open to trying new recipes but since I'm vegan (plant based, whole food), I seem to always come up with 'kale' and 'broccoli'---just kidding :)

And you wrote the 'o' word: organize! I love it too!