What's for dinner?

I want to start another thing "What's for Dinner?" to help get inspired to cook and eat healthier.
Actually it's more to just get inspired to cook.  I haven't had much desire lately which is unusual for me.
I like to look up recipes and try new things but since Nov. - Oct. not much desire.  It's become more of a chore.  I guess I need to take pictures too but not this day.
Chuck got inspired, over the weekend, to make a stew.  We didn't have any roast beef so I used ground beef to give it some beefiness (word?).  We actually worked together on this which was nice.  We browned the beef, removed it from the pan, cooked the potatoes and onions to give them some color,
added carrots, celery (usually I don't like cooked celery but this was Chuck's idea), some flour for thickening, a can of peas, and a can of organic diced tomatoes.  Since we didn't have beef broth and I don't really like just adding water we added red wine about half a bottle, and let it cook for a while.
It actually was better the next day.  It got thicker and richer tasting.  Chuck having been a cook in the Navy usually makes a lot of something if he cooks.  We ate this for three days and still have a little left.
Tonight though, with the nice cold front that moved in, is chili with cornbread night.
Pictures next time.


If this was my last year,
What would I do?
Would I waste my time?
or would I honor you?

If I only had 6 months,
What would I do?
Would I have regrets,
Or be filled with
love for you?

If this was my last month,
What would I do?
Would I be upset,
and feel anger toward you?

If this was my last day,
What would I do?
Would I be content,
with the life I've lived for you?

Instead of making new years resolutions, I'm thinking this way;
How should I live?  What should I do that would bring honor to God?
He's already extended my life beyond the normal limits of this disease.
I wish to live a grateful and honoring life for God.
I'm going to continue the project of "One Thousand Gifts" which I kind of lost
track of last year.  I only got up to 197...
Here's the link to explain it:  The Joy Dare, Ann Voskamp
and to keep accountable I will put my list on here or facebook at least once a week.
Let's see what happens!
Today's 3:
1.  People who give graciously to help others without expecting anything or recognition.
2.  hugs
3.  memories of Dad


Getting fancy

I was thinking about our trip to Sedona in 2012.
We stayed at a really nice place that had a delicious
breakfast.  The pancakes were ricotta, orange, and 
yummy.  I decided to try and make them this morning.
Yummy, delicious.   

 This was the breakfast room.
 They had a lot of original art for sale
throughout the community and dining areas.
It was one of those trips that I will never forget.
For the new year, trying to get organized, 
want to clean stuff out and get rid of unused
things.  Need to get inspired and set goals for
my artwork.  
Need to consciously work on keeping
the weight off my leg.  I keep forgetting about
the fracture because it
doesn't hurt much. Which is a blessing.
Not doing New Year's resolutions just
setting goals, praying about being in the
center of the will of God, and do what I can.