April 11, 2014

Basil

I am reading a book called a "Tree Full Of Angels" and it has been a refreshing reminder for me to keep my eyes open.  And so I stand at my kitchen window and look at these little basil seedlings growing.  In my gaze I see new life.  In my days it causes me to pause and to smile.  In my gaze it causes me to pray.

"So how do I pray? I listen. I talk. I weep. I am silent. I embrace the beloved. I gaze with reverence. I wonder and adore.  I share my needs. I have tea with God. I give gifts. I received gifts. I give thanks and I say I'm sorry. I scream. I get angry. I show God all my life, including my very divided heart. I relax. I'm at home. Sometimes I read a poem.  Sometimes I tell a story. Sometimes I dance. God loves stories and poems and dances. Sometimes I get a bit dramatic with God. What do I say to God?" (Excerpt from book)

Thanks God for these little basil leaves. They remind me of you.


March 26, 2014

Slow Cooker Sausage and Potatoes

I don't know about you but I find myself needing meals that are easy to do.  This was created with the random things that I found in my pantry and it turned out to be the perfect meal for a cool fall day.  And the best part is you throw it all into one pot in the morning and it's done by dinner time.

Ingredients:
1 pound Italian sausage (gluten free)
1/2 cup sliced leeks
1 cup sliced onions
4 cloves minced garlic
6 red potatoes diced into 1 inch cubes
1 15oz can crushed tomatoes
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
4 sprigs fresh thyme
Salt
Pepper

Directions:
Starting with the sausage put all of the ingredients into a crockpot.  Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Or on high for 4 to 6hours.

Before

After