~ I Awoke...
... to the ring of the telephone...a morning sunshine call from my daughter-in-law. (smile)
~ I Am Hearing...
... the sounds of my husband and son as they go about their morning routine.
~I Am Thankful For...
... the hope and encouragement that the Lord sends my way through other women. It may come in the form of a spoken word or a hand-written note...a phone call...a prayer...or through a new blog that I just happened to stumble across. However it comes, I always know when it's from Him and I can't help but whisper, "Thank You, Lord!"
~ Things That Made Me Smile Within The Last 24 Hours...
... my crazy 16-year-old. He had me laughing so hard when we were exercising last night that I could barely do what I supposed to be doing!
~I Am Thinking...
... about my plans for the day, week, and rest of the month, the upcoming holiday season, and frugal ways in which to do for and give to others.
~ My Plans For Today...
... today will be a quieter day than most (I hope!). My plans are to straighten house, attend afternoon Bible study, and have tea with a friend as we plan and work on sweet Christmas surprises together.
~ What's For Supper...
... breakfast is over, lunch is ready and waiting on the stove (ham and beans with cornbread warm in the oven), and supper is already cooking in the crockpot. Tonight we're having Crockpot Lemon and Garlic Chicken (recipe below), baked sweet potatoes, green beans, and homemade bread.
CROCKPOT LEMON AND GARLIC CHICKEN
(This is one that we especially like!!!)
2 pounds chicken breasts or tenders
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. butter
1/4 c. water
3 T. lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
1 tsp. chicken granules
Brown chicken in skillet, then add all ingredients to crockpot. Cook on HIGH 21/2 to 3 hours or LOW 5 to 6 hours. Spinkle with parsley right before serving.