I have been in a blog block lately. So I figured it would be best for all that I take a little break, rather than rambling on about nothing. Today is the only day I am not subbing this week, so I plan to spend the day doing some intense cleaning, rearranging fall decorations and getting everything prettied up for my sweet husband to return home. I will share several random thoughts I have been having, and then a recipe favorite of my family. It will be time to start some cooking here again, as I have to confess that I hardly cook at all when my husband is away. Sadly enough I think my body is beginning to feel the effects of that.
~My first thought to share is, in spite of the way the election turned out, bad economy, high gas prices, and the list could go on,I am feeling so thankful! I am blessed to live in a country where I can go vote, I can share my views with the students I have come in contact with, and in general, God has blessed me with so much more than I ever deserve! I encourage you to take some time to be truly thankful today.
~My next thought is a convicting one. How many times have I prayed specifically for our President, our President elect, and our country since the election. The answer sadly is not nearly enough! We are to pray for those in authority, so I want to encourage you,beginning today, to choose something specific each day to begin praying for our President elect and newly elected officials. Remember God hears the cries of His people.
Now here's a quick and easy recipe, that I usually double, and it also freezes well.
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 env. taco season
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
6 to 8 flour tortillas
Green or black olives, chopped
1 1/2 c. shredded, sharp cheddar
1/4 to 1/2 c. water
Brown hamburger and onion. Add taco season package and tomato sauce; simmer together 5 minutes. In a 2 quart casserole, layer alternate tortillas, meat sauce, olives, and cheese. Add water around outer edge. Cover tightly and bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Top with sour cream and taco sauce. Makes 4 to 6 servings.