Monday, December 14, 2015

Food for the Body, Food for the Soul #5

I don't know about you, but I am feeling the need to get back to basics.  This month I have felt like a top spinning wildly out of control.  And it is during this time of year that all I really want to do is cuddle with my peeps in front of our Christmas tree, and forget my to-do list.

I can't help but think about how much easier our parents had it.  There were no Elves on a Shelf to remember to hide, no keeping up with the Joneses on Facebook, or obsessing over the ingredients list before taking cookies in to school.  Life was simpler back then.  Maybe not as "social," but maybe the lack of social media actually helped people spend more time on the things that really matter.  Like getting the kids into bed on time, savoring a home-cooked meal, and talking to each other.

So, today I want to share a one-pot meal with you that was a hit in our house.  And a verse to go with it.  The meal happens to be "roast beast," so plan on watching The Grinch afterward.

I cut up the vegetables during Camden's naptime.

I purchased the roast from Harris Teeter.  I felt like such a grown up actually buying a roast.  

One of the best parts of this meal was the one pot!  Oh, and the fact that after searing the meat in a big pot, it cooked all by itself in the oven.  No stirring, no flipping.  No fuss.

And it was delicious!  We ate as a family, together at the dinner table.  It was perfect.

It is in this time of busyness, this time of hustle and bustle, of to-do lists and obligations, that we must remember where our strength comes from.  That we cannot do it all, and when we fall short, He will step in and fill in the gaps.  I know that when I have taken care of my family, I feel at my best.  And taking care of my family starts with a hearty, healthy meal.

How do you take care of your peeps?

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