This blog post is multi-facted...Yep, three different parts to it. It could get potentially long, so enjoy the reading and photo viewing.
Luke had an "off night" tonight. We've had several of those lately. I'm fairly sure it's his teeth because he is gnawing, gnawing, and then, gnawing some more on his toys. So, by the time Marc got home, I did not have supper ready at all. In fact, I hadn't even started it. So, we resorted to an old trick that our friends Mark and Lisa Siebert taught us -- popcorn and Orange Julius. Thanks Mark and Lisa. We love it!
A little trivial nugget for you all: The actual brand "Orange Julius" is owned by International Dairy Queen -- the very company I used to work for. Know that what I'm talking about here tonight is not the "official" product. I don't want any of my former coworkers coming after me for trademark violations on this blog :)
For the popcorn and Orange Julius dinner, you merely need two appliances -- a microwave and a blender.
You need the following ingredients:
PLUS...a bag of microwave popcorn (or, if you prefer, an air popper, etc.)
During the 2007 Kansas State Fair, we discovered this awesome Chili Cheese spice blend that is GREAT on popcorn. If you'd like to order some, go here...www.oldewestportspice.com
Voila! With a little blending and a little microwaving, you have a meal. NOTE: If any dieticians or health food addicts are reading this, know that this is not a full, nutritionally sound meal. It does have some good qualities, however -- orange juice, milk, etc.
The real beauty of this meal is that clean-up is SUPER EASY! In no time flat, I had this -- a CLEAN kitchen with very few dishes to get it that way.
Here's the recipe -- I hope you don't mind, Lisa, if I put this on here.
1/2 can orange juice
1/2 C. Sugar
1 C. Water
1 C. Milk
1 tsp. vanilla
12 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients in a blender.
Now, another subject...
My grandmother, Elizabeth Koehn, turned 85 today! Sadly, she is my only grandparent left. She doesn't live too far from here. She just lost her husband of 67 years in January. I hope she had a great day! Here's a photo of her back in August, the first time she met Luke -- her first Great Grandson.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things. Philippians 4:8
That verse has been stuck in my head today. At my job at DQ, I work with some employees who like to talk about things that are definitely not worth repeating. It's very tempting sometimes to get "involved" in their discussions. However, that verse always comes into my mind, and I simply walk away. I want the light of Christ to shine through me. One way is to talk about better things than what is often being discussed. Today, a 55 year-old employee said to me, "You know Sarah, I respect you too much to talk really bad around you."
I appreciated that. I hope to continue to let this employee (and others) to hopefully see Christ through me. I don't think many of them know Christ at this job.
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