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The verses that have REALLY spoken to me (Sarah) lately....

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." Matthew 7:24-25

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. I Peter 5:8-9

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' Acts 17:26-28

May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:32-33

God, our God, will take care of the hidden things but the revealed things are our business. It's up to us and our children to attend to all the terms in this Revelation. Deuteronomy 29:29 (The Message)

About the Friesen's....

We are Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate Friesen. We were married June 5, 2004. We have one son, born July 21, 2008, named Luke Andrew -- now 4 years old. We also have a daughter named Kate Christine -- born June 6, 2012. Marc is working at Cessna as a Senior Accountant, and Sarah stays home full-time with Luke. Sarah also gets to work very part-time at home for Graber Backhoe -- an excavation company AND VERY part-time at our church. We LOVE being a part of Grace Community Church here in Newton, KS. We lead a Community Life Group of other wonderful couples. Marc thoroughly enjoys long-distance running and Taekwondo. Sarah thoroughly enjoys walking -- especially when the weather is nice to take Luke and/or out in the stroller. Thanks for reading our blog!

Friday, April 24, 2009

M F C M....

Does the acronym in the title of this blog post pique your curiosity? It stands for Marc's Favorite Carbohydrate Meal. Yep, it's time for the sharing of another recipe.

This is a simple recipe, and it's one I came up with myself (don't expect culinary brilliance here). I will warn you, though. I don't think it's real kid friendly. Since our child is not yet eating the same food at the table as us (except for some simple things like bread), I'm merely just guessing it's not kid friendly.

I call it M F C M because as most of you know, Marc sometimes runs some long distances. A couple of nights before (as well as the night before), he likes to load up on carbohydrates. Tomorrow (Saturday), Marc will be running a long distance up in Lawrence. So, last night (Thursday), he requested that I make this meal.

So, here goes....

Ingredients Needed:

PLUS (and this is the most important ingredient)....

Olive Oil
Pasta (any shape will do)
Green Pepper
Red Pepper
Olde Westport Spice Italian Garden Pasta Shake
(or any other pasta seasoning you might have or like)
Onion (was not in the photo as I forgot to put it in there)

**The real beauty of this meal is that all of the chopping can be done ahead of time (I do it when Luke is napping). Then, store the chopped ingredients in a plastic bag (no extra washing of a storage container) in the refrigerator until ready. Then, this meal is VERY QUICK.

So, start by chopping peppers.

Then, chop the onion.

Lastly, cut the Italian Sausage.

Store these chopped ingredients in a big baggie if you're not finishing this meal at the moment.

10-15 minutes before you want to eat, boil water for the pasta.

While the pasta is cooking, throw the vegetables and Italian Sausage in a skillet with oil. (Obviously, the vegetables take a little longer to cook, but I just throw it all in at the same time anyways. Just use a spatula to continuously move the food around to avoid burning). We are (especially Marc) fans of pepper. So, I pepper quite a bit at this point. I personally do not salt anything. If you feel you need extra salt as well, go on ahead at this point.

After everything is cooked and the pasta is drained, stir in some olive oil to the pasta.

Then, place desired amount of pasta on the plate. Add the desired amount of vegetables and Italian Sausage on top of the pasta. Then, and this is very important, stir in the desired amount of Italian Garden Pasta Shake or other pasta seasoning.

And, voila! You have a really tasty, and very easy, meal.

Now, shame on me the other night when I made this. Marc wanted some bread to go with this (like French Bread or something). Well, I didn't have any, so there was a little bit of disappointment. You'd think that, by now, I'd know Marc's eating habits.

**We originally got "hooked on" Olde Westport Spice products several years ago at the State Fair (it's a company based in Kansas City). That's where we found this pasta seasoning.

If you'd like to order some, go to....


They'll have it there for you to order.


Candice said...

We make almost the exact same thing, except we also add diced tomatoes and asparagus. Yum!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

That looks so good! I like Candice's idea of tomatoes and asparagus too! I'm sure this meal helped you with your walk at Emma Creek today. How did that go?

Julie said...

I LOVE the Olde Westport salsa spice. It makes the best salsa if you haven't tried it. :-) They used to sell it at Kitchen Korner and don't anymore so thanks for the website!

Your dish looks yummy!

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