Sunday, April 29, 2012

Yummy Jambalaya!

It was my turn to bring the entree for our church fellowship meal today.  I made Jambalaya from the Southern Living cookbook that is in the magazine racks at Walmart right now.  It was really delicious!  I made it last night in my big 6 quart dutch oven, refrigerated it overnight and then put it in the crock pot this morning to take to church.  I doubled the recipe, but I should have tripled the liquid because it was just a little dry to me.

I also used polish sausage instead of andoulli because I like that sausage better.  One of the other women brought a green salad and someone else brought wonderful honey butter rolls.  It was a delicious fellowship meal, but then it always seems to be good when we share with our fellow Christians around a table.

The countdown begins for us week to Katy and I leaving for North Carolina to meet the birthmom of the twins!  If you find this boring, I warn you, it will probably be all that I can think of for the next week!  Besides the excitement of getting to meet this wonderful woman in person, and finding out the sex of the babies, and seeing the beautiful state of North Carolina, I am also a little trepidatious as I am leaving my other girls behind for a couple of days...with my grown son in charge!

I am sure everything will be fine, but I want to leave as many things ready for him as possible.  I want to have breakfast, lunch and dinner planned and ready, clothes picked out for the girls so he doesn't have to help with that.  You know...the girl stuff.  He is not the kind of guy who likes helping little girls pick out their wardrobe.  though he is an awesome big brother!

I am also trying to pick out a few fun things to bring to the birthmom, things to give her an idea about Kansas and our lives.  Also she has a couple of little ones of her own and I want to bring them a gift.  While we are there I want to spend as much time as we can getting to really know her and her family.  I want them to know how much we love and appreciate her and admire her for her courage and selflessness.

Have a Blessed Sunday!

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