Marvelous Monday

I had an ambitious to do list today and I\’ve completed quite a bit of it already! I tackled the clutter in the hutch in our kitchen. It is a catch all for stuff I\’m not quite sure what to do with. I threw out old candles, cheap flower vases, and loads of paper scraps of old mail, etc. It looks less like a danger zone now. Honestly, I was a little afraid to open the doors before!

I\’ve started an Oreo Cheesecake in the crockpot. I got the recipe from Stephanie O\’Dea\’s A Year of Slow Cooking blog. I did not make the gluten free version and I didn\’t have heavy cream, so I used half and half. We\’ll see how it turns out! I\’ve never done dessert in the crockpot.

For dinner tonight is an Old-Fashioned Beef Casserole, from a new cookbook I bought last week, The $7 A Meal Cookbook by Linda Larsen. It is simple…ground beef, rice, carrots, onions, cream of mushroom soup, and parmesan cheese. I\’ll probably top with a little casserole blend cheese, too, just because my kids tend to try new things with less prompting if they are covered in cheese. Or ranch dressing.

Audrey loves to clean the bathrooms, so I let her tackle that. I need to teach her to love laundry, too. That would be huge!

Left on my list:

  1. Fold and put away laundry. (Grrrrr…didn\’t I just do that????)
  2. Reading time with Audrey.
  3. Start The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey. I read it years ago…would like to do it again.
  4. Dollar General Store— new hamper for my bedroom.

Short of laundry, I think I have tackled the most difficult and undesirable tasks.

On my master to-do list, I am still lacking in the exercise department. I promise, promise, promise to do better on that this week!!!

Hope your Monday is marveous as well. I will leave you with this marvelous thought, my prayer for all of you who take the time to read my ramblings:

\” But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.\” Psalm 5: 11

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