My days are now mostly spent in the kitchen preparing food from scratch for my family. Yesterday I made pancakes for breakfast, soup for lunch, fried chicken tenders, macaroni & cheese, and green beans for dinner. I also baked a chocolate cake (from a mix that I already had) and whipped up homemade chocolate frosting. My, was it good!
Melt 1 stick of butter in a bowl. Add 1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 5 Tbsp. milk. Beat together until smooth. Add 4 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth. There will be plenty left over. I saved mine in the fridge to use later on other goodies.
I had a sense of peace as I went about my kitchen work. I am so thankful that I now have the skills to provide good food for my family using basic ingredients. Thank you, Connie, for your encouragement and example! And my family loves my cooking and thinks it is much better than pre-packaged foods.
With limited funds, I am forced to be creative with my meals and homemaking - but I also find it quite satisfying. I love creating something out of seemingly nothing!
As I go about my tasks I listen to beautiful music on my playlist and sing along - offering up my praise to the One who gives me comfort and strength. I must not rely on myself, but on Him and Him alone.