Month: May 2010

Mouthwatering Cornmeal Crusted Rainbow Trout

My dad tells the story of his early marriage to my mom, when he went fishing in the McKenzie River in the Willamette Valley in Oregon and came home with a mess of rainbow trout that he just dumped into the kitchen sink. Her response to that was, “What do you expect me to do with that?” To which he often follows up with, “You’re lucky you made it here. There was a moment there that you might never have been.” My mom never has enjoyed rainbow trout, but (after my dad would clean fish well away from mom’s kitchen sink) she would fry it in cornmeal. When I bit into this dish, I was immediately transported back in time to my childhood and eating fresh caught rainbow trout.

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Menu Monday 17 May 2010

Here’s the menu for my family for the week of May 17th. This is something different this week. While working on the Power of a Praying Wife last week, I was convicted that I need to work on my physical health and fitness. I eat extremely healthy meals, but I have a problem with portion control. Couple that with my love of all things cake and my lack of focused exercise this winter, I gained too much weight.

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The Power of a Praying Wife: Chapter 2 – His Work

This chapter is extremely timely for me. Since long before we were married, Gregg has done the same thing. He is a computer consultant and teacher. A company calls him and says, “We need x, y, and maybe z.” And, Gregg packs his bags and makes hotel reservations and flies to the company and does x, y, and usually z². Another company will call and say, “We have this situation and this many people need training.” So, Gregg will pack his bag, make hotel reservations, and fly to the next exotic city where he’ll teach and train for a week or more. He’s really quite good at what he does.

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Always Be Prepared

One night this past December, someone driving their car down a narrow road in my hometown slid on the ice and hit a power pole, which knocked the power out in my house about 8:00 in the evening. I know it was right around 8:00, because Scott and Johnathan were in the bathtub. Without warning, my house was plunged into total darkness.

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♫ There Are Twelve Months in a Year ♫

In the hallway outside of the kids’ rooms, there hangs a calendar.

I bought it in a teachers’ supply section of an office store. It was designed to hang on a bulletin board so that you could use staples or thumbtacks to hang it up.

This hangs on the hall wall. We use tape. I tried to use that sticky gum stuff so that it wouldn’t rip the base or the numbers, but Johnathan ate it.

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