Okay, even though I'm not a huge fan of the weather turning colder, I have to say I always look forward to fall because I LOVE making the house feel warm and cozy and decorating the house in those wonderful fall colors. There's just something about those fall colors and the yummy scent of spiced cider candles that make everything seem a bit more peaceful. It must be a mom thing! I remember my mom being the same way. And though sometimes as wives and moms we might think our efforts to make things feel a little more calm and cozy this time of year go unnoticed, I bet if we were to forego hauling out those boxes with all the fall decorations in it one year we would surely hear about it! And, in a way, that is recognition enough. Trust me, they probably look forward to it just as much as we do. So if you haven't already yanked down those dusty boxes from the garage, or merely scattered some fall leaves on your mantel or dining room table, get up and do it today! Then light a candle, sit down for a moment and count your many blessings that make your life so "warm." I promise it will be one of those moments you come to love and look forward to....and your family will too. "Warming" up the house, one of life's greatest pleasures!
"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." ~3John 1:4
Quote of the week...
"To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved." ~George McDonald
Recipe of the week...
Lemon Roasted Chicken
Lemon Roasted Chicken
This is one of those "throw together in a pinch" dinners that I came up with that our family LOVES. It's easy, delicious, and soooo comforting. Perfect for a chilly fall dinner!
4 - 6 chicken leg quarters (or you could use a whole cut chicken) 2 - 3 lemons garlic salt pepper oregano (dried leaves works best) olive oil
Preheat oven to 350. Place chicken quarters in a glass baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic salt, oregano, and pepper. Quarter lemons and squeeze juice over chicken. Don't throw those used lemon wedges out! Place them throughout chicken pieces. Bake for 1 hour or until chicken is nice and golden on top.