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Finally, after a weekend of cooking like crazy and having a messy kitchen and letting my children watch too much TV – my June freezer cooking is done.

Here was my plan:

Breakfast:
Whole Wheat blueberry muffins
Breakfast burritos
Fruity Breakfast Burritos
Frozen Fruit Cups
Breakfast Cookies

Lunch: (most of the lunches are also suppers so I will just double suppers for lunches)
Chicken Fried Rice
Marvelous Mini Meat loafs
Black Bean Burgers and homemade buns
Whole Wheat Pizza Bites with dipping sauce
Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Calzones

Breads:
Hamburger buns
homemade tortillas
Whole Wheat Pitas
Whole Wheat Bread Sticks
Whole Wheat Pizza Crust – (I made these last time and formed the pizza, pre-baked it on my pizza stone for 5 minutes, cooled it and froze it and wrapped it in foil and I can make quick and easy pizzas anytime.  This dough will make 3 large thin-type crusts.  I have found that to be true.  You could do just 2 but the dough is a little thick for my tastes.)

Suppers:

Beef:
All Purpose Ground Meat Mix
*With the meat mix I can make sloppy joes, bacon cheeseburger roll up, cheesy beef and rice casserole, taco mac, and
Poverty Meal Taco Spaghetti
Mexican Stuffed Manicotti Shells
Chicken:

Chicken Bombay
Chicken and Spinach with penne
Bacon and Cheese Chicken
Others:

Oven Baked Beans and Pork Chops

Teriyaki Pork Chops
Best Grilled pork chops
Pepperoni Lasagna Roll Ups

My kitchen servants are getting ready to get started!

Snacks and Sides:

Baked Beans
Chewy Granola Bars
Mudballs
Whole Wheat Graham Crackers

***My notes:  As you can see I did not do it all.  I will probably finish up the snacks later this week.  I decided to just do my chicken mix and bag and freeze the chicken instead of making the actual chicken meals.  I also just made 6 pizza crusts and put them in a bag to use later.  I can use them to make the pizza bites and calzones.  I ended up making a few more meals for some people.

What I love most about the whole thing – the breakfast items.  I am loving the fruit cups and the breakfast cookies are already almost gone.  I must make more, but later, not anytime soon.  Now my freezer is stuffed to the gills and I have NO MORE ROOM at all to put one more thing.

So we will be eating everything from the freezer and I will only have to get eggs, milk and maybe bread from now until at least July!  I love it especially because I get my eggs and milk from a local dairy down the road a bit.

Oh, and I know I need to organize my freezers.  I will do that next week.  I just can’t think about it this week.   Did that sound like Scarlett O’Hara?

My freezer is so full (and that is not the only one I have)!

To see more freezer cooking, please visit Life as a Mom.

Check out my giveaway on my other blog.

Check out this post on my other blog with some interesting links to posts I have read this week.

Guess what?  We have virtually no power over whether or not our nation continues to hold a National Day of Prayer.  But guess what, you have every power to hold a National Day of prayer within the confines of your own family.  Of course everyday should be the National Day of prayer – right?

1 “Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgments which the LORD your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over to possess, 2 that you may fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged. 3 Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as the LORD God of your fathers has promised you—‘a land flowing with milk and honey.’[a]
4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one![b] 5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.  Deuteronomy 6:1-8

I love these verses.  I do realize that this was for the Israelites at the time but we could obviously take a lesson from it.

Check out the National Day of Prayer website.   Also, go to the Presidential Prayer Team.com for more ways to pray for our President and other leaders.  You can sign up for e-mail reminders as well.

Don’t forget to add this to your prayer binder.  And I found this piece from here to be very good:

“Many Christians find themselves profoundly conflicted because of some of the moral positions and social policies that Mr. Obama espouses. So how do you pray for your President when you disagree with him?

Thankfully, the Bible is not silent about such a question. After all it commands us to pray for all in authority (1 Timothy 2:2), no matter their party, policies or religion (or lack thereof). It is vital that we think Christianly, which is to say, biblically, about this issue (and not just as Democrats or Republicans who happen to be Christian). So, back to the question. How do we pray for Mr. Obama? Here are some ideas (and I want to thank Al Mohler and Justin Taylor for many of these thoughts and words) for praying for our new President, Barack Obama:

First, it needs to be said, that we ought to commit ourselves to pray for our new President, for his wife and family, for his administration and for the nation. We will do this, not only because of the biblical command to pray for our rulers, but because of the second greatest commandment, “Love your neighbor,” and what better way to love your neighbor than to pray for his well-being. Those with the greatest moral and political differences with the President ought to ask God to engender in them, by His Spirit, genuine neighbor-love for Mr. Obama.

We will also pray for our new President because he (and we) face challenges that are not only daunting but potentially disastrous. We will pray that God will grant him wisdom. He and his family will face new challenges and the pressures of this office. May God protect them, give them joy in their family life and hold them close together.

We will pray that God will protect this nation even as our new President settles into his role as Commander in Chief, and that God will grant peace as he leads the nation through times of trial and international conflict and tension.

We will pray that God would change President Obama’s mind and heart on issues of crucial moral concern. May God change his heart and open his eyes to see abortion as the murder of the innocent unborn, to see marriage as an institution to be defended and to see a host of issues in a new light. We must pray this from this day until the day he leaves office. God is sovereign, after all.

For those Christians who are more concerned than overjoyed about the prospects of an Obama presidency, there should be a remembrance that as our President, Barack Obama will have God-given authority to govern us, and that we should view him as a servant of God (Romans 13:1, 4) to whom we should be subject (Romans 13:1, 5; 1 Peter 2:13-14). Thus, again, we are to pray for Barack Obama (1 Timothy 2:1-2). We are to thank God for Barack Obama (1 Timothy 2:1-2). We are to respect Barack Obama (Romans 13:7). We are to honor Barack Obama (Romans 13:7; 1 Peter 2:17).”

And we don’t want to forget to pray for our military men (see this on 31 Ways to Pray for our Military) and for the military chaplains (see here for more information on how to pray for them).

Prayer should be a daily and constant thing in our lives.  But it is nice for our nation to be reminded that prayer is important at least on one day a year.

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  I Thessalonians 5:16-18


I put a new post about pizza dough on my other blog.  Here is what I am thinking for today (because it could change) – I am thinking of keeping this blog for my personal/spiritual blog where I might put more personal stories and other things close to my heart and my other blog will be more recipes, kid activities and helpful hints (if you find them helpful).  We will see how this works out, but you may check out the other blog if you wish for now.

I am toying with the idea of changing back to blogger so I am posting my Menu Plan Monday at my other blog.   Be sure to head over there and check it out.  I am playing with the layout as well so it is not quite where I want it but I will be refining it over the next week and we will see what happens!

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