Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Mom's Beef Hash Recipe

My mom used to make this dish when I was little. I have adapted it a throughout the years. It's great. The fam loves it.

Brown 2 lbs. ground beef
While browning, season with dried onion flakes, pepper, and LOTS of California style garlic salt. (Yummy) You can also add paprika if you want to.
Drain grease

Peel and cut eight potatoes and six carrots. Cut them into the size of your thumb. Cover with water and cook them until tender. (About 30 minutes). I use my pressure cooker and they are done in just a few minutes. You can also leave them cooking in the crock pot all day.

After the carrots and potatoes are tender, add the ground beef. Bring to a boil and continue to boil until a gravy develops. You may have to add a little water here and there. Sometimes I mash up the potatoes a little to help with the gravy.

Pour over toast and eat. It is a great winter dish.

Crazy Days

Most of my days these days are crazier than I like them to be. I wake up in the morning and rarely stop until bedtime. But, this is just the season I am in right now. I have and husband, two teenagers at home, I homeschool, have a ministry on the side, a part-time job, church work, family and, oh yeah, the Lord.

What I have learned is that when I make time for the Lord first, then I always reep a more plentiful harvest than I would if I didn't give him any of my time at all.

I encourage you to do the same no matter how crazy your days become.

Looking back at 2007

2007 started off with a bang! God placed it on my heart to go for my dream! To never stop. To never look back. To give it all I had and to simply go for it! This was scary and exhilarating at the same time.

Then, I read John Maxwell's book The Difference Maker. In this book, Mr. Maxwell says your attitude toward things can either make or break you. After reading this, I knew that no matter how frightening it seemed, no matter how inadequate I felt, I had no choice but to give it my all.

Next, I read The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson. Everything he said in that book was written directly to me. He says that God places a dream within all of us and that many of us never pursue that dream. Many of us never feel worthy of that dream.

Guess what? We're not. It is only through God that we can accomplish our dreams...His dreams. So, I urge you to dig deep inside, commit yourself to heavy conversation with the Lord, and find your dream. Then, live it!