The Seminary Wife

Just navigating the journey of this season and blogging as we go…

Blueberry Granita May 26, 2010

Filed under: Good Eats,Uncategorized — eguthaus @ 4:52 pm

Whatcha Need:

1c blueberries

1.5 c unsweetened pineapple juice

.5 c sugar

.25 c water

Whatcha Need to Do:

Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.  Set aside to cool.  While the syrup is cooling, puree blueberries in a blender or food processor.  Add in juice and whaz to combine.  Add in cooled syrup and give a quick whaz one more time.  Pour mixture into a shallow metal pan and put it in the freezer.  Stir every 15ish minutes with a fork until frozen completely and slushie.

Variation:

Sub 1 c of hulled strawberries, pureed for the blueberries

 

30 Days?

Filed under: Let's Talk,Prayer Requests,Thoughts,Uncategorized — eguthaus @ 4:41 pm

I’ve come to realize that I have an unhealthy relationship with my body image.  Being 6 months post partum from baby #3 and feeling deflated and flabby probably doesn’t help, but this has really been a long time issue.  When my oldest was about one, I remember committing to myself that I never wanted to be a ‘fat’ mom for my kids.  That’s lurked in my head always, but the funny thing is that I now realize how much I should have committed to being a ‘healthy example’ for my kids instead.  The only thing that avoiding ‘fattness’ has done for me is drive me on a speed boat into an even more unhealthy relationship with food which we all know the obvious consequences of.   Throw in stress and I’m an even worse train wreck!

In an attempt to rectify this turbulent cycle, I’ve made an attempt at running which my knee hated.  Quite the bummer, but I am determined to be successful with this!  So on the treadmill today I made a new commitment as I was in prayer with He who is the Ultimate Trainer.  I’m staying off the scale for 30 days and putting in 30 minutes of rigorous activity everyday, no matter what.  I’d love for others to join in on the commitment too!  Living healthier 30 minutes at a time?  I think know I can do this!

GRACE!!

The Sem Wife

 

Peace & Harmony May 25, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — eguthaus @ 6:49 pm
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Awhile ago, we put the destiny of our family in His hands.  I’m not saying that we’re all Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, but we trust that He knows much better than we do when and when not to grow and bless our family.

No, I’m NOT pregnant.

BUT!!  Today has been one of those days where I’m feeling as though my ‘quiver is full’ (see Psalm 127!).  Today has been one of those days where I have no idea how Someone would trust me with one more of His children because the 3 I have might just be more than I can handle!  Today has been one of those days where my oldest and boldest and spun us around, yet again, and left us with hand raised crying out “Lord!  Jesus!!  Please step in and HELP US”

And then I realize, maybe, just maybe is that the point?  Maybe does He throw me on my head spinning so that I will stand up and seek Him more?  I have come to learn that He has an AMAZING sense of humor that goes with His crazy logic!  However, whatever the punch line and  whatever the reasoning, He is the one that I always *get*.

Please pray with me to restore peace and harmony to the heartbeat of our home.  It’s exhausting to be a momma spinning on her head–I can handle the spinning (it keeps me on my toes!), I just need to be right side UP!

 

Quickie Pasta Salad May 24, 2010

Filed under: Good Eats,Uncategorized — eguthaus @ 5:55 pm

Whatcha Need:

1 box whole wheat rotini, cooked to al dente

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts seasoned to taste, grilled and chopped

about 1 cup of your fav italian dressing

2 roma tomatoes, chopped

about 3/4 cup fresh mozzarella pieces

Whatcha gotta do:

Toss all the ingredients together.  Serve room temp or chilled.  Yup, that’s really it!  I don’t call it my quickie pasta salad for nothing!

Variation:

Substitute 1 container of pesto (about a cup) for the italian dressing and omit the mozzarella.