Sunday, My Fun-Day!

 

There are only a few things that make me as happy as baking in my kitchen, being a mom and being in the “Word” are the only things to beat it in my opinion. Seeing the faces of my client purposely communicating with their parents is pretty dad-gum awesome as well.  I guess, my life is pretty charmed.

 

Stared my day making Sugar Free Pecan Rolls.  I was very pleased.

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Then I made a fantastic Sweet Onion & Basil Bread. Making bread, well, it just makes me happy!

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And if I’m already making bread dough, why not a French loaf too?

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And if I’m already in the kitchen, how about doing something with those apples?

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So, by this time, dinner sounds good…

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Shot ribs, cut on the biases to give me a larger surface area, potatoes, onions, garlic and kale roasted with EVOO and Brussels Sprouts, sauté in EVOO then toasted in poppy seeds and sea salt. Served of course with my bread from earlier.

Learning about Kosher cuts of meat and ideas for preparing them has been a true learning experience, learning to create meals featuring meat without dairy. After the heartbreak, has been a full time job as well. Now, I think It important to mention, not all Torah observant Followers of  Y’Shua, only eat Kosher cuts of meat and/or avoid dairy. According to Scripture,  it indicates not to boil a calf in it’s Mother’s milk and other than giving us a distinction on clean and unclean animals, only mentions for us to not eat the fat, the blood or the static nerve of the animal. To me personally, I choose to not eat any meat from a “Clean” animal from it’s waist down and I choose to not have any dairy included in my meal when eating a mammal. Is my observance more Holy? No! As long as others are following the actual Words describing dietary protocols, they are more inline with the Scripture than me actually. I know other Hebrews that will not consume any dairy with any meat, including poultry. Beyond the actual Words/Scriptures everything else is just a person’s preference or tradition. Only the actual Scripture ultimately matters. Follow them and you will NOT go wrong.

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The Joys of Homeschooling

Time together, time with mom, time with Burger King, time with Air1, time in world history, all at the SAME TIME!

No worries, I won’t for get to socialize them with peers later this afternoon, after they get to spend time at the lake, a trip to Bass Pro to look at tents for the Holy Days of Sukkot. (Which is something we are learning about Biblically as well as historically)

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“Kosher” Kitchen still as Cozy Kitchen?

This was my first week of  being “Kosher” in my families meals. First it stated with me cleaning out my freezers of all the non-kosher foods I had. Then I studied and shopped for Torah friendly items, I was scare of the cost at first, however, it really cost me less than what I anticipated since I could buy two or three kosher cuts of beef at Costco.

Below is my first kosher meal. I had never made a meal without butter, and I personally chose not to do dairy with beef. Even though Biblically, it simply calls for calf not to be boiled in the mother’s milk. Here I have braise Beef short ribs, smashed red potatoes with hericot verts and sautéed mushrooms.

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Next day I decided I would use butter since I was not serving beef. Here I made peach and tarragon compound butter. I just loved it!

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Then, in, my first “official” Challah bread for Shabbat.

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This is morning, I put together “French” toast from the left over bread. My guys here loved it!image

 

So, my first week being mindful of YWHW’s (God’s) instruction on food according to the Torah (Not the Talmud) was actually a delight. I can honor the Father in my behavior, giving, service and tithing, but to honor Him with what I ate and what I fed my family gave me an even greater sense of connection to my Beloved Creator. Maybe my Kitchen became even cozier since YHWH, Yeshua and the Holy Spirit are free to visit with me without finding items that they may be offended by.

 

Shabbat Shalom

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