Friday, November 15, 2013

Worth Rubies~Feeding Our Families**WITH A GIVEAWAY!!**

"She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants." Proverbs 31:14-15

The Proverbs 31 woman is quite a busy woman!  We're not only busy eagerly serving our husbands, but we are also spending a lot of time preparing food for them and our families.

A Proverbs 31 woman will go to whatever depths necessary to bring nutritious food to our families.  In this verse it states that she is like a merchant ship.  Merchant ships were also called trading ships because they were full of goods from far away lands that many people bartered to buy and trade goods.  We probably do not need to travel great distances to bring our food home, but we should travel past the nearest McDonald's to put healthy food on our tables.  We need to put some thought and effort into not only planning our meals, but getting our food at the best prices as well.

In order to provide our families with healthy, delicious meals we will need to get a proper start to our day.  This means we will need to get out of bed early {while it is still night} and get going ourselves.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and getting our families going with a good, healthy breakfast is just what they need.  This may mean different things in different families.  It might mean a breakfast of eggs, or a breakfast of pancakes, or a breakfast of oatmeal.  It probably doesn't mean sending the kids out the door with a couple of cookies!

What about lunch?  In our house, lunch is pretty simple, but I still need to put some thought into it.  Are we prepared for dinner?  Thawing something out, something in the crockpot, or roasting in the oven? 

Is this an area you are struggling in?  This week lets make a better effort to putting nutritious and delicious meals on the table each day.  Start with a good breakfast.  You might remember my Great Cereal Debate and my struggle with feeding my kids cereal {something I still struggle with at times!}.  This post has some great, EASY alternatives to cereal.  How about dinner.  Think about it now, so you are not struggling at 4:30 to find something decent to eat, then give up and order a pizza!  Make a meal list for the week {check the grocery ads and coordinate meals with sales!} and head to the grocery store.

I was recently given a DVD of Homestead Blessings~The Art Of Bread Making.  I already have this DVD and love it!  I love the West Ladies {as they call themselves!} and all of their DVD's are wonderful and informative!  Since I already had this DVD, I would love to pass it on to someone else to enjoy!  Bread making is a wonderful skill to learn and this DVD will help to get you started.  Just enter below and I'll announce the winner next week!

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Have a great {and delicious!} week!


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  1. Any meal I make that pleases everybody is always a win! It seems impossible to please everyone sometimes, but that doesn't stop me from trying!

  2. I love making different meals than we usually have, and usually my family loves these meals best of all as well! When I get creative, using up what I have, I feel like that is what God is calling me to do in this area. The temptation to just go get something frozen from the store to cook is very tempting, but I know that is not best for our family. I enjoy reading your blog!

  3. I love being a homemaker. I am probably the most forgetful person in the world. Lol. I have to make notes to take the meat out of the freezer the night before or I WILL forget. ;)

    Our favorite meals are anything pasta, chili, and cheesy chicken noodles! And I love using my crockpot when I can!

    Thanks for linking up with Woman to Woman's Word Filled Wednesday!

  4. Chicken and Dumplings is a family favorite.

  5. I love to make freezer meals to get the prep work done on many meals all at once. In several hours I can have 8-10 meals prepared, which really helps on those crazy days!


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