thankful thursday by megan

Hey guys! Happy (thankful) Thursday 🙂 Right now, I am thankful for my warm cup of  French Market coffee that I am enjoying oh so much!

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I am also thankful that I am able to cook dinner tonight for my family! A few months ago I started cooking dinner for my family once a week, usually something healthy and easy. I really enjoy cooking and I am so thankful that I have the chance to do so. It was not until a few months ago that I began to show interest in using the stove and oven, instead of only relying on the good old microwave. I guess I thought the microwave got the job done in half the time a stove or oven would. But, I am beginning to enjoy spending time preparing meals. There is so much love and effort behind a meal. And, I really love sitting down with my family to eat what I’ve prepared…at the dinner table, at the same time (like we used to every single night when Lizzy and I were growing up…before college and jobs and boys took place)! Family dinner is a rare occurrence and is usually reserved for Sundays, but I notice our family dinner beginning to take place more and more  during the work week and it’s lovely.

So, anyway the menu for tonight is Grilled Tilapia with Smoked Paprika and Parmesan Polenta. It’s a Cooking Light recipe and sounds delicious, healthy, and simple. I can’t wait to get in the kitchen later! I mean look at what will be the result…

Happy Thursday!

thankful thursday by megan

Hi! In honor of Polly…I am so thankful that it is Thursday…aren’t you? Because tomorrow is Friday and Friday is one of my favorite days…along with Sunday and Monday (morning only). I am thankful for lots of things today!

I am thankful that it did not rain last night and the Harrison Avenue Market Place was not canceled! Of course, I was so busy I did not take any pictures and I am so sorry about that. My church was in charge of kid stuff, basically. We had a face painting booth and games. My friend Kiki and I were in charge of games. It was really just one game, “pick a stick”. It was so fun! Kids lined up to pick a maximum of 3 sticks and if any of their sticks had orange on the bottom they won a prize! Of course, I let the kids pick sticks until they got an orange bottomed one, whoops! I just didn’t enjoy the thought of sending them away without a prize. So, I didn’t! The kids and parents were so appreciative that we had games and face painting to entertain the kids with…it’s such a blessing to make people happy!

I am thankful for lunch because at lunch I ate a pluot. Which is a cross hybrid of a plum and an apricot. If you did not know.

and it may be my new favorite fruit! I’ve been on a peach kick for quite some time now. The pluot was small and sweet and  I liked it very much! Small fruit are so cute.

I am thankful for my iPod touch I got yesterday. I love it so, so much! It is so cool…it’s the iPhone without the phone. Is it strange that I get online on my iPod touch more than on my MacBook? I’m just so excited about it I find myself twittering from it and checking facebook even though my MacBook is 2 feet away from me!

Oh! And I am thankful that I am cooking dinner tonight…some type of Orzo Chicken dish with goat cheese and grape tomatoes! I got the recipe from Cooking Light. I will let y’all know how it turns out. But it does have my favorite ingredient, goat cheese, in it so I am pretty confident it’s gonna be a winner 🙂

The Healthy Living Summit starts today! If any of y’all are headed to Boston or are there I hope y’all have a great time! I know it is going to be such a good thing. I wish I was able to go. Maybe next time! I am very thankful for all of the fabulous ladies behind HLS. They are seriously some inspiring and beautiful bloggers.

And most of all I am thankful for this:

“…Don’t be afraid, friend. Peace. Everything is going to be all right. Take courage. Be strong.” – Daniel 10:18-19

The agenda for the rest of the day:

– find a vegan brownie recipe

– study for PRAXIS II

physique 57 at 4:30 with Lizzy

– cook dinner

– some guilty pleasure TV watching tonight…Housewives of Atlanta, anyone?

Have a gorgeous Thursday, dolls!