Can I get an AMEN?
I won’t go into details, but it was one of those weeks, where I felt chained to my desk and I was very ready to be free.
Not sure what to call it.  I threw it together this evening.   My hubby said it was very good.   For now I will call it  Sonia’s Stove Top Rice Casserole
Sonia’s Stove Top Rice Casserole
1   pound ground beef
4   slices of bacon, diced
8   okra pods, sliced in rounds
1/2   small onion, diced
2   14.5 oz cans of stewed tomatoes
1   15 oz can of ranch style or chili beans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1  cup of instant rice
1/2  cup of water
In dutch oven or big pot, cook bacon until crisp to your liking, add okra and onion.  Cook until onions begin to look translucent.  Remove bacon, okra and onion mixture from pot and set aside.   Crumble ground beef into pot and cook until done.  Drain.   Add the bacon, okra and onion mixture to the browned beef.  Add the stewed tomatoes, beans and seasonings.   Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring it from time to time.   At the end of the 20 minutes, stir in the rice and water.  Cover tightly and take off heat.  Let sit for 10 minutes.
This is a one pot meal. Corn bread fritters go well with it.
I realized this evening that I tend to lean toward, dishes that contain chili, cumin, tomatoes and beef.    Next week I will try something different.
hmmm…. what to cook….  🙂
Who’s your most loyal friend?
This evening I crocheted a mug rug for a friend of mine at work.  He saw the one I made for my cubicle in autumn colors and liked it.   I did his in colors he chose.   He is always leaving an inspirational quote or scripture on my desk and also for several others.   He deserves something back.   So I made this mug rug for him. 
Microsoft clip art
Tomorrow,  I will be sewing to my hearts content.  🙂   Maybe I will have a pic to show…. maybe not.  🙂
Have a wonderful weekend!!
God bless and keep you,
My answer to the last question: don’t think I’ve eaten Chinese food.

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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.

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