Liturgical Year, Moving

The Feast of St. Joan of Arc, the easy way

We wanted to have a French party for the feast of St. Joan of Arc, since she is Rebecca's confirmation saint. So we did, kinda. Since we are getting ready to move, for most of the day my kitchen looked like this: And like this:   Basically, like this: So, we had "French" pot roast.  It's… Continue reading The Feast of St. Joan of Arc, the easy way

recipes

5 Minute Pot Roast

Okay, so the 5 minutes is prep time, guys.  You do have to cook it, I'm afraid. I mean, you don't, if that's your thing, but then it's not really a pot roast, then, is it? (Incidentally, the picture is not of my pot roast.  I take terrible food pics.  But mine looks kinda like that.) This… Continue reading 5 Minute Pot Roast

The Bookshelf

The New Catholic Bookshelf – vol. 2

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) Here are some more books that have been helpful to me along the way as we have journeyed from Geneva to Rome. I… Continue reading The New Catholic Bookshelf – vol. 2

The simple tricks I use to feed breakfast to 10 people without losing my mind.
Large family, Simplicity

Breakfast for 10: Simple Tips to Feed a Crowd without Losing Your Mind

I love to cook. It's really one of my favorite things to do. And it seems a little ironic that now that I have so many people to cook for, I have so little time to do it. I've got 10 people eating most of their meals at home; I have to simplify. Especially when… Continue reading Breakfast for 10: Simple Tips to Feed a Crowd without Losing Your Mind

Uncategorized

The first goodbye

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) Today, the chickens and ducks had to go. They were supposed to go last week, but I couldn't bring myself to make the… Continue reading The first goodbye

Moving

Basil the Great, KonMari, and the Great Eastbound Adventure

 (This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. Thanks bunches.) In a few months, we move east. All ten of us. We're paying for the move by the cubic foot.  On a worn-out shoestring that's been ready to snap for a couple… Continue reading Basil the Great, KonMari, and the Great Eastbound Adventure

Conversion, The Bookshelf

The New Catholic Bookshelf – vol. 1

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. Thanks bunches.) There have been a number of books and articles that have been important to me along the road to Rome. My intention is to post periodically about books I either have… Continue reading The New Catholic Bookshelf – vol. 1

Fitness

Running: Day 5

Five days into my little running project: so far, so good.  I've run/walked three times and I did still get in kettlebell once, and that's with plenty of crazy going on.  It'll just take time before I know if I like it, or if I just like the shiny newness of it.  It is nicely… Continue reading Running: Day 5

Why letting go of the Reformed doctrine of the Perseverance of the Saints was not a difficult step for me.
Catholicism

The Gift of Final Perseverance: A Calvinist turned Catholic

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) The gift of final perseverance. While I know that the Catholic view of this is objectively quite different than the Reformed, it wasn't… Continue reading The Gift of Final Perseverance: A Calvinist turned Catholic

recipes

Spaghetti Sauce – with THM S option

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. Thanks bunches.) This recipe makes a ginormous batch of traditional meat sauce.  I use a 6 qt pot and it fills it to the tip top (unless, as in the picture above, I forgot to buy mushrooms and wine.… Continue reading Spaghetti Sauce – with THM S option