Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Few of My Favorite Things...

I'll bet this is a very popular heading for a blog. But I didn't want to use day three or OK, what do I do next. I wanted something much more clever since I don't actually know what to do next with my day three blog. But since I'm finding that coming up with a new blog fairly often is putting pressure on me to come up with something original of my own, and, since I have already confessed I have a problem with that, I decided to share a few of my favorite things...things I enjoy looking at online. So, it might not seem very original to give you other peoples websites to look at, but hey, I'll think you'll enjoy it all the same.

I'm going to build up here...first, this is a simple website and I don't know how I came across it -that happens all the time. This is Tuesdays with Torri. It's very bloggish. You sign up and on Tuesdays you get an email with a new recipe. They are normally very interesting. This week looks pretty good, Halloween vegetarian chili. My daughter is a vegetarian. She has been doing very well with that, given she really has never liked vegetables much. But she's learning. I think she's doing great at keeping away from that "freshman 15", as they call those extra pounds that freshmen in college seem to put on. She has actually come a long way in her veggie distaste, and she feels she is saving animals at the same time. I salute her; with a fried chicken leg behind my back. The recipes on this site are not really down home cooking, but they aren't too foo-foo either. I made the Marianna's olive poppers for a family gathering...they were a hit. I think kids would love to make these, especially if they like little green olives and cheesy crackers things. But I will warn you, the sodium level is beyond belief. You can feel your blood pressure rising just by reading the recipe. So now you know their good! I encourage you to check out this site. You might want to sign up and get your very own email on Tuesdays.

Next, is a website I have found indispensable in my personal Bible study. Sometimes you just got questions. You know, questions about the Bible, God, religion, angels, prayer, cults and other things that just sort of come up in your mind and you want a simple quick answer. Well this site is a good source for that. I'm not saying they are probably right about every question, but so far the site has proven to be very sound. They give the source of their answers and the authors of the books they reference are people I like to read and I trust. Some I even listen to on the radio. John MacArthur and Chuck Swindoll just to name a couple. And you can sign up on this site too and receive an email each week featuring a new question. This week was about racism and the Bible.

Well, I have one more. And since I am building up, I was perplexed as to which one I would end with as the "best". Then I realized this isn't really about best. This is only a few of the sites I like to look at and they aren't necessarily in order of best. But I just discovered this site, (And it is in conjunction with that cute little pumpkin pin that Jane gave me; you silly girl, see what you did?) But I think most people I know would like this site. Man or Woman. You may have already heard of it. Probably so. It seems to be very popular. But I just discovered it so I am going to share it with you. I especially enjoy the recipes on this site. They are real down home. And the photos and the directions and comments she gives can really make your mouth water; either from hunger or from laughing hard. You know, I think it is a blog, but to me, it is a full blown website. She puts in a lot of time on the computer...look who's talking. This girl -or should I say this Pioneer Woman, she is clever and witty, but not so deep. That's one thing that makes it so interesting to read. Plus she is an amazing photographer. She is from Oklahoma and a wife to a cowboy she calls her Marlboro Man. (I doubt he smokes) She is also a home school mom to her 4 punks, as she lovingly refers to her children. She gives some really good tips for home schooling besides cooking and photography. I suggest you check it out when you have some time to sit and browse.

Thanks for sitting and browsing on my blog. This has been fun...

1 comment:

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Welcome to the world of BLOG! Looks like you have a great start. Don't sweat the small stuff remember life is way too short to worry! I'm gonna put a link on my blog to your so I can see what your up too!
Love your lil' doggie with the glasses that's how I feel most days.