I have been taking the easy way out when it comes to cooking, baking, and entertaining....
"Why?", You ask....
I have been so busy with school, volunteering, and family.
And the homework just keeps
Do you ever miss doing something that you have done every day for, let's say, the last six months?
I miss baking and cooking, home-made breads, creative dinner cooking and planning, blog searching, and just visiting my fellow bloggers. I miss the personal time (my time).
And to bring you such easy recipes shames me.
I am hanging my head in shame....
But I have come to realize that if I wouldn't be such a perfectionist, I wouldn't be facing this dilemma.
This dessert was taken to a church meal last Wednesday. There is a woman in the fellowship that is allergic to instant pudding. So, the perfectionist in me set aside a small dish minus the pudding just for her.
I am the same way when it comes to my homework. In my Global Civ class I am learning how to properly construct an essay.
This means proper steps like: Research, annotated bibliography, thesis statement, and outline. Basically the works....
When I receive my work back from the instructor, noted with corrections,
the perfectionist in me says, "Okay, do over."
I feel like I have to correct it until it is right. I really think I am driving myself crazy.
Do you want to hear how crazy I made my day yesterday? Here is the perfectionist once again...
I spent 6 hours working on the newsletter for the church (until it was perfected), rushed to Office Max 17 miles away to make copies of the newsletter, and gave myself 15 minutes to get to class on time, which the college is in the same town as Office Max (Thank God).
So, this is why I have been lacking in blog posts, visits to fellow bloggers, and starving my family.
Hanging head in shame....
Yesterday I had a constant play-back running through my mind.
What do you think it was?
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
This prayer has brought me to today.
I have tons of homework to do, and I have decided to just take this morning and breathe for a little bit, slow down and get some "my time" out of the way.
Which leads me to sharing this simple, tasty, fits my time, dessert.
I had an angel food cake (about the size of a brick) tucked away in my freezer (for safe keeping).
I cut it into little cubes.
1 box lemon instant pudding (fixed according to package directions)
1 can blueberry pie filling
I layered the ingredients into a trifle bowl. Easy, refreshing, light, dessert.
I have linked this recipe with Eat At Home blog.
Good Luck~Happy Eating~Enjoy
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths." Proverbs 3: 5-6