Thursday, April 3, 2014

Restless by Jennie Allen

I was seeing some buzz online about Restless and Jennie Allen so I was very excited when BookLook gave me the opportunity to read this new book!

I believe so many people feel like they are going through the motions of life rather than really living out each day with a passion and a purpose.  Jennie Allen encourages and inspires you to find that purpose and pursue it.  If you're not sure what that is, Restless even provides "worksheets" to help you determine the gifts God has given you.

I am glad I read Restless and would definitely encourage others to read it - especially other ladies in the same season of life as myself.  I enjoyed Jennie's style of writing and could easily relate to her life as a wife and mom to young children.  Although the worksheets weren't something I would typically do, I think other readers would appreciate how the activities can help them figure out their gifts and calling.  The book did inspire and encourage me to continue to pursue what I feel God is calling me to do during this season of my life.  One of my favorite themes of the book was how Jennie Allen challenges us to act now rather than wait for a more convenient season of life.  I also like that Jennie recommended reading certain portions of the Bible and shared other scripture regularly throughout the book.    

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Nana's Recipe Box: Bacon Potato Casserole

We're now 2 for 2 with good recipes from Nana's recipe box!  This casserole tastes like a loaded baked potato but even better since there's as much other good stuff as there is potatoes .  For our family of 4, I cut the recipe in half and it worked great.  

Bacon Potato Casserole

10 medium potatoes, boiled and diced
1/2 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 large onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups cheese, cubed
1 1/2 cups mayo
salt & pepper to taste

Cook bacon and drain (reserve 2 Tbsp drippings).
Saute onion in drippings.
Crumble bacon and add with onion, cheese, salt, pepper and mayo.
Mix with potatoes and bake at 325 degrees in greased casserole dish for 40-60 minutes

Yield: 8 servings