Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My Sheep | Post 5

My Sheep


 “A man when he is making up to anybody can be cordial and gallant and full of little attentions and altogether charming. 
But when a man is really in love he can't help looking like a sheep.” 
agatha christie

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Words On Marriage | Post 4

I Can't Remember Where I Found The First Three Quotes.  

Marriage is: "A community of good, together with mutual love and sympathy to each other's cares and sorrows.  A fidelity and faithfulness which requires that each one love the other only and constantly."

A husband is to: "nourish, cherish, direct and defend his wife and children."

A wife is to "assist her husband in providing and preserving the good that pertains to family, with reverence to her husband."

I particularly love the description of a woman's role in this "community of good."   Her role will look different from year to year, couple to couple, family to family.   The needs of the family will change, but her job is to, in agreement with her husband, provide and preserve what pertains to family.  

"[We are] called to build [His] Kingdom first through the romance and adventure of our homes...  We've got something to wake up for and vigorously live for and laughingly die for. Even if we are: 'We few, we happy few. This Band of Brothers.'" d. shorey

Spicy Autumn Soup | Post 3

Our First Sit Down Around Our Table Just The Two Of Us Dinner
ps. the kitchen sink
 Mornings are beginning to have a nice chill and evenings smell like wood, which is the precise time I start to really crave soup.  With joy in my heart I prepared this favorite of ours... and it turned out to be one of the sweatiest days in August yet.  Ha!  Oh well.  Caleb still ate two-and-a-half bowls like a Autumn Angel at its finest.
pc. the kitchen sink
Butter or oil
1 onion, sliced into thin rings

1-2 pounds of your favorite sausage, cooked in crumbles or slices (I used half italian sausage, half Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage)
4-8 cups of chicken broth (if you use less chicken broth, you'll need to add a few cups of water.)
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Onion Powder
Garlic Powder
Fresh or Dried Parsley
Salt + Pepper (1 teaspoon of each)

1-2 Large Sweet Potatoes, cubed

5-7 Kale stalks, chopped into strips

ONE: Heat about two tablespoons of oil/butter in soup pot.  Add the onion rings and cook for a few minutes.

TWO: Add the rest of the ingredients except the kale (all the spices are "to taste," but start with 1 tablespoon or so.)

THREE: Let the pot simmer with the lid on until boiling.  Remove the lid and add kale (if you do it sooner the leaves get kind of slimy and weird-texture-y.)  Simmer with lid off until you're ready to eat and potatoes are cooked! 

ps.  It's a wonderful idea to add some grated mozzarella or parmesan cheese when served.

It's spicy, it's different, it's cozy, it's filling, it's best reheated the next day once all the flavors have spent the night together (sinners.), it's just a really good, easy little soup.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Caleb Says | Post 2

Quiet Child

Me:  "Aw!  Your mom posted a picture of you and Daniel when you were little!"
He: [looks at the picture on my phone]
Me: Seeeriously! So cute.  I want little boys just like that.
He: ... just not so mute.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Howdy All Y'all | Post 1

“they enjoyed each other… and they grew to be so happy that even when they were two worn-out people they kept playing together like little children.”
Hi there!  We are The Family Morris.  Like The Brothers Grimm, but more romantic.  Like The Sisters Three, but less... terrible?    We became a family on August 9, 2012.  You can read about how we met, fret and fell over here.  

This blog is where I can go "all-wifey" and post things about our marriage, home, dates, thoughts and friends.  My business blog has taken a serious turn since I met my Cowboy and I think it's time to institute "a place for everything and everything in it's place" for my blogs. 

Welcome!  We hope you stay, and we really hope you come over and visit someday.