Week 32, Day 5
Heart: We rarely eat my favorite foods for dinner. Why? Because I’m a mom and wife. It’s easiest to make things the kids will enjoy and I love seeing the smile on my husband’s face when I set down one of his favorite meals. But, sometimes, on very rare occasions, I make something that I love. Last week was one of those occasions. I made potstickers! Homemade potstickers! Like homemade dough and everything! I chose a really simple recipe since it was my first time and they were A-MAZ-ING!!! My kids didn’t love the wrappers, but they gobbled up the inside. Even Tim really enjoyed them!
I’m not going to post the entire recipe here, because I followed this Potsticker recipe almost exactly. It was a great recipe for a newbie. However, I thought I’d mention a couple of things to keep in mind:
- 10oz (285g) of flour is approximately 2.3 cups.
- I used 1lb of ground turkey and it was just about perfect (I had a tiny bit left over)
- Only pleat one side of the dough, this gives the traditional curved shape
- Make the dipping sauce, it’s fabulous!
Could you just go buy the wrappers and make this process easier? Yep! But the dough is literally just flour, salt and water… that’s it! So, if you’re trying to be budget-conscious you should consider making them. They were cheap, easy, and fabulous! We will be making these again… when the next ‘mom’s choice’ dinner comes around. Maybe it’ll be relatively soon…
Soul: I was reading Acts 4 this morning. Peter and John are called in front of the Sanhedrin to answer for the power by which they healed a crippled man. I was surprised by the boldness with which Peter addressed the Sanhedrin. I can’t even imagine standing in a court and answering the way he did- I’d have been way too scared. But upon further investigation and study, I realized that Peter’s response was not actually his own. He was filled with the Holy Spirit and gifted with boldness. It was a reminder to me that God doesn’t expect me to work by my own power. I don’t have to be strong enough, bold enough, powerful enough… He provides me with exactly the strength, boldness and power I need to serve Him through the gift of the Holy Spirit. How encouraging! When I read the story of David and Goliath and think, I would never have been able to do what David did. The truth is, neither would David… but he had the power of God. Oh, what a world we might live in if Christians actually called on the power of the Holy Spirit instead of trying to be ‘enough’ all on their own.
Strength: The strength part of my blog feels pretty boring lately. I feel like I’m far enough into my workout routine that it’s no longer ‘new and fun’, but I’m not far along enough to have great results. This is the place that people fall away, isn’t it? When they’re still working so hard, but they’ve lost the encouragement from the beginning and have yet to see results from their effort. I think this is where the blog is going to be repetitive and boring, but crucial for me. Blogging allows me to confront these feelings and move past them, rather than let them linger and affect my effort. So, for now I’m just going to keep chugging along. “I think I can, I think I can…”