Friday, March 20, 2009

Pray for the Bowders

Nancy and Jeremy are two of our closest friends. We've been in small groups with them and have met with them as couples. We LOVE them and we're praying hard for them right now. Nancy and Jeremy have a beautiful healthy 2 year old son Jacob. He was born at 30 weeks. It was an early surprise and they endured months of NICU visits before he could come home. God is good and he's doing GREAT and he's an awesome little boy. He's so cute with Luke and Taylor. Very gentle and sweet. Nick has him in his 2-3 year old sunday school class and he says he keeps getting cuter and cuter. Nancy is pregnant again with another little boy, praise God, and she's now at 21 weeks. Nancy has been feeling heaviness and contractions and she spent last night at the hospital. She was monitored and sent home today with doctors orders to take it easy. Please pray with us for this little boy to stay in the womb until at least 34 weeks. I remember this prayer well. Please pray for wisdom for Nancy know when to go to the hospital and for patience and peace for the remainder of this pregnancy. We thank the Lord for Jacob and for the life of this little boy in her womb. Lord, we know you have plans for this little boy too and we look forward to meeting him...but not too soon. :) Thank you!

Turkey Chili

This is one of my new favorite foods. Besides the Ranch Doritos and BLT's I eat every single day. lol Thought I'd share the recipe. It actually came from a book I have called "Double Duty" about raising twins. I actually starting mixing the rice in with the chili (makes it go further) and eating it with tortilla chips. YUM!

2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
1-1/2 lb. ground turkey
1/4 cup cream
2 tbsp chili powder (I don't put that much in cause I'm a wuss) lol
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp dried dill
1 tbsp dijon mustard
2-28oz cans tomatoes, drained
1-15oz can red kidney beans, drained
1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 cup black olives, sliced (I skipped this)

In large stockpot over medium heat, add garlic and onion and cook about 3 mins.

Add turkey, crumbling into pieces. Saute´stirring occasionally until turkey is cooked, about 10 mins.

Lower heat and add cream. Simmer until cream is absorbed, about 5 mins.

Add chili powder, oregano, lemon juice, dill, and mustard, stir until well blended.

Add drained tomatoes and simmer for 30 mins, stirring occasionally.

Add drained kidney beans and cook for another 10 mins.

Add parsley and olives, mix well.

My everyday lunch.