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Sunshine, S’mores, Rednecks and the Gospel

The sun is shining in Seattle.

Yes, you read that correctly.

The sun is shining.

It is not raining.

I am not going to sit at my computer.

The sun is shining.

But, I’d love to share some of my fun ideas to make your

summer weekend a little more

tasty and relaxing.



Check out my S’more Recipe!

Tired of people dropping all the marshmallows in the dirt

or eating all the chocolate before everyone gets a S’more?

Plan ahead.


City-Slickin’ Redneck Vacation

Traffic horrible?

Too tired to pack up camping gear?

Camp in your backyard this summer.

Urban Vacation.

We love coming up with new foods and new ways

to cook in the firepit.

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Need ideas for Vacation Bible School? 
Check out my
Sweet Gospel Message.

It’s a great way to share the Gospel.

Iffin’ ya’ want some more recipes or fun ideas,
use that cool search button on my blog.

C’mon, I double-dog dare ya’.

Don’t make five years of back posts go to waste.

As for me and my house,

we’re heading outside.

‘Cuz ya’ know what?

The sun is shining in Seattle.

Fine Dining at the Redneck Grill

Ya’ might remember that my hubby and I are misplaced Rednecks,

adjusting to the life of city-slickers.

We’re learning to enjoy best of both worlds,

so I coined the phrase City-Slickin’ Rednecks.

City-slicking life has  traffic, horn-honking commutes and a  rapid pace.

It takes a lot of energy to live in the city.  Some find it exhilarating.  I find it exhausting.

We look for ways to unwind at the end of long days.

We dig deep into our Redneck roots to find ways to stay relaxed while

surviving and thriving the city-slickin’ life.

You might remember fire relaxes our family.  So does food.

I toldja’ how to make a Redneck Breakfast.

So food AND fire is a sure-fire way to unwind after work.

Especially when the chef is so good-lookin’.  He’s cookin’ and smilin’.

I sat and read a book. I was smilin’ ‘cuz I didn’t have to make dinner.

Beef.  It’s what’s for dinner if hubbster is cookin’.

Scott has perfected grilling over charcoal and  wood coal fire so he cooks steaks medium rare to perfection,

testing by only touching the steak with his fork.   He’s amazing.

Because I’ve finally convinced my husband that steak alone isn’t a meal

and that potato chips do not count as a vegetable,

we had a salad.

We even bring this salad to baseball games with pre-cooked chicken when  we’re tired of either

being hungry or don’t want to eat  another hamburger grilled in lard.

The final product.

Outdoor dining at it’s finest.

Yes, that embellishment is a Bleeding Heart.

No, I didn’t eat it.

Photo: Having a cow http://instagr.am/p/MPS0TtA4X4/

Another night we grilled outside,

my son-in-Law, Aaron took this picture and titled his Facebook post

 “Having a Cow.”

Yea, totally having a cow.

I can’t believe he ate the whole thing.

Wait, yes I can!

When life is fast and furious,

you have to learn to unwind.

But if we only sought physical relaxation, we would still be lacking.

The Lord Jesus patterned for us the way to  unwind.


Matthew 14:23

“And when he had sent the multitudes away,

he went up into a mountain apart to pray:

and when the evening was come, he was there alone.”


I’ve heard the saying,

“If you don’t come apart,

you’re going to come apart.”

We need to come apart from the busyness of our lives,

but come into  the presence of the Lord.

Don’t just feast on beef,

feast on the Word of God.

It’s what’s for dinner.