Tonight we had pork chops (which I got at a marked down price…yesssssssss!)
I topped the chops with applesauce we canned.
I also bought sweet potatoes at the low price of 18 cents a pound!
So I bought a bunch of them!!!
Cheap sweet potatoes,
slowly cooking in the oven on a cold winter’s day makes the house smell so good…
makes it smell like a home!
In the evenings when my husband comes home,
I want his first thought to be, ‘What smells so good?’.
I want my husband (and kids) to look forward to coming home at the end of the day; not just to have a place to hang his hat, but to have a place where he can come in for shelter and nourishment; not only physical nourishment, but emotional nourishment. I want to remind him that I am here to do him good all of my days (Proverbs 31:12)!
I’ve learned that the more I try to be a good wife, try to meet his needs (spoken and unspoken), the more I focus on him, the happier I am! Perhaps because it gets my focus off myself, perhaps because this is God’s design? He created me to be a helper for my husband, and through my obedience God brings peace to me and blessings on our marriage. I wish I had known these truths earlier in our marriage, rather than whining about him meeting my needs all the time. God has been merciful!
The purpose of using a brine with your meat is to add liquid and flavor.
You can read more about it here.
Just as brining your meat takes a little extra effort and planning ahead to improve the flavor and texture of the meat, brining your marriage, and other relationships, in love and kindness takes planning ahead, but the benefits are well worth it!