Magical Miracle

For this weeks challenge, find some magic, and charm us with it.

I looked at the photo challenge and thought where can I possibly find anything magical to charm anyone.

I was going to a shower when I saw a sign directing us to the venue. I began laughing and then suddenly realized it would take magic for me to get to the venue the way the arrow was pointing.

May you be charmed.

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This Way Please

Chaos

This week, let’s embrace disorder and its creative power.

This is the life I live in daylight when I can see clearly to get around. It is dangerous in the dark. Boxes packed and ready to move. Now to find the perfect place to relocate, unpack and live a life that is no longer a chaotic temporary situation.

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Walls of Wonder

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Wall to Wall.”

What do you display on the walls of your home — photos, posters, artwork, nothing? How do you choose what to display? What mood are you trying to create?

At this time most of what was on my walls is packed away because I’m preparing to move. When the walls are decorated you’d find a huge colorful picture of vases. I have artwork that I’ve created sprinkled throughout my home. My friend created me a banner of The Lion of Judah that is hanging in my library. My church gives us posters that I frame and hang. I have ten of the twelve tribes of Israel to be framed and hung in my new home.

I choose colorful hangings because I thrive on color. Black and white prints will be incorporated next time. I hang artwork I like to look at that make me happy and capture the attention of visitors. When they ask I can tell the story behind them.

I have a creative friend that sends me cards for my birthday and holidays that I will display in a shadowbox. The cards fill my heart with joy because they are beautiful and she thinks enough of me to send them to me although we live several thousands miles away now. To her I’m never forgotten.

Creative Cooking of an Amateur Chef

My stomach started growling feed me. I didn’t know what it wanted to eat because it didn’t tell me. Standing in front of the refrigerator with the doors wide open, I started scanning the occupants. There was half a cabbage, two bunches of rainbow chard and grass-fed beef brats. It was a toss-up between the cabbage and chard. The chard won.

I decided to slice the brats in bite size pieces and cook it with the chard. Home Run!

First I combined the chopped chard stems and brats and sautéed together in coconut oil until stems were tender. Seasoned with a little sea salt and pepper and added the chopped leaves and topped with a lid for a few minutes. After the leaves began to wilt I gave it a stir and added a tablespoon of butter. The lid went on again for a few minutes. Removed the lid and seasoned with a little more salt and pepper and a small amount of red pepper flakes. Beef Brats and Rainbow Chard

I was so hungry that I inhaled a small plate of brats and chard-nothing else.          Delicious!

For dinner I will add sweet potato fries.If I feel energetic I might make corn muffins. 

I made this dish up as I went along. That’s what I consider fun cooking. Check picture out.

Do you cook? Do you always follow a recipe or create one of your own.