Beautifly Blended

Beautifly Blended
"Like clay in the hand of the potter, so you are in My hands." God said. Jeremiah 18:6

24 November 2012

Menus and other stuff..

We did it finally finished off our Thanksgiving food.. Amen, Praise the Lord!!

Among not blogging I have also not made menus: until today. So, yay, I am back at doing that again.. which I have to say really helps.. That way I am not scrounging through the kitchen trying to figure out what to cook... LOVE IT!!

 I have also in the last month or so started following pintrest...It has become one of my most favoritests places in the world..... I have gotten some really great things off of there. Things I will share later on..

Menu Nov 26-Dec 1

Biscuits and Gravy
Philly steak and Cheese
Ham casserole

Eggs, bacon, and toast
Tuna Melts
Cube steak, rice and Gravy, and green beans

Southern Cheese grit casserole
Hot dogs, coleslaw

Deer Meat, Rice and tomatoes, cornbread

Omelets-Sausage, mushrooms, cheese
Chicken dumplings

Lasagna, garlic cheese bread

23 November 2012

Our Thanksgiving Night.

We, The Griner's, decided to have our thanksgiving at supper which I believe I really liked alot better cause turkey always makes me sleepy.

But, I just wanted to say that even though my day started off really yucky that my night finished up with lots of love and laughter in the house. We did our usually frying of The Turkey and my SIL made a couple of dishes and I made a couple of dishes and my MIL made a couple of dishes, and I have to say that was the best way to do a thanksgiving supper.

The women were in the kitchen talkin and the kids were outside playing and the men were with the meat. It was almost like a Hallmark moment. After, we all finished we sat around the table playing apples to apples.

What a great way to end what started off to be a very bad day.

Sorry no photos, but I am going to try to do better!!!  *smile*

22 November 2012

Once again

Here I am sitting in front of the computer wondering how or where to begin. I found blogging times much easier when I tried everyday to make a post and I was always on the hunt for something to write about. It didn't always have to be funny, serious, or interesting just writing and I felt great afterward. But, honestly since I have just stopped posting I just really haven't felt like getting back into it even after the promise to try to do better. I find myself forgetting my camera for great opportunities to take picture and document my time not only for ya'll but for myself as well.

Monday I was able to go to Jacksonville and visit a grandmother I haven't seen in about 8 or 9 years. And, it wasn't because I didn't want to, we had just lost contact through my moving and divorce and she had moved and so I had no clue how to get ahold of her. I had several emotions going on when I called to see if we could come and visit. I was deeply saddened when she told me that my grandfather had died back in Feb. and all she could do was tell me how lonely she was and how much she cried for him and longed to be with him. And, here I am thinking selfishly because I am like Granny we just got back in touch I need time to talk to connect again. I was not wanting to hear those words from her. It was very difficult, she seemed so different. I hurt for her I wanted to help in some way that I could and I didn't know how other than to pray. So, that is what I did.

We (my sister and I, with my 3 kids and her 1) stayed for hours trying to catch up on all the years we have missed and all the conversations we would have had. We talked about how much we miss our mother and the fact that we no longer are as close as we used to be. A lifestyle can separate you from your family. I suffer through that everyday also. I miss MY family. I miss the fun we used to have. I do have another family, my husbands family and they have stepped up quite nice. But, there is nothing like have your family, parents, grands, sisters, brother, uncles, aunts, cousins, and children. I don't want you to think that I am complaining on this Thanksgiving day, but loneliness can set in at any time and during any holiday.

I am thankful that my Granny does have other grand children that live near her and are there for her. I know this Holiday she is with family, but I also know that she doesn't feel whole without my grandfather.

So, on this Thanksgiving Day. I am most thankful for the time I do get to spend with my family, even if my kids are off somewheres else.

May God bless this day for you and your family

07 November 2012

Recipe You gotta Try!

It has been a few months ago since I have made this recipe and it has been a huge hit with my family.. I found it very easy to make and well just plain delicious.

Philly (Arica) Cheese Steak Sandwiches

1 pound Ground Beef--I used sirloin steak or chuck steak we had left over from our cow
 1 whole Medium Onion, Thinly Sliced
 1 whole Green Pepper, Sliced
1 cup Mushrooms, Sliced-Omitted  1 cup Beef Stock -omitted
3 Tablespoons Steak Sauce
Salt And Pepper, to taste
6 whole Brat Buns
6 slices Provolone Cheese


I used honey mustard about 1/4c
Worcestershire sauce 1/4
Montreal steak seasoning 1 T
Garlic salt 1T


Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. I used my crock pot,

Mix all the ingredients and add to crock-pot cook on low for about 5 mins and then add your veggies

Let them simmer about 15 mins or so.. Until the onions are changing colors.

Then throw your meat in and cook for about 4 hours on low or warn depending on how fast or hot your crockpot gets.. Once that time is up shred the meat and put on your bread and voila you have your sandwich.

Hope you enjoy...

06 November 2012

Where to begin?

I can't tell you how many times I have started this post and deleted.. Trying to figure out where to start since I have taken some time off from blogging..  Please don't think it was because I was just tired of it.. I clearly am not.. But, there has been some difficult times in this past month.. Many of which I am not sure I need to share or not, however I could surely use your prayer in that area..

I have decided to also makes to changes to my blog.. I would like to be faithful in posting everyday and I pray that I will get back at it..

Recipe Thursday will not longer be Thursday it will be Recipe Day or something catchy like that.. I have a very hard time trying new recipes and posting them every Thursday so.. I will post when we make them and eat them. I have several I will be post over the next few weeks for keep an eye out..

I have been so deep in God's word over the past month that I will be share some of the wonderful things God has done in my life and what asking forgiveness can really do for you and the one you ask.

Also, knowing where God wants me at this time in my life has been hard to understand, but through prayer time and worship time, He has shown me different areas that need His gentle hand to guide me and my family..

There is a song out there that I just love it is by the Santus Real

Please be patient with me as I get this blog up and running again.. I love you all and each one of you are near and dear to my heart..