Whether Ye Eat or Drink
By Cindy Chaney
Overwhelmed. It is a feeling we have all experienced at some point. Recently, I was doing some research, and after many resources and much reading, I realized that there is a lot of information out there about what should be excluded from our diet, and what should be included. What foods are best for us? There is so much information out there, that it can seem overwhelming. Can any of you relate? Instead of making some changes in our health, we can come to the point of throwing up our hands and doing nothing.
Doing nothing is definitely not the right decision. We have a responsibility to take care of ourselves and our family, in preparing healthful and nutritious meals. Sometimes, we should make changes when health conditions indicate that change is needed. James 1:5 says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” This verse is a promise that God will lead us to make wise decisions if we are seeking His direction.
I have struggled at times to know which recipes to include in this article. My desire is to be a blessing, an encouragement, and an inspiration to you as a wife and mother. Daily meal preparation should be a task that we take on joyfully, as a way to show love to our family. We all have different tastes and preferences. My goal is to give you recipes that will show your family you are invested in their life. You can be a great blessing to them in this way. Mealtime can be a fun time of family gathering, when important things are discussed and godly values are instilled. The Lord will bless your home-making efforts. Invest yourself, “as unto the Lord!” Try this tonight!
This month’s recipe is for a homemade Alfredo sauce that I have enjoyed preparing for my family. It is a delicious, easy sauce that can be served so many ways. Pour it over noodles for a delicious side dish, or stir in some leftover chicken and spoon over spaghetti squash for a delicious gluten-free supper. I enjoy it with a handful of kale or spinach added in just before serving.
½ cup butter
3 garlic cloves, crushed
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
2 cups whipping cream
1 ½ cup parmesan cheese
Melt the butter and simmer garlic cloves for 1-2 minutes. Add salt, pepper, and whipping cream. Heat until bubbly and cook for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in parmesan cheese.