FRIDAY! I am so looking forward to a change of pace for a few days. And since it’s Friday, I’m sharing whatever I want for today’s find! These are a few of my favorite things for this week in 2013. (If this was 1995 this list would include TGIF, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, and FunYums… just so we’re clear.)
1. Best recipe of the week: Eggplant Parmesan Rollatini
I cut this recipe out of my Real Simple almost two years ago, but have only made it one other time. After tasting his first bite my husband asked, “And why don’t we eat this all the time?” It’s that good. Once I worked out the kinks (using a mandolin to slice the eggplant evenly, baking on parchment paper to prevent sticking, keeping an eye on the oven), it was a really easy dish that looks like you’ve slaved the day away. You could definitely make a lower calorie option.
2. Tool I use daily: Hebrew – Greek Keyword Study Bible
I’ve spent the past few weeks writing and prepping for some exciting speaking engagements in March and April. I’m covering some new topics, so my Keyword Study Bible has been invaluable to me. I WISH I had taken Hebrew and Greek in school, but this Bible definitely helps the amateur when it comes to the original text.
3. Wall art: Hand painted sign by Aimee Weaver Designs
The 2nd half of my Birthday present arrived in the mail this week and I could not love it more! The verse from Song of Songs was actually part of the personal vows in my wedding. I’ve been waiting to order one forever and my husband finally beat me to the punch. He did good. The sign is gorgeous. Take a minute and check out Aimee’s designs!
4. Reading: Under the Mercy by Sheldon Van Auken
I’ve touched on “A Severe Mercy” by Sheldon Van Auken before, but not in great detail. The book plays an instrumental part in my own love story. We had portions of the book read in our wedding ceremony. Needless to say, it’s one of my all-time favorite books. “Under the Mercy” is a follow-up to that memoir of love, loss, and eternal hope. I’m only a few chapters in and I don’t particularly want to put it down. :)
5. Feeling baby girl kick.
I won’t get too sentimental, but I’m just about over the moon when it comes to feeling Little One move. She cracks me up. We’ve been trying to listen to her with a stethoscope and it seems as though wherever we choose to push in order to listen, she begins to kick aggressively. “STAY OUT OF MY ROOM.” Endearing now… we’ll see how that goes in the future!
I hope you had a great week and that you are planning some time for rest this weekend!