Thursday, September 15, 2011

Random Connections

It's as easy as apple pie!
I'm not sure who said it first...
but, I'm 99% sure it was a man.
A man who has never made an apple pie in his life.
Let's face it...
an apple pie isn't difficult...
but it does require a good chunk of time.
Valuable time!
That's why I was tempted to stop.
As I was driving the boys home from a
computer class in Ida, Michigan...
there was a bakery that advertised
"The Best Pies In Town"
At 12:45 p.m. my stomach rumbled...
" one..."
Homer Simpson like.
I don't even remember the name of the bakery.
All I recall is that compelling thought
of homemade pie!
Well...says I...I have all the fixings
a bag of sour apples that no one wants to eat...
flour, sugar, Crisco...
(yep, I use Crisco crust)
cinnamon, nutmeg...and time!
Onto dinner...
We were expecting brrr-cold night-time temps...
I gathered all the Roma Tomatoes I could...
before they were damaged.
Now, let me back-up to say...
Wednesday nights are confirmation nights
for James and myself.
Due to weird scheduling...
it became pizza night for the family.
I decided to break our much-loved pattern
and make Jacob's Spaghetti Sauce.
(A recipe he learned from his days stationed in Italy)
I am going to attempt to alter the
this week and make a pizza sauce.
But... I wasn't very popular when I broke from
tradition and made spaghetti when
pizza is ingrained on their taste buds come Wednesday.
Without much complaint they ate the pasta.
It was delicious as always.
Maybe doubly good when you have apple pie
waiting for dessert!
What thread binds this story?
Dave Ramsey's
Financial Peace (I want me some of that!)
The whole gang is taking it together.
It's never too early (or late!) to learn and SAVE!
With Dave as my back seat driver...
I was able to speed right on by that bakery...
able to find the time to make...
not buy, dinner!
It's going to be a difficult journey...
but I am excited to see where it will take us!
Prayers needed!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm, pie! And since this is only week one of Dave Ramsey, your family can be grateful that it's not a beans and rice/rice and beans pie! :)
    I love you!