Hey, y’all! Welcome back to another edition of Sunday Supper! Each week, this post is all about adding a little extra deliciousness to your week and sharing what our world looked like.
This week I found the blessing in having a regular ol’ boring week. Often times we overlook the mundane, but having “nothing exciting” happen this week was a breath of fresh air and it gave me a little time to reset.
Over at the Chinaberry House windows, doors, and shingles were delivered so things are really moving along. On Friday, I shared a new post that includes a little video tour of the house and test kitchen that Jack and I shot last weekend. But so much has happened this week, it already looks different!
Thursday afternoon I found myself frustrated and feeling a little defeated. We were facing some delays with the construction that will postpone the anticipated completion date of the house by a month, I had spent too many hours of the previous few days dealing with rude and hateful comments on Facebook, and found myself in the middle of a day where nothing seemed to go right. It doesn’t happen too often, but I was feeling depression creep in.
I ran home in the middle of the day to let our pup, Ella, out for a potty break and as soon as I opened the back door, the stress melted away. The sweet smell of the sweet olive bush we planted when we moved into the house wafted through the air. It was the first time I’d smelled it this season.
I always associate its fragrance with my sweet great-grandmother, my BigMama, and I’ve found that smell to offer a little comfort several times in my life when I found myself overwhelmed. It was the little reminder from God and her that I needed. The smell reminded to me to pause, take a deep breath, shift my perspective, and refocus on the abundance of blessings in my life.
So, this week, I want you to be intentional about paying attention to those little “nods” we get. Often times we get so consumed with life, that we miss opportunities to really “see” the good things. I pray this week you get to do just that and see them – or smell them, in my case.
This week I’m sharing my Easy Chicken Noodle Stir Fry which is a quick, easy, and delicious way to get a complete meal on the table in no-time-flat. You can even swap the veggies out for a pack of prepackaged stir fry veggies from the produce department of the grocery store to make it even easier.
For dessert, I’m sharing my amazingly delicious Brown Sugar Pecan Pound Cake.
And this week I was reminded of the time that Emily from Emily Bites gave the Chicken and Dumpling Casserole from my cookbook a little healthy makeover and thought I’d share it with y’all. If you’ve not tried that casserole, you really need to! It’s got all the flavor of the traditional dish in an easy casserole and there’s no cutting out dumplings! Whether you try my original or Emily’s lightened up version, I hope you’ll give it a taste!