Friday, December 11, 2009

Preparation day

On Fridays, I try to make sure the house is clean before sundown. I iron all of our church clothes. I wash my hair. On Sabbath, we leave all of the dirty dishes in the sink or in the dishwasher to be cleaned on Sunday. The only thing I have not yet been able to integrate into our household is pre-cooking.

Sabbaths usually find me in the kitchen for each meal preparing something easy but doing all the work. I have not yet wrapped my mind around the idea of pre-chopping/washing/slicing or pre-making our Sabbath meals. This is not yet a habit but something I desperately need to work on.

Today was a little bit different, though. We have company coming over in an hour to spend some time with us tonight and share dinner with us. Hubby and I made homemade pizzas this morning. We mixed up, kneaded, and let the crust rise. We chopped up all the toppings. Now, when our guests arrive, we just toss toppings on the crusts and bake. Easy.

I also assembled a lasagna for lunch tomorrow. When we get home from church, I will just pull the pan out of the fridge and bake it. Then I'll toss in the frozen garlic bread and bake that as well. Easy.

Why can't I make this a habit? It feels good to sit here and know that sundown is in half an hour but I'm ready for it. I'm ready to spend time with family, friends, and God. The house is clean and peaceful. I have the Christian radio station playing on my computer and incense burning on the table. I'm ready for the Lord to visit.


The Old Geezer said...

interesting blog
God Bless You

~*Mona*~ said...

This week, today is preparation day! I will be gone tomorrow downstate (3 hour drive) to stay in a hotel for my son's kidney check up at the hospital early on Friday morning, SO since I won't be back early enough, I am working on the meals from Thurs to Sat today....that is if I peel my rear away from the computer, lol ;o) Have a blessed week!

DanniellaAnn said...

I have a hard time with that too, although it helps that our church has potluck every week, and with sundown so early I'm usually good. but it's sooo hard to get that potluck dish done before 5 now. I had to move laundry to Thursdays. You can do it though, maybe Sabbaths just eat bread and fruit and raw veggies? no cooking needed ;)