Turkey Florentine, Youth Minister, and Happiness

Today I am thankful for:

1. A new recipe success. I love trying out new recipes, but I also try to prepare myself for the fact that some recipes may not turn out. I even made a deal with my kids. If they do not like a new recipe, my feelings will not be hurt! Quesadilla stuff is always in the fridge. Tonight I played around with a Turkey Florentine recipe (Paleo style). The kids were sopping up the sauce with their un-paleo rolls. The entire house was smiling. Big smile here. Thankful.

Turkey Florentine (Paleo Version)

4 turkey cutlets cut in half

Flour mixture (for dredging):

1/2 C almond meal

2  T dried parsley flakes

2 tsp paprika

1 T dried minced onion

1 tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp. salt

1 tsp ground pepper

2 eggs

1 C white wine

1 C coconut/almond milk

1 T. Turkey Better Than Bouillon

1/4 tsp salt

2-3 T olive oil

3 cloves garlic

Spinach, fresh (about 16 oz)

Combine dredging ingredients in a shallow bowl. Whisk eggs in small bowl. Dip each piece of turkey in eggs and then dredge in flour mixture. Heat about 2 T olive oil in a pan and brown turkey cutlets (about 5 min. on each side). Remove from pan and put on a plate. In the same pan, add a little more oil and add garlic. Saute until translucent. Add white wine and deglaze pan, scraping every bit. Add coconut milk, salt and turkey bouillon. Bring to a boil and simmer until sauce thickens and reduces a little. Add chicken back to pan. Cook on low for another 10ish minutes.

Now in a separate pan, heat 1-2 tsp. olive oil. Saute a little more garlic and add spinach. When done, put spinach on a plate and top with chicken piece, and sauce.

2. Our youth minister. She took some of our girls from our church to a girls’ conference in Abilene this weekend. What an incredible experience for our girls! I picked up my daughter tonight and she has not stopped talking. She learned all about being courageous, and knowing she is a beautiful creation because God made her!

3. I wake up every morning to this beautiful statuette called “Happiness.” The birds make me think “sing, laugh, and love.” It reminds me of a wonderful ladies retreat a couple of years ago where we discussed the many ways to broaden our happiness. One of those things is the practice of Gratitude. Thankful for beautiful memories.

What are you thankful for today?

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One thought on “Turkey Florentine, Youth Minister, and Happiness

  1. 1. This is only the 2nd blog I’ve ever read regularly… (The first being “The Empty Pulpit” where I was one of the “oh faithful bloggerland readers…” [grin]). I’m loving the way I get to share in life’s little moments… It makes me remember the times when I was new in a town, and one of the things I always missed was being involved in others’ lives in the everyday, simple ways.
    2. I continue to be inspired by the lovely photographs that enhance their text. They are reminding me to notice things visually… which has always been a lifestyle for me, except during the last few years… but now, coming up for air… remembering that I *need* to do that to still be me.
    3. My whole concept of “blogging” is shifting. I’ve also realized that a lot of bloggers love “to write,” and that’s the type of writing I also love to read – to see (notice my “visual” term?) how other writers define, develop, and express a concept. I’ve probably turned a corner that will lead me to start my own gratitude blog. And yes, that WILL be “the sincerest form of flattery!” ❤

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