Ode to My Ovens


Yesterday afternoon we kicked off our 3-night revival by hosting a preachers' fellowship meeting. I spent most of the day running back and forth to the kitchen in between school lessons and trips to town. I fixed some baked goods for the preachers' afternoon coffee break and several dishes for last night's covered dish supper. Praise the Lord for my double-ovens! They were working overtime! It was cool enough outside to be using the heat, but the ovens warmed up the house just fine. I didn't take any pictures while I was cooking because I was just too busy making all of this:

* sugar cookies
* brownies
* Ding-Dong cake
* sweet potato souffle
* cornbread casserole
* fruit salad
* green beans
* smokies w/barbecue sauce
* cheesy scalloped potatoes


After our supper at church we had our evening service. The preaching was fantastic, and many folks were at the altar praying during the invitation. The service seemed short to me, but that's the way it is when your heart is stirred by good preaching.

By the time we got home and the kids were all tucked in bed I was wiped out. I do not like to go to bed with a messy kitchen, but last night that's exactly what I did. This morning I woke up feeling refreshed and had a load of laundry finished and my kitchen put to rights within an hour. Everyone is enjoying Quiet Time before we get ready to head to church for tonight's service. Thankfully our supper is already taken care of; we came home last night with so many leftovers, and we've been blessed with enough fried chicken to feed us for a week!

I have lots of things to share, including a fun day trip our family took this past weekend. Hopefully life will slow down in a couple of days, and I'll be able to share then.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Ode to My Ovens

Yesterday afternoon we kicked off our 3-night revival by hosting a preachers' fellowship meeting. I spent most of the day running back and forth to the kitchen in between school lessons and trips to town. I fixed some baked goods for the preachers' afternoon coffee break and several dishes for last night's covered dish supper. Praise the Lord for my double-ovens! They were working overtime! It was cool enough outside to be using the heat, but the ovens warmed up the house just fine. I didn't take any pictures while I was cooking because I was just too busy making all of this:

* sugar cookies
* brownies
* Ding-Dong cake
* sweet potato souffle
* cornbread casserole
* fruit salad
* green beans
* smokies w/barbecue sauce
* cheesy scalloped potatoes


After our supper at church we had our evening service. The preaching was fantastic, and many folks were at the altar praying during the invitation. The service seemed short to me, but that's the way it is when your heart is stirred by good preaching.

By the time we got home and the kids were all tucked in bed I was wiped out. I do not like to go to bed with a messy kitchen, but last night that's exactly what I did. This morning I woke up feeling refreshed and had a load of laundry finished and my kitchen put to rights within an hour. Everyone is enjoying Quiet Time before we get ready to head to church for tonight's service. Thankfully our supper is already taken care of; we came home last night with so many leftovers, and we've been blessed with enough fried chicken to feed us for a week!

I have lots of things to share, including a fun day trip our family took this past weekend. Hopefully life will slow down in a couple of days, and I'll be able to share then.

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17 Comments:
Blogger Mrs.B said...
Ooohhhh!--LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new look! So pretty!! The pattern is so 'fallish', how did I miss this one?! (o; Just teasing! I really like the header too. (o:

Blessings,
~Mrs.B

Blogger Becky said...
I remember growing up that my mom had two ovens and we used them all the time. Especially at Thanksgiving, which is when I always wish I had two ovens. Last year I made dressing in the crock pot for lack of oven space!

I am glad you had a good time. What a busy kitchen to warm up the fellowship.

Blogger Mommy said...
Sounds like a yummy menu! You are very blessed to have double ovens. Also, like Becky, I have used my crockpot to free up my oven for other goodies. :)

Can't wait to see the fun trip you took this weekend. Hopefully if the weather is good this weekend, we will be going to see the Blue Angels. A Great follow up field trip for The Glorious Flight in FIAR!

Blogger LeadingThemToHim said...
My oh my, you sound busy! Glad you are being so blessed though!
We just had a three day revival over the weekend and it was such a blessing.

BTW, I LOVE your new background! Looks very pretty. Do you mind if I ask where you found it?

God bless!
~Chelsie

Blogger Susan P. said...
First of all, I just love your new look! The picture of your children is as precious as can be:o) I'm so happy to hear that the preaching has been such a blessing to you and everyone else. It sure sounds like you have been super busy in the kitchen. Please, please tell me Mrs. C ~ what in the world is a ding dong cake and how do you make it?!!I'm drooling already!

Blogger Karen said...
Wow you have been busy! I don't know when you would have found the time to stop and take pictures, either. :-)
Everything sounds delicious.

I love your background! So pretty. What a busy day you had. Happy to hear your services are going well. We just finished out fall revival services on Sunday and they were wonderful!

Have a wonderful day
~Amy

Blogger Shannon said...
Hi! I happened to be browsing from the giveaway blog, and saw you mention ding dong cake? Can you share the recipe?

Thanks!

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Chelsie,

Check out the link for The Inspiration Gallery over in my sidebar. It's a wonderful site Mrs. B led me to.

Susan P. and Shannon,
The Ding Dong cake is delicious! I'll try to get the recipe posted in a few days.

Blessings,
Mrs. C

Blogger LeadingThemToHim said...
Thanks!

Blogger Julie Fink said...
Sounds like such a fun time!

Blogger Arlene said...
We are having our revival this week, too. I think it must be the week for revivals, because a few other churches I know are having them, too! A great week for the Lord to work all across the nations! :)

I'm so jealous of your double ovens, Mrs. C! They are lovely *sigh* :P Sometime, you will have to share some of those yummy recipes...

I can't go to bed with a messy kitchen, either... but I have made myself do it (once or twice) LOL!

Blogger Christina said...
FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
Enjoying EVERY moment,
CHristina

Sounds like you were a very busy bee! Love the double ovens. That is on my dream kitchen wish list.

Blogger momofmhasr said...
What is ding dong cake?

Blogger Mrs. U said...
Oh how I would LOVE to have double ovens!! My parents have them and we always used them both growing up.

I'm SO glad that you were able to listen to the preaching!! LOL!! Soooo many times, as a pastor's wife, I've been SO busy during the day that when it comes time to sit under a sermon, my mind simply cannot focus because I'm so tired!!!

Also, would you mind sharing your recipes for the ding dong cake and the cornbread casserole? They, along with everything, sound DELICIOUS!!

His,
Mrs. U

Blogger Pam said...
YUM YUM YUM! This post definitly got the ol' taste buds salivating! I love your double ovens. That is a request I have for my dream kitchen!

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