Carnivore Breakfast Pizza


The kids and I made our own breakfast pizza last week and it was delicious!

Ingredients:

  1.  1 pound bacon
  2. keto/low carb country gravy
  3. dozen eggs
  4. salt, pepper, and seasonings to taste
  5. sprinkling of cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Weave the bacon to make the crust and bake for 30 minutes.
  3. Make country gravy for sauce.
  4. Season and scramble the eggs in a skillet.
  5. Shred cheese.
  6. Spread gravy of bacon crust, add scrambled eggs and cheese.

We split this pizza between four people, but I will leave the serving size up to you. 

Country Gravy Sauce:

Add a couple tablespoons of bacon grease to a skillet. Add and melt two ounces of cream cheese. Add 2/3 cup heavy cream and whisk until bubbly. Have water nearby for thinning. (We added 1/4 cup of water to thin the gravy just a little.) Season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

Holy Week

I took the past week off, so my children and I could really focus on Jesus for Holy Week. When I was growing up, my family didn’t celebrate Holy Week, and I didn’t even know what it was until a couple of years ago. I knew that I wanted to do more with my kids than just celebrate on the day of Easter.

Holy Week starts on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter or Resurrection Sunday. It is celebrated by many Christians around the world, so each day we did an activity or had a treat that would have us exploring Jesus’s last days before He was crucified.

Palm Sunday

We made palm branches by tracing hands on green construction paper and pasting them to popsicle sticks.

We watched Sunday service online, as well as a couple of Palm Sunday cartoons on Right Now Media.

We started a Resurrection garden. (This was our first year putting one together.)

We ended the day with a Palm Sundae. (Please don’t mind the melted ice cream; it was fresh out of the churn and it took a minute to get everyone’s scooped out and take a picture.)

Holy Monday

We continued through our Resurrection garden activities and discussed how Jesus taught His followers.

That evening we had sweet, soft pretzels for our treat to teach us how we should pray. (I forgot to take a picture before taking a bite of my pretzel.)

Holy Tuesday

More Resurrection garden activities and Easter Week cartoons on Right Now Media.

Tuesday evening we had donuts to remind us: “Donut forget to pray!”

Spy Wednesday

We discussed Judas’s betrayal of Jesus for 30 silver coins.

We ate the rest of the left over donuts for the evening’s dessert.

The grass started to sprout in our Resurrection garden.

 

Maundy Thursday

We continued the discussion of Judas and watched an episode from Super Book about the Last Supper and Jesus praying in Gethsemane.

During some of our Advent activities during the Christmas season, I stumbled upon the idea of a shepherd’s meal; so we had a shepherd’s meal and Communion in the evening. (Jesus is the Good Shepherd!)

We watched a broadcast on zoom from the Jews for Jesus organization, which was very interesting and informative.

I gave the kids little “money” (treat) bags of chocolate for dessert, as a reminder of the 30 silver Judas received for his betrayal.

 

Good Friday

We continued with Resurrection garden activities and studying the Bible to learn how and why Jesus took on our sins so that we may live.

Black Saturday

The weather was so nice here that we spent a good chunk of the day outside. We went ahead and had our Easter egg hunt. (Yes we do some of the more secular traditions too.)

That evening, the hubs and I watched the Passion of the Christ (after the kids had gone to bed of course). I hadn’t seen it since I was a young teenager, and I was surprised to learn that my husband had not seen it at all. Now that I am a mom, the scenes with Mary, Jesus’s mother, just broke my heart so much. The whole thing is heart wrenching, but I don’t remember the movie having the same effect on me when I was younger, the way it does now.

 

Resurrection Sunday

He is risen! We enjoyed Sunday morning service from the comfort of our home. We also watched the last of the Easter series cartoons and just had a slow, relaxing day.

That evening we watched Sight and Sound’s production of Jesus on TBN. It’s not the same as seeing a show live, but it was still good and the kids were able to watch too.

 

I hope everyone had blessed Holy/Passion/Easter week!

We sure did!

(Note: Even with all of the treats, we still follow a low carb/ketogenic diet.)

Looking for Hope


“God shall be my hope, my stay, my guide and lantern to my feet.”

William Shakespeare

The beginning signs of spring are coming to life all around us. The early flowers are so beautiful; the trees are beginning to bud and awaken as well. I saw the first butterfly of the season a few days ago. These are a sign that the cold, winter season is leaving and bringing hope of the warm seasons to come. 

Did you know that the Bible mentions the word hope roughly 130 times (depending on the translation)?

I know people have great fear right now and are worried about their futures. I know people are looking to their leaders and those in authority for answers and direction. This can be a good and wise thing, but we shouldn’t forget they, too, are human and capable of mistakes.

In my recent, personal, “dark valleys,” I have turned towards God for my hope. The Spirit given to me led the way in my pursuit for peace, calm and hope, while my world fell apart. This is where I really started to take the Bible seriously and seek the One who created me and saved me.

I wasn’t sure where to take this blog, so I am letting my Bible study lead the way. This week I picked back up in Psalm because I have finished my recent study of the book of Romans. There really is no better time to study the book of Psalm than right now; the psalms are full of hope during some of King David’s darkest moments.

This week I spent a few days really reading and studying Psalm 23.  This psalm is often associated with funerals and death, but if you really dive into it, it shows life and hope.

Psalm 23

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

God is enough!

 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

When things get out of control and we start to lose our way, He is there to lead. We only need to look to Him for direction.

4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

                God is in control! Even when we think all may be lost.

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

                God is faithful!

 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

                He is our hope!

Billy Graham put it this way, “Christ wants to give you hope for the future. He wants you to learn what it means to walk with Him every day. When you come to Christ, God gives you eternal life – which begins right now as you open your heart to Him.”

So take some time each day and seek Jesus and lean on Him during this time of hardship!

John10:11-15

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

14 I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.”