So, this week, we put the big boys to bed early, and we enjoyed a celebration meal of sorts. We've had a large decision looming over us for quite a while. We have prayed together, prayed separately, fasted, talked about it to a few trusted folks, and thought and thought and thought. And, last week, we finally came to a decision. We still have our moments of doubt, but I think it's the right decision for our family.
And, so we did what we always do when we have a big moment in our lives.
Last week, the boys and I picked blueberries and figs one morning. I used the end of the blueberries in this fabulous cocktail, Blueberries Gone Wild. Truth be told, I really loved the name! I used sugar syrup instead of agave, and I substituted seltzer for the gin. I also threw in a few micro basil leaves. It turned out great (and beautiful).
For celebrations, we generally turn to shellfish. These are beautiful Georgia shrimp.
Plugra butter. I found it on clearance a few weeks ago, and I froze it for the next time I made this dish. It is really rich, and oh so good.
barbecue shrimp. This is one of our favorite meals for date night--it's a lot of fun to dig into the same big dish together, breaking off pieces of bread, and dipping them into the sauce. Sort of like fondue, but easier.
Ironically, we ended the evening with a movie that emphasized seizing the moment and not letting life pass you by. Sort of a cheesy movie, but it spoke to the decision we had made earlier in the week. Timely, I suppose. All I know is that it felt like a little whisper from God. And I love hearing those whispers.
I can't talk enough about how much I look forward to dedicated time with my husband. Even if it's coffee one morning a week, everyone ought to carve out some time for their marriage. It's very much worth it!
This post is linked to Balancing Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday. Lots of great ideas over there. Check it out!