We had our
For those of you that don't live around here, we don't usually get much of any rain after about May and then all the way until about the end of October. So, it is pretty darn exciting when it rains again!
Because, after all rain is good for many things!
The rain is good for an excuse to break out the umbrellas:
The rain is good for cartwheels!
The rain is good for wearing winter clothes even when it's in the 70s (notice the bare feet!)
The rain is good for dancing
The rain is good for riding bikes:
And for fixing them:
Rain is good for enjoying the outdoors:
Rain is good for
And, rain is always good for tasting!
And rain is good for bacon!!!
So how does bacon tie in?
Well, frankly I got it because I found some that was healthy "ish" that didn't have the normal nitrates and nitrites and it was on sale so I had bacon that I needed to cook. I know, not that interesting...
But, we rarely ever eat bacon so it is something special. The smell of bacon.....ahhhhhh, I wish I could send it through the computer (of course, some of you are glad that I can't!)
It reminds me of camping and getting up in the morning smelling the fresh outdoors and hearing the crackling of the individual strips.
It reminds me of staying with my grandparents and my grandma would make a full spread of homemade biscuits and blackberry jam or fresh honey, fried potatoes, eggs, orange juice, chilled well water (my grandfather would get from a friend), and of course bacon....or sausage or ham. The memories of staying with my grandparents are some of the fondest childhood memories that I have.
So we made bacon..... and mashed potatoes with spinach:
fried zucchini that came fresh from one of our amazing church members' garden:
And even my gravy turned out!
So, I finished up with the cooking and went into the dining room with the food and I found this:
The children had lit the candles and there was actual peace in the room
It was an absolute answer to prayers! Thank you Heavenly Father for a much needed break. I can still smell the lingering bacony goodness this morning....