One of these days I’ll realize that I just can’t do everything I used to be able to do…or will I? Jason asked for a taco dinner with all the fixings and a banana cream pie for his birthday. My gift to him, at least in part, is the desired meal made with love.
On the morning of his birthday as I was homeschooling, cleaning, doing laundry, and taking care of my younger children, I set out to cook my beloved’s birthday meal. I cut up and marinated the meat and put on a pot of beans and that is as far as I got throughout the morning.
In the afternoon I began the pie, from scratch, just like he wanted. It was getting later and later, and as I dealt with one battle after another with the children I began to lose heart. I needed help, but none of the kids wanted to help me, and I didn’t have the energy to make them.
Jason got home. With tears streaming down my face I told him all I had ready was a pot beans and a banana cream pie. “Sounds great! Let’s eat!” was his genuine reply. I apologized and told him a little about my day. Encouraged I gave Bobby to him and said that if he could take the kids for an hour I could at least finish the tacos.
We were all glad I finished the tacos. This is one of our favorite meals. I made my Pork Taco Meat recipe slightly different. After I browned the meat I simmered it in 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice until the meat was cooked through and the juice completely evaporated. Yum! I didn’t get to make the rice, guacamole, and homemade salsa that I had planned, but my husband was happy and that’s all that mattered.
Of course he still got his banana cream pie!
Please tell Jason Happy Birthday from us yesterday! I thought this year since I finally retired I would start remembering all the birthdays. So far I’m not doing so well. I’m glad all of you enjoyed your meal, and it sounds delicious. And I’m thankful Jason is a good sport.
What a loving couple! We do homemade tacos a lot and it’s a favorite for everyone. I love this pic. I think you’re family is truly blessed.
dr momi says
Hey going with the flow is all you can do with 5 kids. Sounds like Jason gets that! Tell him happy Birthday, and Happy Easter to you all!
looks like the best birthday present for him to get this year is already sitting in his lap! 🙂
Susan Evans says
Those tacos look really good.
*Sigh, how many times does that happen to me??
I don’t even have kids.
But we can thank the Lord for our wonderful patient husbands 🙂
Oh and btw, my hubbys name is Jason also!