- 2 cans (11 Oz. Can) Mexicorn, Drained
- 1 can (4 Oz. Can) Chopped Green Chiles
- 1 whole Bell Pepper, Chopped
- 3 whole Green Onions, Chopped
- 2 whole Jalapenos, Chopped (without Seeds)
- 8 ounces, weight Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- Mix all ingredients together and serve with Fritos! To make this a skinnier version use fat free sour cream and fat free mayonnaise! Yum!
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Today was a typical fall day. The weather was windy and cool with overcast skies. The rain fell on and off all day long. Other than running out to the chicken house twice, I've stayed inside all day.
Because this is the type of weather that makes me want to cook, I found myself in the kitchen making Caramel Apple Jam and then later a big pot of chili with deer meat and sausage.
I am so thankful for laid back, easy going days. Our soul just needs them sometimes... and today was a perfect day.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Jesus lived in perpetual awareness that his Father had a purpose for his being here, and that he must therefore be constantly about his Father’s business.
What is the driving motivation of your life? Whose “business” are you usually and primarily concerned with? Are you mostly working toward your own ends and purposes, toward the pleasure and admiration of your colleagues, toward the fulfillment of your friends’ expectations? Jesus determined that his Father’s business was his one driving, overruling interest.
You may excuse yourself as being too young or too new to the faith to make such an all-encompassing, single-minded resolution. But do you know how old Jesus was when he uttered these words? He was twelve years old!
It is never too soon to give your life to the service of the Lord, to dedicate your time and energy and labors to His glory and pleasure. Can you hear the urgency in Jesus’ words, at the age of twelve, to accomplish this purpose in His own life?
You, also, are here for the glory of God. Like Jesus, you must determine to pursue your Father’s purpose for you now, no matter what family members or coworkers or classmates might say or think. Sadly, Jesus is here having to remind his own parents, in a gentle and respectful way, of the God-centered nature of his calling and life.
Friends, you must be about your Father’s business! Do not let any personal ambition or conflicting counsel get in the way of that great purpose.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I am breathing in and out fresh, new air!
When you tell God in prayer that you desire a freshness, a newness, a deeper relationship with Him, you never know what He's going to do..
He will shake your boat and at the same time He will give you joy!
The excitement bubbles up within me tonight! No more boring days of wondering what I'm doing in a place that's going nowhere.
Luke 2:1-32 says: Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. 32 But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail.
Did you see that? Jesus said that he pleaded in prayer that his faith should not fail!! Ah, and I know mine won't either!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Some will find religion, some truth.
How true that statement is.
There are so many that sit the pews on Sunday to live their lives of no difference in the week. They have attened for years, in fact have been on the membership since early childhood. Yet, they just go in and out of the church building.... They have "religion" but they have no "relationship" with Jesus. They can give you Sunday School answers, but they are only learned answers from classes or preachings and not answers that they know themselves from reading God's Word. They think they are ok.
Do you have religion? Or, do you have Jesus~ a truthful relationship with the One who saves us from our sins with mercy and grace? Do you know Him? Know Him by talking to Him? Listening to Him?
Or do you come and go... thinking the church building gives you all you ever need?......
Monday, October 17, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Here's what you make when you discover 19 eggs in a nest in your chicken coop!
Angel Food Cake
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cake flour, sifted
- 12 egg whites (the closer to room temperature the better)
- 1/3 cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon orange extract, or extract of your choice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.In a food processor spin sugar about 2 minutes until it is superfine. Sift half of the sugar with the salt the cake flour, setting the remaining sugar aside.
In a large bowl, use a balloon whisk to thoroughly combine egg whites, water, orange extract, and cream of tartar. After 2 minutes, switch to a hand mixer. Slowly sift the reserved sugar, beating continuously at medium speed. Once you have achieved medium peaks, sift enough of the flour mixture in to dust the top of the foam. Using a spatula fold in gently. Continue until all of the flour mixture is incorporated.
Carefully spoon mixture into an ungreased tube pan. Bake for 35 minutes before checking for doneness with a wooden skewer. (When inserted halfway between the inner and outer wall, the skewer should come out dry).
Cool upside down on cooling rack for at least an hour before removing from pan.
Now, just add:
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Ham & String Beans with Potatoes
2 quarts fresh green beans or 3 cans (16 oz. each) green beans\3 lb. to 4 lb. ham or ham hocks\
3 to 4 medium size potatoes - cook until barely soft, if using with canned green beans.
1-1/2 cups water for cooking the ham + 2 additional cups water if using fresh green beans. Do not drain canned green beans.
1 tsp. salt
Trim all visible fat from the ham. Place the ham in a crockpot, add 1-1/2 cups water; set on high and cook for 2 to 3 hours. Reduce heat to low. Add the remaining ingredients, cover, and cook on low for about 5 more hours or until the beans are tender, if using fresh green beans and potatoes. Cook on low for 2 to 3 hours if using canned green beans and potatoes. Remove the ham. Discard the fat and bones; cut or shred the ham. Return the ham to the crock pot and cook on high for about 15 to 20 more minutes.
I am already wanting to decorate my front yard in gourds, pumpkins, hay bales, flowers and scarecrows!
So many get tangled in hating Halloween, but for my family it's only been a day of passing out candy and recieving candy. Nothing more. No scary or weird dress up's~ just little cowboys and princesses.
I have been canning peach, plum and jalapeno jam (all as one jam not individual flavors) today and the house smells like a cross between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
My heart feels light and full... and I'm ready for jeans, boots and sweaters with scarves.
Ah, October.. how I love you!