Friday, June 19, 2009

Cameo Cake
1 1/2 cups butter 3/4 cup water 3/4 cup white chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 4 egg, beaten 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup chopped toasted pecans 2 1/4 cups white sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 4 (1 ounce) squares white chocolate, melted 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup butter, softened 6 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8 or 9 inch round cake pans. Stir together 3 cups flour, white sugar, and soda. Set aside.
Combine 1 1/2 cup butter and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and add 4 ounces white chocolate. Stir until chocolate melts. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.
Gradually stir in flour mixture; batter will be thin. Dredge pecans in 1/2 cup flour, and fold into batter. Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minute. Cool layers in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
To make the frosting: Beat together both packages of cream cheese and 1/3 cup butter until creamy. Blend in melted and cooled white chocolate.
Mix in confectioner's sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.
Frost between layers, and on top and sides of cake.
Sprinkle with additional pecans if desired.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Grilled Marinated Chicken Take Chicken Breasts cover with Italian dressing, set in fridge for about 2 hours, put on grill and cook over medium heat about 15 minutes each side, this makes a great moist and delicious meat with your potato salad and corn on the cob, we cooked the corn right in the husk for about 20 minutes, just perfect. Yummy Potato Salad Directions Cook the potatoes; then cool, peel, and dice. Hard boil the eggs; then cool, peel, and chop. Peel the onions and grate or chop fine. Dice the celery, broccoli and olives. Add the chopped potatoes, eggs, onions, broccoli and celery to a serving bowl, cover, and refrigerate while preparing the rest of the ingredients for the dressing. Blend together the salad dressing, mustard, then pour this sauce over the potato mixture and toss. Cover the salad and refrigerate it for at least 1-2 hours for the flavors to blend properly. You may garnish the potato salad with olives and fresh sprigs of parsley for added flavor and color. We had a great time in the pool, did some really good pool exercises and then came in and I fixed the meal, he did the cooking on the grill, this is a wonderful way to spend a lazy summer day, and not to heat up your house by cooking inside too, so enjoy your meal, and let it be know, we are Country, and I cook County, and there is not other way. Be blessed, and enjoy your evening service tonight, was a wonderful way to end a perfect day, in the house of God with his people.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Are The American People Really that Naive

The Truth.. And We Wonder What Is Wrong With America, How Could He Be A Leader? The Last of The Kennedy Dynasty As soon as cancer was found, we noticed the immediate attempt at canonization of old Teddy by the main stream media. They are saying what a "great American" he is... I say, let's get a couple things clear and not twist the facts to change the real history. 1. He was caught cheating at Harvard when he attended it. He was expelled twice, once for cheating on a test, and once for paying a classmate to cheat for him. 2. While expelled, Kennedy enlisted in the Army, but mistakenly signed up for four years instead of two. Oops, the man can't count to four. His father, Joseph P. Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to England (a step up from bootlegging liquor into the US from Canada during prohibition), pulled the necessary strings to have his enlistment shortened to two years, and to ensure that he served in Europe, not Korea, where a war was raging.. No preferential treatment for him like "he" charged President Bush received. 3. Kennedy was assigned to Paris , never advanced beyond the rank of Private, and returned to Harvard upon being discharged. Imagine a person of his "education" NEVER advancing past the rank of Private. 4. While attending law school at the University of Virginia, he was cited for reckless driving four times, including once when he was clocked driving 90 miles per hour in a residential neighborhood with his headlights off after dark. Yet his Virginia driver's license was never revoked. Coincidentally, he passed the bar exam in 1959, amazing!!! 5. In 1964, he was seriously injured in a plane crash, and hospitalized for several months. Test results done by the hospital at the time he was admitted had shown he was legally intoxicated... The results of those tests remained a "state secret" until in the 1980's when the report was unsealed. Didn't hear about that from the unbiased media, did we. 6. On July 19, 1969, Kennedy attended a party on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts . At about 11:00 PM, he borrowed his chauffeur's keys to his Oldsmobile limousine, and offered to give a ride home to Mary Jo Kopechne, a campaign worker. Leaving the island via an unlit bridge with no guard rail, Kennedy steered the car off the bridge, flipped, and into Poucha Pond. 7. He swam to shore and walked back to the party, after passing several houses and a fire station. Then two friends returned with him to the scene of the accident. According to their later testimony, they told him what he already knew, that he was required by law to immediately report the accid ent to the authorities. Instead Kennedy made his way to his hotel, called his lawyer, and went to sleep. Kennedy called the police the next morning and by then the wreck had already been discovered. Before dying, Kopechne had scratched at the upholstered floor above her head in the upside-down car. The Kennedy family began "calling in favors", ensuring that any inquiry would be contained.. Her corpse was whisked out-of-state to her family, before an autopsy could be conducted. Further details are uncertain, but after the accident Kennedy says he repeatedly dove under the water trying to rescue Kopechne, and he didn't call police because he was in a state of shock. It is widely assumed Kennedy was dru nk, and he held off calling police in hopes that his family co uld fix the problem overnight. Since the accident, Kennedy's "political enemies" have referred to him as the distinguished Senator from Chappaquiddick. He pled guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, and was given a SUSPENDED SENTENCE OF TWO MONTHS. Kopechne's family received a small payout from the Kennedy's insurance policy, and never sued. There was later an effort to have her body exhumed and autopsied, but her family successfully fought against this in court, and Kennedy's family paid their attorney's bills... a "token of friendship"? 8. Kennedy has held his Senate seat for more than forty years, but considering his longevity, his accomplishments seem scant. He authored or argued for legislation that ensured a variety of civil rights, increased the minimum wage in 1981, made access to health care easier for the indigent, and funded Meals on Wheels for fixed-income seniors and is widely held as the "standard-bearer for liberalism". In his very first Senate roll, he was the floor manager for the billthat turned U.S. immigration policy upside down and opened the floodgate for immigrants from third world countries. 9. Since that time, he has been the prime instigator and author of every expansion of and increase in immigration, up to and including the latest attempt to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. Not to mention the Pious grilling he gave the last two Supreme Court Nominees, as if he were the standard bearer for the nation in matters of right. What a pompous fool. 10. He is known around Washington as a public drunk, loud, boisterous and very disrespectful to ladies. JERK is a better description than "great American". Let's not allow the spin doctors to make this jerk a hero -- how quickly the American public forgets what his real legacy is..

Monday, June 15, 2009

Here Comes The Bride

June is here, the beginning of summer, and it is hot in Southern Georgia.
The children are either out of school or getting close, what will your summer hold? The month of June is known for the Bridal month, every young girl dreams of a wedding in June. Probably half the marriages performed are in June, I am thinking this would make a good devotional for this month. Some have an anniversary this month, so you can really relate then. I do pray that you will have a blessed summer, and stay healthy and happy. Put God first in all you do. First we are gonna talk about being a bride, I think we all can remember the excitement of those times, planning our wedding, making sure the guest list is done, choosing that beautiful White Dress, looking in the mirror and seeing this young girl who is about to become a married woman all the dreams and thoughts that go through our minds, in getting things ready for that big day. A little scared, and even fearful to some, wondering if the groom will show up. But even after 48 years of marriage I still remember my wedding as if it were yesterday.
Then finally it is here, and we are standing beside the man that we will spend the rest of our life with, looking into his handsome face, and just so filled with love and adoration for him. Very soon we will say those special words, I do, I do love you, I do commit my life to you, I do I do I do... Now lets think a little deeper, and a little more spiritual, lets talk about the Bride and Groom to come. All of us that are in Christ through his salvation, and regeneration of his Spirit, are his Bride, are we as excited about becoming his birde as we were our human Groom? Can we hardly wait to see him? Do we sit in awe looking at his word, picturing his dear face, and excited about the special things he has planned for us, Oh I hope you do, my earnest longing is to be with Christ, to be like him, and live with him forever.
All Believers will be married to Christ, Are we so anxious for that day to come that we pray come quickly Lord, Come quickly? Let us rejoice and exalt the name of Jesus, and give Him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready; to her it has been granted to be clothed with fine linen, bright and pure, for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, "Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb." And he said to me, "These are true words of God" (Revelation 19:7-9).
Since in heaven there will be not death, there is no need for husband and wife relations. There is no need for the population growth of humanity since there will be no adding or subtracting to the number in heaven. Since Jesus emphasized there will be no marrying in heaven, then marital relations seems to be something that is absent. Whatever God has planned for believers will be something far better than anything we can imagine. The Bible says, However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him" 1 Corinthians 2:9).
The resurrected state will be God-centered, not human-centered. The emphasis will be upon God, not humanity. Therefore many of the questions that we presently have about heaven will not be issues once we come into the presence of God. Marriage, as we know it, is not necessary in heaven because there is no need for continuing the race. The number of people in heaven will not increase or decrease - it will remain the same. Believers will be married to Christ and have even deeper relationships than we have ever experienced on the earth. We will live forever, no sickness no heartache no loosing loved ones, Oh I say Come Quickly my Beloved come Quickly. Have a very blessed month of June, stay healthy, happy and wise. Obey the Lord.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Banana-Pineapple Breakfast Shake
Prep Time: 5 minutes Yield: Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 2 cups plain fat-free yogurt 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained 1 ripe medium banana 8 packets sugar substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup ice cubes Fresh pineapple slices (optional) Preparation: 1. Place all ingredients in blender. Cover; blend until smooth. Pour into 4 serving glasses. Garnish with pineapple slices. Tip: This recipe is perfect for a party or another special occasion. Just double the ingredient amounts, so you'll have enough for everyone to enjoy! Nutritional Information: Serving Size: 1 cup Fiber 1 g Carbohydrate 27 g Cholesterol 2 mg Saturated Fat <1>

Sooooooooo Good On a Hot Day

Banana Split Shakes Yield: Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 1 small (6-inch) ripe banana 1/4 cup skim milk 5 maraschino cherries, drained 1 tablespoon light chocolate syrup 1/8 teaspoon coconut extract 4 cups low-fat chocolate frozen yogurt
Preparation: 1. Combine banana, milk, cherries, chocolate syrup and coconut extract in blender. Cover; blend on HIGH speed until smooth. 2. Add yogurt 1 cup at a time. Cover and pulse on HIGH speed after each addition until smooth and thick. Pour into 4 glasses. Garnish with additional maraschino cherries, if desired. Tip: For a low-fat shake, chop 3 large, peeled bananas. Place in resealable plastic bag and freeze until solid. (This is a great use for over-ripe bananas). Blend with milk, cherries, chocolate syrup and coconut extract. It will not be as thick and frosty, but will be lower in calories and fat.
Orange Smoothie
Yield: Makes 2 servings Ingredients: 1 cup fat-free vanilla ice cream or fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt 3/4 cup low-fat (1%) milk 1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
Soy Milk Smoothie Makes 4 servings 28% calorie reduction from traditional recipe Ingredients 3 cups plain or vanilla soy milk 1 banana, peeled and frozen (see Tip) 1 cup frozen strawberries or raspberries 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract 1/3 cup Splenda* *May substitute 8 packets sweetener. • Place all ingredients in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Tip Peel and cut banana into large chunks. Place in plastic freezer bag, seal and freeze at least 5 to 6 hours or overnight. sweetener Nutrients per Serving Calories 147 Calories from Fat 24 % Total Fat 3 g Saturated Fat <1>