Friday, August 21, 2009

1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni 1 (8 ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 1 (12 ounce) container small curd cottage cheese 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese salt and pepper to taste 1 cup dry bread crumbs 1/4 cup butter, melted DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, add pasta, and cook until done; drain. In 9x13 inch baking dish, stir together macaroni, shredded Cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. In a small bowl, mix together bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle topping over macaroni mixture. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until top is golden.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Apple Streusel Cobbler
Ingredients 2 (21-ounce) cans apple pie filling 2 eggs 1 (14-ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk) 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cold butter or margarine 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1/2 cup oats
Instructions Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread apple filling in buttered 9-inch square baking pan. In large bowl, beat eggs, EAGLE BRAND®, melted butter and spices; pour over apple filling. In small bowl, combine brown sugar and flour; cut in cold butter until crumbly. Add nuts and oats. Sprinkle over top. Bake 50 minutes or until set. Cool. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream (optional). Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.
Servings: Makes 9 to 12 servings

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


INGREDIENTS 1 pound spaghetti 1 (8 ounce) bottle Italian salad dressing 1 small red onion, chopped 1 (4 ounce) jar sliced mushrooms 1 (3 ounce) jar sliced black olives, drained 1/4 (2.62 ounce) bottle salad seasoning mix 2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese DIRECTIONS Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and place in a serving bowl. Pour the salad dressing and vinegar over the noodles, and mix well. Add the onion, pepperoni, mushrooms, tomatoes, olives, seasoning mix, and parmesan cheese and stir until well combined. Serve at room temperature, or cover and refrigerate for several hours, or overnight.

I have this ready to take to our Prime Timers the seniors program at the church, this and a sugar free Banana Pie, so I hope every one will enjoy these dishes, it is really good, I have made both before, and I like them, many seniors have diabetes is why the sugar free dish, me for one, lol have a great day.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Psalm 34:3 "O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together."
Such a wonderful day for rest, the day after the Lord's day, and a time of peaceful quiet day to follow. Sunday is such a busy time for most, and we hurry, hurry, hurry, and then have little time for anything else on Sunday. But then comes Monday, the men go back to work, the kids go to school, and we can have some quiet time for our self.
In the Ministry Saturday is always a very busy time, no Sabbath there, so Monday became our day of rest, and probably will always be. It is a quiet day, usually no appointments or meetings and just a nice day for family and for catching up.
Tell me what do you do on your day of rest, and what day is it?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

This Is The Day The Lord Hath made

Isaiah 65:24 In Action
This story was written by a doctor who worked in South Africa...
One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward;
but in spite of all we could do, she died leaving us with a tiny
premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter.
We would have difficulty keeping the baby alive, as we had no incubator
(we had no electricity to run an incubator).We also had no special feeding facilities.Although we lived on the equator, nights were often chilly with treacherous drafts. One student midwife went for the box we had
for such babies and the cotton wool that the baby would be wrapped in. Another went to stoke up the fire and fill a hot water bottle.
She came back shortly in distress to tell me that in filling the bottle, it had burst (rubber perishes easily in tropical climates). "And it is our last hot water bottle!" she exclaimed. As in the West, it is no good crying over spilled milk, so in Central Africa it might be considered no good crying over burst water bottles. They do not grow on trees, and there are no drugstores down forest pathways."All right," I said, "put the baby as near the fire as you safely can, and sleep between the baby and the door to keep it free from drafts. Your job is to keep the baby warm."The following noon, as I did most days, I went to have prayers with any of the orphanage children who chose to gather with me.
I gave the youngsters various suggestions of things to pray about and told them about the tiny baby. I explained our problem about keeping the baby warm enough, mentioning the hot water bottle, and that the baby could so easily die if it got chills. I also told them of the two-year-old sister, crying because her mother had died.During prayer time, one ten-year old girl, Ruth, prayed with the usual blunt conciseness of our African children. "Please, God" she prayed, "send us a water bottle. It'll be no good tomorrow, God, as the baby will be dead, so please send it this afternoon."While I gasped inwardly at the audacity of the prayer, she added, "And while You are about it, would You please send a dolly for the little girl so she'll know You really love her?"As often with children's prayers, I was put on the spot. Could I honestly say, "Amen." I just did not believe that God could do this. Oh, yes, I know that He can do everything, the Bible says so. But there are limits, aren't there?
The only way God could answer this particular prayer would be by sending me a parcel from homeland. I had been in Africa for almost four years at that time, and I had never, ever received a parcel from home.Anyway, if anyone did send me a parcel, who would put in a hot water bottle? I lived on the equator!
Halfway through the afternoon, while I was teaching in the nurses' training school, a message was sent that there was a car at my front door.By the time I reached home, the car had gone, but there, on the veranda,
was a large twenty-two pound parcel. I felt tears pricking my eyes. I could not open the parcel alone, so I sent for the orphanage children.Together
we pulled off the string, carefully undoing each knot. We folded the paper,
taking care not to tear it unduly. Excitement was mounting. Some thirty or forty pairs of eyes were focused on the large cardboard box.From the top, I lifted out brightly colored, knitted jerseys. Eyes sparkled as I gave them out. Then there were the knitted bandages for the leprosy patients, and the children looked a little bored. Then came a box of mixed raisins and sultanas - that would make a batch of buns for the weekend. Then, as I put my hand in again, I felt the...could it really be? I grasped it and pulled it out - yes, a brand-new, rubber hot water bottle. I cried. I had not asked God to send it; I had not truly believed that He could.Ruth was in the front row of the children. She rushed forward, crying out, "If God has sent the bottle, He must have sent the dolly too!" Rummaging down to the bottom of the box, she pulled out the small, beautifully dressed dolly. Her eyes shone! She had never doubted!Looking up at me, she asked: "Can I go over with you and give this dolly to that little girl, so she'll know that Jesus really loves her?"That parcel had been on the way for five whole months. Packed up by my former Sunday school class, whose leader had heard and obeyed God's prompting to send a hot water bottle, even to the equator. And one of the girls had put in a dolly for an African child - five months before, in answer to the believing prayer of a ten-year-old to bring it "that afternoon." "Before they call, I will answer" (Isaiah 65:24) 1 minute prayer This awesome prayer takes less than a minute. Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards.Let's continue praying for one anotherFather, I ask you to bless my friends reading this right now. I am asking You to minister to their spirit at thi s very moment. Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy. Where there is self doubting, release a renewed confidence to work through them. Where there is tiredness or exhaustion, I ask You to give them understanding, guidance, and strength as they learn submission to Your leading. Where there is spiritual stagnation, I ask You to renew them by revealing Your nearness, and by drawing them into greater intimacy with You. Where there is fear, reveal Your love, and release to them Your courage. Where there is a sin blocking them, reveal it, and break its hold over my friend's life. Bless their finances, give them greater vision, and raise up leaders and friends to support and encourage them. Give each of them discernment to recognize the evil forces around them, and reveal to them the power they have in You to defeat it. I ask you to do these things in Jesus' name.
"Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet."