Saturday, August 29, 2009

Things you will need:
Bundt baking pan Usual kitchen utensils Small hand, or table-top mixer Wood skewer Boxed strawberry Cake, or Your favorite yellow cake recipe Quart of fresh, or whole frozen strawberries Butter Vanilla Check your cake recipes for other ingredients
1. Butter and flour the inside of a non-stick bundt cake pan. First spread the butter fairly thickly over the entire inside. Next, sprinkle flour onto the butter. Turn the pan upside down and tap to remove excess flour. Yes, you can use spray oil - be sure to use enough. 2. Center your oven's racks so that your pan will be centered top-to-bottom. Preheat the oven to your recipe's temperature. 3. Prepare either your favorite cake recipe
I usually add an egg, double the vanilla, or if it doesn't call for vanilla, I add a scant tablespoon of vanilla. I also substitute microwave softened butter for the oil. (Note that if you cut down the oil, the cake may be dry.) Prepare a cup of fresh strawberry pieces (1/2 inch chunks). Prepare batter and gently add fruit last. Evenly pour batter with fruit into bunt pan. Check to see if your oven's heat is up to temperature, place the pan in the center of the oven and set your timer. See the tip below on checking to see if the cake is done.
4. Cut the remainder of the strawberries into 1/8 to 1/4 slices. If you are using frozen strawberries, slice them before they are completely thawed. Cover and refrigerate the sliced strawberries. 5. Remove the done cake from the oven. Let cool on a rack for 5 to 10 minutes. Center a cake plate on top of the cake, and with hot mittens, flip the cake over. Tap and shake the upside down cake until the cake drops. If it doesn't drop, run a knife around the sides, pray, and try again. Set aside until the cake is completely cool. White Icing: Place in a mixing bowl, 1 stick of soft butter, one box of confectioners sugar, and one tablespoon of vanilla. Mix slowly with an electric hand, or table-top mixer, adding a slight teaspoon of milk one at a time until you produce a thick, but spreadable, icing. Be careful not to add too much milk at a time, mix well so that the milk takes effect before adding more. Mix on medium until there are no lumps. (If there was any strawberry juice left over, you could substitute it for the milk. Do not use the melted water from frozen berries. With a small spatula, spread the icing on the cake starting with the center. Distribute the sliced strawberries evenly on top of the cake. Or you can make a drizzle icing and add the juice from strawberries to color too. WALA!
Sit back and enjoy your work.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Yeah Roarin' Rooster Party

My Collage of The Many Rooster Things in my home
Okay I got Crafty when I could not find the shades I wanted
The Egg on the left a normal egg, the one on the right
was a 3 Yoke egg a normal Rhode Island Red layed Tea Anyone
The Real Deal, I love them more than the Glass ones
Well I have so many that I made a collage of some of my roosters, I may sneak a few other in too, this is such fun, to be able to show off our collections, good idea Barb, and thanks for this fun time. That is it for now.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Scripture Survival Kit
Toothpick: to remember to pick out the good in others. Matt. 7:1
Rubberband: To remember to be flexible. God has it under control. Romans 8:28
Band Aid: To remember to mend hurt feelings. Yours or someone elses. Col. 3:12-14
Pencil: To remember to list your blessings daily Eph 1:3
Butterfinger: Cause we all slip sometimes, and it's okay. Gen. 50:15-21
Gum: So you can stick to it. With God you can accomplish anything. Phil. 4:13
Button: To remember to button your lip when needed. 1 Peter 3:10
Lifesaver: To remember that the Lord is there to help. Psalm 46:1
Mint: to remind you that you are worth one. (I use a peppermint patty) John 3:16-17
Candy Kiss: To remember that Love should be a part of everyday. 1 John 4:7
Snickers and Tissue: To remind us to be a light in someone elses day. Matt. 5:14-16
Puzzle Piece: To remember that without God we are not complete. Prov. 14:20
Tea Bag: To remember to relax and go over that list of blessings. 1 Thess. 5:18
These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the "ingredients", printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.
Spiritual Hygiene
"But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come."
(1 Timothy 4:7-8) We are bombarded these days with diet plans, exercise programs, health foods, beauty aids, etc.--all aimed at improving our lives or lifestyles. These may profit a "little," and should not be ignored, but we must never allow a preoccupation with physical things to negate our true priorities. Spiritual hygiene is much more important than physical hygiene. As infants, we should "desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby"
(1 Peter 2:2). For adults, "strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age" (Hebrews 5:14)--those who are no longer "unskillful in the word of righteousness" (v. 13). We are to be "nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine"
(1 Timothy 4:6), and admonished to profess "sound literally 'healthy' doctrine" (Titus 1:9; 2:1) and healthy "faith" (1:13; 2:2), as well as healthy "charity" and "patience" (2:2), and use healthy "speech" (2:8). Exercise must not be ignored, but it should be "exercise . . . unto godliness"
(1 Timothy 4:7), enabling us to "discern both good and evil" (Hebrews 5:14). It may take the form of chastisement, which "yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness"(12:11). And, of course, cleanliness is important. "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word" (Psalm 119:9). Christ gave Himself "that he might sanctify and cleanse the church with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish" (Ephesians 5:26-27). JDM
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Monday, August 24, 2009


Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries. She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food.John Longhouse, the grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leave his store at once. Visualizing the family needs, she said: 'Please, sir! I will bring you the money just as soon as I can.'John told her he could not give her credit, since she did not have a charge account at his store.
Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard the conversation between the two. The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he would stand good for whatever she needed for her family. The grocer said in a very reluctant voice, 'Do you have a grocery list?' Louise replied, 'Yes sir.' 'O.K' he said, 'put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount in groceries..'Louise hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she reached into her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still bowed.
The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed amazement when the scales went down and stayed down.The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said begrudgingly, 'I can't believe it.' The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries on the other side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more. The grocer stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement.
It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said:
'Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands.'
The grocer gave her the groceries that he hadgathered and stood in stunned silence.Louise thanked him and left the store...... The other customer handed a fifty-dollar bill to the grocer and said; 'It was worth every penny of it.
Only God Knows how much a prayer weighs..
'THE POWER IN PRAYER IS UNREAL: Just stop right now, and say a prayer of thanks for your own good fortune.
So dear heart, trust God to heal the sick, provide food for the hungry, clothes and shelter for those that don't have as we do. God bless you and may he meet your every need...
INGREDIENTS 1 cups all-purpose flour 2 eggs 1/4 cup milk 2 cups seasoned bread crumbs 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper 4 center cut pork chops DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place the flour in a bowl. Combine the eggs and milk in a separate bowl, mixing together well, and then place the bread crumbs in another separate bowl. To the bread crumbs stir in the garlic powder, seasonings. Dip each chop into the flour, shaking off any excess flour, then dip into the egg/milk mixture, and, finally, dredge each chop liberally in the bread crumbs. Lay the chops into a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish and pour water as needed into the dish, enough to just cover the bottom. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes, then reduce heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 20 more minutes.