Saturday, April 17, 2010


Those who have been following my  blog know we got chicken about a month ago, we bought ones that were almost old enough to lay, well today was the day, so I can imagine every day now there will be at least one egg in our nest. I love my chickens and the it was a tough beginning, but they are thriving and doing well. Hopefully I will not have to buy eggs ever again.

Being it is so late, I will post my Sunday post too, I am just so thankful I have a wonderful church to go and worship the lord tomorrow. So many have fallen by the way side, or have replaced the KJV with other perversions. OOPS should say versions, to be politically correct, yeah right, it is what it is, a really bad imitation of God's Holy word.  I feel bad for these ones that are rewriting the word God give with such replacements.  Because In Revelations God told what would happen if any one changed his word.
Revelation 22:18 "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:" 
Revelation 22:19 "And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book." 
Lord help us to be true to you, to look to you for all our answers, and to be obedient to you and your holy word. Lord I ask that you bless each one who reads this blog, and give them a peace of understanding and obeying you. Happiness is definitely knowing the Savior, and being his obedient child.
Now have a wonderful Lord's day, and let us say I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the lord.
In His Loving Care, Barbara


So tell me what are your plans for this wondreful Spring weekend? I plan on going outside an lap up some of that sun shine, I have not posted a recipe in a few days so here is something that sounds really good for this wonderful Saturday, I will share it with you, perhaps you will make it for Supper.
I went and had my hair done yesterday, and we had a good outing, stopped by the fishing hole and just sat a few minutes and talked, then went to the store, had dinner and come home, it was a good day though, and my leg was finally a little better so I enjoyed it, and was not in terrific pain. Sooooooo Be blessed, Be a blessing and have a great weekend, Lots of hugs Barbara ♥ Here is your recipe for today.

Spring is salmon season, and every bite of this vibrant dish tastes garden-fresh and zippy. Go ahead and dig into delicious!

Pan-Seared Salmon in Peach Mango Sauce

4 salmon fillets, 3/4-inch thick (about 1 pound)

Vegetable cooking spray
1 large red pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups V8 V-Fusion® Peach Mango Juice
1 mango, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
4 cups fresh baby spinach
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 cups cooked regular brown rice

1. Season the salmon as desired.
2. Spray a 12-inch skillet with the cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add the salmon, skin-side up and cook for about 5 minutes or until it's well browned. Turn the salmon over and cook for 4 minutes or until it flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove the salmon from the skillet and keep it warm.
3. Add the red pepper and garlic to the skillet and cook over medium heat until the pepper is tender-crisp.
4. Stir the juice, mango, honey, cornstarch, lime juice and black pepper in a small bowl. Stir the juice mixture and the spinach into the skillet. Cook for 2 minutes or until the mixture boils and thickens. Stir in the cilantro. Serve over the salmon. Serve with the rice.
Makes: 4 servings.

Food for Thought

“You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.” ~Julia Child~

Friday, April 16, 2010


Well it is our Friendship Friday again, I welcome you to my blog, if we are nothing else we certainly are friendly. I love my new friends I have made since opening this blog, and to all my friends I had before from various sites, welcome, come sit a spell with me, and lets laugh, and sip some tea together. What kind of tea do you like best? I have a friend that love the Chai tea, I love the Raspberry tea myself, so what ever your favorite is, sip with me on this Friday, take a break from what ever you are doing, and just relax, and think about your friendships.

In God's word he has things to say about friends too;  Proverbs 18:24 "A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
We must be friendly, we must entertain others, and see the importance of them, we must look past our own selfish needs and look to the needs of others, one verse says that "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity." Proverbs 17:17 I have made some life long friends that started out with me helping them in small way, when others help us, we have a bond with them, and we see a inner love in them, that gives us a tendency to want to be near them, to be friends with them. So never take it lightly when you need help, or when you help others.
Now my favorite verse, is found in John 15:13 "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." I love that verse, and oh to be like Jesus, I know I fall so short, and my list is very short who I would lay down my life for, but he laid his life down for us, for man in general, with only one stipulation, that we trust in him, accept him, oh friend if you have never trusted Jesus as your Saviour, let today be the day, open your heart to him, and ask him to come in and be your friend, your love, your life, your saviour...

Now my friends, I ask that you show yourself friendly, send an E-card or a thinking of you card to some one you know, there is someone in need, I am sure you know some one like this, some one who just needs to know you care, and you are thinking of them.
Have a wonderful Friday, and weekend, God bless you real good.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Well praise God,  I am thankful for this wonderful photo I was able to get yesterday, I looked out my front door, and this gorgeous butterfly was fluttering around, he finally lit and was still, I had camera in hand and clicked, for onceit was handy. I missed a good shot of our woodpecker the other day not having my camera handy.  I love the wildlife, and photo it every chance I do get.

I am so thankful for all the beauty that God has given us, he paid such detail to every one of his creations, it is just so beautiful, no artist can ever copy the beauty God has put in it. I have seen many paintings, and yet they just cannot get that perfect object like God did. He give it all for us to see, and to enjoy, I am so very thankful for eyes to see all this wonderful beauty, I remember a time I looked through a cloudy lens, and it all was fuzzy, and blurred, but thank God I am have wonderful vision now, and can see every little detail. I am  so thankful for that day he died on the cross for me, he fulfilled every jot and tittle the Father ask of him, What wonderful obedience he has, if only we would obey God as Christ did, just give him our all, and let him lead our days, and live for him. Not worrying about what others may think, or do, but just doing as God ask. He loved me so much he prepared a place in heaven for me to go to when I die. I love John chapter 14, the whole chapter, I am not going to write it all out, but when you have time, ponder on this chapter, and see just how much Jesus really loves us.  He sure deserves our thanks and our praise, I give him my praise today, and everyday as along as I may live.

Have a wonderful Thankful Thursday, and share with us what you are thankful for.

Hugs and prayers, Barbara

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Out of The Mouth of Babes
If you need a good laugh, try reading through these children's science exam answers...

Q: Name the four seasons.
A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.

Q: How is dew formed?
A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.

Q: How can you delay milk turning sour? (Brilliant, love this!)
A: Keep it in the cow.

Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?
A: The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature hates a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.

Q: What are steroids?
A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs...

Q: What happens to your body as you age?
A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental

Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery. (The kid gets an A+ for this answer!)

Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A: Premature death..

Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized? ( e.g., abdomen)
A: The body is consisted into three parts -- the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain; the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels A, E, I, O, and U.

Q: What is the fibula?
A: A small lie.

Q: What does 'varicose' mean? (I do love this one...)
A: Nearby.

Q: Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarian Section.'
A: The Caesarian Section is a district in Rome.

Q: What does the word 'benign' mean?'
A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hi, hope you all have a wonderful day on this special tastey Tuesday, I like to post something to eat that is really good for this day, and thought I would share it with you today. Do you have any special plans today? What will you have for dinner tonight? Hope you have a great day, and please copy this recipe to your book, it is so good.

Slow Cooker Hearty Beef Stew

1 1/2 pounds beef for stew, cut into 1-inch pieces
Ground black pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pounds medium potatoes, cut into cubes (about 3 cups)
4 medium carrots, sliced (about 2 cups)
2 medium onions, cut into wedges
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 1/4 cups Swanson® Beef Stock
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
1 bay leaf
1 cup thawed frozen peas


Season the beef with black pepper. Coat the beef with 2 tablespoons of the flour. Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef in 2 batches and cook until it's well browned, stirring often.

Place the potatoes, carrots, onions and garlic into a 5-quart slow cooker. Top with the beef. Add 3 cups of the stock, Worcestershire, thyme and bay leaf.

Cover and cook on *LOW for 10 to 11 hours* or until the beef is fork-tender. Remove and discard the bay leaf.

Stir the remaining flour and stock in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth. Stir the flour mixture and peas in the cooker. Increase the heat to HIGH. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the mixture boils and thickens.

*Or on HIGH 5 to 6 hours*

Serving suggestion: Serve with buttermilk biscuits and tossed salad topped with Ranch dressing.

Monday, April 12, 2010

It Is A Marvellous Monday

Well here it is Monday, after a long weekend, and being so busy it is time to take it easy today, but, my house looks like a tornado hit it, and I have so much to do I will not get much rest today. Chuck my dear husband, bought a weed eater Friday, and when using it, it caught fire so he has to take it back today and see about getting another one in its place, so that will break up our day too.  Maybe we will eat a bite out today too, I do like eating out, but not sure if we will or not, have to check with the boss.

We had a wonderful day in church yesterday, the preaching was so good, and we are getting to know the folks there, we have a fun mixed SS class, and I am enjoying that, being with my honey is so rare, either he is teaching or I am, so enjoying our time together for now.
We have been praying about joining this church, he really preaches the word, the music is right from the hymnals, the fellowship is so good, and we have gotten to meet some new folks, and even reunite with some we knew. So after much prayer and seeking God's will for our life at this time, We joined First Avenue Baptist Church in Hillard Florida yesterday. I feel better being a member again, and having our own church to worship in, we have been trying so many, and just never felt led to join any of them, but this one is home, we felt like we had come home right off, but wanted to make sure this was where God wanted us, we always want to be in his will, and where he wants us to serve, so I am a happy camper now.
So I hope your weekend was as blessed as mine, and that your Monday will be just Marvellous..