Friday, November 5, 2010

Foodie Friday

Balsamic Pea Salad


1 (16 ounce) package frozen green peas 1/2 cup chopped almonds 1/2 cup chopped green onions 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 3/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar black pepper to taste


Place peas in a colander, and run warm water over them until they are thawed. Place in a large bowl.

Toast almonds in a skillet over medium heat. Then combine with peas.

Stir in onions, feta cheese, and mayonnaise. Mix in balsamic vinegar, and season with pepper. Cover, and refrigerator.

This salad is so delicious, I love it, and make it a lot to take to events at church, hope you like it.

Granola Snacks, Quick and easy snacks


2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal 2 cups quick-cooking oats 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a large bowl, stir together the rice cereal and oats. Set aside. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Combine the brown sugar and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat just until boiling, then remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Pour over the cereal and oat mixture, and mix well.

Press into the prepared pan using the back of a large spoon. Allow to cool, then cut into squares.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy November 2010
Here are some interesting facts for the different years in November. Hope you have a wonderful and Thankful November.

November is the 11th month of the year.

It has 30 days.

It is derived from the Latin word 'Novembris' which means ninth.

It was the ninth month of the Roman calendar.


FLOWER: Chrysanthemum


Some Interesting Things About November

President Polk and President Harding were both born on November 2nd, but 70 years apart!

The Saxons called November – “Blood Month”, because they sacrificed many animals to their gods in that month so legends say

The one an only Winston Churchill, Prime Minster of England was born November 30.1874.

World War I ended on the 11th day of the 11th month (November) at 11PM, in 1918

The dictator Francisco Franco died November 20, 1975

The infamous Berlin Wall began to come down on November 9, 1989

The first women police officers began working in Britain on November 27th, 1914

On November 5th 1935, Parker Brothers introduced the game Monopoly to the world

November 5th, 1959 the National Football league was formed with 8 teams: the Houston Oilers, New York

Titans, Buffalo Bills, Boston Patriots, Los Angeles Chargers, Dallas Texans, Oakland Raiders, and Denver Broncos

On November 13th 1952 the first press-on fingernails were sold

November 17th is National Take A Hike Day

On November 22nd, 1957 Simon & Garfunkel performed on the “American Bandstand” Show as “Tom & Jerry”. Bet ya never knew that one?

November 18th, 1963 Bell Telephone Company introduced to the public the push button phone

I hope you enjoyed this little bit of data, and one thing I want to remember this is November, month of Thanks Giving, may we really spend some time thanking our Father for all he has blessed our life with, from this first day of November until the very last day, may we be in a thankful Spirit the whole month.
Below I have given several Psalms with thanksgiving, may this get you into the mood of giving thanks, lots of love and hugs.

Ps 26:7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

Ps 50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

Ps 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Ps 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

Ps 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Ps 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

Ps 116:17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.