Wednesday, October 31, 2012

weekend

Thinking about the weekend, I have alot to do before I leave for sunny California!!! The yearly craft show is the Saturday after I get back, so it's cookies and fudge making time!! I think I will do the Russian tea cookies and add a new recipe that is peanut butter with marshmallows in bar form. Sounds like a good one for the holidays. Plus making a ton of fudge to sell. Also I have a few items to sell from when I sold At Home America. There's a mixing bowl set, great wedding gift and some lanterns that hold candles. I figured to decorate them and they will go to a happy home. YOu need to remember that I'm still cleaning and purging!!! I did find 4 plates to put the cookies and bars on
. Well, what are you doing this weekend??? Blessings!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

fall

As most of you know this isn't my favorite season because winter is close behind!!! It is a pretty time of the year and the cooler weather is always a great relief from the heat of summer. Anyway, I have a girlfriend that has stomach issues and has gone gluten free. She shared a recipe with me on Saturday(while I was working and she was not dashing around the store on break). It is called African peanut stew. I didn't like the photo so you can't see it, but let me tell you it's an easy and beautiful stew. Recipe is the following: 1 diced white onion, 1 1/2 pounds of sweet potatoes- cubed, 1 green pepper diced, 1 clove of garlic minced, 1 teapsoon of grated fresh ginger, I used a 1 teaspoon of taco seasoning as I didn't have cumin or red pepper,1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 1/2 cups of vegetable broth, 1-14.5oz can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of drained garbanzo beans. I sauted the onion, garlic, and green pepper in coconut oil for about 4 minutes
(1 teaspoon), then add the spices and sweet potatoes. Cook this for about 5 minutes. Then start adding the rest and cook this on a simmer heat for 30 minutes. I then added 2 tablespoons of peanut butter to the stew and stirred that around for about 5 more minutes. I did add some peanuts at the very end for a crunch. The house smelled so amazing and the stew is so refreshing.

Monday, October 8, 2012

secret

I have a secret to tell you all!!!! Aren't you excited???? I am to tell you!!! I'm going on a trip with my daughter, we are traveling to California to see my sister and her tribe!!!! I haven't seen her in 13 years and I'm pretty excited!!!! I had all these plans that if I was going I was going to lose some weight( i did 10 lbs, big whop) and get better at walking long distances(never happened), lofty ideas, but didn't get my butt in gear!!! Anyway, Erika and I leave on NOv. 8th and return the 12th! Short, but sweet! We plan to go to Old Town and the zoo(lots of walking)! I will probably take a cane with me just for support! Now you share my secret and isn't it fun!!! God is so great to give me this chance to see Dorothy!! Blessings!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

dinner for friends

A good friend from church is having a really hard time and I thought I would make a meal for her. Her husband had 2 strokes and is not well. Sherry is the sole person giving him care and it's wearing on her!! So, I made a new recipe to me of beef kielbasa, onions and apples stir fry. YUM!!!! is all I can say! A big bowl of green onion and kale risotto, yummy also!!! Pray for both of them as he is preparing to leave this world to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus! Christ has always been a part of their marriage and He will see them through this! Blessings!!!

words

Words are those things that can make or break a person, situation, change a life, bring hope or beat down a person. Today I want to talk about words we say and how to guard our words more carefully!! We are a people of texting, blogs and emails lately and words matter! Let's look at how we welcome people into our homes.Do you say welcome or come on in or thanks for coming over or how nice to see you or what??? Do you feel welcomed into my home?? I would hope so!! What do you think?? Words important?? I know this may seem prety serious subject, but I think sometimes I need to ask some questions instead of being so nice about everything! Stop by and see how I am doing with my welcome! My prayer for this subject is that God gave me 2 ears to hear and 1 mouth, so guard my words and have me speak slowly!!! That is scriptural! Blessings!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

friends

Tonight we are having some good friends over for supper!!! YIPPEEEE I'm cooking!!! I think that is what Gordon is saying today!! Anyway, Bob and Sheila are church friends that live on Shell Lake. 2 summers ago we crashed their 4th of July party with our grandgirls which they didn't care, that's good friends! They are so easy to have and have been trying to teach us how to play cards "Hand and foot" game. I have had a great day off and well rested. Got a 30 minute nap! On the menu tonight is Parmesan chicken, risotto with kale and green onions, squash, biscuits and apple squares! The wind is blowing today and the leaves are falling! It can't make up it's mind if it will rain or sunshine! Cool or warm! That's fall in the north land! Blessings!

Monday, October 1, 2012

apple breakfast dessert

I love apples and thought this was a great idea for my breakfast. I have been trying to do gluten free as I think I have wheat allergy after all these years. So, here's is what I did: 5 Haralson apples diced(I left on the skin), 1/4 cup of sweetner(which is new to me and I like it), 2 tablespoons of butter on top and 1/2 cup of oatmeal breakfast cereal(make it hot when eating it as breakfast food). I added about 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts to it and it was so good!!!! So, here are a few pictures and enjoy! Blessings!!!
This is not an artifical sweetner, it is 100% natural sugar and very good.
This doesn't look real pretty, but it was really great tasting!!!

Weekends

 So, Gordon and I love to listen to books on CD. We started one last week when we went into Minneapolis to see Grease. So this week we have ...