Thursday, May 30, 2013
Tonight, I had a late start in getting supper going. I made a huge pot of mashed potatoes, some crock pot chicken and a new recipe for cooked carrots. This meal called for lots of pealing and paring, dicing and mashing. To make my tasks a bit lighter, I popped in a Leave It To Beaver DVD. I love watching this show as much at age 50 as I did when I first saw it at about 4 years old. I don't mind telling you that I laughed out loud several times. DD heard me one time and hollered out to me, "I love that episode." Haha. Timeless comedy!
Here is a new recipe (new to me at least) for baked carrots. Simply scrub or peel a pan full of carrots--you can use the baby carrots that are so easy to find these days or the regular sized carrots. Just try to make sure they are sliced or presented in uniform sizes for consistency in baking. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the carrots; then dash a bit of sea salt and pepper on top. Toss a bit and place in a pre-heated over (425) for about 25 minutes. They are so flavorful this way! This will remind you a bit of carrots cooked in a beef stew or pot roast all day. They are still a little crisp but not crunchy. You may substitute butter for the olive oil, but I think the oil brings out the carrot flavor!
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Monday, May 27, 2013
May God bless this country as we honor those who have fought and died for her. I hope we can once again be a country worthy of such a sacrifice and worthy of His Supreme and Divine Love.
We must return to Him as
the Light from Above."
the Light from Above."
Posted by Cross Stitching Mom at 6:23 AM
Sunday, May 26, 2013
These are nice young men. They each love the Lord and serve Him with gladness in their own unique ways.I am grateful that DS1 has such good friends even if I am a bit confused about "star tripping."
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Friday, May 24, 2013
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Here it is! After I posted, I did a quick search. Aren't they lovely?
I am looking forward to starting on this pattern. I have to finish the dancing girls' sampler first. I am about 60% done. There are many things in my sewing basket to keep me busy this summer!
Posted by Cross Stitching Mom at 7:38 PM
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Friday, May 3, 2013
This is the time in the semester when everyone is stressed: DH, me and the kids. All of the year's activities seem to culminate in about a two-week period of events, exams and performances. None of this is bad, just hectic. Last night, I was working on everything for school today, and the laundry and the dogs, and dishes--yikes. "Calgon, take me away!" Well, DH saved the day by cleaning up the kitchen for me, remaining calm and putting on one of our Tennessee Ernie Ford records! As his deep voice resonated throughout the house, I felt a sense of calm and joy--really, really, really. Why? Not because of Ernie himself--it was his songs! (having said that, I think Ernie would be pleased to have brought the Lord back into my mind through this beautiful record!)
I think we all need reminders of His presence in our lives, not because He steps away or neglects us--just the opposite. We get too busy to pray, to sing His praises and to remember the joy of our salvation. The half-brother of Jesus, James, reminds us in God's Holy Word, draw nigh unto God, and He will draw nigh unto you.
Posted by Cross Stitching Mom at 5:44 AM