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Month: October 2010
Have absolutely no self control when it comes to keeping a present back for Christmas.
There’s a woman I know who is young – maybe 21-years-old or even younger. She has three children by three men and has never been married. She lives with her mother. Her current boyfriend does not live with her, but he does spend the night often. She gambles regularly. And, she is deeply spiritual. You won’t find someone who talks about Jesus Christ more than her.
I worked a bake sale last summer and everyone asked for pumpkin rolls. I had never heard of them before, so I asked my readers for recipes. My friend Stacy posted this one. It was so much easier than I anticipated. And the result was simply divine. I took them as dessert feeding the group of volunteers with which I work Tuesday nights, and they were inhaled. A friend there loves pumpkin rolls- they are her dessert of choice over all others – and she said these were some of the best she had ever made. I used whole wheat flour for the cake. The filling was so light and creamy. It was hard to resist just sitting down with a spoon and eating it straight out of the bowl.Pin It
Monday, as I was baking for the week and making both kinds of bread, I pulled out my worn recipes and followed them, carefully, step-by-step. As I did this, I was reminded of something that an ex-inlaw once said to me. She said that I wasn’t a real cook because I measured. She said that real cooks don’t have to measure.
Here’s the menu for my family for the week of October 18th. This is my first week after concluding the Daniel Fast. I feel very strange considering meat and dairy back into my diet, as much as I’m looking forward to it. I think I just got used to just the fruits and vegetables. As far as desserts go, I’m going to hand the kitchen over to Kaylee this afternoon and let her make something for the week.Pin It
Cathy of Cathy’s Creations named this beautiful bracelet for her mother, Sofia, who battled breast cancer and died when Cathy was just a young woman. Read the story of the bracelet on her site and try to come out of it without tears in your eyes. Cathy is a wonderful woman with a beautiful soul who so quickly and willingly donated this bracelet.Pin It
We exist in a culture that seems to set out to make our children into adults earlier and earlier in their life. They are bombarded with messages and images that cry out to them to leave childhood behind and make adult decisions, to dress like adults, to act like adults.Pin It