Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memory Verse - Proverbs 27:1

Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Proverbs 27:1

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Memory Verse - Psalm 86:7

In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me. Psalm 86:7

Sunday, April 19, 2015

You're Invited To The....


Please come and be encouraged with us!

"Jesus called a little child unto Him..."
Matthew 18:2

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dips and Dustings

For Dolly's birthday dinner, she asked for a Calamari appetizer. I was pretty happy with how it turned out, so before I lose the scraps of paper I made my notes on, I thought I'd write it all down here where I can find it a lot easier later.
And while I'm in a recording mode, let it be noted that Dolly made dinner by herself (mostly) Monday night. Tuna Casserole (she followed a recipe out of her new cookbook) and perfectly cooked green beans. She'll never understand what a treasure to me that milestone was, but it's one I'll savor for a long time.

Deep Fry Calamari Appetizer
Serves 8
  • 680 g. calamari pieces
  • 1 red pepper
  • ½large onion
  • 1&12;c. flour
  • &34;tsp. ground black pepper
  • &3tsp. salt
  • 2tsp. paprika
  • vegetable oil for frying
Thaw (if frozen) and drain calamari. Slice pepper into ¼" strips. Thinly slice onion across the grain to make ¼" or smaller half-ring strips. In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, pepper and paprika. Heat oil to 375° in a large skillet. In turns, dust and fry calamari, peppers and onions for 2-5 min until golden. Drain and keep in a low temp oven until ready to serve. Layer peppers and onions throughout calamari on a platter and serve with a dip of your choice.



Chipotle Dip
Makes about 2 cups.
  • 2 Tbs. pureed Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce
  • ¾c. mayonnaise
  • ½c. plain yogurt
  • ½c. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. Liquid Smoke
Mix all ingredients together and serve! Super easy, and delicious!

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

For Hal

This little boy love anything and everything that has to do with chickens. He also learning his colors. I have told him that the egg on the top-right of the photo below is blue. Sir claims it's green. I doubt Hal would understand what aqua or teal or turquoise was though, so we have to settle on a normal color name for that particular chicken's eggs. I still say it's closer to blue. :)


On a white background.


On a blue background

And I shouldn't end a post without a picture of our littlest guy. He still doesn't have a blog name, but I'm working on figuring it out. I'm thinking of doing some name changing around here anyway. Maybe it'll all happen at once.

50 days old and smiling.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Tie-Breaker

5:16 AM, Sunday, November 30, 2014.

9 lbs 5 oz, 20.5" long.
Mother and baby are both doing well.

And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy
brethren an ephah of this parched corn, and these ten
loaves... and look how thy brethren fare."

1 Samuel 17:17-18