Wednesday, November 18, 2009
For Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
a pictorial journal
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
NOBEMBER 18TH, 2009
Mid week is usually pretty good for me. At work it’s the day to pay the bills for the company. At home it’s the day I try to get the laundry done.
I read an article recently about how satisfying it is to do laundry. It’s one job where you can really see the results. Taking a load of dirty clothes, washing and drying them, then folding them and putting them away gives one a feeling of satisfaction of a job well done.
Well I will be very satisfied when it is all done for sure…
November is the month when we remember all the things we are thankful for and the One that makes them possible
The God Who Heals
Father, I praise you because you are the Lord who heals me. . . .
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
Yesterday I gave you a recipe for fruitcake. I’ve not made that yet, but hope to sometime during the next few weeks. Here’s another I’ve not tried, but hope to do so soon.
Sweet Potato Biscuits
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup cooked, mashed, and cooled sweet potatoes
1 to 2 tablespoons cream or milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl until well combined. Using your fingers, work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal
Stir in the sweet potatoes, then add the cream or milk a little at a time until the mixture can be gathered into a soft ball
Place the dough on a floured surface and knead it 10 or so times (not too long), then pat it into a 1/2-inch-thick circle. Using a floured cookie cutter or drinking glass rim, cut the dough into 2-inch rounds and arrange them on an ungreased baking sheet
Brush the tops with the melted butter and sprinkle on brown sugar
Press a pecan half into the top of each biscuit
Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown. Makes about 9 biscuits
ATTIRE FOR TODAY
We are supposed to have a chance of rain today but it is going up to 60 degrees they say. I just can’t get over the wonderful warm weather we’ve been having here in Ohio in November.
Thank you, God, for always hearing our prayers. Give us your strength for today
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
GOD BLESS YOU!
Our Punch Bowl filled with ‘Frothy Slosh’ at Christmas one year.
I’ve now got my shopping done for what I’ll need for Saturday. The only thing left is the Turkey and it will arrive on Friday. My generous boss provides fresh turkeys every year for his employees. They are always good ones too.
One of the things that has become a tradition at our house is ‘Frothy Slosh’ which has always been a favorite. You mix equal parts Cranapple juice and ginger ale in your punch bowl and add scoops of orange sherbet.
The sherbet is what makes the drink frothy so to speak.
The grand’babes’ love it and the adults still do too.
Thanksgiving a few years ago. (2005?)
COUNTING THE DAYS
33 DAYS UNTIL WINTER !
37 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
149 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
Keep looking ON THE BRIGHT SIDE of things.
A little smile, a word of cheer, A bit of love from someone near…
Pictures mostly taken by ‘ma’ and courtesy of the camera provided by my ‘babes’