Sunday, February 28, 2010
For Sunday, February 28th, 2010
a pictorial journal
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
And it looks like it will be a Happy Birth Day to Grand’babe’ #13 today.
DS#6 called last night to say they were on the way to the hospital. I haven’t received any word since then, but will be on my way there a little later this morning. DS#5 and DD will be going with me to greet our newest member of the family.
Inner peace comes from knowing that Christ is our anchor and source of all that is good, stable and secure.
Pray: In your prayers today, acknowledge how infinitely bigger God is than you are
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
The Sunday roast is a traditional British main meal served on Sundays (usually in the early afternoon for lunch), consisting of roasted meat, roast potato together with accompaniments, such as Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, vegetables and gravy.
Sunday roasts can be served with a range of boiled and roasted vegetables. The vegetables served vary seasonally and regionally, but will usually include roast potatoes, roasted in meat dripping
APPLE STUFFED PORK LOIN ROAST
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped
8 fresh sage leaves
2 cups thick-cut white bread cubes, crusts removed
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper
1/2 to 1 cup chicken broth, plus more if needed
1 (3 pound) pork loin roast, butter flied
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, apples and sage. Sauté until softened. Remove from the heat and gently stir in the bread, egg, butter and salt and pepper. Add the chicken broth gradually until everything is moistened. Let the stuffing mixture cool completely before putting it in the pork loin. Spoon the stuffing down the pork, horizontally, in a line. Roll the pork over the stuffing, jelly roll style, ending with the seam down and fat side up. Lightly score the fat, in a diamond pattern, with a sharp knife. Tightly tie the pork roast up with butcher's twine, season it with more salt and pepper, and transfer to a roasting pan. Roast the pork in a preheated oven for about 90 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees F. Remove from the oven and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing. Garnish with apples and fresh herbs.
lead us from death to life,
from falsehood to truth.
Lead us from despair to hope,
from fear to trust.
Lead us from hate to love,
from war to peace.
Let peace fill our hearts,
our world, our universe.
The Universal Prayer of Peace
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!
A man will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body- the wishbone
Lately I find myself doing far too much wishing and not a lot of anything else. These last weeks of winter will soon be over and I’ve not accomplished all those things I thought I’d get done this winter. Spring will be here before we know it and I’ve much to do here in the house so that when the nice weather is here, I’ll be ready to enjoy the outdoors without feeling guilty for all the things left undone here at home.
It is going to be a busy March both at work and here at home too!
There is not much on the calendar here at my house for the 1st week of March. Of course that too is subject to change…
Wishing you always—
Walls for the wind
And a roof for the rain
And tea beside the fire—
Laughter to cheer you
And those you love near you—
And all that your heart might desire!
Traditional Irish Blessing!
COUNTING THE DAYS
The full moon on the 28th is called the SNOW Moon because this time of year we often experience the heaviest snowfalls.
20 DAYS UNTIL SPRING !
47 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
32 DAYS UNTIL MA RETIRES
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’