Wednesday, February 17, 2010
For Thursday, February 18th, 2010
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FEBRUARY 18TH, 2010
I’m beginning to feel like a broken record, but there is still some snow in our forecast. February is a short month but it sure has been a snowy one.
Work has been on the quiet side this week and that often makes the days seem longer. Today and tomorrow will be spent archiving some files as that is about all there is left for me to do unless the boss comes up with some other ideas. It has to be done so there is no better time than now.
At home it has been quiet too. The bird says very little until it’s time for more food and then I get a few squawks.
For many of us, season of Lent has come and gone so many times, we may be a bit ho-hum about it all. So each day I’ll try to share an idea with you that might help to make these 40 days more meaningful
Today: withhold judgment, listen while someone else talks, allow others ahead of you in line, don’t insist on getting your way.
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
Thursday is BREAKFAST for Supper Day
A few of you may have already had your pancakes for dinner this week but I do have another recipe to share with you. Serve breakfast foods for dinner, and you get the best of both worlds; talking and relaxing at the end of the day, and delicious, comforting, very simple foods
1/2 pound pork sausage, if desired
1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp. butter
1/3 cup light cream
1 tsp. dry mustard powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease an 11x7" glass baking dish and set aside. If using sausage, cook sausage in small saucepan, breaking up meat with a fork, until browned and cooked. Drain thoroughly. Place sausage in prepared dish and top with cheese; dot with butter.
In small bowl, combine cream, mustard powder and salt; pour half of mixture into baking dish on top of cheese and butter. In medium bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Pour into baking dish. Drizzle remaining cream mixture over eggs. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes until puffed and just beginning to brown. Cut into squares to serve. 4-6 servings
You can make it with the pork sausage, or omit it and just bake the eggs with the cream
May this season of Lent bring me closer to You and others, Lord
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.
Just a little humor for you today:
The following is from a 1950's Home Economics textbook intended for the High School girls, teaching how to prepare for married life.
- Have dinner ready: Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal - on time. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him, and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospects of a good meal are part of the warm welcome needed.
- Prepare yourself: Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people. Be a little gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a lift.
- Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives, gathering up school books, toys, paper, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the tables. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too.
- Prepare the children: Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces if they are small, comb their hair, and if necessary, change their clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part.
- Minimize the noise: At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of washer, dryer, dishwasher, or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet. Be happy to see him. Greet him with a warm smile and be glad to see him.
- Some DON'TS: Don't greet him with problems or complaints. Don't complain if he's late for dinner. Count this as minor compared with what he might have gone through that day.
- Make him comfortable: Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or suggest he lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soft, soothing and pleasant voice. Allow him to relax and unwind.
- Listen to him: You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first.
- Make the evening his: Never complain if he does not take you out to dinner or to other places of entertainment; instead try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his need to be home and relax.
- The Goal: Try to make your home a place of peace and order where your husband can relax.
My how times have changed . . . .
COUNTING THE DAYS
Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure?
30 DAYS UNTIL SPRING !
57 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
42 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…