Wednesday, March 17, 2010
For Thursday, March 18th, 2010
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MARCH 18TH, 2010
Yesterday was another wonderfully sunny day! I got an hour of patio time after work just sitting in the sun and LOVIN’ it so!
My body and soul just crave the sunshine and I can’t seem to ever get enough of it. The long range forecast says we may get snow by Monday, but for now I’m just so thankful for warmer days and SUNSHINE!
I’m going to be sharing some more of those wonderful Irish blessings with you today. I’ve such a great collection of them and didn’t get to use even half of them yesterday!
Wherever you go and whatever you do,
May the luck of the Irish be there with you
St. Patrick had great devotion to God and was always sensitive to God’s presence in creation.
Today: Pray for an area in your life where you need more patience
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
It’s no use boiling your cabbage twice
Today is Breakfast for Dinner Day
Breakfast for dinner is comfort food for the harried
Peach French Toast
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 ripe yellow peaches, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons plus 3/4 cup heavy cream
8 slices white or sourdough bread or brioche
3 large eggs
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a large skillet, over medium-low heat, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter until it foams. Add the brown sugar and stir for 30 seconds. Add the peaches, raise heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the cream and simmer for 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
Heat oven to 200° F. Place 4 slices of the bread on a cutting board. Divide the peach mixture evenly among the slices, leaving a 1/2-inch border on all sides. Top with another slice of bread and press gently. In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs and cinnamon. Working in batches, soak the sandwiches in the egg mixture for 2 minutes per side. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry 2 sandwiches until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining butter and sandwiches. Beat the remaining cream until soft peaks form. Halve each sandwich on the diagonal, sprinkle with the confectioners' sugar, and serve with the whipped cream.
Makes 4 servings
Give me a few friends
who will love me for what I am,
and keep ever burning
before my vagrant steps
the kindly light of hope...
And though I come not within sight
of the castle of my dreams,
teach me to be thankful for life,
and for time's olden memories
that are good and sweet.
And may the evening's twilight
find me gentle still.
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!
If God sends you down a stony path,
may he give you strong shoes
I’ve discovered, I must not be a good teacher as my student (my replacement in training at work) said I overwhelmed her yesterday. Hopefully today will be better! I’m going to try to take it a bit slower.
I’ll be praying the good Lord sends some strength my way for the next 3 weeks.
God bless the corners of this house,
And be the lintel blest,
And bless the hearth and bless the board,
And bless each place of rest,
And bless each door that opens wide
To stranger as to kin,
And bless each crystal window pane
That lets the starlight in,
And bless the rooftree overhead
And every sturdy wall
The peace of man, the peace of God,
The peace of love on all
COUNTING THE DAYS
May your day be touched
by a bit of Irish luck,
brightened by a song in your heart,
and warmed by the smiles
of the people you love
2 DAYS UNTIL SPRING !
29 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
16 WORKING 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…