Tuesday, March 16, 2010
For Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
And HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!!
It’s the day we all become Irish and celebrate!
I think one of the most wonderful things about our United States is the melding of so many different peoples and the countries they came from. It really is grand to think that our nation is one that people want to live in.
My dad, whose parents were Hungarian, used to often talk about growing up and he mentioned more than once how he grew up with so many different nationalities. When he was young there seemed to be a influx of people from other countries and his neighborhood was full of them.
Now we are 2nd and 3rd generations removed from those times but we still have emigrants coming to our country to seek a better life for themselves.
Today: Give up thinking things have to be perfect
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
The trouble with living alone is that it's always your turn to do the dishes
Today is Sandwich day and I’ve already told you about my favorite Irish Sandwich, the Rueben, so I went in search of what other kind of Irish sandwich there is and here is what I found.
Irish Corned Beef Sandwich Melt
2 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
1 large onion, sliced
2 cups cabbage coleslaw mix
1/4 cup mayonnaise
4 slices Irish soda bread (1/2-inch thick)
1 1/2 teaspoon stone-ground mustard
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
8 ounces very thinly sliced corned beef
8 slices aged sharp cheddar cheese
Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in large skillet over medium heat. Cook onion 3 to 5 minutes or until it just begins to brown. Add coleslaw; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until color turns bright green. Remove from heat; stir in mayonnaise.
Meanwhile, heat broiler. Broil bread 2 to 4 minutes or until toasted on both sides.
Combine remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, mustard and thyme in small bowl; spread over 1 side of each bread slice. Top with coleslaw mixture, corned beef and cheese.
Broil 2 to 4 minutes or until sandwiches are hot and cheese is melted.
Now, do I make the soda bread or do I buy it?
An Irish Prayer for you today…
May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song, And an answer for each prayer
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.
Housework is something you do that nobody notices until you don't do it
I am the first to admit that house cleaning is not my forte. There are so many other things I enjoy doing. Life is too short to worry about having a spotless house. It isn’t the worst but certainly not the best either.
AR (After retirement) I have such a long list of things I want to do that if the good Lords permits, I’ll be busy forever. AR is something I’m so looking forward to.
Our house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy
When my family was growing up they all had chores to do each day. We had a list on the refrigerator and the jobs rotated from week to week. I can remember that there were certain jobs that no one liked to do.
Even the youngest had little things to do. They would set the silverware on the table or fold the napkins and place them by each plate.
As a result everyone knew how to do a little bit of everything by the time they left home. That was my aim. I wanted them to be able to live on their own and be comfortable about doing it. I sure did miss them and the extra help when they left home, but I felt good knowing they would be ok on their own.
COUNTING THE DAYS
God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done
3 DAYS UNTIL SPRING !
30 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
17 WORK 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…