Thursday, October 27, 2011
For Thursday, October 27th, 2011
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
OCTOBER 27TH, 2011
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
NATIONAL POTATO DAY
A day of recognition for one of the world's best loved food staples. This root vegetable became one of the New World's most important discoveries.
NEW POTATOES AND PEAS WITH CHEDDAR SAUCE
2 pounds small to medium-size red-skinned new potatoes, scrubbed and cut in 1-inch pieces
3 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 cups frozen petite green peas
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Bring potatoes and chicken broth to a boil in a 3-quart saucepan. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes until firm-tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup broth for the sauce.
For cheese sauce, melt butter in the same saucepan. Add flour, dry mustard, red pepper and salt, and whisk over low heat until smooth and frothy. Let mixture bubble about 3 minutes, stirring often to prevent browning. Gradually whisk in the reserved 1 cup broth and the milk. Increase heat to medium and whisk 2 to 3 minutes, until simmering and thickened.
To assemble: Add frozen peas to sauce and bring to a simmer, stirring often. Add potatoes and stir gently to coat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and heat 5 minutes, stirring once or twice, or until heated through. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
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.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
There is a big deposit of sympathy in the bank of love, but don’t draw out little sums every hour or so-so that by and by, when perhaps you need it badly, it is all drawn out and you yourself don’t know how or on what it was spent
Not only is a Navy Day but it is the birthday of a very important lady. A name synonymous with etiquette and common courtesy, writer Emily Price Post (1872-1960) was born on this day in Baltimore, Maryland
Maybe younger folks won't know her by name, but in my day she was a pioneer and guide to proper social behavior. In other words, she told us how to MIND OUR MANNERS.
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.
Saying please and thank you and you are welcome, may be old fashioned words, but they are and will remain some of the most magical words in the dictionary.
A very big THANK YOU to my sisters for the wonderful time we had together yesterday!
And here is some news for those that love Charlie Brown. It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, will be on ABC this evening. I'm not sure how many years this has been around but I still love to watch it. DS#6 called last evening and he said that is now our little Lucky Guys favorite movie.
COUNTING THE DAYS
Are there enough hours in a day? Absolutely not! Time is precious, life is precious; how can anyone afford to waste one minute?
56 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
60 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
Keep looking ON THE BRIGHT SIDE of things.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near…
A bit of love from someone near…