Wednesday, November 9, 2011
For Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
NOVEMBER 9TH, 2011
CHOAS NEVER DIES DAY
here are, let’s face it, quite a number of days dedicated to stress relief, calmness and generally taking it easy. All of these days work on the premise that we’re too busy, and need to step away from it all for a little while. and we’re all busy, all the time, and nothing’s ever simple or quiet!
We should make the most of , chaos and all, and embrace the moment.
I may be justifying my pockets of chaos, but I will always choose people over perfection and the heart over task and tidy.
Betsy Cañas Garmon
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
Whether you’re the world champion of Jalapeno eating or never venture into spicier territory than a sprinkle of black pepper, Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day encourages you to whip up something exciting in the kitchen.
The following recipe is bold and tasty and really not as pungent as it can get but it’s filled with shallots, gorgonzola cheese, and fragrant Italian Flat-leaf parsley. Most important it’s filled with flavor. While I've not yet tried out this recipe, I hope you enjoy
GORGONZOLA AND ITALIAN HERB TOPPED BEEF TENDERLOIN
3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
¼ cup minced shallots
¼ cup Italian bread crumbs
½ cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons Italian flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoons kosher or sea salt
2 pounds Beef Tenderloin, cut into 8 equal piecesIn a medium heavy bottom skillet, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat; sauté shallots until softened—about 2 minutes. Place cooked shallots in a medium bowl; set aside. In same skillet, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat; brown bread crumbs, stirring often for about 3 minutes. Add to bowl with shallots, along with cheese, parsley, black pepper and salt.
In a large skillet, heat remaining olive oil over medium high heat; brown tenderloins, turning once, about 3 minutes per side. Place browned tenderloins on parchment lined pan; divide cheese mixture among tenderloins, pressing onto top of each. Roast in a preheated 350F degree oven to desired doneness (8 minutes for medium rare). Serve immediately. Serves 8
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!
As the seasons turns and we pause to reflect on the gifts of the summer months with our children and families, there is likely much to be grateful for. Fall is full of rich smells, pumpkin pies, cinnamon lattes, crunchy auburn leaves, and an array of aspen trees shimmering in color. I welcome this time of year because it signifies a new chapter…almost a slowing down and relaxing time after a hot and hectic summer.
Gratitude brings everything into balance and gives you a proper perspective. It's so true that even on some of your worst days, when you stop to count your blessings, you discover how really good your life is.
Sometimes we forget about the meaningful little things we have in life that makes it so wonderful.
I love the quote that says, I'm thankful that wrinkles don't hurt. With all the wrinkles I have anymore, I'd be in terrible shape if they did.
Count your blessings and soon you'll find that there is much to be thankful for.
Today I'm thankful for the Indian Summer we've enjoyed this past week. 11 days, they say, without rain. It's almost a miracle for our part of the woods.
I hope your Wednesday is a wonderful one!
Please join me in praying for a safe trip for DS#5 as he travels to and from a conference for his work in the next few days. It'll be a long drive for him and I'm praying for a safe and productive trip for him.
COUNTING THE DAYS
The Full Beaver Moon is on November 10th, 2011
This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.
Watch it rise around sunset this evening and set around sunrise tomorrow. At midnight, when the sun lurks beneath our feet, the moon will assume the position of the May noonday sun.
43 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
47 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…