Friday, February 7, 2014
For Friday, February 7th, 2014
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2014
41 DAYS UNTIL SPRING!
134 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER!!!
Sunset: 5:52 pm
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
Every single day, do something that makes your heart sing.
Life is a Special Occasion!
February 7th. is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day: A delicious pasta dish is just perfect for a cold winter's evening. To celebrate this food holiday prepare a simple Alfredo sauce and combine it with grilled chicken and fettuccine.
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. It is no season in which to wander the world as if one were the wind blowing aimlessly along the streets without a place to rest, without food, and without time meaning anything to one, just as time means nothing to the wind.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
February is often thought of as the time for chocolates and romantic dinners for two, but with all this cold and snowy weather it is also a time for comfort food. Fettuccine Alfredo is a warm and tasty dish for a cold winter day.
I found this easy fettuccine recipe using butter and grated cheese to share with you all today:
1 pound fettuccine pasta
1 1/2 cups half and half
5 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cook fettuccine noodles following package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, bring half and half just to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain fettuccine well and add to half and half in skillet. Over medium heat, toss well and add butter pieces, nutmeg, pepper, and 3/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese. Toss again while heating through. Serve with a green vegetable or salad and more grated Parmesan cheese.
Comfort foods not only bring back warm memories, they tickle your taste buds, and soothe your soul.
I hope you all have a fantastic Friday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.
I have counted at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for this past year and have now reached my 1000 gifts. I'm not stopping, but will continue on counting. There is always, always something to be thankful for.
1385. for comfort foods of all kinds
1386. for the strength to get through this winter
1387. for TV shows that bring the beach and sunshine to my house, a virtual vacation is better than none
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
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 !
You must be at the end of your rope. I felt a tug.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…