Sunday, May 24, 2015
For Sunday, May 24th, 2015
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SUNDAY, MAY 24TH, 2015
28 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER
Sunrise: 6:03 am
Sunset: 8:49 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
May 24th is Brother’s Day which celebrates the bond between brothers – an amazing gift that should be cherished. Take this day to make contact with your brother and tell him how much he means to you. Why not arrange to take your brother out for a meal and discuss your family memories?
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
A brother shares childhood memories and grownup dreams.
Today I have a family birthday party to attend for our little X factor who will be 3, so I’m sure there will be a little brother bonding going on. I don’t have any brothers myself, but do have 6 sons who are very close to each other and a daughter that loves her brothers. They may be separated by time and distance for the most part but when they get together, it’s like they were never apart. No family gathering would be complete without a hashing over family memories of fun times gone by.
Today’s pictures are of a few that I found in my photo album of some of the brothers and their sister together.
Our weather has turned warmer after some really chilly days, we are to be in the 70’s today. So it will be a great day for an outdoor birthday party.
I was inspired by a blog that I read to make some things to have on hand for this weekend so I wouldn’t have to cook anything. So yesterday I got that done and now I’ll not have to cook anything the rest of the weekend. One of the things I made was Loaded Redskin Potato Salad and it is good so I thought I’d share the recipe
I made a few variations so the recipe below shows the way I made it.
1 ½ lbs. Red Potatoes, boiled and then cut into 1/2 inch chunks. Peel half of the potatoes, leave skin on other half
1/2 package Ranch Dip Mix
¾ c. Sour Cream
¼ c. Mayonaise
½ tsp. Garlic, minced
½ tsp. Ground Pepper
1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
¾ c. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
5 slices Bacon, cooked and chopped
1/2 large onion, minced
In a medium pot, bring potatoes to a boil over high heat and reduce to medium, allowing to simmer until the potatoes are fork tender.
Drain and place in a bowl, Cool and the cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Immediately sprinkle with the packet of ranch dip and fold the potatoes over with a spatula until the dip mix is evenly distributed. Place into the fridge for approximately 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are cool.
While potatoes chill, fry and chop 5 slices of bacon and shred the cheddar cheese. In a large bowl, whisk together sour cream, mayo, pepper, garlic, mustard, and onion. When the potatoes are cool, pour into the bowl of sour cream mixture
Lastly, fold in the cheddar cheese and bacon. Sprinkle a few bacon pieces on top
Hope you all have a restful and relaxing Sunday !
As always I’ll be praying too for all those that are traveling this holiday weekend. May you all have a safe and happy weekend.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and can be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.
St Francis of Assisi
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
2790. for my sons who are great brothers
2791. for a family gathering to celebrate the birthday of a wonderful little grandson
2792. for a warmer day to shed our sweaters and jackets
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 !
ADVICE FOR TODAY
Help your brother’s boat across, and your own will reach the shore.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…