Friday, April 15, 2016
For Friday, April 15th, 2015
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH, 2016
66 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER
Life is a Special Occasion!
Happy Birthday to DS#2 today !
May the dear Lord bless you today and always!
May your days be many and your troubles be few. May all God's blessings descend upon you. May peace be within you, may your heart be strong. May you find what you're seeking wherever you roam.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!
This son of mine lives out of state and so today’s celebration is definitely a long distance one, and my birthday wishes went out in the mail as usual. He is a blessing as are all of my children and grandchildren.
Birthdays are among the most celebrated events of our lives. It is always a very special day, and comes with a lot of gratitude, good wishes and hopes . I love that I have so many reasons to celebrate every day !
He recently had an opportunity to get together with one of his brothers and that makes me happy. The picture below is of them and their families.
It’s also Rubber Eraser Day and the deadline for filing federal income taxes, an activity in which erasers often are put to good use. We all have had some times when we’ve made some mistakes and having an eraser comes in pretty handy.
National Glazed Spiral Ham Day is the food holiday today. It is a favorite of mine but I’ve never really found a spiral ham that stays nice and moist so I looked for ways to keep that moisture in and here are some tips that I found.
You should put a ham glaze on the outside of your ham but also between the slices, too; this will add tremendous flavor. Wrap lightly with foil while baking. This will keep the juices in and prevent them from evaporating while your ham is in the oven. Cook it low and slow, you’re really just reheating it, and just long enough that your ham is warm but not dried out.
How to Cook a Spiral Ham
plus a delicious Ham Glaze recipe
1/2 cup jam , apricot, peach and cherry all work well
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon mustard, use your favorite
Let your ham sit on the counter for about an hour. Preheat oven to 275F. Line two pieces of foil in different directions on top of large baking sheet. Remove all packaging from ham including glaze packet and discard. Place ham on top of foil.
Mix together all ham glaze ingredients. Spread glaze all over the top and sides of ham and between each slice. Pull up the sides of the foil and wrap ham gently, not loose but not too tight, either, using additional foil if necessary.
Place ham in oven and bake for approximately 18 minutes per pound, opening foil to baste with juices a couple of times during cooking. Remove from oven and baste once more with juices Serve and enjoy!
I like to look for ham when it’s on sale then freeze for use when I have company. It makes a wonderful dinner for a crowd. The say you can safely keep it in the freezer 1 to 2 months.
Our temps here in Ohio are finally warming up nicely and the weekend is bringing 60’s and sunshine our way!
I hope you all have a FANTASTIC Friday !
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Celebrating a birthday reminds us of the goodness of life.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
3772. For DS#2, it’s his birthday today
3773. for Erasers, useful for getting rid of mistakes
3774. for ham one of my favorites
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
Almighty and eternal God,
Protect our military
as they discharge their duties
with the shield of your strength,
may the power of your love
enable them to return home in safety
that with all who love them
they may ever praise you for your loving care.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT’s
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
ADVICE FOR TODAY
Count the age, not the wrinkles you have. Count the blessings and wonderful experiences you've had, not the mistakes you've made. Forget the past; look forward to the future, for the best things are yet to come.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…