Saturday, October 8, 2016
For Saturday, October 8th, 2016
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH, 2016
73 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
Sunrise: 7:33 am
Sunset: 6:57 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today, the 2nd Saturday of October, we celebrate Universal Music Day. Music nourishes our souls and helps us deal with the whole continuum of human emotions. Music feeds our spirits and is our Universal Language. Universal Music Day creates awareness for the importance of Sound, Silence, Vibration, known as Music. Music surpasses all other means of teaching Listening and Communication Skills!
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I appreciate and enjoy lots of different kinds of music from the classical to country and folk music and can’t imagine a world without it. Music can make mundane tasks a little easier and long days go by a little quicker. But did you know that melody and rhythm can improve our creativity, visual attention, and much more.
Some people listen to music for a boost on a tough day, while others might use music to keep them awake during a long car journey or to purge a negative feeling. They say that one way to improve your life is to add more music to it.
Our warm spell ended overnight and today will be much cooler. They say there is a slight chance of morning showers but the rest of the weekend is supposed to be nice only much cooler. Time to get the sweaters and jackets out.
I hope you all have a SUPER Saturday!
October 8th is Pierogi Day, a day to stock up your fridge with delicious dumplings made of unleavened dough. Usually stuffed with meat, potatoes, vegetables and fruit, pierogi have become popular in the United States and Canada due to large Polish immigrant population.
I’ve never made my own pierogi but this recipe for skillet cooked potato pierogis sound like they are nothing like the kind you get from the freezer section at the grocery store.
4 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 pkg. 8 oz. Cream Cheese, divided
1 cup warm water
1 1/4 lb. red potatoes,about 4, peeled, cooked, mashed and cooled
3 green onions, sliced
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup butter, divided
4 small shallots, minced, divided
1 cup Sour Cream
1/4 cup minced fresh chives
Mix flour and salt in large bowl until blended. Cube half the cream cheese; add to flour mixture, then cut with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg and warm water; mix until mixture forms ball. Place on lightly floured surface. Knead 5 min. or until dough is smooth and elastic; wrap in plastic wrap.
Mix remaining cream cheese, potatoes, onions and pepper until blended; set aside. Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness; cut into 48 rounds, rerolling trimmings as necessary. Spoon 1 Tbsp. potato mixture onto center of each round. Brush water halfway around edge of each dough round; fold in half to enclose filling. Seal edges with fork.
Bring large saucepan of water to boil. Add pierogi, 12 at a time; cook 3 to 4 min. or until they float to the surface. Remove with slotted spoon; drain.
Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in large skillet. Add 1/4 of the shallots and 12 pierogi; cook and stir 4 min. or until pierogi are golden brown. Repeat, in batches, with remaining butter, shallots and pierogi. Mix sour cream and chives until blended. Serve with the pierogi.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
4294. for music, it makes our lives better
4295. for pierogi, our church ladies make some tasty ones
4296. for a cool day to turn the oven on
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
You are the music while the music lasts.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…