Thursday, December 29, 2016
For Thursday, December 29th, 2016
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29TH, 2016
81 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Tick Tock Day which reminds us that the year is almost at an end, and there are things still left to be doing, and in fact only two days left to do them in. We are urged to make the most of our time to complete those tasks that can be done in that time, and further to remind us just how much can be done in a short amount of time if you truly urge yourself forward.
Every moment not spent living life to the fullest is another moment that is gone forever and impossible to reclaim. Don’t let the year end with regret! Get out there and beat the Tick Tock!
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Slow and steady wins the race.
It’s looking like 2016 is going to end pretty much the way it started for me. I had a cold then and have one now. It would be great to get rid of it before 2017 begins. I’ve been getting plenty of sleep, taking my vitamins and eating chicken soup.
Usually I would be fixing New Years Day Dinner for my family with the traditional pork and sauerkraut, but this year, DS#5 and his wife have agreed to host dinner at their house. Since I’m not feeling the best at all and my house is upside down, their help is really appreciated.
They say we have a chance of snow today, hopefully not much. I really don’t want to shovel snow, but will if need be. It’s important to keep the walkways clear so no one slips and falls.
Stay safe and warm every one!
I hope you all have a GREAT day. Happy Thursday!
WHAT’S NEW IN THE KITCHEN
There is a food holiday to celebrate every day of the year!
Today is Pepper Pot Day, which is a thick and spicy soup that is an American staple dish, especially in the southern regions of the United States. The soup’s true origins began on December 29th of 1777 during the Revolutionary War, the Continental Army had been experiencing an exceptionally harsh winter during the battle of Valley Forge.
The soldiers were low on food because the farmers in the area had gone and sold all their supplies to the British Army for cash rather than the weak currency that the Continental soldiers could offer them for their crops. Christopher Ludwick, a baker general of the Continental Army, gathered whatever food he could scrounge together to feed the cold and frail soldiers.
He was able to find scraps of tripe, meat, and some peppercorn. He then mixed the ingredients together with some other seasonings and created the hot, thick, and spicy soup we now know as pepper pot soup. It quickly became known as the soup that won the war.The soup gave the soldiers the warmth and strength that they needed to push the enemies back through the harsh winter weather.
In order to make your own, the ingredients are four cups of water, four tablespoons of chicken bouillon powder, two medium grated potatoes, two medium sized carrots which are also grated, two finely chopped celery stalks, one finely chopped onion, one and a half cups of finely chopped green, red, or yellow peppers, one half cup of flour, two teaspoons of salt, one teaspoon of pepper, one more cup of water, and finally, six cups of milk.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!
Hamilton Wright Mabie
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
4522. for time, it is precious indeed
4523. for hot soup, very good on cold days
4524. for all the help I received cleaning out the basement
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
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…