Saturday, February 18, 2017
For Saturday, February 18th, 2017
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH, 2017
31 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is National Battery Day which gives us an opportunity to celebrate a vital invention. Batteries are used everywhere, from smoke alarms to headsets. They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and power capacity, to fit a wide array of needs.
Just imagine where the world would be without batteries. We'd still be using a crank to start our automobiles. We'd have to cart around long extension cords to bring the boombox to the beach. And, forget about hand-held games. They'd never be popular tied to an electrical outlet.
Batteries are electrifying!
Today is a good time to appreciate the power of batteries in our everyday life.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
A good laugh recharges your battery.
There is no doubt about it I do use a lot of batteries here at my house. The rechargeable ones are nice but a little more pricey than the others.
Sometimes we need to recharge our own personal batteries too and that’s what I’m doing today. Taking a day to get away from work here at home and going shopping.
It’s warming up in the 50’s today and from the looks of the long range forecast, we’ll stay warmer all next week too. 50’s and even 60 will make for a nice break from winter here.
Today’s pictures are of what I hope will be my new home. The kitchen even has a dishwasher which is something I’ve not had in quite a few years. Nothing is definite yet, but the appraisal has been done for the sale of this house, now I’m waiting to see if everything works out.
I hope you all have a SUPER Saturday!
Today is Crab Stuffed Flounder Day
I do love seafood and this is one dish I need to try out. I’ve not been doing much cooking lately but when things settle down here, it’s on my list of things to make.
Crab Stuffed Flounder
2 flounder filets, 2 or 3 pounds
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp butter
2 celery stalks, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 large onion, diced
8 ounces lump crabmeat
Spice mix: cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, to taste
2 tbsp mayo
1 large egg
2 ounces Panko bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Saute celery, red bell pepper and onion in oil and butter in pan over medium high heat until the onions are translucent. Remove and set aside.
Add lump crab to a large bowl and stir with 1 tablespoon of spice mix. Add sauteed vegetables, mayo, egg, and Panko bread crumbs. Stir to combine.
Remove center bone from flounder filets and season fish with salt and pepper. Place half the crab mixture on one end of the flounder and roll the fish up, keeping the seam side down. Sprinkle with spice mix and saute for 2 minutes in hot oiled pan. Transfer pan to oven for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until the fish is cooked.
Place the other half of the crab mixture on top of your second flounder filet. Place in oven safe pan and cook in oven along with the other filet.
Makes 2 servings
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Recharge with hugs!
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
4669. for laughter and hugs that recharge our batteries
4670. for seafood, good and good for you too.
4671. for a day out with no work
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
Take time to recharge your batteries. It's hard to see where you're going when your lights are dim.
Robert H. Conelly
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…