Friday, March 24, 2017
For Friday, March 24th, 2017
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
The moments of our lives may be bright with possibility, dark with fear or sadness, or even plain everyday gray, but God's glory never fades. May God's glory shine into the exciting lights, upsetting darks, and boring grays of your every day.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24TH, 2017
90 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day which is a day to enjoy this tasty combination of chocolate and fruit. Chocolate lovers who like raisins, find the combination simply irresistible. Kids find them irresistible, too.
Raisins are an excellent source fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, and certain B vitamins. By adding a layer of dark chocolate to the outside of the raisin, you can add to the sweet treats health benefits because dark chocolate contains antioxidants and important minerals. Since there is also a fair amount of sugar in these treats though, be careful with how many you consume!
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Research tells us fourteen out of any ten individuals like chocolate.
They say most any day is made better with chocolate. So why not have some today. I’m starting off here pretty slowly today. I guess I’m still recovering and will be taking it easy again today.
We’re to have some warm temps close to 70 degrees today. If the sun peeps through I may have to find a spot in the sun and soak up some rays here.
The idea of maybe opening up a window or two and letting in some fresh air sounds like a good idea too. Fresh air and sunshine ought to help cure what ails me. We’ll see how warm it actually gets.
I hope you all have a FANTASTIC Friday!
WHAT’S NEW IN THE KITCHEN
There is a food holiday to celebrate every day of the year!
In honor of Chocolate Covered Raisins Day I found this recipe to share:
BROWNIES WITH CHOCOLATE COVERED RAISINS
Chocolate covered raisins turn into fudgy pockets of intense chocolate and chewy raisins in these easy brownies.
3/4 Cup butter
6 oz.semi sweet chocolate chopped
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate chopped
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup chocolate covered raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 8 inch square pan. Stir butter and both chocolates in medium saucepan over low heat until melted. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
Beat sugar and eggs in medium bowl until very thick. Stir in melted chocolate mixture and vanilla. Mix flour baking powder and salt in another bow. Stir into chocolate mixture. Mix in chocolate cover raisins.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake about 30 minutes, until tester inserted into center comes our with only a few moist crumbs attached and top cracks in places. Transfer to rack and cool in pan. Cover with foil and let stand at room temperature.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Anything is good if it's made of chocolate.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
4756. Chocolate and raisins, an almost healthy combination
4757. for fresh air and sunshine
4758. for a brand new oven, I have yet to try out
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
Don't wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…