Thursday, June 22, 2017
For Thursday, June 22nd, 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.
THURSDAY, JUNE 22ND, 2017
91 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today National Onion Rings Day which is for those of you who like your holidays deep fried. Onion Rings Day is your opportunity to get out there and enjoy your favorite deep fried savory treat. They’re simple to make at home, and while a deep fryer is great, it isn’t essential in their preparation. There are even baked Onion Rings s if you decide to go that way, but nothing beats the original. Just heat up a pan of oil until a small drop of batter starts to sizzle when dropped in, and then carefully submerge your coated Onion Rings s one by one and cook until a golden brown.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
I happen to love onion rings and also blooming onions! Onions are good cooked in almost anything too and they are good for you. Sure, they do make you cry but that is worth it. They're a very good source of vitamin C and B6, iron, folate, and potassium. The manganese content in onions provides cold and flu relief with its anti inflammatory abilities.
I won’t be sharing an onion recipe today because it’s a double food holiday today and I’ve got a recipe for Chocolate Eclair Day which is shown below. I love to eat and good food, like the weather, is one of my favorite topics to talk about.
Speaking of the weather, they are saying this may be the hottest day of this week with temps in the high 80’s, maybe even hitting 90. We’re to have some rain late in the day and tomorrow, then we cool down a bit. By the weekend we’ll be back in the mid 70’s. I haven’t had to use the air conditioner for a few days now, but today I’ll have to turn it back on.
The pictures today were taken just a day or two ago. I had just been out mowing the yard so I thought it a good time to get some photos. It was definitely a blue sky day and we haven’t had too many of them lately.
I hope you all have a GREAT day. Happy Thursday!
A friend has written requesting continued prayers for her DIL that remains hospitalized. She is not doing well at all and needs our prayers. As always all prayers are appreciated.
WHAT’S NEW IN THE KITCHEN
There is a food holiday to celebrate every day of the year!
Today is National Chocolate Eclair Day which is a sugary, sweet way to start your day. It's a sweet, tasty way to end your day, too. Eclairs are a light, crisp pastry filled with a pastry cream. They are most often eaten as a dessert.
I do love eclairs and usually buy them when I have them. But I did find this recipe that looks really good and would make a great dessert for hot summer time weather. I’m pretty sure I’ve made this recipe a time or two and everyone enjoyed it.
Easy Chocolate Eclair Squares
1 pkg. Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
2 cups cold milk, divided
1 tub Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed
22 graham crackers
1 pkg. unsweetened Chocolate
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Beat pudding mix and 1 3/4 cups milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in Cool Whip. Layer about 1/3 of the grahams and half the Cool Whip mixture in 13 by 9 inch pan, breaking grahams as necessary to fit; repeat layers. Top with remaining grahams.
Microwave chocolate and butter in medium microwaveable bowl on high for 1 1/2 min., stirring after 1 min. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Add sugar and remaining milk; mix well. Spread over grahams. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Man is an onion made up of a hundred integuments, a texture made up of many threads.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5005. for onions, good and good for you
5006. for cool and creamy desserts, perfect for summer
5007. for the sunscreen and water, necessities on a hot sunny day
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
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
Charles Dudley Warner
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…