Saturday, February 24, 2018
For Saturday, February 24th, 2018
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.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2018
24 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Sunrise: 7:10 am
Sunset: 6:13 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is National Tortilla Chip Day which is a day set aside for the crunchy snack loved by millions across the nation. The Tortilla chip is most commonly served with salsa, guacamole, and cheese dips. Tortilla chips are made from corn tortillas that have been cut into wedges and then fried.
A favorite dish made with tortilla chips is nachos. Nachos are tortilla chips served with melted or shredded cheese and often additional toppings are added such as meat, salsa, refried beans, tomatoes, diced onions, lettuce, and sour cream.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.
William Arthur Ward
It’s hard to believe that it is the weekend once again. Even though this has been a very quiet week here, it went by pretty fast. I wasn’t able to do much but have taken time out just trying to feel better and slowly decorating for Spring.
I’m staying home again today, but I managed to make a grocery run yesterday and got a bag of oranges full of that instant vitamin C, that apparently I need more of. I also got a bog of lemons for making some fresh lemonade.
I can make a meal out of tortilla chips and all the toppings so I picked up the makings for this recipe which makes a casserole dish full of goodness.
Beef and Bean Taco Casserole
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 can, 16 oz. refried beans
1 jar, 16 oz, Salsa
1 package taco seasoning mix
2 1/2 cups coarsely broken tortilla chips
1/2 medium green bell pepper, chopped
4 medium green onions, sliced
2 medium tomatoes chopped
1 cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 sliced ripe olives, optional
1 cup shredded lettuce
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a 12 inch skillet cook beaf over medium high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally until cooked through, drain. Stir in refried beans, salsa and taco seasoning mix. Reduce heat to medium and heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
In ungreased 2 quart casserole place 2 cups of the broken tortilla chips. Top evenly with beef mixture. Sprinkle with bell pepper, onions, 1 cup of diced tomato, the cheese and olives if desired.
Bake uncovered 20 to 30 minutes until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted. Top baked casserole with remaining 1/2 cup tomato, lettuce and 1/2 cup broken tortilla chips. Makes 5 servings.
It’s to be another day of rain with temps in the 40’s. On the bright side I see a day of sunshine in the long range forecast for Monday !
I hope you all have a SUPER Saturday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Of all the attitudes we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life changing.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5740. for plenty of good food
5741. for a weekend to relax
5742. for a well stocked grocery store
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!
ADVICE FOR TODAY
Every day may not be good…
but there’s something good in every day.
Alice Morse Earle
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…