Saturday, October 12, 2019
For Saturday, October 12th, 2019
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH, 2019
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.
71 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
75 Days Until CHRISTMAS
Sunrise: 7:37 am
Sunset: 6:52 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Old Farmer’s Day which honors the contributions of farmers through our history. Farmers have always been important as they provide food and raw materials .
October is a good month for farmers to celebrate. At the time most of the harvesting is done and they have time to take a break and celebrate their contributions. Even if you are not a farmer take this day to appreciate the hard work of famers all over the world to provide sufficient food.
If you can’t see the bright side, polish the dull side .
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
A good farm is recognized as good partly by its beauty.
The pictures today are of what was once my grandparents farm. They were taken when I went to one of my aunt’s funeral, a little over two years ago now. I spent many happy days as a child on their farm and learned a lot that I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. Life on a farm is very different that living in the city and I got to experience working in the garden, feeding the chickens and gathering eggs. I got to sit on a swinging bridge and fish for blue gills in the creak and thanks to my grandmother I learned how to make buttermilk biscuits. I think the list could go on an on, but truly I’m thankful for my time on the farm.
Since I’m older now and have lived in the city for many years, I’ve found my heart is really in the country. I love the simpler way of life. Although it is a lot of work, it is very rewarding.
Today is my day to cook for the weekend so I thought it appropriate to share a country dinner recipe.
Country Fried Steak with Green Beans and Rice
2 c. white rice
2 large eggs
1 c. pause 1 tsp. flour
1/2 tsp. paprika
4 minute steaks each about 1 oz.and 1/4 inch thick, similar to cube steaks
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 c. plus 1 tsp. olive oil
1 1/2 c. milk
3/4 lb. green beans
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Cook rice according to package instructions, cover and set aside. In a wide, shallow bowl, beat eggs , combine 1 c. of flour with paprika. Season eggs, flour mixture and steaks with salt and pepper. Dredge each steak in flour, then dip in egg, allow extra to drip off and then dredge in flour again.In large cast iron skillet, heat 1/4 c. of oil over medium high heat. Cook steaks until crust is golden. Transfer to baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm.
Pour off all but 1 tablespoon oil from skillet Add remaining flour, cook, whisking until golden . Gradually add milk while whisking raise heat to high and boil until thickened. Season gravy with salt and pepper. Cover and set aside.I like to let the steaks simmer in the gravy
In a medium skillet, heat remaining tsp. of oil over medium high. Add onion and cook stirring occasionally until softened. Add green beans and 1/3 cup water; cover and cook until green beans are crisp tender and onion begins to brown. Reheat gravy. thining with milk if necessary. Serve steak with green beans, rice and gravy.
Makes 4 servings.
It used to be I’d have to double the recipe for the family, but now this recipe will make at least 2 meals for me, maybe more.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Farming is a profession of hope.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
7501 for the country life, it teaches much
7502. for a country dinner, goodness in comfort food
7503. for leftovers for the weekend, no cooking on Sunday
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
My grandfather used to say tht once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer , a policeman and a preacher, but every day, three times a day, you need a farmer.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…