Monday, November 4, 2019
For Monday, November 4th, 2019
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH,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.
47 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
51 Days Until CHRISTMAS
Sunrise: 7:03 am
Sunset: 5:20 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is National Candy Day which is a sweet holiday that attracts us with their bright colors and delightful flavors. They come in a variety of fun sizes and shapes.
People use the term candy as a broad category. We treat candy bars, chocolates, licorice, sour candies, salty candies, tart candies, hard candy, taffies, gumdrops, marshmallows and much more as candy.
Sugar wasn’t always readily available so the first candies were made from honey. Candy made from coated fruits and flowers with honey. The method preserved the flowers and nuts or created forms of candy. Today we still create these confections, but they are typically seen as garnish.
Originally a form of medicine, candy calmed the digestive system or coaled a sore throat. At that time , combined with spices and sugar, candy only appeared in the purses and the dishes of the wealthy.
By the 18th century, the first candy likely came to America from Britain and France. At the time , people made the simplest form of candy from crytallized sugar, rock candy. However ever the most basic form of sugar was considered a luxury and was only attainable by the wealthy.
Since 1979 , the world has produced more sugar than can be sold, making it very attainable and cheap. With the advent of the industrial revolution, many advances improved the availability of sugar. By the 1830’s markets opened and the candy business underwent a drastic change. Not only did the price of candy drop, but penny candies targeted children.
It’s four days after Halloween. Either you have leftover candy or can sneak some of your kid’s stash to celebrate.
If you can’t see the bright side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Without chocolate, we would have to find something else to do with the fruits and nuts.
Anthony T. Hicks
I always have some kind of candy on hand here at my house. It’s no secret that I have a sweet tooth and always eat plenty of sweets. I did give away candy for Halloween, but I kept back my personal stash. They say the two top selling candies in American have been M&M’s and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and I did give lots of each out for Halloween. Here at home I have a jar of chocolate covered peanuts sitting on the shelf,. I only eat a few at a time, so they all last me awhile. I also have a candy corn and peanuts mixture on hand. I haven’t managed to eat all of that yet.
One of the easiest candies to make is fudge so I thought I’d share a recipe that might help you use up leftover candy corn
Candy Corn Fudge
1 7oz. jar marshmallow cream
1 1/2 c. sugar
2/3 c. evaporated milk
2 tbsp. butter
2 c. candy corn
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1 c. salted peanuts, chopped
1 oz. semisweet chocolate chopped, optional for decorating
1 oz. white chocolated, chopped, optional fir decorating
Line an 8 inch square pan with foil, butter foil. Combine marshmallow cream, sugar, evaporated milk and butter in a pan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat. Cook stirring constantly about 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in candy corn, chocolate chips and peanuts, stirring until chocolate melts. Transfer to foil lined pan and smooth top until even. Chill until set, about 2 hours
In separate bowls over pans of simmering water, melt the semisweet and white chocolate, if desired for decoration. Using forks, drizzle both chocolates over fudge. Swirl and serve. Cut into approximately 48 one inch squares.
I hope you all have a SWEET start to this new week. Happy Monday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
You are what you eat so eat something sweet.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
7567. for sweets to satisfy my sweet tooth
7568. for a little sugar that helps the medicine go down
7569. for the sweet and salty, a good combination
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
There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner; that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.
Robert Louis Stevenson
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…