Friday, July 3, 2020
For Friday, July 3rd, 2020
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
FOR FRIDAY, JULY 3RD, 2020
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.
82 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Sunrise: 6:00 am
Sunset: 9:05 pm
Life is a special occasion!!
Today is Eat Beans Day which are honored for their high fiber and for being high in protein and low in fat, which makes the one of most heart healthy foods known to man. The USDA recommends that adults eat a least 3 cups of beans every week. Which is about three times more than the average person usually consumes.
There are thousands of different bean varieties . Some of the most popular include, soy beans, lima beans, pinto beans, green beans, black beans, white beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils and black eyed peas.
To celebrate , cook up your favorite bean recipe today for dinner tonight. If you don’t have one handy, there are plenty on line to find. I like easy baked beans and black bean salad.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
The United States is the only country with a known birthday.
James G. Blaine
I so love baked beans, expecially in the summer time. They go very well with hot dogs and hamburgers and are a favorite side at cook outs. It’s nice to know I’m eating something that is good for me and tastes good too. I make baked beans the easy way by using canned pork and beans and spicing them up with some brown sugar, dry mustard, worcestershire sauce and ketchup. I’ve never taken the time to make the homemade variety; But cooking up dry beans and making you own isn’t all that hard at all, it just takes longer.
For the long holiday weekend I decided to make another very easy recipe for barbecue chicken sandwiches. I simply put some barbecue sauce in the bottom of my crockpot and then added some chicken breasts and then covered them with more sauce. I let them cook for 4 hours on low until they were tender and falling apart, then shredded the chicken up and stirred it all together. Makes for a quick and easy sandwich. Now all I have to do is mix together some macaroni salad to have olong with it. This time I decided to make a bacon ranch bowtie pasta salad.
Bancon Ranch Bowtie Pasta Salad.
2 1/2 c. uncooked bow tie pasta
1 oz. ranch seasoning mix
3/4 c. mayonaise
1/3 c. sour cream
1/3 c. milk
8 to 10 slices bacon cooked and crumbled or chopped.
1 cup frozen peas
1 c. cheddar cheese, grated
1 c. shredded carrots
1 c. cheery tomatoes, halved
Cook pasta according to package directions.
Drain and set aside to cook to room temperature
While noodles are cooking, in a large bowl combine ranch seasoning mix, mayo, sour cream, an milk. Whisk until smooth.
Sir in bacon, peas, carrots, and tomatoes into the ranch dressing. Slowly add pasta and stir until covered in dressing and all ingredients are mixed together Cover and refrigerate until serving. I didn’t have any carrots but I did have some broccoli and used that instead. I’m sure any chopped vegetables would do.
I plan on taking it easy this long holiday weekend and if company should drop by I’ll be prepared.
Today’s pictures are of DS#5 and family as they visited our Nation’s Capitol last year on vacation.
Have a FANTASTIC Friday and a safe and Happy Holiday weekend!!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
The fourth of July is a federal holiday to celebrate the nation’s independence. For many Americans , it is a day for backyard barbecues, parades and fireworks.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
8246 for beans good and good for you
8247 for summertime cooking, quick and easy
8248 for DS#5, he’s helped a lot the last couple of days
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
From every mountain side
Let freedom ring.
Samuel. F. Smith
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…
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