Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
2 tsp. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 cup walnut halves
1 pound boneless tender beef steak
2 TBSP plus 1/3 cup Kikkoman's Stir fry sauce
1 tsp cornstarch
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 TBSP vegetable, divided
1 onion, cut into 3/4 inch chunks
2 large carrots, cut into julienne strips
1 pound fresh spinach, washed and drained
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
To prepare Fiery Walnuts, combine oil, cayenne pepper and salt in a small skillet; heat over medium heat until hot. Add walnut halves. Cook, stirring 1 minute or until walnuts are coated. Turn out onto small baking sheet; spread out in a single layer. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 minutes or until golden. Cool.
To prepare stir fry, cut beef across grain into thin strips. Combine 2 TBSP stir-fry sauces, cornstarch and garlic in a medium bowl; stir in beef.
Heat 1 TBSP oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Add beef and stir fry 1 and 1/2 minutes; remove. Heat remaining oil in same pan. Add onion; stir fry 2 minutes. Add carrots; stir fry 1 minute. Add spinach and mushrooms; stir fry 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Add beef and remaining stir fry sauce. Cook and stir only until beef and vegetables are coated with sauce and heat through. Remove from heat; stir in Fiery Walnuts and serve immediately.
I serve over rice.
Also my husband does not like Walnuts so I use Pecans.
Monday, July 28, 2008
We saw Journey to the Center of the Earth. Noah loved the 3-D effects. And it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. I'm not a scary movie type person.
Noah lost a tooth yesterday.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you." Isaiah 43:2
"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8
"My life dissolves and weeps itself away for heaviness; raise me up and strengthen me according to [the promises of] Your word." Psalm 119:28
God is faithful and His promises are true. I'm so thankful for the strength He gives us when we ask. Let us remember to express our thankfulness and praise Him.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
You know scripture tells us to hide His word in our hearts and to meditate on it day and night. One way is to surround ourselves with it. And this book gives you wonderful creative ideas of how to do just that. I am amazed at all the wonderful projects Jeanne Winters came up with. They don't seem to be that hard either. The only problem I have is deciding which one to attempt first. I love them all. If you love crafts I would certainly recommend this book. It will add beauty to your home and to your heart. God has indeed blessed her and I hope she has other books with even more ideas. It's on my list of to dos to find out! I am so thankful that she was willing to pass on her knowledge and creativity.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, grilled and diced
1 red onion, diced
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup celery, diced
1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
2 TBSP Old Bay Seasoning
2 TBSP Dijon mustard
1 TBSP lime juice
In a large bowl stir together all ingredients until well combined. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Hang a bulletin board above your washing machine filled with pictures of family and friends. Their faces will brighten your day as they remind you that you're loved and lighten their load as you pray for them.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."
Their story began with one letter on their wedding night.
I made a promise today at the church and I'm making another promise here tonight. I'm going to write to you every week...And Laurel, I will always stand by you. No matter what. We're in everything together. No secrets. No surprises. And I will always be true. In every way...Jack
It ended with a final letter before either one had a chance to tell their children the truth. Soon the Cooper children discover thousands of 'Wednesday Letters,' clues to a family secret that will bring them face-to-face with a life-changing moment of truth.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped broccoli, cooked and drained
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup grated sharp cheddar
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups crushed crackers
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with vegetable oil cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, combine broccoli, mayonnaise, cheese, soup and eggs. Mix well with a metal spoon. Place the mixture in the prepared baking dish. Top with the crushed crackers and pour the melted butter evenly over the crackers. Bake for 35 minutes or until set and browned.