Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A time for traditions...

This recipe has been in our family for years. My mom made it at holidays. I have no idea where it came from. I have carried on the tradition of making it each year. I love old recipes and the way they are written sometimes makes me laugh. I hope you will enjoy this one and make it one of your traditional dishes.

Cranberry Mold

1 C. ground cranberries
1 C. ground unpared apples
1 C. sugar
1 pkg. gelatine (I use strawberry jello)
1 C. hot water
1 can crushed pineapple
1/2 C. seeded Tokay grape halves (I use purple seedless grapes)
1/4 C. broken nut meats (I use pecans)

Combine cranberries, apples and sugar. Dissolve gelatine in hot water; add pineapple (with juice). Chill until partially set. Add cranberry-apple mixture, grapes and nut meats. Pour into mold (I most often put in a pretty glass bowl that belonged to my mom). Chill overnight or until set.
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Monday, November 24, 2008

Welcome back to your Texas home!

Tonight the family, minus Stacy and Travis who are on a trip, and our friend, Diane, went to the airport to welcome Stephanie home from Honduras! We are so excited to have her back with us until mid-January!
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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Give Thanks...

Psalm 136:26 Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever. Thanksgiving is this week and we should all take time to pause and thank God for the many blessings He has given us. We did this today at church! We should do it every day! Take time right now and think of all He has done for you and thank Him! Then ask the Lord which friend and or family member you should write a note or give a call and thank them for what they mean in your life! You will be blessed and so will they!

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

A bowl of soup for a chilly day...

I found this soup in Taste of Home Heartwarming Soups cookbook. It is very easy and tastes good! I use a little more ground beef and serve it with cornbread.

1 package (12 ounces) mixed dried
8 cups water
1/2 pound ground beef, cooked and
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes,
1 cup chopped celery
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 bay leaves
Pepper to taste

Place beans in a large saucepan or Dutch oven;
add enough water to cover by 2 in.
Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour.

Drain and discard liquid. Add water to the
beans; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for
30 minutes. Add remaining ingredients; bring
to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for
1 -1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are tender.
Discard bay leaves.

Yield: 10 servings

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Scooters and haircuts

Hannah was riding a scooter, fell and broke two fingers!

She had to have a cast.

She also got a pretty new hair cut!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Veterans Day Thanks...

Yesterday was Veterans Day! In our family we have two veterans, my husband's father and my husband. Our nephew did a wonderful tribute to them on his blog. I would like to share it with you.

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sgt K-9

Stacy brought Jack over last night after receiving a gift from Chad and Vicki!
This made me smile!

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Jim and the team arrived in Jiri, Nepal. To get there you take a bus along narrow, winding roads. It took 6 hours. Jiri is known as the gateway to Mt. Everest.
Continue to pray for them as they minister to the people that live there.

Me to Colette: I will show you on the map where Nepal is so you can see where Mr. Jim is.
Colette: My mommy said she is buying me a globe so I can see where he is.
Me: Well, that is great!
Colette: I want it to be a Christmas snow globe!

I smile and try to explain the difference. :)
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Friday, November 7, 2008

Sharing God's love

Jim left Tuesday evening, traveled through LA to Hong Kong and on to Bangkok. Today he gets a connecting flight to Nepal and arrives in Nepal late Friday evening. He will spend most of the next day on a very dangerous bus trip to Jiri in the far eastern part of the country. There he, along with 4 others, will spend the next five days ministering though the medical dentistry clinic and in the starting of the School of Leadership Development.

They expect 40-50 pastors and leaders to be in attendance. They also expect to see about 300 people in the four days of clinic. Thursday he begins the trip home with the very dangerous road trip back to Katmandu. He will fly to Bangkok on Friday. On Saturday he departs Bangkok for Hong Kong, on to SF and into Dallas late Saturday evening the 15th. Pray for him and the team!

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fall Festival Fun...

Kitty Hannah & The Hulk Samuel
Princess Colette

Ashlynn visiting Daddy at his clinic!

Fun night at fall festival

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Nov. 4...

Don't forget to vote!

“First of all, then I urge that entreaties and prayer, petitions and thanksgiving, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” I Timothy 2:1-2
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