Thursday, October 23, 2008
I am so thankful for a roof over my head, food on the table, relatively good health, a wonderful husband and two active children. And I'm truly thankful that the Lord has been with us during the transition time between moving from Ghana, West Africa and back to the United States.
When things don't go the way that you planned, what is helpful for you to remember, to hear, to see during times like that?
Thanks to a great sister in Christ, I'm reminded that in His time, things will be OK. I'm being refined and I know that it will be rough for a while, but in the end more fitted to do the work that He intends for me to do.
Please comment and send a little something along that has helped you or tell about someone who has helped refocus you in rough times. Maybe they didn't even realize it, but it was illuminating to your path that day.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Lay your unopened bag of chips on its back on a table or counter so the front label is facing up (toward the ceiling). Then taking a scissors, cut a circle (oval or square, etc.) out of the front label, creating its own "bowl." If you have leftovers, just put them into an airtight container for later. Clean up is easy.
Fun and easy. Great idea and everyone will think you are so creative! =)
For more kitchen tips, visit Tammy's Recipes.
Monday, October 6, 2008
This soup is surprisingly good. I really never liked just plain mashed squash (sorry, Mom), but I knew I'd have to find a way since my husband does. I already knew I liked squash in sweet things (pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, etc...). Could I find a recipe for a savory squash dish that I did like? I can't even remember where I found this, but it works for me. I love it. The original recipe actually uses milk. I tried using it with (non-dairy) and without and enjoy it without better.
1 onion, chopped
1 Tablespoon oil
1-2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 cups pumpkin (or other winter squash) puree
3 cups vegetable broth
salt and/or other seasoning as desired
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
Cook until heated through. When serving add a little nutritional yeast and maybe some little pepitas (green roasted pumpkin seeds) on top of soup in bowls. Option: put all ingredients in the crockpot after sauteing the onions and garlic. Great as leftovers.
When I made it this time, I used a butternut squash and pumpkin. I tripled the recipe for leftovers...see photo. Yum.