Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Of all I have to be thankful for ...

... nothing compares to the cross.

Have a Blessed day and be thankful!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I Dropped The Ball...

... I was totally gonna food blog some of the recipes that we're making for Thanksgiving.  And I already missed the one I really wanted to do. Cause my kitchen is just too dern messy to photograph at the moment.  I will, however, give you the recipe....

It's a family recipe and has been passed down so often that I am not even sure anyone knows the name of it anymore.  But I can tell you that it is, far and away, my favorite food on.the.stinkin.planet.  And so I have named it appropriately ....

Cranberry Yum

1 Package Cranberries (frozen)
1 Cup Crushed Pecans
1 Can (@ 20oz) Crushed Pineapple
1 Package Mini Marshmallows (optional)
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Large Tub of Whipped Cream
(OR 1 Pint Whipping Cream & 1/2 Cup Sugar - whipped to whip cream consistency)

Grind FROZEN cranberries into VERY small pieces.  Crush or grind pecans (NOTE: If you choose to crush the pecans yourself, put them in baggie, seal and crush with rolling pin ... do NOT attempt to beat them with a  meat tenderizer hammer thingy - your bag will not survive and you will be picking pecans out of your socks for a very long time ... not that I have ever done that **ahem**).  Drain pineapple (remove as much juice as possible - this keeps it from freezing rock hard later, making it easier to eat fresh out of the freezer, right out of the container with a big ol spoon.  This I DO know from experience!!)

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.  Place in freezable container - I use one larger and a few smaller plastic containers - and place in freezer for a minimum of 2 hrs.  Remove from freezer with enough time to spare for softening but NOT for complete thawing.  

There ya have it.  We will be making cheesecakes tomorrow morning and I will try to take pictures and post those recipes later.

So, tell me ... what are YOU making for Thanksgiving?!  If you need any advice or ideas, head on over to the Living Proof Ministries (AKA Beth Moore) blog and take a look at the open forum on the subject.  LOVE seeing the more seasoned veterans helping out the less experienced women.  So fun!!!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

TWOGGin Tuesday

Time for a little TWOGGin ... Bloggin twitter style.  (140 characters or less ... try it, it's harder than it looks...)

*Well, hello again 4AM wake-up call ... can't say that I missed you.  (but really, I think I might've)

*Hattie just spent 2 minutes and 37 seconds telling me how grumpy she is ... all while trying not to laugh.  She makes ME laugh!

*Eli likes birds, judging from the "OOOOOH! Brrrrrrrrrds!" that just came squealing from my back seat.

*Apparently he likes busses too.

*Just dropped S off at school. I was handed a letter regarding the upcoming Christmas pageant.  My baby is old enough for THAT?! I need coffee to deal.

*My mommy is more wonderful, comforting and amazing than YOUR mommy.

*Alexis is not a fan of the sock.  Except perhaps the taste. But for purposes of covering the feet, she is over it.  Over.It.

*If it's gonna be THIS cold, I'm gonna need some snow.  It's only fair.

*Sophie just exited school wearing a pilgrim hat.  I have fallen in love all over again.

*Two babies and one hungry 4yr old at Costco.  I.Am.Brilliant.

*Also, the entire state of MI is here too.  Along with THEIR hungry children. We are, by and large, a brilliant state.

*LOVE having friends that listen.

*Dear Jesus, please come soon, this world is an ugly place.

*Dear Fancy New Pan, non stick my eye. Not so much love, Me

*The Mayhem guy from those insurance commercials is stinkin hilarious.  Watching my HUSBAND watch the ads, even funnier.


*CAUTION: never leave your laptop where little hands can reach.

*I can tell when my man has somethin up his sleeve ... I just can never tell what it is.  It's at once aggravating and exciting. I love his heart~

*It's officially Thanksgiving break. I will now spend the next 5 days praying my kids don't kill each other. Join me, won't you?

*The Christmas cards have been printed.  I feel the need to put an pair of reading glasses in every envelope.  Oops... That's some tiny print!

*Sophie and Eli are running circles around the coffee table and squealing in tones only dogs can hear.

*Hallmark is already showing Christmas movies ... SO happy! My girls have fallen in love with Eloise at Christmas Time. YES!!!

*Sometimes losing what you THOUGHT you wanted so badly, turns out to be very freeing.  AND it can open the door for something you never KNEW you really wanted.

*Yes, that was more than 140 characters ... that is what we call a "tweet longer" in the twitterverse.

*Julie Andrews is amazing.  Like, really, really amazing.

*Hattie got in trouble today for not going to circle time - she ran when Mrs R tried to talk to her. I asked her why she didn't go and she...

*... looked at me and said "Mrs R wanted to play chase. I had to run! it was FUN!!!!"  Nice spinnin Bill Clinton. (Note: work on honesty!)

*We have some big choices to make.  Praying for God to open the door we should go through. And hang neon signs & arrows on it too.

*It's a good thing Bible study is cancelled for tonight cause the video is taking a sweet forever to download.

*So ... forgetting milk at Costco was not my best move. Cause now someone has to go to the grocery. On Tuesday before T-giving.

*Literally, seconds after I typed that hubbs texted me "getting gas at costco, do we need anything?"  He reads my mind.

*Which means Hubbs is on his way home.

*Which means I better start dinner.

*Which means it's time to wrap up this edition if TWOGGin Tuesday!

*Try it, you'll like it!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Did I Tell You ...

... that I started a photography site?  No?  Well I did ...

Morgan-Beverly, Abundant Image Photographer.

And I LOVE my new job!!!

Sorry for the assault on your corneas!!

Let me know if YOU need pictures - I make deals with friends!