Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A NEW COOKIE JAR AND A LOT MORE

I found a new Cookie Jar on sale at Macy's.  It's plastic and has a vacuum seal.  The cookies go pretty fast, but now at least the last on will be fresh!

Yesterday was not so much fun.  I had my appointment with my dentist for my teeth cleaning.  However, with new x-rays they found a cavity that was right on the nerve and I ended up getting a root canal.  Perhaps the good news is, if I had started to feel discomfort while at Jill's that would not have been good. 

Something about the "winter" of our lives, our bodies just start falling apart, sagging and creaking.  Just had a hearing aid repaired and that's not cheap either.  I laughed and told my dearest, I didn't expect to put my 401K in my mouth and ears.  HaHa.  But praise the Lord, the resource was available.  I choose to be positive.

The suitcase in on the bed and I've been arranging and re-arranging because I only want to take one on my trip to Jill's.  It rains there most of the time, and I found a London Fog raincoat in perfect condition at the Thrift Shop for $8.  That's a must for the suitcase.

I'm rambling but one more thing.  In case you think there is a mistake on fb because you don't see me....no mistake I deactivated my account.   I will keep my blog, and be more faithful on it when I get back from Oregon.

 

Monday, January 23, 2017

HOMEMADE SOUP ON A RAINY DAY

Minestrone Soup~ Yum



Rainy days in the neighborhood.
So sad the storms in other parts of the country that are causing so much damage and loss of life.  Nature is a powerful thing!  Prayers for those affected by the weather.

What does you Monday look like?



Saturday, January 21, 2017

THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY





Grace Moments by Max Lucado

I CHOOSE SELF-CONTROL

I am a spiritual being . . .
After this body is dead, my spirit will soar.
I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal.
I choose self-control.  I will be drunk only by joy.
I will be impassioned only by faith.
I will be influenced only by God.
I will be taught only by Christ.
I choose self-control.

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
To these I commit my day.
If I succeed, I will give thanks.
If I fail, I will seek grace.
And then, when this day is done,
I will place my head on my pillow
and rest.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

RECIPE FOR BREAKFAST CASSEROLE



 Had several requests for the recipe of the breakfast casserole I made for the Cooking Class at the Villa.  It was very tasty.  My dearest sampled the corner. HaHa

I think you could substitute sausage for the ham for an option.
 
BRUNCH STRATA

1/3 cup canola oil
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
3 small zucchini, chopped or thinly sliced
2 medium onions  chopped (approx. 1 ½  cup)
2 cups cubed ham
2 garlic cloves (minced)
½ cup half/half
2  8 oz pkg. cream cheese
12 eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups day old bread cubed
3 cups shredded cheese
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper

1.    In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat.  Add vegetables and ham.  Cook and stir until vegetables are tender.  Add garlic, cook 1 minute longer.  Drain and pat dry.
2.    In a large bowl,  beat the cream cheese and cream until smooth.  Gradually beat in the eggs.  Stir in the remaining ingredients and vegetable mixture.
3.    Transfer into a greased baking dish.  Bake uncovered at 350 degree for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Served at Wanda’s Cooking Class
Taste of Home Annual Recipes (2014) Page 144

VILLA COOKING CLASS



A nice turn out for the cooking class at the Villa.  We have one gentleman that never misses.. he loves to eat.   HaHa.  I'm wearing my new apron Julie gave me for Christmas.  My apron collection keeps growing!



Heart Smart Bisquick for Strudel and Cinnamon Rolls was the menu.

Cinnamon rolls with frosting
We made two Strudels ~ One blueberry and one Cherry.

 I made a Breakfast Casserole to have with the "sweets" and my dearest had to take a corner to make sure it was OK to serve the cooking class ~ tee hee.