Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Photo taken by my sister. 1/13/2008
My Jesus as Thou wilt;
Though seen through many a tear;
Let not my faith or hope
Grow dim or disappear:
Since Thou on earth hast wept,
And sorrowed oft alone,
If I must weep with Thee,
My Lord, Thy will be done.
All shall be well with me;
Each changing future scene
I gladly trust with Thee:
Straight to my home above
I travel calmly on,
And sing, in life or death,-
My Lord, Thy will be done.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
~Flammable means the same as inflammable
~ Goods that are sent by ships are called cargo, while goods that go in the car are called a shipment
~Valuable means the same as invaluable
~Copyright is what takes away the right to copy.
~Ravel means the same as unravel
~A house can burn up as it burns down.
~We drive on parkways and park in driveways
"They had just moved in; their boxes lay in the living room, still unpacked." This means that the boxes were not yet unpacked. "Do you still have unpacked boxes in your attic, waiting to be unpacked?" lol!
Monday, January 21, 2008
-Francis De Sales (slightly revised.)
Saturday, January 19, 2008
We found this katydid in our house a month or so ago, (I have no idea how it got inside.) It was such an interesting looking insect, lol! (not that I've never seen one before but anyway....)
All things bright and beautiful,
Friday, January 18, 2008
I made this cheesecake for my younger sisters birthday the other day. I had only tried making baked cheesecake once before, so I was glad that it turned out. :)
First prepare pastry dough: In a bowl mix the flour, butter sugar and egg yolk. Shape into 2 balls wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400 F. Press one ball of dough onto bottom of 10" by 3" spring form pan; keep remaining dough refrigerated. Bake the crust 8 minutes; cool in pan. Turn oven down to 350 F.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl prepare filling; with a mixer beat cream cheese until smooth; add the sugar, eggs corn syrup, flour, salt and maple flavoring; beat two more minutes until well mixed. Stir in chopped pecans.
Press remaining dough around side of pan within 1 1/2 inchesof top. Pour the cream cheese mixture into crust.
Bake cheesecake for 45 minutes. Turn off oven; let cheesecake remain in oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; cool completely in pan. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled. Remove pan before serving. Arrange pecan halves on top of cheesecake and around the edge of plate if desired.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
~To evenly coat greens with dressing, place them in a plastic bag and toss.
~Here's a great tip I got from my Grandma: to prevent potatoes from boiling over add a small pat of butter to the boiling water. I have done this quite a few times and it works wonderfully.
~Place washed greens in freezer for 10 minutes, it will increase crunchiness.
~Tomato Paste hard to get out of the can? Use the can opener to open both ends, then simply push the paste right out quickly and easily.
~When baking french bread if the top crust is still white even though the bread is done, turn the oven on to broil for one to two minutes, until the top is browned, then remove from the oven.
~Cucumbers soggy? Soak them in salted ice water for 30 minutes to make them extra crisp.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime;
Then looking in, I saw upon the floor
Old hammers, worn with beating years of time.
"How many anvil have you had," said I,
"To ear and batter all these hammers so?"
"Just one," said he, and then with twinkling eye,
"The anvil wears the hammers out, you know."
And so, thought I, the anvil of God’s Word,
For ages skeptic blows have beat upon;
Yet, through the noise of falling blows was heard,
The anvil is unharmed-the hammers gone.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
I don't know about you but I love a good cup of tea! especially on a cold Winter evening. My favorite kind of tea is without a doubt Peppermint. What's your favorite kind?
~A Few Facts About Tea~
~Herbal teas are made from roots, stems, herbs and seeds of a various of plants. They do not contain tea leaves from the Camellia Sinensis plant, so it's not a "true tea." Most herbal tea does not contain caffeine.
~The plant Camellia Sinesis that produces all types of true tea can grow to over 30 feet high, but most tea plantations keep the plant trimmed to about waist-height so the leaves can be picked easily at harvest time.
~Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world after water.