Monday, September 29, 2008

Savory Ham

This recipe, which I found it in an old cookbook from the 1940's, has become a great favorite of mine. It's simple to prepare and the lemon juice and seasonings lend a wonderful flavor to the ham. Although the recipe says to marinate it for two hours, there have been times when I put it together right before supper with out letting it sit, and it still turned out well. The recipe below only serves 4, so I usually double or triple it so we can have leftovers.

The ham marinating.
Savory Ham

8 slices cold cooked ham
Juice of 2 lemons
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. natural unrefined sugar
1 tsp. paprika
2 Tbsp. minced parsley

Blend all ingredients except the ham. Place ham in deep dish or bowl and pour lemon mixture over all, coating well. Set aside in the refrigerator for two hours to marinate, basting the ham occasionally with the liquid in the dish. In a skillet saute the ham in a little hot butter, heat liquid in what butter remains and pour over ham. Serve hot.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Romans 11:33-36

"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been His counsellor? Or who hath first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen."

Friday, September 19, 2008

My favorite Bread Cookbook

Bread, The Breads of the World and How to Bake them at Home by Christine Ingram and Jennie Shapter

I received this cookbook as a gift several years ago. As the title suggests it has many wonderful bread recipes from around the world. The first half of the book gives fascinating history and information about the bread, including topics such as: the history of bread, grains and milling, ingredients for bread making, techniques, and bread making equipment. Full of color photos and many step-by-step instructions. :)

Some of the different country breads that are included:

-North European and Scandinavian
-India and the Middle East

The book also has a resource listing in the back for various flour mills, bakeries and food stores for shopping for bread and flour in several different countries.

I have used this cookbook often and have enjoyed trying out new recipes. In fact I just tried a new one yesterday called "Grant Loaves" What was neat about it is that it required no kneading and only thirty minutes to rise. :) I may share the recipe sometime.

Do you have a favorite bread cookbook? I would love to hear about it! :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

five things I love

A while back I got tagged to list "five things I love, excluding family" from Mrs. Wilwerding from eHomebody and also Lydia from Pearls Gleanings. Thank you both! :) Sorry I have not done it sooner. :) That said, here is my list:)

1. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and His Holy Word, "We love him, because he first loved us." 1 John 4:19 As the song by John Westley says: "Amazing love! How can it be, That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?" Amazing grace!! "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9 Praise His Holy Name! "I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth." Psalm 34:1

2. Baking and cooking, especially trying out new recipes. My favorites are the simple yet delicious ones that use common ingredients that we normally have on hand. Hopefully I can share some of my favorite cookbooks soon.

3. Creation Science and learning more about God's awe-inspiring creation. I am always excited learning new things about the different amazing animals, plants, insects, birds, sea life, stars, planets etc. etc. :) I also enjoy spending time outdoors. Going on picnics, hiking, boating, gardening, etc.

4. Reading and collecting good edifying books on a wide variety of subjects.

5. Watching all the beautiful butterflies that land on the flower bushes outside our kitchen widow while doing dishes. They help make a not-so-fun chore more pleasant. :) Most of the photos on my header were taken of the butterflies outside the window.

I now tag:

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Little Dino, or random photo :)

Little Dino :)

I took this random photo awhile back, these lizards are very common in this part of the country. :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

~Direction from the Lord~

~ "The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way" Psalm 37:23.

~"He will be our guide even unto death" Psalm 48:14.

~"In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths" Proverbs 3:6.

~"The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way" Proverbs 11:5.

~"A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps" Proverbs 16:9.

~"And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them" Isaiah 42:16.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Go to the Master

"Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD He is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else." Deuteronomy 4:39

We need in our daily life walk to be influenced directly by the Truth Himself, not by what someone thinks about it. Get your marching orders, strength and comfort from the Master Himself!

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." James 1:5