So Tuesday has come and is almost over. Today started as a great day, sunshining with the wind blowing and a to do list ready to be tackled. But God had different plans and proves onces again that he is in charge. We lost one of our dearest saints from our church, today. God took her home in a peaceful sleep. She will be dearly missed not only in our church but our community. Our God is an awesome God and he is the one always in control, we should never doubt that.
Show me the path where I should walk, O Lord; point out the right road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you. ~Psalm 25:4-5 NLT
Recipes, Recipes, & Recipes
In bowl, combine 1 pound ground turkey, 1/4 cup oats, 3/4 tsp garam masala and a handful of chopped cilantro. Form into balls. Saute 5 min. Toss with warm chutney, BBQ sauce or ketchup.
RICOTTA 'N' OATMEAL MIGHTY BITES
1 box yellow cake mix
3/4 cup pasteurized egg substitute
2 tbs vegetable oil
2 pkgs 1.5 oz each instant oatmeal with fruit
2 cups low fat ricotta cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl, beat first 4 ingredients and 1 1/3 cups water 2 min. Divide batter among cupcake liners placed in two 12 well muffin pans. Bake 15 min. or until done. Let cool. In bowl, combine next 3 ingredients, spoon into pastry bag fitted with star tip. Pipe mixture onto cupcakes. Top with coconut, then serve.
MAKES 4 SERVINGS OF CUPCAKES
DELIGHTFUL DANDELION GREENS
4 slices bacon
2 tbs olive oil
1 small onion, peeled, cut into wedges
1/4 cup diced red bell peppers
1 pound each dandelion greens and Swiss chard, chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled, sliced
In skillet, cook bacon 4 min. turning once. Remove bacon, drain and chop. Add next 3 ingredients to drippings in skillet. Cook 4 min. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook 3 min. or until greens wilt, then serve.
MAKES 6 SERVINGS OF DANDELION GREENS
CREAMY SPINACH POTATO MASH
1 cup baby spinach, chopped
6 potatoes, peeled, cubed
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2 sprigs rosemary
3/4 cup chicken broth, heated
2 tbs butter
1/3 cup diced roasted red peppers
Place spinach in colander. In pot, bring next 3 ingredients and enough salted water to cover to a boil. Cook 20 min. pour over spinach to drain. Discard rosemary. Return spinach and potatoes to pot. Add broth and butter. Mash mixture until smooth. Add peppers, then serve.
MAKES 6 SERVINGS OF SPINACH POTATO MASH
TANGY LEMON CHICKEN
1 whole roasting chicken
3 tbs olive oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
2 tbs chopped parsley
1 tsp chopped thyme
1/2 tsp chopped rosemary
1 small yellow onion, peeled, quartered
2 bulbs fennel, cut into wedges
2 red onions, peeled, cut into wedges
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Juice 1 lemon and quarter remaining lemon. Season chicken with salt and pepper, if desired. In bowl, combine oil, garlic, parsley, thyme, rosemary and 2 tbs lemon juice. Spread 1/2 lemon herb mixture under skin of chicken.
*Place lemon and yellow onion in cavity of chicken, tie legs together. Spread remaining lemon herb mixture over chicken. Place fennel and red onion in roasting pan. Place chicken on top of vegetables in roasting pan.
*Roast 15 min. Reduce oven temp to 350 degrees. Roast 1 hour 15 min. more or until thermometer reads 170 degrees. Let sit 10 min. before slicing, then serve.
MAKES 8 SERVINGS OF LEMON CHICKEN.
Tips, Tricks, & Ideas
*Instead of flowers for a funeral, give the family postage stamps. This will help them cut down on costs when sending Thank You notes for floral arrangements, food, and help.
*Recycle, Reuse, Reduce: Coffee drinkers save your grounds and put them in your flower beds, flower pots, or around your roses. It is a great way to start compost and enrich the soil for great looking flowers/plants.
*Dryer Lint: Instead of throwing this away, simply use an old pair of panty hose or knee hi's fill with the lint from the dryer and hang it in a tree. The birds will use the lint to help build their nests.
"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out."
– James Bryant Conant