Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Our family will be travelling to visit our closest relatives this holiday. We're thankful to have family close enough to drive to as my family is over 4000 miles away and husband's 2000. It can be tough living away from your mom, dad, siblings, and cousins but this is where life (and my husband's job) has placed us. I am thankful that he is still employed in this tough economy and see the effects of it all around me in our community.
I found a beautiful Thanksgiving Prayer to share which is from The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod website.
This morning I asked our daughter to make a list of what she's thankful for (I typed it as she wrote it, spelling mishaps and all ;o)
I am thankful for...
My family, My cosins, My voice, halloween, dressing up, My friend's, My dog, Christmas, gifts, My hose, My little brother, My playhose, My blow up slide, and our freedom.I hope you all have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Happily submitted to the Ultimate Recipe Swap at Life As Mom. See the swap links today for lots of Thanksgiving Inspiration!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
Toast oats, seeds, and nuts in 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes. Check every few minutes and stir them around. You don't want them to burn, only to slightly brown.
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 T butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
Melt honey, sugar, butter, vanilla, and salt in pan over medium heat. Simmer for about five minutes.
1 cup raisins
Pour sugar syrup over toasted ingredients and raisins. Stir well. Press into greased 9 x 13 glass pan. Carefully press mixture tightly. Cut into bars while still warm.
Instead of the sunflower seeds, peanuts, and raisins, you may substitute from this list.
chocolate chips (allow to cool slightly before mixing in, or will melt, which tastes good anyway!)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
This recipe is from one of my most loved cook books "All New Complete Cooking Light Cookbook". I don't necessarily love the book because of it's light recipes but because there's lots of delicious recipes all through the book. I took a photo of how many recipes I've flagged as my favourites.
We doubled the recpie and it made 3 dozen muffins which left us lots to package as treats for friends. We have an elderly neighbour in need, a friend home with three children under 3 (one is a preemie so they can't go anywhere), and a teacher who's pregnant. I'm sure they'll all enjoy these goodies :)
I found a copy of the Pumpkin Muffin Recipe on a really great recipe site My Recipes.