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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Preparing for Thanksgiving


Busy, Busy Busy!!!!!!  Stress,    weary, stress!  But  I am  taking a hiatus  from  stuff for a day or so,   to catch my breath!  But  even though it was  extremely taxing  this year, for reasons I  wont  go into...  suffice it to say, the enemy  is  very busy  trying to stop the move of God in the world.  Friday we  set up the  Family Life Center of our church with  bags of  Thanksgiving   groceries  that  our  gracious  brothers and sisters  have provided this month..,    Then Saturday morning    the Benevolent committee met at the grocer   and  purchased  a $ 1000.00  worth of turkeys, pies and rolls.  A Sunday school class  provided the  61  5 pound bags of potatoes, and from 10 til noon, Saturday, we provided  Thanksgiving  supplies  for over 60  families  who either came in to receive  the   items, or  had them personally delivered to their residences.  It is so wonderful  to see and feel the    love and mercy that  transpires  when  you  know you  are  helping the needy who appreciate  it so much...  and  you so desperately  wish that they see Christ  in the hugs and smiles you  share.  Today  I have been resting in the Lord,  preparing for  another   loaded week  of  meetings and  choir practices....  but I did  enjoy  perusing the  ideas for  Thanksgiving  preparations and found this great recipe for  roasting a juicy  and succulent  turkey breast  in Food.com..

Moist and Tender Turkey Breast




  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
  • Serves: 12, Yield: 1 turkey

Ingredients

    • 1 (5 -20 lb) fresh or frozen turkey breast (thawed) or 1 (5 -20 lb) turkey
    • 1/4 cup butter, melted
    • 12 ounces chicken broth or 12 ounces beer or 12 ounces white wine
    • 1 -2 tablespoon mayonnaise

Directions

  1. Place turkey or turkey breast in a roasting pan.
  2. (I use a foil-lined 13x9-inch pan) Combine melted butter and chicken broth.
  3. Pour over turkey.
  4. Rub mayonnaise all over turkey's exterior.
  5. Salt lightly if desired.
  6. Roast at 300°-325°F until internal temperature reaches 170°F on an instant read thermometer. (I raise the temperature to 350° for the last approximate 30-45 minutes to crisp skin).
  7. Remove from oven and let sit for about 30 minutes before slicing.
  8. Note: because the butter and broth are for making gravy, if you need to make a lot of gravy, double the amount of both.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Aslan is on the Move!!


Goodness does time ever fly when you're having a good time! I have been so very busy I dont know if Im coming or going,  but the trip  is   awesome!!  My  best friends and prayer  pals  started  a prayer initiative  2 years ago  tht has grown into  quite  an amazing  journey  uniting God's  people  from  several denominations  to come together to exalt   the one who  unites us... Jesus Christ. In this time  that Ive been  absent,  I helped create  another blog,   which  demontrates all the amazing activity in which I have been    involved in.... mainly, since our   efforts have been preparing the spiritual soil of our community,  we  have  joined together with  Intercessors for America to  create  a new initiative   to Transform Roanoke.  I just got that blog up and running  today!... I hope to be able to    get back to Wings of Eagles,  soon...  but  meanwhile Aslan is on the move in  our personal lives and  corporately!   Please visit these other two blogs and  let me know  what you think about it all..  Id love to dialog about any of it!!!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Good Eats!

I an across these  fabulous looking rolls this morning on facebook and   had to save the recipes and how-tos   for  a trial run for Thanksgiving!

http://www.mommyskitchen.net/2010/05/legendary-lion-house-rolls-potluck.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8wPowCbtbo

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

An Afternoon's Rumination


On our recent trip to Newport, Kentucky we were blessed to get to stay in a gorgeous home  a block from The Levee on the  Ohio River. 




So gorgeous  in evening... like  a starry night!

 The magnificent skyline of Cincinnati was  our backdrop...

  the  area  was  so very charming.... homes similar  to this.

 each one  quaint,  well dressed, and  family friendly!
I   was  completely entranced with the decor of our  short term abode.
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I love this  mantel  decor.  In the first place I  have already checked out  getting a deer  head for my living room... it is on my  Christmas  wish list on Amazon!  The   decorative  bone and antlers  make such a statement, as well!
   The papered wall  highlighting the  fireplace was   a very special touch!
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Is this ceramic quail  just the most darling  accent piece atop a stack of old books.
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The  simplicity of this  table setting  was  most appropriate for any season.
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But, of course,  this accent wall  as you entered the parlor,   just took everyone's breath away!
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So as the sun sets on my twilight  reflections     of the last week...
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 mulling over the   delights of   family and  memories of  happy moments together
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A  lovely cup of steeping  Earl Gray  is  such a cheery  topping   to an afternoon's muse!
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Cheerio!
A Return to Loveliness


Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday


Find more HMM here!\



Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning::::


my dearest brought me my morning coffee and fruited yogurt this morning bright and early so we could both get off to our busy days... he had his dental appt. I had a lovely brunch with my prayer Sista's!
Looking around the house::::
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Russets,   and earthy  tones!
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On today's to do list::::

Prayer  time/brunch with  my favorite gal pals....  marketing,
  and  good great time  spent blogging.  I am so behind!!!!!

Homeschooling....well,   I am doing quite a bit of learning myself...  on  publishing various types of  advertizements for  a new ministry  in which our group is involved!


Crafting::
If I had time I'd be knitting,  but  alas,   no time!
But I would love to share the  other blog that has been taking a bit of time... to promote  the ministry  our  group is leading,.
Christians United to Pray
Please  visit there and  follow  us...  we are  really trying very hard to get this  initiative off the ground.... the more followers  the more  interest  we  will receive...  This is the most important work of my life.... aside from raising my family!

Cooking....
Cooking???
Do I have to today?  

maybe a chef salad!

Currently reading::::

Children of the Day by Beth Moore...I am  facilitaing a small group..
Shemitah, by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn,  author of the Harbinger
This is a must read  for  all who are concerned about where our nation is heading.



On the TV today::::

I enjoy youtube videos (ie)
-- Catherine Cookson

-- Downton Abbey from yesterday


The weather outside is::::

beautiful autumn days....  the  temps are  mild,  the  skies are sunny....  I love them
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If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::

spend more time on this blog



New recipe I tried, or want to try this week::::


Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

Ingredients for donut holes

  • 1 ¾ cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (or butter), melted
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup milk

Ingredients for coating

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (or butter), melted
  • 2/3 cup sucanat (or brown sugar)
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice

Method

1. Grease a mini muffin pan with coconut oil or butter. Combine all dry ingredients in one bowl and all wet ingredients in another.
2. Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoons or with a melon baller into the muffin pan. Bake on 350F for 12-15 minutes. (I had to bake this version for longer than the allergen-free version below.)
3. While the donut holes are baking, combine sucanat and pumpkin pie spice. Pour melted coconut oil in another dish. I leave mine on the stovetop, so the coconut oil doesn’t harden. Once you take the donut holes out of the oven, dip them in the oil, then roll them in the sucanat/spice mixture.
Makes 48 donut holes!
- See more at: http://thehumbledhomemaker.com/2011/11/natural-holiday-allergen-free-pumpkin.html#sthash.L7l3Qhg4.dpuf


One of my simple pleasures::::

I do enjoy  when I catch it watching  Fixer Upper on HGTV.....  I just love that show,  but  cant  catch it often!


Favorite photo from the camera::::

My dearest dancing with our  one year old granddaughter at the  wedding reception!
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Visiting with Blog friends (blog you want to share, blog post that caught your eye)::::

I really enjoy the blog  The Humbled Homemaker:) 
I just shared this blog with my daughter this week.

Praying for::::

Family, friends, church,  choir practice in prep for the holidays, 
my poor mother in  a nursing facility, our nation  (ebola, the elections),   Israel, the World 

Bible Verse, Devotional that is resonating with me at the moment:::: 

“If men would pray as they ought to pray, the marvels of the past would be more than reproduced. The Gospel would advance with a facility and power it has never known. Doors would be thrown open to the Gospel, and the Word of God would have a conquering force rarely if ever known before.” E. M. Bounds:

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