Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sweet Things

How many pet names and loving phrases for women are based on food?
Why do you think this is?
  • Honey                 Sweetie
  • Honey bun          Sweetie pie
  • Cream Puff         Cutie pie
  • Cheesecake         Cookie
  • Muffin                 Sweet Cookie
  • Dumpling            Cupcake
  • Pumpkin              Baby cakes
  • Sugar                   Sugar buns
  • Chick                   Peach
  • Piece of cake        Honey Pot
  • Hot tomato           Hot tamale
  • Tart                      Dish
  • Sweet enough to eat!

An apple a day

~All hard work brings a profit, but mere
talk leads only to poverty.

(Proverbs 14:23 NIV)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Psalm 138:8

The Lord will work out his plans for my life--
for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever.
Don't abandon me, for you made me.

Friday, June 24, 2011

An apple a day

~There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him:
  • haughty eyes
  • a lying tongue,
  • hands that shed innocent blood,
  • a heart that devises wicked schemes,
  • feet that are quick to rush into evil,
  • a false witness who pours out lies
  • and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.~
(NIV: Proverbs 6: 17-19)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Did you know this about Bananas?

Most everyone knows that bananas are well known as a healthy
source of potassium giving you 13% of your Daily recommended value
in just one medium fruit.

But did you know?

Bananas are an even better source of vitamin C, providing 18% of your
Daily value.

Eat one medium banana every day and get these two important vitamins!

cr: Publix

An apple a day

~"Can any of you add a cubit to his height by worrying?" (Luke 12:25)

Give up worrying about things you cannot change.  Give it to God!

Monday, June 20, 2011

An apple a day

~There is one who speaks rashly, like a piercing sword;
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.-(Proverbs 12:18)

Words can be used to bless or curse, and unfortunately when
they're used destructively, we can't take them back.  I'm speaking
from experience.  Once we've said something hurtful, the damage
has been done.

Jesus used words to bless, heal, intercede and instruct.  Let's
ask Him to help us use our words for constructive, not
destructive purposes.

River dance Wannabees-I'm Still Laughing

Ok ya'll, if you want to start or end your day with a laugh,
you've got to click the link below to the funniest video you've
probably seen in awhile!  It was shared with me by a friend
and I want to share it with you!

click here:

Sunday, June 19, 2011

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Ephesians 5:25-26

For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his
life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God's word.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Ephesians 6:4

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring
them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.
Don't forget tomorrow is Father's Day.  Find a special way to tell him you love him!

Friday, June 17, 2011

~Frozen Banana Custard with Warm Chocolate Sauce~

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 5 ripe bananas, peeled and cut into small pieces, frozen
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preparation (5 min)
  • 1. Combine chocolate chips and 3 Tbsp. water in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high until just melted, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Whisk until smooth.
  • 2. Place bananas in a food processor and pulse until broken down. Add milk and vanilla and process until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl once or twice as necessary.
  • 3. Scoop banana puree into dishes and top with warm chocolate sauce. Serve immediately.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Under the Harvest Moon by Carl Sandburg

Under the harvest moon,
When the soft silver
Drips shimmering
Over the garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,
Comes and whispers to you
As a beautiful friend
Who remembers.

Under the summer roses
When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions

A Beautiful Full Moon on 6/16/2011
Photo: by Freida


I don't care who you are or what your political persuasion,

this is funnneeee!!!

Obama Is the shepherd I did not want.

He leadeth me

Beside the still factories.

He restoreth my faith in the Republican party.

He guideth me in the path of unemployment

For his party's sake.

Yea, Though I walk through the valley of the bread line,

I shall fear no hunger, for his bailouts are with me.

He has Anointed my income with taxes,

My expenses runneth over.

Surely, poverty and hard living will follow me all the days of my life,

And I will live in a mortgaged home forever.

I'm glad I am American,

I am glad that I am free,

But I wish I was a dog,

And Obama was a tree!

photo credit: Freida

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Psalm 103:13

The Lord is like a father to his children,
tender and compassionate to those who fear him.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

An apple a day

~ Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
(Proverbs 18:21)

When Should You Throw it Away? offers these guidelines

  • Milk:  If properly refrigerated, milk will remain safe, nutritious, and tasty for about a week after the sell by date.
  • Cottage Cheese:  Pasteurized cottage cheese lasts for 10-14 days after the date on the carton.
  • Mayonnaise: Unopened, refrigerated Kraft mayo can be kept for 30 days after its expiration date or 3 to  4 months after opening.
  • Yogurt: Yogurt will remain good seven to 10 days after its sell-by date.
  • Eggs: Refrigerated eggs should last at least 3 to 4 weeks after the sell-by date.
Hope this is a refresher for you!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Banana Split Cake: Yummy and Easy!

You will need:

3 sticks margarine, softened
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups confectioners' sugar
4 large bananas
20-oz can crushed pineapple (drained)
12-oz container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 cup chopped nuts
maraschino cherries
Melt 1 stick margarine and mix with graham cracker
crumbs. Press onto bottom of a 9x13 inch pan.
Combine confectioners' sugar and 2 sticks margarine.
Gently fold in 1 cup frozen whipped topping, then spread
on top of crumbs.  Slice bananas over the sugar mixture;
then spoon pineapple onto this layer.  Spread remaining
whipped topping on top, and sprinkle with nuts.  Place
cherries on top. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or overnight.

An apple a day

~For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
(Proverbs 2:6)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

An apple a day

~ Learn to be shrewd, you who are inexperienced; develop common sense, you who are foolish
Proverbs 8:5

Saturday, June 11, 2011

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Psalm 46:10

"Be still, and know that I am God!
I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.

Monday, June 6, 2011

An apple a day

photo credit: Freida
VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Ephesians 3:17-19

Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow
down into God's love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as
all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you
experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will
be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

Friday, June 3, 2011

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Proverbs 15:1

A gentle answer deflects anger,
but harsh words make tempers flare.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Recipe: Italian Breakfast Casserole: Easy and Delicious!

You will need:
6 pieces Italian or sourdough bread approx. 8oz (torn into pieces)
1 lb. Italian sausage, browned and drained
16 oz Italian blend cheese
3 cups milk
1 dozen eggs, beaten
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cups marinara sauce
To prepare:

Lightly oil 9x13 inch baking dish.  Layer half the bread evenly on
the bottom of baking dish.  Crumble sausage on top.  Sprinkle Italian
blend cheese over the sausage.  Cover with another layer of bread.
Whisk the milk, eggs, parmesan, Italian seasoning, black pepper, and
red pepper together.  Pour over the top.  Refrigerate overnight.  Bake
in a 350 degree oven until deep golden and puffy, approx. 45 min.
Cover with tin foil if it becomes too brown.  Serve with warm
Yields-6-8 servings
Recipe courtesy of Mature Living Magazine May 2011