Archive for February 8th, 2007

Favorite Ingredient Friday… Valentine’s Day Edition!

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Really pretty, and so easy to make that the kids can lend a hand!

* 1 bag SNICKERS® Brand Miniatures, unwrapped
* 1 bag DOVE® Brand Chocolate Hearts or M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for Valentine’s Day
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1 cup heavy cream

* 2 packages (6 per package) graham crust tart shells
* 1 1/2 cups whipped topping or whipped cream
* Red sugar sprinkles
* 3 egg yolks

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Chop the SNICKERS® Brand Miniatures and put them in a bowl. Place the bowl on top of a pot with simmering water until the chocolate has melted, stirring occasionally.
In another bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until thick and creamy.
Stir the melted SNICKERS® Brand Miniatures into the egg and sugar mixture. Mix in the heavy cream.
Place the tart shells on a baking pan. Spoon the mixture into the tart shells, scooping from the bottom of the bowl.
Bake for 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool.
Decorate the top of the tart shells with a dollop of whipped topping or whipped cream. Sprinkle with red sugar and either place a DOVE® Brand Chocolate Heart on top of each one or sprinkle with M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for Valentine’s Day.

Makes 12 tarts.

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Thursday Thirteen

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Thirteen things I’ve learned since Izzy’s accident…

1. The only constant in life is God. Everything else is subject to change.

2. I am stronger than I ever imagined. God has provided both physical and emotional strength when needed. There were times when Izzy was in the Dallas hospital that I remember thinking she wasn’t going to make it… I was in such dispair and was led to faith based teachings from teachers like Andrew Wommack that gave me hope. This led to days filled with prayer and study and hope.

3. The basic principles I have learned all my life have changed greatly.

4. God is powerful and has no limitations.

5. People are placed in your path at just the right moment.

6. There are no guarantees, so don’t take today for granted. This is the only day like today I will have… appreciate it.

7. I love my kids… so much so I would do anything for them.

8. My marriage is strong. We have made it through some rough times and have continued to support each other and love each other in spite of weaknesses.

9. Patience is a virtue. From ordering equipment, to jumping through hoops for Tefra, nothing goes fast. I have never prayed for patience because I didn’t think the lesson that would go along with it would be pleasant. I was right, it is not.

10. There are a lot of scriptures in the bible about healing. I never really thought about it, I guess I never really “needed” to think about it. But, there is a lot of comfort in those scriptures. I have a wall in the front room which is Izzy’s therapy room that I painted some of my favorite faith based scriptures on the whole wall.

11. True friends are there when you need them and always ready to listen.

12. A good night’s sleep is priceless!

13. There are many many children who have suffered similar injuries as Izzy’s all around the world. Near drownings happen too often.

Slow Cooking Thursday ~ roast with gravy

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Roast with gravy…

1 rump roast
1 can golden mushroom soup
1 package dry onion soup mix
1 onion sliced

Slice onions, lay in bottom of crock pot, put roast on top, cover with dry soup mix and then add canned soup. You can add mushrooms if you like them.

Cook all day on low and serve with potatoes or rice… makes delicious gravy.