LAUGHTER’S OUR BEST MEDICINE AND FOR THE SOUL

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Hello everyone!

I hope all of you enjoyed your day spent with family, friends or both. We were most fortunate to go to our daughter’s home, and she prepared enough food to feed a troop. We were able to visit with our grandchildren and children as well. Of course, there was the turkey and the dressing and everything to go with it, plus all kinds of cookies, candy, sweet breads and pies. All them were absolutely delicious. Thank you Sonya and John, daughter and son-in-law. Thank you, Amber for the awesome Pumpkin pie. This is my granddaughter, whom I referring to.

Plus the jokes I listed, I have a joke to tell you about an English friend of mine who had been only in the states for a short time when this took place. Long ago, I worked for Bro Darts Book Publishing Company in Williamsport, PA. I worked with an English gal, and she told us after Thanksgiving how she followed the instructions for cleaning the Turkey word for word. She thought when it said to clean the Turkey; this is exactly what it met. She literally plopped the turkey into soapy water. “I cleaned the bloody turkey with soap and water.” All I thought of at that time was Lawrence Welk’s song, “Tiny  bubbles make me happy.” She should have played this as her guests bit into their squeaky, clean turkey. My co-worker and I laughed and laughed. I guess at this time, they never cooked turkeys in England. J

I will tell you Great Grandma’s fruit salad recipe I lost and found one on-line-turned out great. My Carrot Cake turned out wonderful. We forgot to take the dessert with us, and our Pilgrim hats turned out really cute. Much of this is thanks to my husband helping me.  So, everything I thought was a miserable mistake turned out delicious.  Thank you God.      

Here are a couple of jokes to make you smile if not laugh and remember even a smile might use up a calorie or a laugh might use up two of those added calories gained yesterday. J

 

The pro football team had just finished their daily practice session when a large turkey came strutting onto the field. While the players gazed in amazement, the turkey walked up to the head coach and demanded a tryout. Everyone stared in silence as the turkey caught pass after pass and ran right through the defensive line. When the turkey returned to the sidelines, the coach shouted, “You’re terrific!!! Sign up for the season, and I’ll see to it that you get a huge bonus.” “Forget the bonus,” the turkey said, “All I want to know is, does the season go past Thanksgiving Day?” 

Ode to Thanksgiving (makes a great Thanksgiving toast)

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs! 

I found this on the internet. However, as far as I’m concerned, it’s not just my thighs I’m concerned about, It’s the whole body effect.,

Take care. God Bless you all. Remember we are entering the season for the reason for the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Now here’s a way to not be politically correct. Write on every email sent and every letter sent, Merry Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the season.

For those of you, who do not know Him; remember Jesus died on the cross for you and me. He arose again.  First, Believe He did this.  Second, confess your sins and acknowledge Him. Third, accept the gift. Fourth Thank Him for the gift. Sixth, tell someone.

If you have any questions let me know. I’d be glad to answer whatever you would like to know. If you have a joke to post, I’d love to read it. This might help to shave off another calorie or two gained. J  This coming Sunday, I post my normal blog. SLE

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BIBLE VERSE FOR ALL OF US! BE JOYFUL HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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Hi All!

Have you ever had those days that whatever you attempted to do did not turn out like it normally does? Well I have, and today was one of them.  Today was Thanksgiving Day preparations for my part in our meal. On the Pilgrim hat cookies, the peanut butter cups kind of ended looking like who ever put them on was drunk, and the frosting around it turned out not too tidy looking. Are my grandchildren going to care when they pop those little suckers in their mouths? I don’t think so. Now, I’ll continue.

The pumpkin cake stuck to the wax paper. Oh my goodness! I think after I put the frosting on the inside of the rolled up cake no ones going to see the inside is not smooth. So, what alternative do I have but to smile and shrug my shoulders? “Thank you Lord for not letting the cake get burnt! Thank you Lord for letting me have a sense of humor. By the way, I wasn’t and am not drunk. I don’t drink.

Psalms 32:11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

Tomorrow, I’m excited to see my grandchildren and see my children. I have so much to be thankful for. Let me remember this when things don’t go the way I’d like them to. Let me remember this when relationships aren’t the way I want them to go. Let me rely explicitly in the Lord. To Him, I give the glory. He is my God and my Savior, and for this I’m so ever grateful.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL OF YOU. For those of you who are following me, I want to say thank you. Remember Jesus is the reason for the breath we take. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son  that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have ever lasting life. Believe He died and rose again. Confess your sins. Accept the gift.

God Bless You All. I’ll blog on Friday, November 29 with a great joke and my normal blog on December 1.

   

APOLOGIES REWRITE OF PUMPKIN ROLL :-(

 

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Hi folks!

It must be the Turkey day rush or something. I really don’t know. However when I went to make my pumpkin roll, I realized I forgot the other half of the recipe. L   So here is the rewrite. Also in regards to Great Grandmas’ 24 hour fruit salad, I could not find Bing or pale cherries, so I brought Oregon Red cherries. Works just as well, and tastes just as good.  I apologize again to all of you. Grab a wet noodle, and you may slip my hands with it.

PUMPKIN ROLL CAKE

A thin pumpkin cake, rolled around in a white cream filling, then in nuts. Can be frozen and served chilled. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired. Make 15x10x1 inch cake (16 servings.

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3 eggs                                                     ½ teaspoon salt

1 cup white sugar                                   ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

2/3 cup canned pumpkin                        1 cup chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon lemon juice                           6 ounces cream cheese, softened

¾ cup all-purpose flour                         1 cup confectioners’ sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon               ¼ cup butter, softened

1 teaspoon  baking powder                   ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

1, Preheat oven to 375 degrees C).

2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs on high for 5 minutes. Gradually beat in white sugar until thick and lemon-colored. Add

3. In another bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and lemon juice.

4. Grease a 15x10x1 inch baking pan; line with waxed paper. Grease and flour the paper. Spread batter into pan.

5. Sprinkle with walnuts.

6. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 15 minutes or cake springs back lightly touched.

7. Immediately turn onto a linen towel dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Peel  off paper and roll cake in the towel starting with the short end. Cool

8. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, butter and vanilla until fluffy.

9. Carefully unroll the cake. Spread filling over cake to within 1 inch of edges. Roll up again. Cover and chill until serving. Dust with additional confectioners sugar, if desired.                                  

 

 

 

 

 

TURKEY DAY FAMILY FAVORITES RECIPES

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Hello everyone! Well happy two days before Turkey Day.  Have you already shopped or  did you sent your wonderful, sweet husband like I did? Five calls latter and two trips back to two different groceries stores, he’s on his way home. Now you ask me why didn’t I go shopping for the groceries I needed? Well, I wouldn’t be typing this blog, then. My husband pointed out to me there were a lot of men shopping for groceries.

Now, granted some of those men might be fixing dinner on Thursday like our good friend, John. He’s the cook in the house. The other great, wonderful men are running around from one row into another row in the grocery store looking to fill all the needed ingredients their lovey dovey placed on the list. Many men when getting lost in the grocery store, don’t stop and ask just like they do when drive round and round but refusing to stop and ask.  To me, I picture them like Pak man. Whereas, other men stop and ask. Anyways, I picture these men wearing deep, worried lines and whispering expletives under their breath.  Some might wear puzzled looks on their faces and scratch their heads and saying, “What the heck does she need? I never heard of such a thing.”

We are going to our daughter’s house for Thanksgiving. She asked me to fix the Grandma’s 24 hour Fruit Salad recipe. Glup, “Honey I’m not sure where the recipe is. Now what are the ingredients for the salad?”  I may have  misplaced her Grandmother’s  recipe, or it might be still be packed in the many boxes in our spare bedroom.  Now, please don’t start hollering at me. Cards, papers get misplaced when one moves. We have moved twice within a year. Whew, I found the recipe online, so I’m going to post the recipe and my favorite recipe, Pumpkin roll. In fact, sometimes, I like this better than some people’s pumpkin pies. 

HAPPY COOKING AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF YOU. 

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GREAT GRANDMA’S 24 HOUR FRUIT SALAD RECIPE

3 beaten eggs

2 tbsp. sugar

2 tbsp. vinegar

2 tbsp pineapple juice

1 tbsp. butter

Dash of salt

2 cups drained canned pitted white cherries

2 cups drained canned pineapple tidbits

2 paired oranges – cut into pieces and drain

2 cups tiny marshmallows

1 cup heavy whip cream whipped

DIRECTIONS

Combine egg yolks, sugar, vinegar, pineapple syrup, butter and salt in the top of a double boiler. Cook over hot water not boiling, till thick stirring constantly.

Cool.

Stir in fruit and marshmallows.

Fold in whipped cream.

Spoon into bowl.

Chill 24 hours in refrigerator – to blend.

Trim if you like with maraschino cherries, grapes, orange sections.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

By the way my youngest granddaughter who is nine loves this salad. She is selective of the food she consumes, but she goes back for seconds and thirds-fourths when no one is looking.  

PUMPKIN ROLL CAKE RECIPE

A thin pumpkin cake, rolled around at a while cream filling, then in nuts. Can be frozen and served chilled .

Dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired. Makes 15x10x1 inch cake (16 servings).

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3 eggs                                                   ½ teaspoon salt

1 cup white sugar                                ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

2/3 cup canned pumpkin                    1 cup chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon lemon juice                      6 ounces cream cheese

¾ cup all=purpose flour                     softened

2 teaspoons ground                          1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Cinnamon                                        ¼ cup butter, softened

1 teaspoon baking powder               ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

In a mixing bowl, beat eggs on high for 5 minutes. Gradually beat in white sugar until thick and lemon-colored.

Add pumpkin and lemon juice.

In another bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and nutmeg, fold into the pumpkin mixture.

Grease a 15x10x1 inch baking pan, line with waxed paper.

Grease and flour the paper. Spread batter into pan.

Sprinkle with walnuts.

Enjoy your family and your love ones. God Bless You.  Will post a Bible verse on November 27 and a joke on November 29 and my regular blog on December 1.

THE MILITARY WAR ON CHRISTIANITY

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Christianity is under attack not only around the world but in this country. The attempt to stifle Christians is not only occurring to the citizens of this country, but through research we see an iron fist and intolerance of Christianity in the Arm Forces is occurring. However, little do those performing this censorship realize any attempt to wipe out the name of the Lord intensifies the zeal of believers in Christ to  spread the word even more. Once again Sunday arrived and once again I can share with you events occurring in this country.

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary the definition of the word, “BLACKLIST” means “a list of persons who are disapproved of or are to be punished or boycotted.” Let’s examined a few of the hundreds events  occurring to our men and women in the military.

The Air Force seemed to be the genius of Obama’s campaign to annihilate any mention of God.  The U.S. Academy at Colorado Springs has omitted from their oath, “So help me God.” that candidates take in their oath when entering the Academy. This, also, was removed from their handbook. A spokesperson for them stated, “This was just an oversight.” Liar! This was brought to their attention by Rep. Jim Bridenstein and signed by 28 other lawmakers that the Constitution  that this phrase not be omitted from their oath. http://www.independentsentinel.com/air-force-omits-so-help-me-god-after-saying-they-wouldnt/

A predevelopment meeting held for the service people attending Fort Hood  were reported by an soldier, who wished to remain anonymous to Fox news. In this discussion, groups like American Family Association and evangelical Christians as well as Tea Party members were reported as tearing the fabric of this country apart. They were told if they were found donating to any of these groups, they would suffer punishments under military regulations. The soldier continued pro-life movement was considered radicalization. Then, one of the most ridiculous statement made was evangelical Christians were mobilizing together to bomb abortion clinics.  I’m a Christian who is against abortions, I consider how dare a woman step forward to rid herself of what she considers a live nuisance as reported in one of my earlier blogs.  I’d like to see all abortion clinics legally closed, but never would I consider violence to close them down. I, also find it crazy that not one mention was made of Al Qaeda or Moslems  whose life is centered on destroying this nation as mentioned in a prior blog.http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/10/23/does-army-consider-christians-tea-party-terror-threat/

In June, 2013, Obama Administration strongly objected to a proposal to a Defense Authorization amendment to protect the constitutionally-guaranteed religious right of the soldiers and chaplains including evangelical Christian Service men and women. As reported, according to the Obama Administration, “the amendment would have a ‘significant adverse effect on good order.’” These ignorant men do not recognize what the acronym of GOD means: Good Orderly Direction.   They continue that this would effect discipline and morale.” This never affected the military before in the last 200 years. I find this thinking reprehensible. However, in my thinking the Left thinking is never substantiated and can never hold truth. The White House now endorses military reprimands  of members of the service who have a Bible on their desk or express a religious belief.

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/obama-strongly-objects-to-religious-liberty-amendment.html

In April, 2013, the U.S. Army directed the troops to scratch off and paint over any scripture verse reference that for decades was forged into weapon scopes.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/23/army-orders-troops-scratch-bible-inscription-scope/ 

The number of offenses continue to things like the defunding of the Obama Department of Justice in a Louisiana Parish a Young Marines chapter because they mentioned God and they prayed. 

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/doj-defunds-young-marines-chapter-that-referenced-god.html

There are hundreds of instances where Christian men and women are court marshaled to talking about Jesus.

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=13866

The question is why? When the Christianity and military worked for over the last two hundred years, why is it the agenda of the Obama Administration to eradicate any mention of God? Do they not realize their folly when they think they can duel with the Creator of this Universe?  All events in this world happen because God lets it happen.

Revelation 14:6,7: “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” The word “fear” means to have a profound reverence for God resulting in strict obedience to His requirements.

These men who aren’t afraid of the power of Christ and his followers do not realize their foolishness. Their pompousness and their strutting will not save them. For it is written jn Romans 14:11, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Are you ready if you were to die this very minute to face God.? All you have to do is believe Jesus died on the cross. He arose again and confess with your mouth and your heart you believe in Him.  Romans 10:9 says If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. What a wonderful gift He has given us. I pray you have accepted the gift.

If you have any questions, let’s discuss them. If you want to comment I’d love to hear from you. Please comment. Until then, God Bless You.  I will post again a Thanksgiving yummy recipe on Tuesday, November 26. Then I think I might change things around and post  a Bible verse on Wednesday, 27.  Friday, November 29, I’ll post Humor of the week and then my normal blog on December 1. Can you believe it December 1 already!

A BIBLE VERSE FOR WOMEN AND MEN THANKFULNESS IN SPITE OF TROUBLES AND TRAGEDIES

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I Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

The day that President Jack Kennedy died, I think our nation could have found it hard to give thanks for what occurred on that day long ago. However, we can now look with gladness and thankfulness for this man who lived and was our President. We can find the goodness and the positive in his existence. Whatever his faults, he was a true patriot. To him, I salute him. Thank you President Kennedy for giving of your life to this nation.

I have to confess too many times in my life when a tragedy occurred did I give thanks for my valleys. I wanted what I couldn’t have. I wanted what couldn’t be. Life would have been so much simpler if I had placed my faith in God and realized in all things-no matter what, God’s in control. On the other hand, I needed to experience these times in order to accept His workings in my life and to be thankful for them.

So with this in mind. I’m going to write my thanks be to God.

1.  I’m thankful to Jesus for his sacrifice on the cross because without this, I’d be lost.

2.  I’m thankful for the Bible I can read that gives me the answers to life.

3.  I’m thankful for Al-anon which taught me that it’s the attitude that can make or brake my day or my life.

4.  I’m thankful I can see my husband in the bathroom as he says, “I’m beautifying himself.” How I love him.

5.  I’m thankful for yesterdays when I remember my children and can smile as I recall some of the g,ood times we had as a family.

6.  I’m thankful for my children who grew to become their own person. Good, self supporting citizens not relying on anyone for a free handout. Hard working individuals.

7.  I’m thankful for my grandchildren who have brought much laughter into my life

8.  I’m thankful for my church, pastor and all the people in it.

9.  I’m thankful for my God-given friends who have always been there when I was in need. I hope I can do the same for them.

10. I’m thankful I was born in a nation where at this time freedom reigns. I’m thankful for those who so bravely gave their lives, so I can write this without suppression at this time. 

11. I’m thankful to my forefathers of this nation,, who with great wisdom wrote the constitution.

12. I’m thankful for the wonderful writers at Writers Village University who have and still are teaching me how to write good fiction.

 

Perhaps, the most important thing of all I’m thankful  to God who has given me the breath I take and the energy to place a smile on my face as I face today. So today, I enter His courts with thanksgiving with love and appreciation. WHAT A GREAT GOD HE IS!

If you don’t know him, believe He died on the cross and rose again. I hope you will not hesitate to ask him to forgive you for your sins. Ask him to come into your live. Take the gift. I  John 1: 9 says, “If we confess our sins, He is able and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Don’t wait. We never know if we have tomorrow because tomorrow is a gift. We can not take it for granted.

God bless you, all. I’ll post again my usual blog on November 24.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOKE OF THE WEEK

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Happy Thrusday to all of you! Well, here is a joke about birds but not exactly Turkeys. I hope you enjoy it and laugh, giggle and roar. Hmm, not sure if the joke calls for this, though.

 

A lady goes to her parish priest one day and tells him, “Father, I have a problem. I have two female parrots but they only know how to say one thing.”

“What do they say?” the priest inquired.

“They say, ‘Hi, we’re prostitutes. Do you want to have some fun?”

“That’s obscene!” the priest exclaimed, “I can see why you are embarrassed.” He thought a minute and then said, “You know, I may have a solution to this problem. I have two male parrots whom I have taught to pray and read the Bible. Bring your two parrots over to my house and we will put them in the cage with Francis and Job. My parrots can teach your parrots to praise and worship. I’m sure your parrots will stop saying that…that phrase in no time.”

“Thank you,” the woman responded, “this may very well be the solution.”

The next day, she brought her female parrots to the priest’s house. As he ushered her in, she saw this two male parrots were inside their cage, hold their rosary beads and praying. Impressed, she walked over and placed her parrots in with them.

After just a couple of seconds, the female parrots exclaimed out in unison, “Hi, we’re prostitutes. Do you want to have some fun?”

There was a stunned silence. Finally, one male parrot looked over at the other male parrot and said, “Put the beads away, Francis, our prayers have been answered!”

 

Remember Jesus loves you. Be glad because this is the day the Lord has given you. I hope you find something to be thankful about today. Count your blessings. We never know when someday, we won’t have the opportunity or have the ability to do so. Do you know any good jokes? Share some jokes. I love to read them.

 

I’m posting again on Friday, November 22 Bible verse of the day and on Sunday, November 24, the usual blog.  God Bless you. SLE