Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Abraham or Lot?

Genesis tells us about Abraham and Lot. Both had been blessed so much that they couldn't fit all their stuff together. The herdsmen were arguing. Something had to be done. Abraham offered his nephew a solution. They needed to move apart and Abraham offered Lot his choice of land. Lot looked around and took the best land he could find, The Plain of Jordan. He moved his stuff there and set up housekeeping. Abraham took what was left, the Land of Canann. As Abraham settled in his new digs, God blessed his generosity. God told Abraham to look as far as he could, to the east, west, north, and south. That land would be his and his descendents. He would have so many descendents they would number as much as grains of dust on the whole earth! Lot, on the other hand, took the best land for himself, the land near the wicked city of Sodom. Lot was eventually captured and rescued by Abraham, who held no grudge against his nephew's selfishness.

As Adam, Ryan, and I studied Abraham this morning, we talked about selfishness as a part of human nature. We all vowed to be more like Abraham, and less like Lot. It wasn't even an hour later when Ryan and Evan were arguing over which DVD to watch. I asked Ryan, "Are you going to be like Abraham or like Lot?" It was hard, but Ryan let Evan pick the dvd... and Evan picked one they both could enjoy. The blessings have started already. :)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Lesson Learned

Although it may look clean, if you suspect that milk has been spilled in your cooler, you really should clean it before you put it back into storage.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Oriental Salad

I'm not a big salad eater, or any other vegies either. I'm more of a meat and potatoes kind of gal... or actually, more of a dessert kind of gal! LOL

My sister made me try this salad at a birthday party. YUMMY! I've made it for a couple occasions since then. Everyone that tries it, loves it! It's the perfect combination of sweet and healthy. ;)

Oriental Salad

1 head finely chopped lettuce
1 bunch chopped green onions
1 tblspn poppy seeds
1 can chow mein noodles
1/3 c sliced almonds

1/2c sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/4c cider vinegar
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt

Toss salad
Put dressing ingredients in blender
blend until sugar is dissolved
Pour over sald and toss, JUST BEFORE SERVING, the noodles will get soggy if you let it sit!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Easiest Recipe Ever

My kids and husband have been on a huge cinnamon toast kick lately. They eat it for breakfast, for snack, for dessert.... It's the anytime food! And, as far as sweet treats go, it's far more healthy than most other choices.

My mom used to make cinnamon toast in the oven. I hated the way the bottom would stay soft and mushy while the top got too crispy. Plus the oven takes too long, uses too much energy, and heats up the whole house! I decided to try a shortcut and it makes better toast faster
  1. Toast bread (in the regular toaster)
  2. Spread with butter
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture
  4. Eat
  5. Ask for more

We keep the cinnamon/sugar mix in a salt shaker so it's ready to go and makes less mess than trying to sprinkle with a spoon. It's about half sugar - half cinnamon but you can mix it to your taste.

When you make cinnamon toast, the aroma of warm bread, melting butter, and sweet cinnamon makes your whole house smell like you're baking a fancy dessert.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Free Pizza Rolls

Okay, it's been a while since I posted here... over a month. But I have to update on that pizza roll post; the pizza rolls I bought for 39c a box. Each of those boxes had a 50c coupon on it!!! Last week Kroger had pizza rolls on sale for $1. And Kroger doubles coupons!! That's right... 50c doubled = $1!! I got five free boxes of pizza rolls and another box for 20c b/c I had an extra coupon for 40c off. I love a great deal!