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Wednesday, September 30

quick tip: clean your microwave





Here's an easy way to clean your microwave without chemicals or scrubbing.

What you’ll need:
1 lemon
1¼ cups of water in a microwave-safe bowl

Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice from both halves into the water. Microwave the water and lemon mixture on high for 5-10 minutes, and let the steam do its thing. Remove the bowl of water (careful...it's hot!) and wipe down the inside of the microwave with a soft cloth.




Sunday, September 27

church on sunday



Whether a church is
simple or ornate, large or small,
old or new, wooden or stone...
it is most likely always a beautiful site to behold.



Today, I share this beautiful image of a church with you
in hopes that it brings
a little peace, a little joy
and a lot of love.



Lord, as I walk through this World,
Let Your Grace Light my Path,
Your Mercy Shelter my Soul
and Your Love Heal my Heart.


Friday, September 25

recipe friday


DIRTY RICE

Ingredients

1 can French Onion Soup
1 Can beef consommé
1 small can sliced mushrooms
(or any type of fresh mushrooms)
1 stick butter
1½ C uncooked white rice


Directions

Mix all ingredients well together in a casserole dish and bake covered for 45 minutes in a 375 degree oven.

Stir (carefully) and bake another 15 minutes uncovered.


Wednesday, September 23

quick tip: lemon in a microwave




Want to get as much juice out of your lemon as possible? Before cutting it open, cook it in your microwave for just 10 seconds and WOW... let the juices flow. 

Sunday, September 20

church on sunday



Whether a church is
simple or ornate, large or small,
old or new, wooden or stone...
it is most likely always a beautiful site to behold.


Today, I share this beautiful image of a church with you
in hopes that it brings
a little peace, a little joy
and a lot of love.



Lord, as I walk through this World,
Let Your Grace Light my Path,
Your Mercy Shelter my Soul
and Your Love Heal my Heart.


Friday, September 18

recipe friday


CRISPY FRIED ONION RINGS


Ingredients

2 or 3 large mild sweet onions
Milk

2/3 C yellow cornmeal
2/3 C sifted flour
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 T melted shortening
1 egg, beaten
1 1/3 C milk
Flour


Directions

Peel onions and slice into desired thickness, separate into rings
Soak rings in milk for 15 minutes
Mix cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, shortening, egg and milk to make batter
Drain onion rings; dip in batter then in flour
Use fork to kip
Fry in hot deep fat (360 to 370 degrees) for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown
Drain


Wednesday, September 16

quick tip: vent brush




When rearranging furniture, do you notice the carpet indentations just won't bounce back? Take an old vent brush and brush the pile back and forth to 'fluff' up mashed down carpet areas.

Sunday, September 13

church on sunday



Whether a church is
simple or ornate, large or small,
old or new, wooden or stone...
it is most likely always a beautiful site to behold.



Today, I share this beautiful image of a church with you
in hopes that it brings
a little peace, a little joy
and a lot of love.



Lord, as I walk through this World,
Let Your Grace Light my Path,
Your Mercy Shelter my Soul
and Your Love Heal my Heart.


Friday, September 11

9/11




recipe friday


Cranberry Fruit Conserve

Ingredients

1 (12-ounce) bag of fresh cranberries, cleaned

1 ¾ C sugar
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 orange, zest grated and juiced
1 lemon, zest grated and juiced
¾ C raisins
¾ C chopped walnuts or pecans


Directions

Cook the cranberries, sugar, and 1 cup of water in a saucepan over low heat for about 5 minutes, or until the skins pop open.

Add the apple, zests, and juices and cook for 15 more minutes.

Remove from the heat and add the raisins and nuts.

Let cool, and serve chilled.



Wednesday, September 9

quick tip: flower pot saucer





Use one of these trays in the bathroom for storing the toilet plunger. It's an easy way to collect drips.

Monday, September 7

september 7



Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.

Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Thus, in 1887, it was established as an official holiday in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored.


Sunday, September 6

church on sunday



Whether a church is
simple or ornate, large or small,
old or new, wooden or stone...
it is most likely always a beautiful site to behold.


Today, I share this beautiful image of a church with you
in hopes that it brings
a little peace, a little joy
and a lot of love.


Lord, as I walk through this World,
Let Your Grace Light my Path,
Your Mercy Shelter my Soul
and Your Love Heal my Heart.


Friday, September 4

recipe friday


CORN BEEF AND CABBAGE


Cover with water and bring to a boil in a Dutch oven:
3 lb beef brisket

Add:
1 chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
6 potatoes, quartered
½ tsp salt
6 peppercorns
8 T butter
Pinch of baking soda
1 small head cabbage, quartered

Simmer ½ hour per pound of meat.

Let sit 45 minutes and carve


Wednesday, September 2

quick tip: wide tooth comb





Use one to unsnarl tangled fringe on an area rug. As with your hair, start at the tips and work in, to avoid making a bigger knot.