PINK PAINTED LADY~"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass~it's about learning to dance in the rain"
PINK PAINTED LADY~
"I can do all things through Christ,who strengthens me"
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
A lot to catch up on and a new recipe
Wow,it's been awhile since I've posted but what can I say? There is always so much to get done around here and the days just seem to get away from me! I've been hopping around and reading all my favorite blogs when I get a few minutes to sit at the computer.Gosh,all you wonderful ladies never fail to inspire me to try a new recipe,be a bit more organized or just plain feel better about myself and restore my faith a bit on days when I sure do need it! I don't leave many comments but I should do more of that so I'll try.I want to tell you all how much you lift my spirits just by your words and lovely photos. Yes,I watched the Inauguration of President Obama yesterday,how could I not? I must admit to feeling a great sense of pride and hopefulness for our country.I did not vote for him but I will support and pray for him and his family at all times.I'm afraid in the state we're in he is going to need all of our prayers!They seem to be a genuinely nice and loving family and I do hope this monumental journey they are embarking on does not change that There was one passage in his speech (towards the end) that touched me and actually gave me chills.It rang true in my heart,not only for our country but for each one of us individually that might be battling our own "storms of hardship".I found it very comforting and inspiring. We ALL want a better future for our children and their children don't we?
"Let it be told to the future world ... that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive...that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet (it)." America, in the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations" ~President Obama
It has been downright freezing around here lately so I've been staying home as much as possible.I guess as I'm getting older and my bones are getting all brittle I just can't take the cold like I used to.lol The kids (ones not in school) seem to be doing ok but I think I'm getting the old cabin fever about now. I've been trying catch up on reading a few books that had been staring at me for some time and I LOVE scouting other blogs for new recipes. I started weight watchers again right around Christmas(yea,great timing huh??!!)and so far I'm doing well. I'm not counting every single point but I know that I'm staying pretty close so I'm ok with that. I found this recipe the other day for "pieorgies with sage and butter sauce" and thought no way is that going to be even close on pts for my day but it surprisingly in only about 6 pts per serving! I made it yesterday and it was yummy!
6 pieorgies(frozen,any variety)(I'm not sure if that's the correct spelling on those or not!) 1/4 C frozen pearl onions non stick butter spray 1/2 tsp ground sage 1/2 tsp parsley dash of salt and pepper 2 tsp Smart balance spread
spray your pan with non stick spray the add pieorgies and onions,sprinkle with sage,salt and pepper,then cook till just getting a bit brown then add about 1/2 of the smart balance. Take pieorgies out of pan leaving the onions then add rest of smart balance and a splash of lowfat or skim milk.Stir it a bit till it's a "saucy" consistency then pour over top.Sprinkle w/ some parsley and WAA-LAA! It's good and very filling!
I'm a stay at home Christian mom of 7 kids ranging in age from 19 down to 6. I am truly a country girl at heart and hope to someday move to a small farm out in nowhere :) I love my family and my husband,I love to cook and try new recipes~mostly down home style food I ate growing up.
If you want a glimpse of Southern life,Come close and walk with me;I'll tell you all the simple things,That you are sure to see.You'll see mockingbirds and bumblebees,Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees;
Caterpillars on the step,Wooden porches cleanly swept;Watermelons on the vine, Strong majestic Georgia pines Rocking chairs and front yard swingsJunebugs flying on a stringTurnip greens and hotcornbread,Coleslaw and barbecueFried okra, fried corn,fried green tomatoes,Fried pies and pickles too.
There's ice cold tea that 's syrupy sweet,And cool, green grass beneath your feet;Catfish nipping in the lake,And fresh young boys on the make.You'll see all these thingsAnd much, much more,In a way of life, that I adore.
Copyright 2008 Patricia Neely-Dorsey
When you've lost everything else, that's when you find yourself.
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