Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
[A Prayer of David]. Hear a just cause, O LORD, give heed to my cry; Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips. Let my judgment come forth from Thy presence; Let Thine eyes look with equity. Thou hast tried my heart; Thou hast visited [me] by night; Thou hast tested me and dost find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress. As for the deeds of men, by the word of Thy lips I have kept from the paths of the violent. My steps have held fast to Thy paths. My feet have not slipped. I have called upon Thee, for Thou wilt answer me, O God; Incline Thine ear to me, hear my speech. Wondrously show Thy lovingkindness, O Savior of those who take refuge at Thy right hand From those who rise up [against them]. Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Thy wings, From the wicked who despoil me, My deadly enemies, who surround me. They have closed their unfeeling [heart]; With their mouth they speak proudly. They have now surrounded us in our steps; They set their eyes to cast [us] down to the ground. He is like a lion that is eager to tear, And as a young lion lurking in hiding places. Arise, O LORD, confront him, bring him low; Deliver my soul from the wicked with Thy sword, From men with Thy hand, O LORD, From men of the world, whose portion is in [this] life; And whose belly Thou dost fill with Thy treasure; They are satisfied with children, And leave their abundance to their babes. As for me, I shall behold Thy face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with Thy likeness when I awake.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cooked & chopped
2(10ounce)packages frozen chopped broccoli, cooked
3 cups cooked rice (I use organic long-grain mixes of different sorts, but you can use any kind really)
1(10ounce)can cream of chicken soup (or you can use 2, 6oz. 98% fat free, cans) ;)
2 1/2 cups shredded (low-moisture, part skim) ;) mozzerrella cheese (set aside 2/3 cup)
1/2 cup sour cream (I use fat free) ;)
1 cup milk
salt, pepper to taste
2 bouillon cubes
2 TBS. margarine or butter (I use Smart Balance) ;)
Preheat oven to 350. Cook the chicken in the salt & pepper (and I add garlic and a bit of oregano to our family's taste)in a little olive oil in the pan and cut into bite sized pieces. Boil the broccoli and drain water (set aside). Cook the rice, adding into it the margarine and bouillon cubes. While the rice cooks, stir together the chicken soup, sour cream, milk and 2/3 cup cheese (make sure it's not too thick; if it seams that way just add some more milk. By now I don't messure it when I make it cuz I know how moist our family likes it. Just remember that the milk will be all the miostness in the whole).
Get a deep dish, alluminum or glass, it doesn't matter. Scoop rice in (should be about 1/2 in. thick, or so, just not too thin a layer). Then the chicken topped with half of the cream soup and cheese mixture, divided evenly over it all. Distribute the broccoli over the chicken and rice and pour the rest of the soup mix over that. Sprinkle with remaining cheese (might need more or less, it's up to the liking). Bake only untill the cheese is golden around the edges.
Recipe by Lydia Berg
(pictured below in previous post)
This was Jenny's "Easter Egg" cake. Oliver wanted to be sure I included the picture he took of my decorating it. ;) It may not be very fancy, but at least everyone enjoyed it. :)
P.S. Can you tell Jenny loves Robin Eggs? ;)
See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all men. Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in Thee. I said to the LORD, "Thou art my Lord; I have no good besides Thee." As for the saints who are in the earth, They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight. The sorrows of those who have bartered for another [god] will be multiplied; I shall not pour out their libations of blood, Nor shall I take their names upon my lips. The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; Thou dost support my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me. I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night. I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely. For Thou wilt not abandon my soul to Sheol; Neither wilt Thou allow Thy Holy One to undergo decay. Thou wilt make known to me the path of life; In Thy presence is fulness of joy; In Thy right hand there are pleasures forever.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
This is what was in the last picture-post, chocolate chip banana bread. Made with freshly ground hard wheat flour and which recipe one can substitute sucanat instead of sugar for! ;)
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Spinach and cottage cheese filled pasta shells with tomato sauce and cheese on top, and baked for 1 hour. Mmmm!
....but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always [being] ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Ein gülden Kleinod Davids. Bewahre mich Gott; denn ich traue auf dich. Ich habe gesagt zu dem HERRN: Du bist ja der Herr; ich weiß von keinem Gute außer dir. An den Heiligen, so auf Erden sind, und den Herrlichen, an denen hab ich all mein Gefallen. Aber jene, die einem andern nacheilen, werden groß Herzeleid haben. Ich will ihre Trankopfer mit Blut nicht opfern noch ihren Namen in meinem Munde führen. Der HERR aber ist mein Gut und mein Teil; du erhältst mein Erbteil. Das Los ist mir gefallen aufs Liebliche; mir ist ein schön Erbteil geworden. Ich lobe den HERRN, der mir geraten hat; auch züchtigen mich meine Nieren des Nachts. Ich habe den HERRN allezeit vor Augen; denn er ist mir zur Rechten, so werde ich fest bleiben. Darum freut sich mein Herz, und meine Ehre ist fröhlich; auch mein Fleisch wird sicher liegen. Denn du wirst meine Seele nicht dem Tode lassen und nicht zugeben, daß dein Heiliger verwese. Du tust mir kund den Weg zum Leben; vor dir ist Freude die Fülle und liebliches Wesen zu deiner Rechten ewiglich.
For my German cousins. :)
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
For the choir director. A Psalm of David . The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good. The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men, To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God. They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one. Do all the workers of wickedness not know, Who eat up my people [as] they eat bread, [And] do not call upon the Lord? There they are in great dread, For God is with the righteous generation. You would put to shame the counsel of the afflicted, But the LORD is his refuge. Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores His captive people, Jacob will rejoice, Israel will be glad.
A Psalm of David. O Lord, who may abide in Thy tent? Who may dwell on Thy holy hill? He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, And speaks truth in his heart. He does not slander with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor takes up a reproach against his friend; In whose eyes a reprobate is despised, But who honors those who fear the LORD; He swears to his own hurt, and does not change; He does not put out his money at interest, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
These are my two youngest siblings, and recipients of all that is pictured on this blog. :)
And, of course, our yummy (though un-tossed) Caesar salad.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
1. Asparagus in blankets (ham)
2. Fresh apple sauce
3. hmmm......that's a hard one.... ;)
4. Our regular-looking fruit corner
Sunday, March 2, 2008
[For the choir director. A Psalm of David]. How long, O LORD? Wilt Thou forget me forever? How long wilt Thou hide Thy face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart all the day? How long will my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and answer me, O LORD, my God; Enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, Lest my enemy say, "I have overcome him," Lest my adversaries rejoice when I am shaken. But I have trusted in Thy lovingkindness; My heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation. I will sing to the LORD, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.