Thursday, July 31, 2008

Recipe For Oatmeal & Flaxseed Bread

To make one larger braded loaf, like the one I pictured, double the recipe.

1-1/4 cups water (70-80 degrees)
2 tablespoos honey
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
1-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/8 cup flax seeds (dry)

Mix together warm water, honey and yeast and set aside for about 5 to 10 minutes. Pour into a bread mixer and add the butter, milk powder, flours (gradually), and oats (those last). Turn timer on mixer for 15 minutes on medium speed. Add flax seeds at the last 5 minutes and the salt. Let sit covered with a light cloth for 15-20 minutes, until doubled.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Pour dough onto a floured surface and knead for a minute or two. Divide into three balls and roll out to be long "stips. Attatch the end and tuck under; braid well. ;) Carefully place on a lightly greesed and "oated" pan (use quick-cooking oats on pan instead of flour), and sprinkle braid with oats. Bake on 350 for 60 minutes (if doubled, the 70+ minutes).

Enjoy!!!! MMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Oatmeal and Flaxseed Bread

Yes, oatmeal and flaxseed bread once again! Yum! :)
2Sa 22:7-37 (or just go read the whole chapter; it's unbelievable!!!!)
........."In my distress I called upon the LORD, Yes, I cried to my God; And from His temple He heard my voice, And my cry for help [came] into His ears. Then the earth shook and quaked, The foundations of heaven were trembling And were shaken, because He was angry. Smoke went up out of His nostrils, And fire from His mouth devoured; Coals were kindled by it. He bowed the heavens also, and came down With thick darkness under His feet. And He rode on a cherub and flew; And He appeared on the wings of the wind. And He made darkness canopies around Him, A mass of waters, thick clouds of the sky. From the brightness before Him Coals of fire were kindled. The LORD thundered from heaven, And the Most High uttered His voice. And He sent out arrows, and scattered them, Lightning, and routed them. Then the channels of the sea appeared, The foundations of the world were laid bare, By the rebuke of the LORD, At the blast of the breath of His nostrils. He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, for they were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my support. He also brought me forth into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me. The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the LORD, And have not acted wickedly against my God. For all His ordinances [were] before me; And [as for] His statutes, I did not depart from them. I was also blameless toward Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity. Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to my cleanness before His eyes.With the kind Thou dost show Thyself kind, With the blameless Thou dost show Thyself blameless; With the pure Thou dost show Thyself pure, And with the perverted Thou dost show Thyself astute. And Thou dost save an afflicted people; But Thine eyes are on the haughty [whom] Thou dost abase. For Thou art my lamp, O LORD; And the LORD illumines my darkness. For by Thee I can run upon a troop; By my God I can leap over a wall. As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is tested; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him. For who is God, besides the LORD? And who is a rock, besides our God? God is my strong fortress; And He sets the blameless in His way. He makes my feet like hinds' [feet], And sets me on my high places. He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. Thou hast also given me the shield of Thy salvation, And Thy help makes me great. Thou dost enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped.............

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Blueberries, Blueberries, and More Blueberries!

Oliver, Jenny and I went blueberry picking!!!!! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!
Now I can sing that "I'm so blue" song, huh?! haha, jk jk (It's ok, Abby, I won't) ;)
Heb 13:6 that we confidently say, "The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What shall man do to me?"

Monday, July 28, 2008

Simply Delicious and Easy ;)

Freshly made meatballs and spaghetti with cesar salad and a fruit smoothie to the side. YUMM!
1Th 5:18
.... in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Brownies or Cheesecake?

Or both? How would that be, having your two favorite desserts in one? ....YUM! :)
Eph 5:8-10
...for you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.

Monday, July 21, 2008


:) I guess I can't really say much for these pictures because everyone knows what this is by now. So, yeah, it's ower summer favorite. :)
P.S. Sorry I've been gone so long, y'all; I've been at the Creation Museum in KY for the summer to "gain some new experience" and to meet new people, etc. It was an amazing 3 months and God taught me sooo much..... But, I am very glad to be back home! :) I love home because I love the life God has given me here (I love home life); the chores, the cooking, the siblings, and the every-day duties. Yes, that's the life I love, and I'm glad to be back to it/at it. :)
Ecc 3:1-8
There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven--
A time to give birth, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted. A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to tear down, and a time to build up. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance. A time to throw stones, and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, and a time to shun embracing. A time to search, and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep, and a time to throw away. A time to tear apart, and a time to sew together; A time to be silent, and a time to speak. A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace.