Picnic prayer

Noelle’s prayer this morning, before eating her picnic lunch, prepared by her and Gracie:

“Dear God,

Thank You for our new baby brother.
And thank You for giving us courage yesterday.
And thank You for giving us Your life.
And thank You for Bible School.
And thank You for our picnic lunch.



“At unusual times,
in unexpected places,
the supermarket,
the ball game,
on the way home from work,
my eyes sting and my throat gets tight.

And then I know,
that all I want
is you.”
Dorothy Ferguson

This answered almost every question I had about frozen custard vs. ice cream.  Good resource.


via How to Make Real-Deal Soft Frozen Custard at Home | Serious Eats.

Bressel spots

Gracie:  “Tonight, we’re having bressel spots for dinner.”

Carrots, my way

Half dozen carrots, peeled, sliced
Chicken bullion cubes, 22 Tbsp butter
Splash of lemon juice
1/2 tsp honey

1.  Boil 4 c. water, then add carrots and bullion cubes.  Cook until carrots are tender or a little before, depending on your taste.

2.  Strain carrots and put them in a serving bowl.  Add butter, honey, and lemon juice.  Toss until butter is melted.  Serve.

This made a decent baked ziti recipe.  I nixed the sour cream and used ricotta mixed with one egg.

via Baked Ziti I Recipe – Allrecipes.com.

With modifications, this was really good.  Like it was straight out of the Chinese restaurant.

3 lb pork chops
1 c. soy sauce
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. brown sugar
NO ketchup
1/2 c. cooking wine
1/2 c. hoisin sauce
1 tsp Chinese five spice
pinch of white pepper
1 tsp sesame oil
1 piece ginger, sliced
4 garlic cloves, sliced
3 tsp oyster sauce

Use only half this marinade for the pork.  Reserve the other half to make glaze, adding cornstarch while simmering until desired thickness.  Drizzle over the finished product.

The cook time seemed long.  The pork was tough.  Next time I’ll try cooking it with a thermometer rather than relying on time.

via Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork) Recipe – Allrecipes.com.


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