Saturday, September 29, 2012

Patience

Patience it eludes me everyday.  Can't seem to find any lately.  The world seem to be running out of it.  Our values are changing.  We are expected to be tolerant of different
oints of view.  Except if you are a Christian.  Why is it OK for the President to condemn a film and say nothing of Christian churches being burned.  Where is the outrage when people are killed for following Christ?  We just witness the beginning of the eroding of our 1st amendment rights.  It will be a crime to say anything about Islam.  I'm may not agree with everything that is written, spoken or filmed.  I defend your right to say it. 
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I guess my answer to my lack of patience is to find peace with Jesus Christ.
That is life as I know it- peace out
Ann






Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Life as I know it. Faith, family, food and crochet: What me eat heathy?

Life as I know it. Faith, family, food and crochet: What me eat heathy?: I'm on a quest to eat more healthy.  Dragging my husband with me.  He of course is kicking and screaming all the way.  This is partly for o...

What me eat heathy?

I'm on a quest to eat more healthy.  Dragging my husband with me.  He of course is kicking and screaming all the way.  This is partly for our health and also as a response to the Health care reform act.  I figure they are going to find a way to incorporate more sin taxes in our lives.  Well I'm not a wheat-free, gluten-free or vegan kind of girl.  I have to keep things simple. So I will begin with cooking from scratch.  I'm not going to buy pre-packaged foods, mixes etc.    Sounds easy  huh... its not.    The challenge will be coming up with healthy, affordable and quick meals.  I'm from the hamburger helper generation.  Saying goodbye to Kraft macaroni and cheese wont be easy!  Don't get me wrong.  I'm not going totally rogue yet.  I will have some condiments and canned tuna etc .  The goal is to have more ingredients in the meals that are prepared that I can name.  This means researching recipes sites and blogs.  I also have some good cookbooks at my disposal.
One that I've been using allot is More-with-Less Cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre
c 1976.  Here is one recipe I recently prepared.

Indian Chicken



Ingredients
1-3lb fryer, cut up
2 -Tbsp butter
2- Tbsp olive oil
some flour for dusting the chicken
2- medium onions , chopped
3- Tbsp of flour
2 - Tbsp  of Curry powder
1 -tsp ground ginger
2-tsp of salt
1/3 cup honey 
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 cups of chicken broth

pre-heat oven 350*

heat in large skillet butter and olive oil.  Flour and fry chicken until brown. Remove from skillet and place in a casserole dish.
Add to skillet the onions and saute until golden.  Stir in the flour, curry powder, ginger and salt, blend well.
Combine honey, soy sauce and chicken broth and add to skillet.  Cook over high heat stirring until sauce thickens. Poor sauce over chicken and bake, about 1 hour. serves 6.

This was excellent.  I served it with rice, butternut squash and green beans.  The hubby liked it.  I will adapt for the crock pot next time I fix this and this is life as I know it...
     

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

90 Days until Christmas!

Yep ,Yep ,Yep,  just three months until Christmas.   Its still very warm in S.E Georgia but I have Christmas on my mind.  Bob and I do not have bunches of money to spend on gifts.  Money is real tight for us.  I don't have money for extras.  We can't even afford the neccesities.  The holidays are fast approching.  The stores are getting there holiday mechandise out.  You can layway now and spend a little each week.  None of that appeals to me.  I have no room in our budget for extras. 

Just like last year Bob and I won't exchange presents.  We will instead plan on giving to family and friends.  My children are of the four legged variety.   They will be happy with a walk and extra playtime with Mom and Dad.  I never did belive in giving your pets presents.   Next I will have to make a list of who we are giving gifts to.  Just like Santa :)  !
I plan to crochet most of the presents this year.  Slippers and ornaments.  I will have to mail them so the lighter the package the better.

Here is one pattern I have started Pudgy Piggy Slipper by www.Redheart.com.


These will be for my niece who had asked me if I could make them months ago.  Nothing like a Christmas dead line to get me motivated.  So Ho! Ho! Ho! away I go!
This is life as I know it...
Ann


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Trying this Blog thing agan?

Ok so I thought I would write a blog. You know put my thoughts on paper.  Well my first post says it all. I don't know what I'm doing?  Made my first attempt and right away a mistake.  There is not a teenager in house that can undo stuff.  So I forge ahead.  There will be plenty of mistakes made.  Thats ok because this is Life as I know it.  Have a good day until next time....

Ann