Sunday, July 31, 2011
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Sunday, July 17, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6 NLT
Saturday, July 9, 2011
If you are looking for some "sweet treats" to whip up on a hot Saturday, then you should check out Lisa's Sweet as Sugar Cookies blog! She's having a party and there are some delicious looking recipes that have been posted. Of course I'm going to check out the Blackberry Dumplings, Blackberry Peach Pie and the Blackberry Ice Cream. I've got my eye on a couple of chocolate recipes also, but the blackberry treats are a good place to start.
My blackberry bushes are pretty well bloomed out this year and that "devil" Mockingbird got his fair share again. I saw him in the fig tree yesterday while I was watering...so I'm going to have to keep my eye on him so he doesn't get all the best figs!
We did some work earlier this morning on our covered deck area outside. We hung curtains so we can keep the sun out as it sets in the evening. Even with the afternoon heat, our overhead fan and a strong breeze make a little time on the deck a pleasant early evening activity, but the sun can still be really hot at that time of day. The curtains can be pulled together until the sun sets to give relief. Next on the outdoor list is lighting and misters.
Monday, July 4, 2011
We've been busy painting and moving the guest room and the office this weekend...so new pictures to come this week.
• 1 Pkg. Puff Pastry (or Phyllo dough)
• 1/2 cup butter or margarine
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 cup water
• 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 2 tablespoons sugar
1. Defrost (according to directions) Puff Pastry or Phyllo dough.
2. In a 10-in. round or oval baking dish, melt 1/2 cup butter; set aside.
3. In a saucepan, heat sugar and water until sugar melts; set aside.
4. Roll out dough to 11 in x 9 in rectangle.
5. Spread berries over dough; sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll up, jelly-roll style. Cut into 1/4-in. thick slices.
6. Carefully lay slices in baking dish over butter.
7. Pour sugar syrup around slices (syrup will be absorbed).
8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Sprinkle sugar over top and bake 15 minutes more.
9. Serve warm or cold.
Enjoy! Till tomorrow...
Sunday, July 3, 2011
I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the People, by the People, for the People; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; A democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many Sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of Freedom, Equality, Justice, and Humanity for which American Patriots sacrificed their Lives and Fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to Love it; to Support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to Respect its Flag; and to defend it against all enemies.