Monday, February 25, 2008

Homemakers in the Making Monday

Kentucky Butter Cake

For the cake:

2 sticks of butter

2 cups of sugar

4 eggs

3 cups of flour (unsifted)

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup buttermilk

For the sauce:

1 cup of sugar

1/2 cup milk

1 stick of butter

2 tbs flour

Pre-heat oven to 325. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each egg. Add remainder of ingredients (except butter sauce). Mix until moistened. Then mix at medium speed for 2 minutes.

Pour batter into generously greased & floured 9x13 pan.

Bake for about 45 minutes. Then cut into pieces.

On stovetop, place butter, sugar, milk and flour into pan and heat (stirring occasionally) until butter melts (do not boil).
Then pour sauce over each piece.


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Praise Worthy Thoughts

Thinking is a constant part of life. Thousand of thoughts fly through our head everyday and all day. But what are our thoughts about? Are they hateful thoughts when we're angry with our siblings, disrespectful thoughts about our parents, thoughts of complaint when things don't go our way? Or, are they the type of thoughts that Philipians 4:8 says we should have? "whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is an virtue and if there is anything praisworthy-meditate on these things."

The angry and bitter thoughts are the kind of thoughts we should really watch out for because they can easily creep their way into our minds, and once they're there it can be very hard to overcome them. Colossians 3:2 says "Keep your mind on the things of above, not on things on the earth." It's when we're focusing on ourselves and our worldly desires and worries that we have the angry and bitter thoughts which lead to an angry and bitter attitude.

Our thoughts aren't something that is only known by us and who we tell our thoughts to, God knows all of our thoughts and He's going to judge every one of them. Our thoughts can be pleasing to Him or they can dissappoint Him and make Him angry.

A few things we can do to help get our thoughts off ourselves and onto to "praise-worthy things" is to spend time reading and studying God's Word. Psalms 119:97 says "Oh, how I love your law! It is in my meditation all the day." To learn about His law we have study His word, And we can pray. Spend time with God in prayer, praise Him and give thanks to Him. John 16:24 says "Until now you have asked for nothing in My name. Ask and you will recieve, that your joy may be full." So we can ask Him for help and He will give it to us.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Homemakers-in-the-Making Monday

Poppyseed Chicken

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees

Mix together
  • 7 chicken breasts (cooked & shreaded)
  • 2 cans of cream of chicken
  • 2 cans of cream of mushroom
  • 16oz sour cream
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1/8 tsp poppyseed

then put into a 9x13 pan.

For the topping

  • 2 sleeves of ritz crackers (crushed into bite sized pieces)
  • 2 sticks of butter (melted)

mix together and put it on top of the casserole.

Bake for 30 minutes

Monday, February 4, 2008

Homemakers in the Making Monday

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

3 1/4 cups of busquick

1 cup of milk

1/3 cup of margarine

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

In a large bowl, combine the Busquick and milk. Mix them together until you have a soft dough. Turn the dough out onto a large sheet of waxed paper. Knead the dough gently for a few seconds. Pat the dough into a rectangular shape. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out so that it's about half an inch thick. Try to keep it in a rectangular shape as you roll it out, this is challenging at first.

Mix the margarine, brown sugar, and cinnamon together and spread it over the dough.

Now here's the tricky part. Lift up one side of the waxed paper and use it to help you roll up the dough like a jelly roll (I found it's easier to do this if you let the dough sit in the freezer for about 10 min.). Pull back the waxed paper as you go so it doesn't get wrapped up in the roll. When the roll is nicely formed, use a sharp knife to cut it into about a 9-11 slices.
Arrange the cinnamon rools in a well-greased 9x13-inch pan. squirt a little pancake syrup in the center of each cinnamon roll for flavor and stickiness.
Bake rolls at 400 for about 20 minutes. and let let them cool for about 25 minutes before icing.

If any of you have any great recipes, cleaning tips, dedorating ideas etc., that you'd like to share you can email us and we'll consider posting it.



Friday, February 1, 2008

Everybody loves to sit by the fire on a cold day

Ok, so I was sitting by the fireplace, doing something on my sister's laptop when our dog comes inside, walks up up to the fireplace, turns around, and sits down right on the fireplace! Let's just say she found her new favorite spot=)
Here's some pics, enjoy.

Have a Blessed weekend!