Archive | February 2008

Favorite Ingredients Friday

Thanks to OWJ for hosting this weekly Meme.

My idea for this week came when my husband asked me to make my Seafood Nachos for their office luncheon today. I figured I could kill two birds with one stone – make him the nachos and post the recipe and picture for today’s FIF. I shop at Aldi’s (I mention this a lot on my blog) and I was able to get everything for this recipe except for the canned Chilies and Scallions, so when I made them today, they were “sans” chilies and scallions. 

What You’ll Need

1 Package of Lobster Mates or Crab Mates (no need for the real stuff)

1 Bag Tortilla Chips (I like using the round kind)

12-16 ounces shredded Cheese (I like to combine taco cheese and cheddar cheese and I like a lot of cheese)

1 can of Chili Beans or Black Beans, lightly rinsed and drained

1 can Pitted Black Olives, diced

2 Large Tomatoes, diced

2 cans diced Green Chilies, optional

1 bunch Scallions, diced, optional

Garlic Powder

Baking Spray

Cookie Sheet

Sour Cream, Salsa and Guacamole are optional but they take the nachos to a whole new level and help with your daily dairy and veggie intake!

How To Prepare

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Lightly spray a cookie sheet with baking spray.  Layer a bag of tortilla chips evenly on the cookie sheet.  Lightly sprinkle some garlic powder over the chips.  Finely chop the crab meat and take handfuls of the crab meat and evenly spread it over the chips. Now, take handfuls of the beans and sprinkle them over the crab, and do the same for the olives, tomatoes, chilies and onions.  Sprinkle lightly with garlic powder.  Now, take handfuls of the cheese and evenly spread over the top making sure you cover every inch of the chips, beans, tomatoes, etc…

Place the sheet on the middle rack of the oven and bake 15 minutes or until cheese is melted but not browned or burnt.  Sometimes I take a pizza cutter and make three passes across horizontally, and 4-5 passes vertically to create even portions and it makes it easier for people to scoop some onto their plates!

I made this huge batch (my cookie sheets are really big) of Seafood Nachos for under $10 and here’s my before and after baking photos.

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Missing Images In IE 7

I know most people use Windows XP with Internet Explorer 6, you are the lucky ones.  My laptop has Windows Vista and Internet Explorer 7 – UGH!!!  Anyway, I’ve tolerated the numerous problems over the past several months but this latest one is the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back!

I’ve been going through some of my older posts and noticed that I was not able to see the YouTube videos I posted.  I also noticed that when I visit some fellow bloggers sites, I would not be able to see some of the pictures they posted.  Now, I know what many of you are thinking – You think I’m talking about getting that little white box with the red X – WRONG!  I get a big white box with another little box in the upper left hand corner with a red square, blue triangle and green dot and my post looks like this:  

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I’ve done some researching and from what I’ve read, it comes down to my web browser and settings, but there is definitely a problem with IE 7 and Windows Vista because I downloaded Mozilla Firefox and found out there was a problem with my Adobe Flash Player, which IE 7 did not alert me to.  I took care of the Adobe problem, and can now see all  my YouTube posts and images on other sites through Firefox that I still cannot see through my IE 7 browser.

So, I’ve said all that to say this – if you visit my site and cannot see images or YouTube posts, you can quickly and easily install Firefox and the images will appear!  Right now I am running both IE 7 and Firefox at the same time and while I’m more comfortable with IE because I’ve used it for years, I’m liking the fact that I can see images through Firefox that I can’t with IE. 

Urgent Prayer Request – Erin Page

When someone visits my blog and leaves a comment, I like to visit their site and return the favor.  Today I was led to Brandy’s site and found this urgent prayer request from earlier this week and knew I had to post it here as well.  Please add Erin and her family to your prayer list and pass along the request to as many as you can for there is power in the corporate prayer of those who love and serve Him!  I am pasting the original request as it was received by Brandy along with an update an link to the family’s website. 

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THIS LITTLE GIRL (HER AND HER FAMILY GO TO MY CHURCH) NEEDS ALL THE PRAYERS SHE CAN GET. HER NAME IS ERIN PAGE SHE IS 14. SHE IS VERY, VERY SICK. HER FAMILY HAS BEEN TOLD HER CHANCES OF DYING ARE GREATER THAN HER CHANCES OF LIVING. SHE HAS DOUBLE PNEUMONIA, THE FLU, AND STREP. SHE HAS GONE INTO SEPTIC SHOCK AND IS ON A VENT IN THE ICU.  TUESDAY THEY FLEW HER OUT TO VANDY IN NASHVILLE. SHE HAS WENT UNDER EXPLORATORY SURGERY TO SEE WHERE THE INFECTION IS COMING FROM. ( THEY HAVE SAID THAT THEY THINK IT COULD BE HER BOWELS AND.. OR INTESTINES DYING). SHE NEEDS ALL THE PRAYER SHE CAN GET SO I AM PASSING IT ON TO ANY AND EVERY PERSON I
CAN THINK OF THAT MIGHT SEND UP A PRAYER FOR HER .

Click HERE to visit the website Erin’s family created.  They have a journal where they post updates on her condition.

Interceding For Our Children Week of Feb. 24th

I’m a bit late, but here is this weeks prayer from Leigh Ann at IFOC, insert the names of your children where the blank is, and I also inserted my husbands name there too!.  As always, you can head over to her site to see all her posts.  Take care and God bless you. 

Where I need to be healed, delivered, changed, matured, or made whole, I invite You to do that in me. Help me to walk in righteousness and integrity before You. Help me set myself apart from my selfish ways to be completely with ____________; to be there for them and that they completely and totally feel Your love flowing from me.

The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him. Proverbs 20:7

Do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4

Jesus, You’re Beautiful To Me

I was watching the Daystar Christian channel this evening, and a praise an worship group came on and sang this song.  The words touched my heart I had to look them up and put them here for you.  I found them at www.praize.com and Cece Winans sings it on her Throne Room CD.  I will definitely have to pick this up and make it part of my daily praise and worship time.

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Jesus, bright as the morning star
Jesus, how can I tell You
How beautiful You are to me
Jesus, song that the angels sing
Jesus, dearer to my heart than anything

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Purer than sunshine
Ever my song will be
Jesus, You’re beautiful to me

Go to fullsize imageJesus, bright as the morning star
Jesus, how can I tell You
How beautiful You are to me
Jesus, song that the angels sing
Jesus, dearer to my heart than anything

Sweeter than spring timeGo to fullsize image
Purer than sunshine
Ever my song will be
Jesus, You’re beautiful to me

Oh Lord You are so beautiful

Go to fullsize imageOh, beautiful
So, beautiful
So, beautiful
Jesus, You’re beautiful to me

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Jesus, You’re beautiful to me

Wonderful, Heavenly, beautiful
Jesus, You’re beautiful to me

Go to fullsize imageMorning star
Lord You are
Beautiful
Jesus, You’re beautiful to me

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oh…
oh…
So, beautiful

Go to fullsize imageSweeter than spring time
Purer than sunshine
Ever my song will be
Jesus, You’re beautiful to me

This entry was posted on Wednesday,February 27, 2008, in Songs. 2 Comments

Thursday Thirteen – 15th Edition

snowflakes-tt.jpgI know my 14th edition was posted on January 27th, so I’ve missed a few weeks – long story – won’t bother you with it.  This edition is dedicated to the many books I’ve purchased but haven’t read.  Believe me, there’s more than 13, but in keeping with the theme of this Meme, I’ll stick to 13.

Cover Image I’m trying to sit at His feet, but who’s going to cook dinner? – Cathy Lechner

Cover Image The Winter Seeking – Viniti Hampton Wright

Cover Image Unsolved Mysteries of American History – Paul Aron

Cover Image Christian Theology – An Introduction – Alister E. McGrath

Cover Image Goldie Hawn – A Lotus Grows In The Mind – Goldie Hawn

The Blood And The Shroud – Ian Wilson

Cover Image When Christ Comes – Max Lucado

Cover Image Herod – King of the Jews and friend of the Romans – Peter Richardson

Cover Image The Parables of Jesus – S. Parkes Cadman

Cover Image Mind Siege – Tim LaHaye

Cover Image Dune – The Battle of Corrin – Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson

Cover Image The Templars Secret Island – Erling Haggensen, Henry Lincoln

Cover Image So You Want To Be More Like Christ – Charles Swindoll

Works for Me Wednesday – Cinna-Mallow Rolls

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The other day my daughter and her friend were in the kitchen conjuring up a recipe her friend learned in Home Ec.  Interestingly enough I had all the ingredients on hand and they were really tasty so I decided to come up with my own rendition and I’m sharing it with you. – ** I’ve been asked to post a picture, so tomorrow when I make some, I’ll snap a photo and update my post!

Here are the pictures – I was going to take some as I prepared them, but the battery was dead – sorry!  I should also mention that they don’t look so pretty once you take them out of the pan – but never judge a book by it’s cover or a Cinna-Mallow Roll by it’s flatness or brokeness – they are Good Eats!!!  I should also mention that clean-up can be a breeze if you immediately soak the pans in really hot water for about 5 minutes.  This gives you plenty of time to pour a glass of milk and shove a roll in your mouth before the water even starts to cool!  Enjoy!

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You’ll Need –

2 cans of Crescent Rolls (I shop at Aldi’s and they’re really cheap there)

2 Tsp Cinnamon

1/2 Cup Sugar

Large Marshmallows*

1/2 Stick of Butter

Baking Spray

Muffin Pans

Pastry brush

* I recommend leaving the Marshmallows out a day or two so they get hard – they hold up better while baking.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl – set aside.  I recommend putting a little of the sugar mixture in a separate bowl for sprinkling on top of the rolls.  Spray the muffin pans with a baking spray or lightly grease with Crisco or butter.  Melt 1/2 stick of butter.  Separate the crescents and using your hands press the dough so it’s a bit thinner and wider, then brush one side with butter.  Dip 2 marshmallows in the butter then roll them in the sugar mixture and place them on the roll at the wide end.  Roll the crescent starting at the wide end and tuck the points underneath and place in the muffin pan.  Do this for all the crescents and when they are all in the pan, brush the tops with butter and sprinkle with the sugar mixture.  Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.  The marshmallows will melt creating a gooey mixture, let them cool in the pan for just a minute or so, then using a butter knife loosen the roll and carefully lift to a plate. They are so good if you eat them while they are still warm – mmmm.

I’ve thought about some variations, like sprinkling mini chocolate baking chips on the crescents before adding the marshmallows – or finely chopping pecans and raisins and adding them before the marshmallows – mmm….gonna try them out tomorrow!

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