Recipes and Reflections
What Cancer Can't Do
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot destroy peace.
It cannot kill friendships.
It cannot suppress memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot invade the soul.
It cannot steal eternal life.
It cannot conquer the Spirit.
Do not pray for easy lives;
pray to be stronger...
Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers;
pray for powers equal to your tasks.
Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle,
but you shall be a miracle.
Every day you shall wonder at yourself,
at the richness of life which has come to you
by the grace of God.
In Praise of Hands
Blessed be the works of your hands, O Holy One.
Blessed be these hands that have touched life.
Blessed be these hands that have nurtured creativity.
Blessed be these hands that have held pain.
Blessed be these hands that embraced with passion.
Blessed be these hands that have tended gardens.
Blessed be these hands that have closed in anger.
Blessed be these hands that have planted new seeds.
Blessed be these hands that have harvested ripe fields.
Blessed be these hands that have cleaned, washed, mopped and scrubbed.
Blessed be these hands that have become knotty with age.
Blessed be these hands that have become wrinkled and scarred from doing justice.
Blessed be these hands that have reached out and been received.
Blessed be these hands that hold the promise of the future.
Blessed be the works of Your Hands, O Holy One. May your hands bless this world through the performance of good deeds.
May you enjoy good health, sweet melodies and an abundance of love.This Sabbath, hold someone's hand and know that you are holding a blessing from God.
From Diana Loller's Kitchen to you:Lemon Curd
½ stick unsalted butter (4 tablespoons) cut into chunks
2 cups sugar
2 large lemons (squeeze juice and remove seeds)
3 large eggs
Whisk eggs in microwave proof bowl, add sugar and whisk. Add lemon juice and whisk then add chunks of butter.
Put into microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove and whisk.
Put back into microwave and cook on high for 2 minutes, remove and whisk.
Put back into microwave and cook 2 more minutes, remove and whisk.
Put back into microwave and cook 2 more minutes, remove and mixture should be at a rolling boil. Remove and whisk.
If not at a rolling boil, put back into microwave for 2 more minutes.
Pour mixture into clean, washed jars. Secure with lid. Let cool to room temperature and then place in refrigerator.
May be frozen for 1 year or kept in fridge for 4 months.
(Don’t know why you would do this, too good to keep that long and easy enough to make more!)
Light and crunchy and good for you!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in middle
positionp of butter ( 2 sticks)
¾ cup white granulated sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup flour (no need to sift)
2 cups of oatmeal (Quaker oats old fashioned1 egg yokeMelt the butter in a microwave safe bowl on high for approximately 11/2 minutes and let it cool to room temp.
Mix in the white sugar. Add the baking soda, flour, and oatmeal and stir thoroughly.
Beat the egg yoke with a fork until it is thoroughly mixed and add it to the bowl and stir until it is incorporated.
Grease a standard size cookie sheet. Make small balls of dough and place them on the cookie sheet (12 per sheet). Press them down with a fork in a crisscross fashion like you would with peanut butter cookies. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until they have just started to brown around the edges. Let cookies cool for a minute or two and transfer to wax paper until they complete cooling. This will make approximately 5 dozen according to cookie size.
As seen in Key Lime Pie Murder
A Hannah Swenson Mystery with Recipes – by Joanne Fluke
Strawberry Gelatin Salad
1 large strawberry Jell-O
2 cups boiling water
1 package frozen strawberries, thawed
1 can crushed pineapple
Pour half of mixture into pan and let set. When set, top with 1 pint sour cream. Top with remaining Jell-O mixture. Sprinkle with nuts.
Cathy's Mom's Coleslaw Recipe
Cut up 1 head of cabbage and 1 medium red onion.
Combine in medium saucepan:
1 cup sugar
1 cup white vinegar
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. celery seed
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Boil for one minute. Add 3/4 cup vegetable oil
and pour over cabbage and onion.
Cover and refrigerate. Better the next day.
The Cheese Soufflé"
6 thin slices white sandwich bread
3/4 plus cups cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
3 eggs slightly beaten
Butter bread and cut into finger slices. Arrange in a 1 1/2 quart buttered baking dish, alternating layers of bread and shredded cheese. Add seasonings to milk and add to beaten egg. Pour over bread and cheese. Let stand for at least 1/2 hour or overnight in fridge. Bake at 350 for 25 - 30 minutes or until it is that beautiful brown, puffy look. Call you friends and have a party!
Cream of Potato Soup (six cans is enough for a family of six)
Cream of Shrimp Soup (one can for each six potato)
2% milk - equal amount of soup cans used
Lobster - amount determined by price
Fish - The fish I use is determined by what there is available but "white" fish that holds together well during baking - I usually use at least four kinds
Butter - at least one tablespoon
Salt and pepper to taste
Bake the fish according to the individual need of the fish. I do this in foil so that I can pour all the juices when the fish is done.
Heat up the canned soup, milk, butter and lobster (sometimes I put tiny shrimp at this point - adds nice texture and color.
When the fish is baked I "dump" that into the pot. I try to avoid the black skin that is sometime on filets as that tends to float to the top and look horrible.
As long as it is hot, it is ready and can be kept hot easily in a crock pot on low.