Friday, December 31, 2010

A Servant

A Servant

A servant's very nice to have
But nicer one to be,
To help the other folk along
Than have them wait on me.

You never need to be ashamed
To be a servant true;
For kindness shown to other folks
Will all come back to you.

The greatest servant ever known
Was God's beloved Son;
He willingly served others till
His earthly life was done.

He left the glory-Home above
A servant's life to live,
And die a servant's death as well,
His precious life to give.

Then how much more should we be glad
To serve and help and love,
For His dear sake, who stooped so low
To come from Heav'n above. 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Quote

When you pray rather let your heart be without words
then your words without heart. ~ John Bunyan

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Faith

Faith, our sweet 1 year old, started walking a few days ago!! It has been so fun to watch her do new things. I remember the first time she could roll over, sit up by herself, etc... She is such a fun, darling little girl.

Little Sweetie


Smile

Our Sweet Little Girl


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My Brothers

                       Daniel      

                         
David

Daniel and David are my very fun brothers. I really enjoy being with them.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Three Recipes

Rosy Cinnamon Applesauce
Serves 5; 1/2 cup per serving
Ingredients
*1 24 oz jar of unsweetened applesauce
*1 tablespoon of red hots
*1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Directions
1. Combine applesauce, candies and Cinnamon in medium saucepan.
2. Place saucepan on burner. Turn heat to medium.
3. Stir applesauce mixture with wooden spoon over medium heat for 3 minutes or until candies are melted.
4. Using oven mitts, remove saucepan from heat. Place on heatproof surface. Let stand until slightly cooled. Serve applesauce warm, or cover and refrigerate to serve chilled.

Baked Potato Soup
Serves 3; 1 1/4 cups per serving
Ingredients
* 2 medium baking potatoes
* 1 oz low-fat Colby or cheddar cheese (1/4 cup grated)
* 1 14 1/2 oz can chicken broth
* 2 tablespoons light sour cream
* 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper (If your family doesn't really like spicy foods you should decrease the pepper)
* 1 green onion (scallion) (optional)
* 1 tablespoon imitation bacon bits

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Scrub potatoes with vegetable brush and pat dry with paper towels.
3. Pierce each potato five or six time with a fork and wrap in aluminum foil.
4. Place wrapped potatoes in oven. Bake for 1 hour.
5. Meanwhile, grate cheese if it is not pre-shredded. Cover cheese and set aside.
6. Using oven mitts, remove potatoes from oven. Let rest in foil 15 to 20 minutes.
7. Carefully remove foil from potatoes. Be careful of steam! Allow potatoes to cool slightly. Peel potatoes.
8. Place one potato on cutting board. With small, sharp knife, cut potato into 4 pieces.
9. Place the cut potato and the chicken broth in blender. Cover and blend on high speed until smooth.        10. Pour potato mixture into the saucepan.
11. Place second potato on cutting board. With small, sharp knife, dice potato into cubes. Stir diced potato, sour cream, and ground pepper into saucepan.
12. Place saucepan on burner. Turn heat to low. Cook soup until hot and steaming. DO NOT BOIL!
13. Meanwhile, rinse and cut green portion of onion. Throw away white part. Place green onion slices in a small dish to use as toppings for soup.
14. Place cheese and bacon bits in separate small dishes to use as topping for soup.
15. To serve, ladle soup into bowls.
16. Sprinkle with choice of toppings.

Cheesy Cornbread
Serves 8; 1 wedge per serving
Ingredients
* 3 oz low fat mild or sharp cheddar cheese (2/3 cup grated)
* 2 green onions (scallions)
* 1 tablespoon margarine
* 1 8 1/2 oz box cornbread mix (select a mix that does not have lard on the ingredient list)
* 1/3 cup skim milk
* 1 egg
* 1/2 cup frozen kernel corn
* 2 to 3 drops hot pepper sauce
* Vegetable oil spray

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
2. Grate cheese if it is not pre-shredded. Set aside.
3. Rinse and slice green portions of onions. Throw away white part. Measure out 2 tablespoons onion slices and set aside.
4. Melt margarine and place in a medium bowl.
5. Add cornbread mix, milk, and egg. Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon until just evenly blended. Batter should be slightly lumpy. Don't stir too much!
6. Add reserved cheese, green onions, corn and hot pepper sauce. Mix with spoon until just blended.
7. Spray pie plate with vegetable oil spray until evenly coated.
8. With rubber spatula, spread cornbread mixture evenly in prepared pie plate.
9. Place pie plat in preheated oven. Bake 18 - 20 minutes, or until light golden brown in color.
10. With oven mitts, remove pie plate form oven to wire cooling rack. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
11. Hold pie plate with oven mitts. With sharp, serrated knife, cut cornbread into 8 wedges. Serve warm.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Sisters

Amy

Bethany


Ellia

Faith

They are the best sisters ever. I am so glad they are my sisters.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Parents


I am thankful that I have such wonderful parents. They teach and train me in the Word of God. They are really fun to be with. They answer my questions and help me when I need help. They are the best parents ever.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Our Thanksgiving

My Family

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Since some of us were getting over colds we stayed home and enjoyed being together as a family. We had a really delicious breakfast to start off our day. Then Mommy and Amy worked on cooking food for our big feast.  We had turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, jello salad, cranberry sauce, corn, and apple pie. It was really good. Thank you Amy and Mommy for making the food. We played Dutch Blitz and then we watched a really interesting film. We had a really fun and enjoyable Thanksgiving.


                                                         Things I am Thankful For
*Jesus Christ

*The Word of God

*My Family and Friends

*Books

*The Nice Weather

*Food

*A House


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What Has Been Going On

Bethany, Ellia, Faith and I have been getting over some colds. Yesterday Bethany, David, Mommy and  I had eye exams. David's eyesight is fine. Bethany and Mommy don't have to get to glasses, but they could. I need new lenses for my glasses. Daddy, Daniel, and I wear glasses. Amy only needs glasses when she plays music.

Today Bethany and David went up to the neighbor's house and raked leaves for them. They carried the leaves back to our house and made a giant pile in our yard. It was really fun going and jumping in the leaf pile.

Recently, I have been working on a slide show about the R.M.S Titanic. It has been really interesting learning all sorts of things about the Titanic. Here are some facts about it:

*It cost about 400 million dollars in today's money

*When loaded, it weighed 65 thousand tons.

*It carried 36 grand pianos

*It also used 14,000 gallons of drinking water for each day

*It almost got hit by another ship, as it pulled out of the harbor

*There were 2223 people on board

*Only 703 survived the sinking

*Violet Jessop survived the sinking of the Titanic and the Britannic

*The Titanic had two sister ships - Olympic and Britannic

I can't wait for Thanksgiving. We need to remember to give thanks every day not just a specific day.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Zoo

The other day Mommy took Amy, David, Ellia and I to the zoo. Faith was not feeling well so Bethany stayed home with her. They had a new exibit. It was about polar bears. It was a really big furry, white bear. We got to see lots of animals from Africa. We had a really nice time at the zoo. My favorite animal was the polar bear. It was really fun to watch the bear swim around in the water. When you got really close to the glass and it swam by in front of you it looked really big!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hello Everyone

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my new blog!  I hope that you enjoy your visit here. 

Love,
Carissa