Monday, January 12, 2009
It seems we are still celebrating Christmas at our house. Another "open house" is coming before we can start the tear down and "pack away" stage. Next year we shall begin the decorating on Christ The King Sunday and continue the celebration throughout the season of Epiphany. That way we may have enough time to fully enjoy the holidays. Not that we have not enjoyed the past few months but it is always difficult to find just the right place for decorations in a new home environment.
Today the furnace went out for 6-8 hours before being discovered. My first clue was the basement dropping to a temp of 53 degrees(brrrr). This is the second time that has happened and I now believe it has something to do with the direction of the wind. we will have to sort that out before we go away for a winter retreat. There is nothing more straining on a relationship than a cold home and frozen pipes. Not to mention the problems between Cheryl and I. I've had homes I enjoyed in the past, some more than others, but this one is the best! Not because of my designing and building on it, but more as a result of the "character" of this home. The fashion in which our visitors have enjoyed this place has opened my eyes to what it is we have created with God's direction. It will probably be another year before everything is really ready to accomplish the goals for which it is intended. That's alright, I can wait and I can complete the project with just a lot of money and time(not to mention the sweat, blood, and tears shed). In the meantime I have a recipe to share with you. Pancakes are a favorite of my honey! I did Sunday brunch for the two of us and found out after stuff got into the bowl that some of the called for ingredients were not to be found anywhere. I did substitution and here it is: Bacon & Cheddar Dollars
Lightly Beat two large eggs
WHISK IN 1 cup bacon & cheddar sour cream chip dip
1\3 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1\2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
Once it is all mixed up spoon onto griddle in
3 inch circles and cook up the way one usually
We topped them with butter and maple syrup but there are a lot of possibilities. My favorite was the link sausages rolled up in 'em(pigs in a blanket)! Easy to make, fun to eat, and as different as pancakes might be. Enjoy each day. Share something with those you love. Find the peace that is part and parcel of faith. Pray for those in need and for our country. I do believe that this is all of the stuff on my heart this day. In Christ's Love, Preacher.