Well, get ready for all of your 4th of July picnics and gatherings! Here are two quick and easy party time treats for you to be the “Domestic Diva” of the day! They are EASY! One is for the kids, and the other is for the grown ups. Feel free to eat both!
The first recipe is for M&M Brownies:
Bake 1 box of brownie mix according to directions @ 350. Bake for about 12 minutes (or ½ of cooking time shown on brownie box). Then sprinkle all over the top with red, white and blue M&M’s and continue baking for about 11-13 more minutes. Insert a toothpick to see if they are done. Let cool before cutting.
Now, for the second patriotic dessert:
You will need an angel food cake (mine is store bought), blueberries, strawberries, cool whip and a clear bowl to show off your beautiful creation.
First, tear up the cake into bite sized chunks. Then layer cake, berries, and cool whip into your bowl. Depending on bowl size you may need 2-3 containers of each and repeat layers 2-3 times. Save a little cool whip and a few berries to garnish the top.
These treats will sparkle, shine and pop right along with your 4th of July fireworks! Also, before you enjoy your holiday spread, remember to pray for peace in our great nation and for wisdom and guidance for our country’s leaders.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” Psalm33: 12
No recipe this time, we get a week off from cooking…here in the real world that is called “in your dreams” or vacation! With summertime here I had a little free time and decided to make my own “wall décor” for my bathroom. As some of you know by now crafts, as well as recipes, have to be easy, fast and did I already say easy? So here’s what you need…
1 blank canvas
Paint color or colors (Acrylic paint, under $1)
Burlap garland or ribbon (any size, mine was 5inches wide)
First, paint your canvas; go solid, use stripes, polka dots…be creative! Then let canvas dry a few hours or over night. Next, cut a piece of burlap and secure the cross to the back of your canvas, top to bottom (hot glue or staple gun). Finally, tie a knot with another piece of burlap near the top of the cross and secure that piece to the back of canvas. Viola!! Masterpiece!!
This would be a great craft to do together with your children. As you’re working you can share what the cross means to you. You know, sometimes it’s easier to talk to our children when our hands are busy. Deuteronomy 6:6-9 tells us that we are to share God’s Word with our children all of the time…”Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and your gates.” Show Jesus to our kids; tell them about our walk with our living Savior. Well I’ve got to go, my daughter is home for the summer and we have to make another cross. Good thing we have two more bathrooms!
Try this and send us your pictures.We would love to hear from you.
Don’t let the word “stew” conjure up only winter time visions of comfort food. This one lets you use fresh summer veggies and it is light and delicious!
2 chicken breasts (bone in)
1T all purpose flour
2 T Olive Oil
1 yellow squash and 1 zucchini, thinly sliced
1 10 pkg. frozen lima beans (thawed)
2 ½ c yellow corn (about 3-4 ears)
3 ripe plum tomatoes seeded and diced)
4c chicken broth
1/4c snipped fresh chives
First, season chicken with 1/2t each of salt and pepper then sprinkle with flour. Heat Olive Oil in a 2 1/2 quart pot (medium heat) and add chicken skin side down. Cover and cook about 7-10 minutes, turn chicken and cook another 7-10 minutes until juices run clear. Remove chicken from pot to cool. (After cooling you will need to cut into bit sized pieces) Next, (still using medium heat) melt butter in the same pot and add squash, zucchini, beans, and corn. Cook about 4-5 minutes until squash is wilted. Finally, add tomatoes, broth, chicken and remaining salt. Stir until heated through. Sprinkle chives just before serving. This makes a very colorful and chunky stew.
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