Monday, November 23, 2009

Strawberry Sour Cream Jello Dessert

This sounds like a lovely and easy dish for the Christmas season.

Strawberry Sour Cream Jello Dessert

2 small pkg cherry jello
2 cups hot water
1 medium can crushed pineapple
1 pkg frozen strawberries, thawed
2 mashed bananas
1/2 pt sour cream
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Mix together jello and water. Let cool but not congealed. Add pineapple and juice, frozen strawberries, and bananas. Mix together. Pour half of the mixture into a flat dish and put into refrigerator to harden. Spread sour cream and pour other half of jello mixture on top. Return to refrigerator. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top.

Recipe from Diane Nichols

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Here is another shared recipe from Diane Nichols. I hope these recipes can be a blessing to others in your life as you seek ways to show hospitality and serve one another in love.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad
Recipe makes 6 servings


8 potatoes, cubed (half peeled or half with skin)
2 teaspoons salt
6 slices bacon, diced & crisp cooked
6 green onions
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
16 ounces sour cream
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup Miracle Whip


1.Cube and boil potatoes with salt.
3.Crumble bacon and slice onions (including tops).
4.Combine sour cream, pepper and Miracle Whip.
5.Add to potatoes.
6.Add bacon, onions and cheese (reserve some of each for top).
7.Mix with potatoes.
8.Pour into baking dish.
9.Top with reserved cheese, onions, and bacon.
10.Bake 350 for 10-15 minutes (until cheese melts).

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sharing with Others...

With the Thanksgiving and Christmas season approaching, this is a wonderful time to be planning and preparing delicious meals for family and friends...and even strangers. Our last few posts have been on the topic of true Biblical hospitality and our prayer, as women, can be that God would make us to be women who are quick to open our homes and share Biblical hospitality to others, so that the love of Christ can be seen and experienced in practical ways. It doesn't always mean sharing meals with others, but that can be one way to love others.

Recently, the women of our church were blessed to enjoy some delicious foods made by Diane Nichols at the Fall Women's Conference. She has been so kind to share those recipes with us. Maybe these recipes can inspire you to show loving hospitality to others in the weeks ahead.

French Onion Beef Brisket Sandwiches:

1 tablespoon LAND O LAKES® Butter
1 2- to 3-pound) beef brisket
3 large (about 3 cups) onions, halved, sliced
1/4 cup apple juice
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (10.5-ounce) can condensed beef consommé
1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
10 Kaiser rolls
10 (3/4-ounce) slices LAND O LAKES® Deli Swiss Cheese

Heat oven to 325°F. Melt butter in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; place brisket in skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, turning once, until browned (8 to 10 minutes).

Meanwhile, combine all remaining ingredients except rolls and cheese in 13x9-inch baking pan. Place browned brisket over onion mixture; cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until meat is fork tender and internal temperature reaches 170°F.

Place brisket onto cutting board; trim fat. Slice brisket across grain into thin slices; place beef slices onto bottom of Kaiser rolls. Top each with onion mixture, cheese and bun tops. Spoon pan juices into cups for dipping. This recipe serves 10 people.

Recipe Tip
Cook and slice brisket the day before you intend to serve it. To reheat, cover tightly with aluminum foil and heat in 350°F. oven until hot (30 to 35 minutes). Or place in microwave-safe dish. Cover with plastic food wrap; microwave on HIGH (100% power), stirring occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts (1 sandwich): Calories: 490, Fat: 17g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 890mg, Carbohydrates: 38g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Protein: 43g

Check back for some more delicious recipes to follow!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday's Hymn of Thankfulness

My Heart Is Filled with Thankfulness

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who bore my pain;
Who plumbed the depths of my disgrace
And gave me life again;
Who crushed my curse of sinfulness
And clothed me in His light
And wrote His law of righteousness
With pow’r upon my heart.

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who walks beside;
Who floods my weaknesses with strength
And causes fears to fly;
Whose ev’ry promise is enough
For ev’ry step I take,
Sustaining me with arms of love
And crowning me with grace.

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To him who reigns above,
Whose wisdom is my perfect peace,
Whose ev’ry thought is love.
For ev’ry day I have on earth
Is given by the King;
So I will give my life, my all,
To love and follow him.

“My Heart Is Filled with Thankfulness“
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2003 Thankyou Music