And it all happened in a matter of seconds!
1 large can black beans (16-17 oz.) drained and rinsed
1/2 package boxed frozen corn
3-4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
Place beans, corn, feta, and green onions in mixing bowl and toss together. Whisk together oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Pour dressing over bean mixture and toss to coat. Serve with tortilla chips.
Lastly, we took the “T”, the subway, to Quincy Market, an indoor/outdoor shopping and dining area, and then walked to the harbor. We watched the boats coming and going, as well as the airplanes, since the airport in located across the harbor on a sort of island. It was a great day and always a fun tradition and getaway.
Southwest Vegetable Soup & Cornbread
House Church Meal – Grilled Chicken, Hamburgers, Baked Beans, & Salad
Baked Chicken Breasts with Barbecue Sauce, Baked Sweet Potatoes, & Broccoli
Gluten Free Pizza (kids) Rehearsal Dinner Meal – Ham, Green Beans, & Salad (parents)
Snack Dinner after Wedding – Chips/Dip/Salsa/Hummus/Veggies
Longhorn Steakhouse in Leominster en route to Boston!
1 pound ground beef, or turkey
1 bell pepper
5 cups water
2 cans Mexican-Style stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 (16 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16 oz) can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16 oz) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn (I use frozen Trader Joes)
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 (8 oz) can green beans (Here again, I use frozen ones from Trader Joes)
chili powder to taste
cumin to taste
salt and pepper to taste
Brown ground beef or turkey. Saute onions and peppers until tender. Add all to soup pot. Stir in 5 cups of water and next 10 ingredients. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat, simmering for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Top with crushed tortilla chips and grated cheese. Makes about 1 gallon.
Chicken Enchiladas, Pinto Beans, & Salad
Meatballs w/ Sauce, Rice, & Mixed Vegetables
House Church Meal – Pasta with Veggie Sauce
Black Bean and Rice Soup & Cheese Quesadillas
Pesto Chicken Pasta & Salad
BLT’s, French Fries, Guacamole & Tortilla Chips (This was a last minute hodge podge of a meal put together by my friend Betsy and me and eaten at her house in order to enjoy the warm spring-like day together with our families!)
Leftovers + Veggies and hummus
1 cup unpopped popcorn
oil for popping
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter
1/4 cup corn syrup
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
peanuts or other nuts, optional
1 brown paper grocery sack.
Pop popcorn in the traditional method. (You know, on the stove, in oil. One time I was doing this for a Bible study in our home when a college student arrived and asked incredulously, “What are you doing????”) Pour popcorn into brown paper bag, and nuts if you desire. Place brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt in glass microwavable bowl. Microwave for 2 1/2 minutes, take out, stir, and microwave again for 2 1/2 minutes. Remove bowl and add baking soda and vanilla. Mixture will foam and expand. Pour over popcorn in bag, roll down bag to close, and shake to coat. Now, place entire bag in microwave and cook for 1 minute. Remove the bag, shake well, and place back in microwave for another minute. Shake again, and then pour out onto cookie sheets or counter top lined with parchment. The popcorn will take a few minutes to cool and harden. Break into small pieces, place in a serving bowl and enjoy!
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand,
to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishment on the peoples; to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron, to execute on them the judgment written;
this is an honor for all His godly ones.
Praise the Lord!
Our enemy despises the Word of God. He hates the mention of the cross, and the victory of Christ over death and darkness. He doesn’t like to be reminded of the resurrection. In fact, he will flee at the mention of such things. I was privileged and humbled to see this occur with my own eyes just this week. I was reminded that, “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Eph. 6:12) Driving home, I felt unworthy, overwhelmed by the goodness and grace of God – that He would allow me to be a part of such things, and I wept. It was an honor, and I praise Him for it.