And I’ve received several emails from buyers explaining how the book has helped them explain Celiac to their child. This is answered prayer, and it makes my day each time!
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg (optional)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/8 tsp salt
3 egg whites
Preheat oven to 350 deg. Place a baking dish with an inch or so of water in it in the oven to heat. The souffle will bake in this pan of water later.
Mix together pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and salt. Beat egg whites until stiff. Add egg whites to pumpkin mixture, and gently but thoroughly combine. Pour into a 1 quart baking dish and set in the pan of hot water. Bake 30-40 minutes.
We had a great time! A big thank you to Dan and Sarah for a delicious sending off dinner and Dan’s parents who generously allowed us to stay in their Cape house for a long weekend.
Riding in the van on the way to the farm from out of nowhere….
Coop: “Mom, I will have a job while I’m in college, but when I’m out I’m not going to have a job.”
Me: “But Coop, how will you buy food or a house or a car?”
Coop: “Well, I’m just going to preach like Dad —- because it’s really easy.”
Me: “It’s not that easy.”
Me: “No, you have to go to school, write papers, study a lot, learn Greek and Hebrew, write sermons, lead Bible studies, marry people, do funerals, clean the church bathroom, bail water out of the church basement, go to meetings, visit people in the hospital, mop floors, help people when they are having problems, talk with angry neighbors about the noise coming from your church, and the possibility that there is lead in the paint you’re scraping off the building,and many, many other things.” (OK, I didn’t say all of that 🙂 )
Coop: (downcast) “Oh, I thought it was easy.”
So, I guess it’s back to the career drawing board for poor Cooper.
Yesterday during family prayer after breakfast…..
And please let us have enough money for gas, souvenirs, and coffee.
Yep, that about sums up the priorities of this family on vacation!
So, we’re off for a few days in an attempt at Sabbath – please feel free to pray along with the Coop-man!
We had this dish at the home of our friends Austin and Sara. Sara is a great cook, and I get so many of my favorite recipes from her! This one actually comes from The Joy of Cooking….
Warm Lentil and Potato Salad
12oz small red potatoes, halved or chopped and cooked till tender
41/2 cups warm cooked lentils (1 1/2 cups dried)
1/2 cup scallions
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
Add all above ingredients into a bowl and mix.
1/4 cup olive oil
3 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Whisk in small saucepan over medium heat till warm.
Pour over lentil/potato mixture and serve.
So delicious! Thanks Sara!
“Unless millions of women are with us we cannot exercise the proletarian dictatorship, cannot construct on communist lines. We must find our way to them…”
“No woman should be authorized to stay at home to raise her children. Society should be totally different. Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one.”
Simone de Beauvoir
Our field trip was definitely eye-opening! There was much rage and anger in the room. College women wearing aprons and carrying mixing bowls wearing signs that asked, “Are you happy now???” Women with duct tape over their mouths. T-shirts flaunting lesbianism. The Q&A time was hateful and unproductive. I did make my way to the microphone since my heart was pounding, and that is usually a sign that I need to say something. I asked Mrs. Schlafly what her own parents had done to contribute to her being such a high achieving woman. I explained that I grew up writing essays about the ERA as a schoolgirl getting the impression that being a wife and mom was a lowly career choice. I told her that it was my faith in God, and recently her writings that gave me courage to reject that notion.
It is my hope that women today will know the value of investing in a marriage, a home and children being able to sift through the untruths being taught in their women’s studies courses taking away only what lines up with God’s design as seen in his word.
And even more that they will fall in love with the One who created them female.
She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and bless her; her husband also saying:
“Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all.”
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord shall be praised.
Give her the product of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.
There is just nothing like fall in New England. We’re trying to enjoy every minute of it, as we know what the next 7 months hold. (Dread.)
Just thought it would be fun to post a gluten free recipe or two each Friday….so here goes….Hamilton Orchard Apples + Brookfield Farm winter squash equals……….
This one is dairy free as well.)
2 acorn squash
1 can pumpkin
1 can coconut milk (I used Thai Kitchen)
1 can water
2 celery stalks
1/2 cup Earth Balance Spread (non-dairy margarine)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup agave nectar (maple syrup would work as well)
Cut each squash in half, scoop out seeds, place in greased baking dish cut side down, and bake at 350 deg. until tender- 30min-1hr. ( I also add a bit of water to the bottom of the pan.)
While squash bakes, saute celery and onion in 1/4 cup Earth Balance until tender. Pour into pot. Next, saute apples in 1/4 cup Earth Balance until tender – add to soup pot.
Scoop baked squash out of skins and into pot. Add canned pumpkin, coconut milk, one can water, nutmeg, cinnamon, and agave. Simmer 15 min.
In batches, blend in blender or food processor, until smooth. Return to pot, simmer, and serve.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
(We pretty much alternate these and the pumpkin version every Monday for breakfast. Unfortunately, the kids no longer think it’s a muffin if it doesn’t have chocolate chips in it! I try to compensate by decreasing the sugar significantly)
1/2 cup almond meal*
1/4 cup flax meal
1/3 -1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup canola oil
1 – 2 mashed ripe bananas
3/4 – 1 cup milk (soy/rice/almond work great, too)
handful – 3/4 cup chocolate chips
Mix all dry ingredients. Add eggs, oil, bananas, milk and stir until blended. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into greased muffin tin and bake @ 350 deg. 15-20 minutes. Makes 1 dozen. Can be doubled easily.