Love One Another

If we truly love someone then we will want to serve them, with our whole heart and soul. We wont care what others think. Even if it means others laugh, judge, or criticize us for how we do things.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

John Rich, Soldier and 57 States

Just thought yall might enjoy this one...

I thought you might need this one...

Oh! What the heak! How about one more....

Friday, September 26, 2008

The american carol

Opens October 3rd.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pray Pray and Pray harder........

This was sent to me by a friend. This is her son-in-law, we have been praying for him for awhile. His picture with his young family is on my Women of Grace xanga site somewhere, if you want to see him. Here is the link

Eric went back into the hospital yesterday. It seems that he is being stressed more now that he is back. It's like the Army is doing everything they can to the soldiers who are back from Iraq with PTSD or other injuries. They want them to mess up so they can bust them back in rank which would affect their pay and the ultimate medical discharge package they will offer. Eric has seen it happen to others, and now it seems they are targeting him. He failed a drug test earlier this week (HELLO!!!!!---They have him on Percocet--After writing him up for it, and making him take another drug test, they had to retract it. Then, yesterday, he made an off-the-wall comment about Muslims--not to a Muslim, but just sitting around talking. Well, now there is this big investigation going on. Eric has seen guys busted back to Privates for the most insignificant things. They are struggling financially as it is so this is another worry for them. Eric is a good soldier. He is 26 years old and is an E-6. Went into the Army right out of highschool and has loved it the whole time. All the doctors who have reviewed his medical records say that he should never have gone back to Iraq a 2nd time, much less a 3rd. He does not deserve this.

Thank you for the prayers.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

After the strom........

The day after IKE I went outside and saw the bison blood lilies starting to come up out of the ground. They were coming up all over the place. They are so pretty and so red. The next day I went out and took pictures to share. These flowers are from the 18th century and come up every 3 years. Each year I have them but they are always in different places and some spots have more than others.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Sky before Ike

The sky was so pink in one area and so yellow in another, I had to take pictures. Here they are for you to enjoy.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Yesterday I was talking to Aunt Chris and she told me something about bacon I didn't know. I looked up what she said to share it with yall.

Coat bacon in flour before cooking it, and it will not shrink as much.

To keep bacon slices from sticking together, roll the package into a tube shape and secure with a rubber band before refrigerating.

When you freeze bacon, there's no waiting for thawing if you arrange the strips flat, slice by slice, on wax paper, then roll them up. Put them in a plastic bag in the freezer. To use, unroll and peel off the necessary number of slices.

Fry bacon ahead of time. Drain, then wrap in wax paper. Freeze them in a plastic bag or other freezer container. Reheat briefly in a skillet.

To keep fresh, wrap in a vinegar-soaked cloth, then in wax paper.

To prevent bacon from curling, dip the strips in cold water before frying.

Bacon will lie flat in the pan if you prick it thoroughly with a fork as it fries.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Chicken Fried Bacon

This recipe is different from the one talked about on the video. However, I wanted you to have one so I went looking for one. The man in the video uses regular thick sliced not 1 inch thick like the recipe.

Fried Bacon
1 lb thick sliced bacon, cut in half
1 egg
1/2 cup milk (or cream or half & half)
1/2 cup flour
spices (optional)
oil (for frying)
Cream Gravy
3 tablespoons drippings or butter
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons heavy cream (whipping)
salt and pepper, heavy on the pepper
1Heat oil in a frying pan over med-high heat.
2Whisk egg and milk together in a bowl.
3Place flour in another bowl - season it if you'd like (garlic, pepper, salt, lemon, cajun, etc.).
4Double dip - first in the egg mixture, then into the flour and repeat.
5Fry in oil until golden brown.
6Serve with cream gravy for dipping; also good served with steak.
7To make cream gravy:.
8Put drippings or butter in a sauce pan over med-high heat. Whisk in the flour until well blended; cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until bubbly. Remove from heat and gradually add milk whisking constantly; return to heat & whisk until the gravy thickens; Whisk in the cream, salt & pepper.

Bacon Chocolate Candy

Bacon and chocolate are a new trend in gourmet chocolate bars, and now you can recreate this unlikely pairing at home! Semi-sweet chocolate is studded with chunks of crispy bacon and cut into small squares to make Chocolate Bacon Bark. It is important that the bacon be fried until it is crispy, because the crispy texture greatly improves the taste and texture of the final candy--soggy strips of bacon are pretty unappealing!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
12 ounces good-quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
7 large strips of bacon, fried until crispy
1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and set aside for now.
2. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in one-minute increments until melted, stirring after every minute to prevent overheating.
3. While the chocolate is melting, chop the bacon strips into small bits. Set aside approximately one-third of the bacon to be used to top the bark.
4. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, stir in the remaining two-thirds of the chopped bacon, and stir until the bacon bits are well-incorporated.
5. Pour the chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet, and with an offset spatula or a knife, spread it into a thin layer about 1/4” high. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the top evenly with the reserved chopped bacon and press down gently to adhere it to the surface.
6. Refrigerate the bacon bark to set the chocolate, about 30 minutes. Once set, break it into small uneven pieces by hand, and serve immediately. Chocolate Bacon Bark can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Bacon Ice Cream Recipe

Bacon Ice CreamAbout ¾ qt (¾l)
Like my butcher, I loved the salty taste of bacon with brown sugar, but I'm also going to be folding bits of candy bacon into Coffee Ice Cream in the future. Or maybe get really crazy and try little bits in a batch of Avocado Ice Cream.

If you don't have half-and-half, simply mix together heavy cream and whole milk in equal proportions. I'm not sure about dairy alternatives, but since this doesn't fall into the vegan category, I think this time I'm off the hook. ; )
For the candied bacon;5 strips baconabout 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
For the ice cream custard:3 tablespoons (45g) salted butter¾ cup (packed) brown sugar (170g), light or dark (you can use either)2¾ (675ml) cup half-and-half 5 large egg yolks2 teaspoons dark rum or whiskey¼ teaspoon vanilla extractoptional: ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. To candy the bacon, preheat the oven to 400F (200C).
2. Lay the strips of bacon on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or aluminum foil, shiny side down.
3. Sprinkle 1½-2 teaspoons of brown sugar evenly over each strip of bacon, depending on length.
4. Bake for 12-16 minutes. Midway during baking, flip the bacon strips over and drag them through the dark, syrupy liquid that's collected on the baking sheet. Continue to bake until as dark as mahogany. Remove from oven and cool the strips on a wire rack.
5. Once crisp and cool, chop into little pieces, about the size of grains of rice. (Bacon bits can be stored in an airtight container and chilled for a day or so, or stored in the freezer a few weeks ahead.)
6. To make the ice cream custard, melt the butter in a heavy, medium-size saucepan. Stir in the brown sugar and half of the half-and-half. Pour the remaining half-and-half into a bowl set in an ice bath and set a mesh strainer over the top.
7. In a separate bowl, stir together the egg yolks, then gradually add some of the warm brown sugar mixture to them, whisking the yolks constantly as you pour. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan.
8. Cook over low to moderate heat, constantly stirring and scraping the bottom with a heatproof spatula, until the custard thickens enough to coat the spatula.
9. Strain the custard into the half-and-half, stirring over the ice bath, until cool. Add liquor, vanilla and cinnamon, if using.
10. Refrigerate the mixture. Once thoroughly chilled, freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Add the bacon bits during the last moment of churning, or stir them in when you remove the ice cream from the machine.
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Thursday, September 4, 2008


So last night I watched some of the RNC speeches. Some of the lines were so good I had to right them down. Before I get to them I just wanted to tell you one thing I noticed right of the bat. Every thing was red/white/blue and everyone chanted over and over USA USA USA!!!!!! Last week when I watch the DNC they chanted Obama Obama Obama, nothing really about the USA.

Okay one more thought from me. I personally do not understand why people of all classes have such a problem with not paying as much in taxes. When the tax cuts help them keep more and their hard earned cash and makes the economy boom. It really seems to be a oxie moron to me to rich and a Democrat. Whatever they want to spend their money on is fine with me but keep me out of it.

My first quote comes from Rudy Giuliani...
A little back ground first. Rudy Giuliani is talking about Obama always saying about if we vote for him we will have change and hope. Now the quote "Change is not a destination and hope is not a strategy." I just thought that was so true.

Then the next VP Sarah Palin(if you want change how about this for change!). She was talking about the 22 years USN officer experience John McCain has and the 5 years he was tortured and says "I am a Mom of one of those troops and I want John McCain as the Commander and Chief." Her son leaves Sept. 11, 2008 for the war area. Then she addresses the word "change" that Obama keeps throwing around and says this "In politics there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers and then there are those who use their careers to promote change!" AMEN to that!

Then she started talking about the actions of a man speaking louder than words. Which started me thinking and I came up with this thought "If actions speak louder than words then John McCain has been screaming his whole life!"

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Joey and Rory

These 2 were on "Do you think you can Duet" and were great. They were running a bakery and decided they would try out. He always wore overalls and she was always dressed up. Just so you know I HATE OVERALLS on adults. Kids look very cute in overalls. Adults look like they have extra package in their overalls, NOT GOOD at all.
Anyway, I so excited yeaterday when I heard them on my XM radio. Enjoy the video....