Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Baby Girl's Birthday Cupcake Cones

Inspired by:  House of Hepworth's
(click link for directions and much better photography--
and icing technique!)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday Dreaming

Hooked on Houses highlighted this fabulous old church turned into a residence and pottery studio.
I absolutely adored the gorgeous interior of the home and the sanctuary (which is used for pottery sales).  And, although I'm not an artist, I think I could become one with a fabulous studio like this one.

I think what spoke the most to me is the simplicity of the decor and the focus on the beautiful wood floors and trim and the selected pottery and furnishings. 

My Favorite!

This beauty is for sale:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday Prayer: Palm Sunday

Collect of the Day: The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

Almighty and everliving God,
in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son
our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature,
and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility:
Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering,
and also share in his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Prayer: Fifth Sunday of Lent

Canticle: The Song of MaryMagnificat
Luke 1:46-55

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in you, O God my Savior; *
for you have looked with favor on your lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed: *
you, the Almighty, have done great things for me,
and holy is your Name.
You have mercy on those who fear you *
from generation to generation.
You have shown strength with your arm, *
and scattered the proud in their conceit,
casting down the mighty from their thrones, *
and lifting up the lowly.
You have filled the hungry with good things, *
and sent the rich away empty.
You have come to the help of your servant Israel, *
for you have remembered your promise of mercy,
The promise made to our forebears, *
to Abraham and his children for ever.

Praise to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Recipe of the Week: Chili-Stuffed Peppers

I got the basis for this recipe from emeals.  I had forgotten that I still had the subscription, until it popped up on my credit card statement (darn those recurring bills!)  I had not been all that pleased with the recipes on the regular plan, so, I switched over to the any store vegetarian meal plan--and cancelled the recurring charge.

It seemed like a lot of their recipes involve "chik'n" or "meat crumblies".  I wish they were more true vegetarian meals, with complete veggie protein.  Anyway, this recipe was a good one and I thought I'd share.  I changed it up a bit and mixed and matched with other stuffed pepper recipes I found on the web.

For 4 people:

2 cups cooked rice
4 peppers (I used red, but green would work fine)
14 oz. can of meatless chili
1 cup shredded cheese (I used Monterey Jack)
1 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 small onion, chopped
1-2 carrots, grated

Saute' the celery, carrot and onion in a little bit of olive oil.  Add the chili and stir.  Then add the rice and cheese to the mixture.  If you'd like to just add 1 cup of rice to the mixture, you can save a cup back to serve as a side with the tomatoes.  Spoon the mixture into the peppers that have had the tops cut off and have been seeded.  Place the peppers in a slow cooker.  Pour the tomatoes and their juice around the peppers.  Add about a half can of water to the tomatoes. 

Cook on low for 3-6 hours (the crockpot is very forgiving on this--mine cooked for almost 8 and was fine).

After plating the peppers, spoon the tomato sauce on the peppers or serve on top of a serving of rice.  Add steamed brussel sprouts or your favorite green veggie and you're ready to enjoy!

Have a lovely Friday!