Archive for October, 2011

Sunday Morning Music “You’re Beautiful”

We sing this frequently in the non-conservative evening service.  I love it live & Phil Wickham’s version, enjoy some peace this day.

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Travelin’ Thursdays: The Preemptive Strike

You wondering what kind of preemptive  strike I could mean?
The Things Left Behind Preemptive Strike! Not know what I’m talking about, since you never forget anything? Check this previous post: (https://southernscents.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/5-most-forgotten-travel-items/)

Steps To Taking A Preemptive Strike:

1. Figure out what items you’re most likely to leave behind

2. Locate the location you are most likely to leave things behind

3. Decide if it would be cost effective to have a double of those items.

4. If cost effective, make a travel kit to leave behind, not accidently, but purposefully. (Also gain that location(s) owner’s permission!)

5. If not logistically able to leave the kit behind, pack a double of your cost effective items in your suitcase or main travel bag, add a note of the items in there & you’ll be prepared for any adventure.

A preemptive strike is feasible against your poor memory if you follow the steps above. If your memory is so poor you can’t follow said steps, I’d suggest you see a doctor but I doubt you’d remember to.

I have completed said preemptive strike at my mother’s and it helps me from buying so much contact solution. My number one left behind & costliest item to replace!

What have you done to prevent yourself from leaving your things behind when you travel?

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Tasty Tuesday : Soft Molasses Cookies

Here’s my soft molasses cookie recipe, I used a King Arthur Flour recipe & modified as I needed.

I also used the correct procedure of measuring in ounces – a lot more accurate. I made two batches & it worked wonders to use a food scale.

2 c (8 1/2 oz) all purpose flour
1 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
5 Tbsp (2 1/2 oz) unsalted butter softened
1/2 c (6 oz) molasses -Briar Rabbit
1/2 c (3 1/2 oz) sugar
1/3 c (2 1/2 oz) rum – I accidently used brandy, but that worked out fine. 🙂

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18 cookies 375° 11-12 minutes
1. Mix first 7 (dry ingredients minus sugar) items together in a medium bowl
2. Cream butter, sugar & molasses until melded. Scrape sides as needed.
3. Alternate adding dry mix & rum into the creamed mixture. Leave the mixer going on low as everything is added. As soon as it is scraped together turn off the mixer.
4. Scoop ping pong to golf ball sized of batter onto parchment paper placed on cookie sheets. Parchment paper was much better base than foil for sliding perfect cookies off.

5. Bake 11 – 12 minutes. Just crackled & soft. Let cool 2 minutes on pan, then carefully spatula onto cooling racks.
6. Cool cookies completely. Store in air tight containers or ziploc bags!

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Psalm for singing

A focus in Psalm:
Psalm 88:1-7 NKJV

Psalm 88 A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. To the Chief Musician. Set to “Mahalath Leannoth.” a Contemplation of Heman the Ezrahite.  O Lord, God of my salvation, I have cried out day and night before You. Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my cry. For my soul is full of troubles, And my life draws near to the grave. I am counted with those who go down to the pit; I am like a man  who has  no strength, Adrift among the dead, Like the slain who lie in the grave, Whom You remember no more, And who are cut off from Your hand. You have laid me in the lowest pit, In darkness, in the depths. Your wrath lies heavy upon me, And You have afflicted  me  with all Your waves. SELAH

He turned to God in his darkest time, he knows who is the only one who could give him comfort.

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Travelin’ Thursday: Lookin’ for things to do in Denton?

So I think this post will be about websites where you can find things to do around Denton. Here are 5 websites to look at for fun times:

  1. http://wedentondoit.com/  Looks like a fun site, haven’t gotten real into it.
  2. My friend’s page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Young-and-Cheap-in-Denton/163884477027690
  3. City of Denton: http://www.cityofdenton.com/index.aspx?page=408
  4. Denton Record Chronicle http://www.dentonrc.com/ They even have local living social/groupon like deals
  5. http://35denton.com/ Fun things and specifically the Big North by 35 concert series.
I hope these help y’all get plugged in, find things to do, and have a blast!

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Open-faced Pigs

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Mmmm breakfast, who doesn’t like breakfast foods? ( Don’t answer you breakfast haters)
This is a quick multi-feeder breakfast you can make before, refrigerate & warm back up.

4 cans “layers” biscuits (10 count)
1 pack little cocktail sausages (minimum 40 count)
11 slices American cheese

Preheat oven to biscuit temp, mine was 400°.  I let them warm up a little so they were more malleable. I also chose honey flavored biscuits!
Flatten and pull biscuit into a thin patty.
Fold a slice of cheese into thirds and place a third on the biscuit, making sure it doesn’t hang over the edge of the biscuit (it burns badly).
Place a sausage on the cheese and roll up & pinch opposite biscuit ends together.
Place formed pig on the pan, you can fit 15 on a standard cookie sheet.
Bake about 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Pigs will unroll slightly. Let cool. Pull off pan & eat or let cool completely & bag to refridgerate. Serve with condiments of your choice.

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Why Does God Love Me?

As my dog stares at me from the couch, (which isn’t that odd on a Sunday afternoon) I sit and do a reading play from youVersion Bible App. Don’t know if any of y’all have done one of their plans, but they’re great additions for your walk. I’ve got a couple I’ve done in the past and one that I’m doing now is why does God love me and it’s a collection of different verses each day that reiterate God’s affirming love through out all the New and Old Testament. Here’s a few of the verses that by day 4 I’ve read:

Deuteronomy 7:7-9 7 The LORD did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. 8 But it was because the LORD loved you and kept the oath he swore to your forefathers that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.

Psalm 103:8-12 8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. 9 He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; 10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Zephaniah 3:17 17 The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

John 3:16-18 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

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