Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Happy Homemaker Monday

Ok,,, so it's Tuesday but does anyone really mind??
The Stay at Home Mom hosts this each week.
The weather in my neck of the woods:
Today is splendid... warm, bright, and sunny... however, there is the threat of stormy weather on the horizon

Things that make me happy:
Sipping coffee and talking about spiritual things with my prayer group!

This photo was taken last  Monday over our spiritual retreat  at Smith Mountain Lake...as you can see,   coffee was a must   have with us gals...  and what an amazing time we had tucked away in the most wonderful  place in the world  seeking the Lord and learning more about the Father!
Book I'm reading:

Heaven is for Real  by  Todd Burpo
  Unrelenting Prayer    by  Bob Sorge

What I'm enjoying on TV:
What's tv??!
No... an occasion oldie but goldie movie or a cooking show
On the menu for dinner:
homemade veggie/beef soup, salad,  and homemade cherry pie
On my To Do List:

unending laundry
research  the book Im reading  and develop a lesson plan for sharing with my prayer team
organize the clothes seasonally

Rather full week ahead!
Bible Study
take mom to the doctor
Church fellowship dinner and Bible Study
Choir practice
  prayer chapel
 Plan a Mother's Day luncheon

New Recipe I tried or want to try soon:
Fresh baked Cherry Pie

  • 4 cups canned  tart cherries
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (Sugar Sub)
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 tablespoon almond extract (optional)
  • Your favorite pie crust or pie dough recipe for 2 crust pie
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, to dot
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, to sprinkle


Place cherries in medium saucepan and place over heat. Cover. After the cherries lose considerable juice, which may take a few minutes, remove from heat. In a small bowl, mix the sugar andcornstarch together. Pour this mixture into the hot cherries and mix well. Add the almond extract, if desired, and mix. Return the mixture to the stove and cook over low heat until thickened, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and let cool. If the filling is too thick, add a little water, too thin, add a little more cornstarch.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Use your favorite pie dough recipe. Prepare your crust. Divide in half. Roll out each piece large enough to fit into an 8 to 9-inch pan. Pour cooled cherry mixture into the crust. Dot with butter. Moistenedge of bottom crust. Place top crust on and flute the edge of the pie. Make a slit in the middle of the crust for steam to escape. Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for about 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a rack to cool

In the craft basket:
tinkering around with knitting again  but havent decided exactly what to attempt quite yet

Looking forward to this week:

Our Sunday School class is meeting for dinner at Firehouse Subs  then going to the Red Sox  baseball game   then to Joanne and John's afterwards for sundaes, now that is a grand evening out Id say!

No words needed (favorite photo or picture, yours or others you want to share):


The lake is drawing me back... must speak to Lynn about this  and soon!

On my mind:
One of the revelations that came from our retreat is the need for more prayer over our nation  and not just a one sentence  offering,  but to actually  travail over our nation..    The enemy is in the kitchen  cooking up plot after plot to destroy us,  bring us down,  change the very fabric of who we are and what we stand for...  this  grieves God's heart and He calls  his church to cry mightily for a release of Godlight in  his people,  that revival and power will be manifest in the church to bring people to their knees in repentance and prayer...  especially as we see the day of the Lord approaching.

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