Thursday, September 16, 2010

a proper lady

My favorite movies are those from the 40s era. One of the things you may notice from that time in movies is the way the woman dressed and acted, lady-like. Most talked quietly, dressed modest, just acted much differently then the women of our time now. Now-a-days young and older woman dress very immodest, loud, rude, dirty not very lady like at all! I think as christians we should stand out from the world and start acting like woman should. The other day I came across a blog written by a christian lady, I forgot her name. She wrote about being a " proper lady " Here is what she said....

on the outside:

1. Carry ourselves with good posture not slouching.
2. Dress Modestly.
3. Look clean and well kept.
4. Clothes in good repair.
5. Dress Feminenly.
6. Smell Lovely.
7. Peaceful countenance and joyful demeanor.


1. Gentle and quiet spirit.
2. Love, joy, peace and patience.
3. Discretion- careful not to say something out of turn!
4. Unselfishness.
5. Purity
6. Humility.
7. Kindness, Goodness, and Faithfulness.
8. Self-control
9. Sobriety
10. Grace and Mercy
11. Godly Character.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pw Dinner Rolls


  • 4 cups Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 9 cups Flour
  • 2 packages (4 1/2 Tsp.) Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon (heaping) Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon (scant) Baking Soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Salt

Preparation Instructions

Pour 4 cups of milk into a stock pot or Dutch oven. Add one cup of sugar and 1 cup of vegetable oil. Stir to combine. Now, turn the burner on medium to medium-low and “scald” the mixture/lukewarm (between 90 and 110 degrees).

Before the mixture boils, turn off the heat. NOW. Very important stuff here: walk away. Walk away and allow this mixture to cool to warm/lukewarm. The mixture will need to be warm enough to be a hospitable environment for the yeast, but not so hot that it kills the yeast and makes it inactive. I don’t usually use a thermometer, but if you’d like to, a good temperature is between 90 and 110 degrees. I usually feel the side of the pan with the palm of my hand. If it’s hot at all, I wait another 20 minutes or so. The pan should feel comfortably warm.

When the mixture is the right temperature add in 4 cups of flour and 2 packages of (4-1/2 teaspoons) of active dry yeast. After the yeast and flour are nicely incorporated, add another 4 cups of flour. Stir together and allow to sit, covered with a tea towel or lid, for an hour. After about an hour it should have almost doubled in size. If it hasn’t changed much, put it in a warm (but turned off ) oven for 45 minutes or so. When it had risen sufficiently add 1 more cup of flour, 1 heaping teaspoon of baking powder, 1 scant teaspoon of baking soda and about 2 tablespoons of salt. Stir (or knead just a bit) until combined.

Butter 1 or 2 muffin pans. Form the rolls by pinching off a walnut sized piece of dough and rolling it into a little ball. Repeat and tuck three balls of dough into each buttered muffin cup. Continue until pan is full. Cover and allow to rise for about 1 to 2 hours.

Bake in a 400-degree oven until golden brown, about 17 to 20 minutes.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Sliders!

Yum, and oh yes yum! This burgers are sweet, juicy and the crispy bacon adds some nice crunch.
I first came up with this by searching my refrigerator and cupboards trying to figure out what to do with the boneless chicken breasts I had thawed out. I noticed some McDonald's sweet and sour packs and thought "why not, tastes good with nuggets" So after cutting the chicken into mini burger size I marinated each piece in the sauce and set in the refrigerator for about an hour. After that I put the bacon in the oven ( tip: for flat, non shrinking, crispy bacon place on cookie sheet with another cookie sheet over top. until half way cooked then remove.) while thats cooking up I grill my chicken.
Once both are done I add a little mozzarella cheese to melt on top of chicken then place onto bakery dinner rolls cut in half put some extra sweet and sour over the buger with some bacon and TA DA! you have the most amazing chicken burger ever...and your welcome ;)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Aprons! Marie-Madeline Studio is a wonderful mother-daughter team (four
daughters to be exact) that sews the most delightful one-of-a-kind
aprons, skirts, bags, patterns with the most simply gorgeous fabrics.
When I first laid eyes on their products I was immediately smitten! You
will be too...just ...take a peek: They are having a giveway!