Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday Dec 20, 2010

Girl time today! Small group girls are coming over to spend some time with me for Christmas. Remember that post about blessing others? Blessings come in many forms, money, prayers, friendships, thankfulness, knowledge, time. But when you keep all of those to yourself you aren't experiencing them. Until you give those things you aren't really completely blessed because sometimes the blessing is being with those being blessed. So today I plan to give my time, effort, money, knowledge, prayers, friendship, but what I expect in return will be of more worth. It's like that at Christmas time but we should be living that way all year. I am amazed at how many times "remember" is in the Bible. We are told to remember so many things, even Paul has to remind us of who we are in Christ as if we would forget. But we do. That is another reason to celebrate Christmas. To remember. Remember Jesus and His birth, to remember how to give. Remember to be a blessing to your family and friends today, the effort is worth it to God if no one else!

Mexican Rice
Brown 3 cups of brown rice, 3 tbsp butter and 2 cloves garlic minced about 1 minute.
Add 1 diced onion and 1 diced green bell pepper and cook for another minute.
Add salt & pepper a small can of fire roasted tomatoes and enough water to make 6 cups.
Bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer and cook for about 45 minutes covered.

Chicken Fajitas
This recipe is from a friend and I just made a few adjustments, thanks Tricia!
Slice 1 large onion and a red, yellow and green pepper. Saute them in olive oil for a few minutes with salt & pepper. You want them to stay firm. Remove them from the pan.

Cut up skinless, boneless chicken breasts into fajitas strips. Cook them in the pan with some added olive oil until done. When done I added chili powder, smoked paprika, 1 tbsp sugar, garlic cloves, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper and cumin. Just add what you want. You know if you like these spices or not and how much you want in there. I trust you...go ahead.

Add back the vegetables and heat through.
Toppings at our house include salsa, avocado, sour cream for me and cheese for guests.

Toast with a big cup of cocoa with someone today!

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