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Morning Prayer and Evening Dinner

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Recently I had the privilege of spending time with my friend Sharron and staying overnight in her lovely home on Old Hickory Lake, Tennessee!  After a wonderful night of sleep, I woke to this beautiful sunrise.  My iPhone didn’t take as good a picture as my camera would have but all-in-all not bad for a phone!

This Psalm sprung to mind as I thanked God for the beauty of His creation.


to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
    and your faithfulness by night,”
Psalm 92:2(ESV)

As if this wasn’t enough of a lovely start to the day Sharron then gave me this Morning Prayer written by her friend Rachel Barrentine.

This is a copyrighted prayer and I have linked Rachel’s blog and website to the card.  Be sure to check them out for other writing she has done.

So, on top of the glorious sunrise, my day started with this prayer.  I have prayed this prayer many mornings since that time as Rachel really captured my morning thoughts.  I hope it is a blessing to you also.

Now ….

With today being Labor Day in the United States many families take the opportunity for the last cook out or picnic of the season.   I did “grill” a little this morning but only enough to put this pot roast together.  I mentioned pot roast the other day and my sous-chef dish-washing mom AND my Chief taste-tester’s eyes lit up as if to say “Oo-la-la let’s have pot roast!”

I like to cut the roast in individual serving pieces, grill on each side for 5 minutes and then layer in my crock pot.

I have several pot roast recipes on this blog but this is our favorite. I think the blending of the red wine and balsamic vinegar tenderizes the beef perfectly.  Click here or on either picture to link to the recipe.

The fragrance in the house right now is a sweet promise of what is to come for dinner!  For sure I will add garlic mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, Roma green beans from the garden, and fried green tomatoes (a special request from the Chief!)

Wherever in the world, this may find you, bon appétit.

~Blessings, Catherine

 

 

Oh My Goodness, Where Do I Start?

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Happy September 1, 2017!  It has been 10 months since I stopped blogging and as I sit at my computer my heart is beating extra fast at the excitement of writing again for My Daily Bread Body and Soul.

The past 10 months have been filled with many blessings as I stepped away from blogging and concentrated on other aspects of my life.  When I stopped blogging last year I thought it was a permanent “stop.”  However, many times this year I clearly have heard God saying the stop was temporary, much to my surprise and delight.  I look forward to sharing many God moments with you as I move forward.


I want to share Romans 8:28 with you today because this scripture has been meat for me these past months.  What I have come to realize through the Apostle Paul’s writing of Romans 8:28 is that we can trust that God desires everything together for good for his children.  And that “good” doesn’t necessarily mean earthly comforts but instead a closer fellowship with God and bearing good fruit for His kingdom and ultimately His glory!

In full transparency, I will admit I haven’t been cooking or baking a lot of new recipes.  I have however relied on the many fabulous recipes I’ve collected and shared on this blog since 2011.

Our friend George is arriving tomorrow from Denver.  In true southern style, I am making my list and checking it twice for some yummy treats for him this week.  Tonight we stopped by the local truck farm vegetable stand and the green tomatoes called my name!

Fried green tomatoes are a delicious treat but especially in September when green tomatoes are a plenty as gardens wind down and tomatoes can be picked early.  Some of the grocery stores have even been stocking them!  Yummy, yummy put on your list for this long holiday weekend.  From appetizer to side dish – click here to get the recipe!

Have a blessed weekend,
~Catherine

 

 

 

 

 

Summer’s Bounty Quiche

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summer bounty quiche

From a recent visit to our friends in Sewanee we came away with armloads of fresh out-of-their-garden produce!

Pepers cucs onions farmers market


We don’t have a garden this year and the summer’s bounty was such a lovely gift!  I did the usual cucumber and onion salad,  a luscious southern squash casserole, and then a super vegetable stir fry.  But, if you have been with me on My Daily Bread for very long you will know I love to make Quiche.  Quiche meets a ton of quick meal criteria:  easy, can use of leftovers from the refrigerator, almost always have the basics of milk and cheese on hand and then the best part — the family oohs and aahs over a tasty, lovely Quiche.

summer's bounty quiche

This is a crustless Quiche, which was necessary because my sous-chef dish-washing mom had just made an awesome peach pie and we sometimes have to draw the line and go crustless!  🙂

I filled this Quiche with fresh veggies, chopped ham, a couple different cheeses I had on hand!  Quiche is synonymous with create!
Use your favorite ingredients and you won’t be disappointed.

I have found there are just two basics for me:
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups whole milk
(and  1/2 cup cream is optional
if I have it on hand.)

Then the add-ons make your Quiche really pop!

Cheese – mix and match your favorite up to 1 1/2 cups – I almost always use some combination that includes pepper jack!

Vegetables – saute’ onions, garlic, zucchini, yellow squash, green peppers, broccoli straws, carrots and more!

Add in crispy bacon, chopped ham,  or shredded chicken … about 1 cup is usually enough.

Yum – no crust needed.  Just pour into the pan, slice some fresh tomatoes on top and pop in the oven!

Have a bountiful and blessed week,
~Catherine

Psalm 65:11
Psalm 65:11

Summer's Bounty Quiche
 
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This versatile quiche is so pretty and equally delicious!
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch, Light Supper
Serves: 6 to 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup cream* optional
  • 1½ cup shredded cheese: i.e. cheddar, pepper jack, Colby, asiago,
  • 1½ cup chopped vegetables, mix it up: i.e.saute' onions, garlic, zucchini, yellow squash, green peppers, broccoli straws, carrots
  • Optional: 1 cup chopped ham, crispy fried bacon, or cooked shredded chicken
  • Salt and pepper to taste, ¼ tsp cayenne pepper optional.
  • Garnish with slices of fresh tomato
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium size bowl, whisk eggs until well blended. Add in milk (and cream) and continue to whisk until all is blended.
  3. Saute' chopped vegetables in 1 tablespoon of butter or oil just until translucent (3 to 5 minutes).
  4. Add vegetables to egg/milk mixture. Stir in meat (optional). Add shredded cheeses.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Pour mixture into 9" or 10" pie plate, lightly sprayed with cooking oil.
  7. Thinly slice a fresh tomato and garnish.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes until quiche is lightly browned and cooked all through.
  9. Let set for 5 minutes before serving.

 

 

When The Student Surpasses The Teacher & Blue Apron Sumac-Spiced Salmon

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Sumac-Spiced Salmon
Sumac-Spiced Salmon

Last February my son, Cory, and his wife, Ann, began using Blue Apron, a meal delivery service.   Both Cory and Ann work outside the home and so they share the meal preparation. But Cory enjoys cooking much more than Ann does and so he is the primary cook (and she does the clean-up!)

Cory blue apron boxBlue Apron is a nationwide delivery service (for the most part) that sends a box of pre-packaged meal ingredients, farm to table fresh, with the recipes and complete step-by-step “how to” instructions. For a price of $59.99 Blue Apron delivers three meals serving two people each. So, for less than the price of a meal out, a really nice gourmet-type meal is prepared at home. Like so many 30-something’s, my kids are very busy between their work schedules and the school and activity schedules of two growing boys!

Blue Apron Recipe Cards
Blue Apron Recipe Cards

There are several different companies that are now delivering this type of pre-portioned, ready to cook meals. Cory chose this one because of its reputation for high quality, fresh ingredients and good reviews from those who are using the service.  The day we arrived their Blue Apron box was sitting at the front door.  The box is packed with ice and everything comes out very cold and fresh.  I took some pictures as Cory unpacked the box. But wait there’s more! Click to continue reading


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