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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

 

 

 

 

 

My New Favorite Veggie Casserole – Thanksgiving’s Coming!

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Mixed veggies casserole

UPDATE!  My friend Maribeth says she chopped up cooked chicken breast to add to the dish and made a main dish meal out of it.  She also added a sprinkling of dry ranch dressing to the mayonnaise before mixing up.  I’m making this again with chicken!  YUM!  (I can imagine chopped ham also making a great addition.)

It was a Community Bible Study fellowship luncheon. That means that once a month our leadership group has a meal together and we talk, laugh, share, and in general, have a blast!

As I made my way down the food table I came across this casserole (well, one like it made by my friend Mary Ann).  I took a “little” scoop since I couldn’t quite name all ingredients.  BIG MISTAKE.

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Butternut, Potato and Onion Crustless Quiche

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Butternut, Potato and Onion Quiche, The Orgasmic Chef
Butternut, Potato and Onion Quiche, The Orgasmic Chef

I know, you know, I never met a Quiche I didn’t like.  So imagine my excitement when I saw this picture from Maureen at The Orgasmic Chef.  It is autumn in the United States and pumpkins and spice and all things nice are dancing in my head.  This includes butternut squash!

Maureen begins her blog post by saying, “The other day I was reading Chris Scheuers post about crustless mini-quiches. It was about 11am and I was determined to make one for lunch.”    I just smiled when I read that because I am totally one of those “I want to make that NOW” kind of cooks.  Birds of a feather and all that.

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Throw Back Soup and Crispy Slaw for Sandwiches

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Today I was preparing to write this blog post while staying with a friend.  When she passed by me she said “I won’t be a moment” to which I replied, “no worries, I am happy as a clam.”

As soon as the words were out of my mouth I thought, where did that come from? Are clams happy?

I couldn’t leave it alone and here is what I found from a quick Google of The Phrase Finder.

“Why would clams be happy? It has been suggested that open clams give the appearance of smiling. The derivation is more likely to come from the fuller version of the phrase, now rarely heard – ‘as happy as a clam at high water’. Hide tide is when clams are free from the attentions of predators; surely the happiest of times in the bivalve mollusc world. The phrase originated in the north-eastern states of the USA in the early 19th century. The earliest citation that I can find is from a frontier memoir The Harpe’s Head – A Legend of Kentucky, 1833:

“It never occurred to him to be discontented… He was as happy as a clam.”

The first record that I can find of the ‘high water’ version is from the Pennsylvania newspaper The Adams Sentinel, August 1844:

“Crispin was soon hammering and whistling away as happy as a clam at high water.””

I love like the part … “it never occurred to him to be discontented.”  This is how I want to live my days.  Even in rough times, we don’t have to be discontented because we can take all our cares to the LORD.  Aren’t we blessed?  Yes.

Cream of Maitake
Cream of Maitake

Speaking of blessed, the Hen of the Woods mushrooms that made up this soup came from our friends who picked them fresh while on a walk through their woods.  This recipe has had  9,152+  views since I wrote it.

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