Wednesday, December 31, 2008

what to do with leftovers? ( turkey)

leftover turkey-
more than 1 cup.

turkey enchiladas-

make with this and freeze or can the extra- ( check out all the money you are saving by doing this and laugh all the way home from the supermarket.)

easy enchilada sauce

2 lg. cans tomato sauce
1 sm. can tomato paste
lots + lots of chile powder (about 1/4 the whole spice container)
That's it! Cook/simmer for about 30-45 min's.
Hint: put onion in with hamburger meat while browning, not in sauce.

turkey gravy over- rice, potatoes, bisquits, noodles, ( feeling fancy? add peas and chopped cooked bacon to mix)


4 tbsp. butter
4 tbsp. flour
2 1/2 c. milk

Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour, salt and pepper; cook until smooth and bubbly. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling on medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir and boil 1 minute. Makes enough gravy for 1 can biscuits.

turkey salad on toast, bread, biscuits ( mix mayo and chopped turkey with olives, onion, real bacon bits, pickles, raisins, whatever takes want to try- go for it!)

turkey club sandwiches with tomato soup

leftover turkey-
under one cup

use for:

mixing with baked beans: make your own for freezing or canning with this recipe:


1 quart dried navy beans (about 2 pounds)
2 teaspoons salt (for soaking beans)
1/2 lb lean salt pork, cut into 1 inch cubes
3 onions, sliced
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons dry mustard
2/3 cup molasses

This recipe can be doubled or tripled.

Cover beans with 3 quarts cold water and soak 12-18 hours in refrigerator or other cool place. Add 2 teaspoons salt to the soaking water. Bring to a boil. Cover the pot and simmer over low heat until skins begin to crack. Drain, saving the liquid.

Put the beans into a Crock-Pot or bean pot. Add pork and onions. Mix remaining ingredients together and stir into pot along with 4 cups of the liquid that the beans were cooked in. If you don't have enough liquid, add water to make 4 cups. Pour over the beans.

Cover and bake at 350°F for 3 1/2 hours. Add water, if needed, as the beans cook, to keep the beans "soupy".

Pack into hot canning jars leaving 1 inch of head space. Process pints 1 hour and 20 minutes, quarts 1 hour 35 minutes, at 10 lbs pressure (you might have to adjust for altitude).

Makes about 6 pints.

chinese dishes- mix with teryiaki or soy sauce and make stir fry and or chow mein - I have heard that in the lower 48 states you can get canned veggies at the dollar store. Also water chestnuts etc. That would be a welcome addiction. I use my home sprouted - bean sprouts- yum yum

Teriyaki Sauce 1

1 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. ginger

Mix together and stir. Very easy and good!

- check this one out-
Easy Stir-Fry Sauce

* 2-3 tablespoons cornstarch
* 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
* 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
* 2 cloves garlic, minced ( or garlic powder)
* 1/2 cup soy sauce
* 1/4 cup cider vinegar or white vinegar
* 1/2 cup water
* 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth or beef broth or chicken broth (I use chicken broth if my stir fry will have chicken, etc.)

* mix all together in a jar and shake up. Will store in fridge for two/three weeks. Or put in tupperwares and freeze as space allows. this will work for any meat from Moose to shrimp!

turkey noodle casserole ( use in place of tuna in tuna noodle)
use in any hamburger helper/ tuna helper/ chicken helper mix

make your own here:

2 cups Nonfat Dry Milk -- instant
1 cup Cornstarch
1/4 cup Chicken or Beef Bouillon Granules
2 tablespoons Onion Flakes -- dried
1 teaspoon Thyme -- dried
1 teaspoon Black Pepper
2 tablespoons Parsley -- dried
1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
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Mix the ingredients together in a large bowl and store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

To Use: Chili Mac: Brown one pound ground beef and drain. Add one cup water, 1 1/2 cups of uncooked pasta, 30 oz canned chopped tomatoes, one tbsp chili powder and 1/2 cup seasoning mix.

Simmer covered 20 minutes or until pasta is tender.

Ground Beef Stroganoff: Brown 1 lb ground beef; drain. Add 2 cups water, 1/2 cup seasoning mix and 2 cups uncooked egg noodles and stir. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 15-20 minutes or until noodles are tender. Top with 1/2 cup sour cream. Serve immediately.

turkey hash- ( mix with leftover boiled potatoes that have been fried with peppers and onions) Be good with a couple eggs mixed in at the end

turkey alfredo:

alfredo sauce

* 1/2 cup butter
* 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
* 2 teaspoons garlic powder
* 2 cups milk
* 6 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
* 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1. Melt butter in a medium, non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and garlic powder, stirring with wire whisk until smooth. Add milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in Parmesan and pepper. Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency. Sauce will thicken rapidly, thin with milk if cooked too long.

* Don't ever throw any food away. it is wasteful. If nothing else mix the meat with bbq sauce and eat it with bread or as a dish. Waste not want not.

women pastors ( rotten tomatoes shield engaged)

I have always held with the viewpoint women should not be pastors but I never had to chew on it much until recently. sigh... Well I first want to say that woman COULD be Pastors. Just like a compact car can probably carry at least 8 people, But SHOULD they? Especially when there is a perfectly fine van that is ready to be used. Of course not! In these times of equality and political correctness many churches have bowed to the social climes and given in. But what does the bible say and what are certain arguments for this?

First what the bible says:

1st Timothy:
12But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

13For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

14And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

I think it is clear they are talking about a man here.

and 1 Timothy 3:

1This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

2A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

Sounds like above is referring to a man as well. As far as I know husband means man- Maybe not in certain circles but biblically YES.

and again in Titus:

5For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:

6If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

It doesn't say anything about women being overseers. Does it?Did they mean man and woman when they said man? Nope because they address women as well

11Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

So now common arguments used when women are allowed as pastors?

But how about Galatians? ( gal 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.)

If you read the whole chapter in context you will see that they are talking about the Law. Please don't take the bible out of context and warp it to your views!

What about Priscilla and Deborah?

I will answer that with an excerpt from THIS article.

"Some women minister have stated that they won’t argue what the words of I Corinthians 14:34, 35 and I Timothy 2:11, 12 say, but that they will “…simply give you other words from the same bible that speak clearly about women’s work in the kingdom of God.” This ignores the fact that God does not contradict Himself. If He states in one passage that an elder must be a male and states in another that a women may not teach, then, in those passages that appear to teach something contrary — i.e., Deborah and Miriam — we must struggle with what is actually being taught. Deborah was described by some as “…a skilled warrior, prophetess, counselor and a judge of Israel.” How could this great woman of God not be a teacher of men in the things of God?” What they fail to understand the in the passage was that Deborah was indeed a prophetess and a judge of Israel. however, there is NO indication that she was a “skilled warrior” or a ”counselor”. In fact, it is clear from the passage that Barak was in charge of the army, not Deborah.

The case of Priscilla and Aquila is very instructive as to the relationship of women and men. Priscilla did, in fact, teach Apollo. It was not, however, in a worship context. It is important to recognize that in I Corinthians 14:34, 35, Paul is dealing with the issue in a worship context. The women were interrupting the worship to ask questions. Paul admonishes them to ask their husbands outside the worship context. I Timothy 2:11, 12 is also dealing with a worship issue (see verse 8)."

And this is one I hear often:

I was called!:

I will answer that one with an excerpt from a

What About Women Who Say They are Called By God to Be Pastors?

There are women pastors in the world who love their congregations and have stated that they are called by God to be pastors. Of course, I cannot agree with this considering the previous analysis of the biblical position. Instead, I believe they have usurped the position of men and gone against the norm of scriptural revelation. Additionally, those who state that they are called by God because of the great job they are doing and the gifting they have received are basing their theology upon experience and not scripture.
The issue is simple: are they submitting to the word of God or are they making the word of God submit to their desires?

* remember it is a sin to pick and choose what parts of God's Holy Word you want to follow.

So next time you are wondering, "Is it ok to let my family sit in and hear this female preach this one time?" You do know the Truth. And the answer is no.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Today was an inside day:

I was semi-productive.

I made lentils and brown rice tacos for dinner.
I got the salmon out of the freezer for tomorrows pesto salmon
I posted ads on craigslist and freecycle
I cleaned the bathroom with natural cleaners.
My favorites are: borax mixed with dishsoap for sink "softscrub", a mix of the same dumped in toilet and scrubbed. ( maybe 1/4 cup scrub or less depending on your toilet situation)
I had some leftover "green cleaner" so I used that to wipe down bathroom" but I prefer tea tree oil dripped into hot water.
Then I use straight white vinegar on rag to do mirrors.
Frugal- green- and it WORKS!
I homeschooled the boys. We talked about Elisha, The slave girl and Namaan- So we talked about FAITH. We did math..., free reading, some art, composistion and my eldest biology. They also learned the "art of cleaning *grin*
Now I am going to put my feet up- pet my dog- and do some reading and crocheting.
God is Good.
well they wiped down their bathroom area and washed rugs.

old blog post #1

Hello I am posting posts from my old blog 1 by 1. Here is the first:
We all have so many things to be thankful for. I was recently diagnosed with a disorder and with it comes pain. But the pain allows me to slow down. My husband has recently been out of work until the new project starts. But he has been home with us a whole month. On Sunday my youngest sang in the children's choir "Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS and again I said rejoice. A friend of mine called me this late afternoon and told me that her hot water heater broke. To replace it with the item they need it will cost all in all - alot. I was feeling so sorry for my friend when that song went through my head. I thought ok God I will. So I made some cookies and placed them in a little basket with some apple cider mix. I added a card that said:
Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10

and then I put something like. Rejoice in the Lord always so raise a milk toast to the Lord!

Then I sent my husband to their house with the little basket and I told him to say, " Here's a basket to celebrate your new hot water heater." And they didn't slam the door in his face! They laughed. When they read the card they will understand what he ( we) meant.

God is so good and he always keeps his promises. He wants good things for us. Sometimes we just have to take that step of faith. Just step out into the great unknown just you and God. So this Thanksgiving let's really count our blessings and our hardships too because through it all we are not alone and the sun will break through the clouds. It's more than a weather forecast. It's a promise!- Mrs.

Monday, December 29, 2008

I made it over here...

now how do I import all my stuff from the old blog????????