Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Special Evening Planned!!!!!!!!!!

Hello Sweet ladies!

This morning we had a beautiful sunrise. 

Listened to His Word........ this morning, blessed my soul! Had one of the girl's  girlfriend spend the night last night.........giggles plus!!!!!!! I turned the scripture on for her as she was eating her breakfast. I pray that it ministered to her as she had to leave and go to serve children that need a lot of love..........our Micah is one special young lady! When God placed her in our lives........we were not to be the same. Her love for Christ is catching. She has been a faithful friend to our girls........they are blessed and they know it! So is she.

I lit my brand new "Winter" candle in my little farm kitchen! The smell is wonderful. CHRISTmas gift from one of my girls. I will use it for special times.........like now! Tonight we have company coming for dinner........and I am in the kitchen working away. I want it real special. The couples who are coming have been in our lives for 30 plus years.........we love them and we want them to walk away blessed!!!!!

I looked in my Rush-Hour Recipes (the one we are having the party for with Gooseberry Patch), to find a recipe that would go with what I am making..........a very simple meal. I was told one time by an older women, what ever you do make it simple..... so you can enjoy it yourself also! I do that! I needed french bread, but I didn't have it on hand.........so I used my favorite recipe to make some.  It never ever fails me!!!!!! When I went to go open to the recipe it had on the top in my hand writing "fisher's of men". Also Isaiah 40:30-31. This is an older cookbook of mine from when our kids were young. Made me smile.

Easy French Bread
Makes 2 loaves
 400 degrees for 20 minutes 

2 pkg. dry yeast
1/2 c. warm water
1/2 t. sugar
2 T. sugar
2 T. fat (butter)
2 t. salt
2 c. boiling water

Cool to lukewarm add add yeast mixture.
Stir in:
7 1/2-8 c. flour 
(I used 6 c. unbleached flour and 2 cups whole wheat flour)

Knead 20 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl. turning once. Let rise until doubled (1 hour). Punch down and let rest 15 minutes. Divide dough in half. On floured surface, roll each half to a 12"x15" rectangle. Roll up. Starting at the 15" edge. Place loaves on greased cookie sheets and make 4 or 5 slashes diagonally across tops. Let rise until double.
Mix and brush on'
1 egg, beaten
2 T. milk
Sprinkle on, if desired some sesame seeds. 

I don't have pic's of the last steps..........it is rising! 

Here is the recipe from Gooseberry Patch,  
Rush-Hour Recipes Cookbook

Best-Ever Garlic Bread
 3/4 c. butter, softened
6 T. mayonnaise
3/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 T. Fresh parsley, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 t. dried oregano
1 loaf French Bread, halved lengthwise (I will not cut it this way, I will be using for sandwiches)
In a small bowl, blend together all ingredients except bread. Spread butter mixture over cut sides of bread. Wrap bread in w pieces of aluminum foil; place cute-side up on a baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Unwrap bread and discard foil; place bread on a broiler pan. Broil until golden, about 2 minutes. Slice; serve warm. Makes on loaf. 

I will do the steps on single slices of bread. We will make into sandwiches.....I will tell you what we think. 

Beef and turkey slices, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, green peppers. Light homemade ranch and mustard will be served on top of the bread. I think it will be delicious!!!!!!!

Also have chicken on the stove making broth and break apart chicken for our favorite Chicken Rice Soup. I will add rice, carrots and celery. Simple.......it is one of our favorite soups!  

Not sure what we will have for dessert........I have to look through some other Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks!!!!!!! Smile!

Only 24 more hours until we draw for the Gooseberry Patch/ Prairie Flower Farm Party winner!!!!!

Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far.

Hope you are all having a nice day......the sun is shining here, just beautiful! Will be going out to the Hen house.........to gather some eggs and out to the cabin, to get it fixed up........for a surprise!!!!!!!! Wish you were all here to go with!!!!!!!!


P.S. Had a wonderful day yesterday! I got a lot done on the new patterns............can't wait to show. 

A little tiny sneak peak!!!!!!


  1. Oh Linda how we would love to be there with you tonight! Your homemade bread sounds delicious! Oh and of course that soup....my, my, my! I can almost taste it right now...smile

    Enjoy the fellowship and know your friends will be blessed!


  2. Hi Linda,

    Everything sounds so good :) :) :) Don't you just love the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks? I do :) :)

    Oh, I was interested in your chicken broth. I make my own at home now...but have you ever written a post on how you make yours...and what you do to stretch it so it lasts a long time? I'd love to read that ;) :) I'm trying to do that, so my dollar will go farther :) :)

    Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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