Monday, August 3, 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
For my dear friend Retha and anyone else who might enjoy and want it.
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
3 cups sliced mushrooms
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 t oregano
1 1/2 t basil
1/2 t thyme
1/4 C chopped parsley
6 C tomatoes, diced (fresh or canned)
2 10 oz package frozen spinach
1 cup part skim ricotta, thinned with 1/2 C skim milk
8 oz whole wheat lasagna noodles
1/2 lb part skim mozzarella, sliced thing
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
vegetable coat spray
To prepare sauce, saute garlic and onion in water in a large saucepan until onions are clear. Add remaining sauce ingredients. Simmer for 30 minutes. Remove bay leaf.
Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water until tender and drain. Rinse in cold water to prevent sticking.
Spray a 9x13 baking dish with vegetable coating spray.
Cook frozen spinach. Squeeze all excess water from spinach. Spread thin layer of sauce on the bottom of pan. Layer noodles on top of sauce. Spread more sauce on top of noodles. Place 1/2 of spinach evenly over sauce. Distribute 1/2 ricotta evenly. Sprinkle 1/2 mozzarella as next layer. Layer more noodles and repeat the process, ending with a layer of noodled, tomato sauce and remaining mozzarella.
Bake covered for 30 minutes 15 375 degrees. Uncover and bake until brown.
Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese
This recipe is from SPA Specialties from the kitchen of Lake Austin Resort and was given to us by Outpatient Cardiac Rehab - St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Love is a heart and soul connection that only God can make that transcends our human understanding.
Our first MEETING, in real life, occurred on July 2, 2011 when we finally got to meet the Wrights - Danny, Kathy, Daughter Bethany, Son Daniel. What a grand time we had celebrating July 4th together and their visit of 3 days, our friendship grew.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
I have always been a prolific reader from a very early age. Being raised essential as an "only child" (I had one 1/2 sister who left home when I was 6) books became my friends. In my childhood I devoured all the Nancy Drew mysteries. Many times, in the middle of the night, my mother would be saying, "Turn off your light and get to sleep, Susan".
Right after I was saved, at age 18, a friend loaned me Hannah Whitall Smith's book, THE CHRISTIAN'S SECRET TO A HAPPY LIFE. It laid such a foundation of beginning growth in my then new walk with Jesus that over these ensuring 58 years I have read mostly Christian authors and self-help books. Devouring series, first LEFT BEHIND by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. Then, all Joel Rosenberg books to date, along with 3 Frank Peretti novels.
One of my main loves in spiritual books have been classic writings by the many Spiritual Giant of Authors who are now in Heaven. During these years my focus was for Spiritual growth and not for casual reading.
Just recently, with my husband's long and difficult medical situation, I decided it would be a good idea to start reading aloud to my husband. My dear friend, Judy, who's Bible Study I attend on Monday mornings reads a lot of lighter Christian authors, so I asked her to loan me a couple. The following Sunday she and her husband dropped off 2 Christian mysteries by Terri Blackstock. We devoured them in a week and the following Monday I returned those 2 and received 4 more. Which again, in the first week we have finished 2 of them.
I have a feeling we are going to be reading a lot, especially the next 4+ weeks as we await my husband Aorta Valve replacement procedure.
I Praise God for many things, and books, and the ability of those Authors who write them, and the many hours of learning and pleasure they have given me over these many long years.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
On February 11th I received a phone call from The Green Parrot Cafe informing me that our wonderful friends, Jason & Retha Naidoo from South Africa had contacted them and purchased a gift certificate for Mickey, son Marc, grandson Aric and myself to enjoy a meal. Talk about shocked and stunned. I can only imagine the love, time and effort that went into their doing this! First, locating a local cafe here in Coweta and then going through all the work, and back & forth they had to go through, to accomplish this surprise.
Due to Mickey's health and the hospitalizations, Dr. appointments, procedures, and just generally being basically home bound the majority of the time, it took us 52 days to reap the joy and thrill of this unique and wonderful love.
The inside is all panelled with knotty pine and has the old time counter, stools and malt machine