Advice and Encouragement for the Past, for Today, and for the Future
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An ongoing series of informational entries
An ongoing series of informational entries
Recipe idea-----Beer Beef
This is so easy and so good.
Three to five pound chuck roast
Package of dry onion soup mix
1 can or bottle of beer
Salt and pepper if desired
Put in crock pot on high for 1 hour and then turn down to low for 6 to 8 hours or longer if desired. Shred and eat on buns or by itself. Yum (good with barbecue sauce or hot sauce)
"Love never gives up, never looses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance."
(First Corinthians 13:7)
Think about this-----The trash of the past, is the treasure of the future.
Reading a book, just might open a new chapter in your life!
I discovered a new dipping sauce, by accident, that I really like. I like it for chicken nuggets, but you could try it for anything. It is equal amounts of mustard and Cholula Hot Sauce. Give it a try.
I like this riddle--
I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have nobody, but come alive with the wind. What am I?
I have two recipes that I would like to share with you. I will admit that I don't like to cook, so any recipe that I share will be easy, but GOOD.
1. BLT Dip
1 cup of real mayo
1 med tomato chopped
1 cup sour cream
1 small bottle of real bacon bits
2 to 3 cups of chopped lettuce (I use 3)
Mix all together and serve with crackers or party bread.
2. Microwave Pie Desert (Thank you Paula)
1 can of Apple Pie filling
1 single layer yellow cake mix (I use Jiffy)
1 stick of butter, melted
In a glass pie dish or dish comparable in size, put the pie filling, you can use any kind of pie filling, then dry cake mix on top and sprinkle with the melted butter. Loosely cover with wax paper and microwave for 14 min exactly. Serve hot with ice cream. Yum!
Have you been watching the flight of Falcon Heavy? Go SpaceX and Elon Musk. Very exciting.
Someone told me to light my fire, sore to my limits and to fly to worlds unknown. I want to be a Pegasus.
Someone's resistance should make us fly higher, harder and faster.
Great Key Lime Pie (and so easy)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup key lime juice
1 cup cool whip
1 graham cracker crust
Combine condensed milk, juice and cool whip in a large bowl.
Pour into crust and refrigerate. Enjoy
I have a tip that you may or may not know about. When you are eating out and your glass is sticking to the napkin or coaster, sprinkle some salt on the napkin or coaster and it shouldn't stick again.
Foolishness has it's rewards------DISASTER.
"Gentleness" is confidence of wisdom.
No great person ever emerged by blending in with the crowd.
Hint--Panko Italian crumbs can be used on any kind of meat, fried or baked, and is delicious.
FORGIVENESS--- You cannot receive what you are not willing to give.
Start small---- dream big.
"NO" is just the first step to a bigger "YES."
"It doesn't matter how slow YOU go, just don't stop."
If you like strawberries, try this recipe----
1/2 gallon strawberry ice cream
1 package strawberry Jell-o
1 10oz package frozen strawberries thawed
1 angel food cake
Soften ice cream. Make Jell-o and chill until partially set.
Break cake up into pieces. Pour Jell-o, ice cream and strawberries over broken cake.
Stir. Put into a tube pan and freeze. Very good and so easy
"You can't conquer the world-- until you conquer yourself."
"You can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice that thorn bushes have roses.'' -- Abraham Lincoln
"Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you quit, try." - Ernest Hemmingway
"When you're brought into this life, you're given certain gifts, and you have to use them." - Jane Goodall
If you don't stand for something -- you will fall for anything.
Another one of my favorite recipes
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 tbs butter
1 10 & 3/4 oz can condensed cream of mushroom soup.
2 10 & 3/4 oz cans cream of chicken soup
2/3 cup milk
8 oz pkg lasagna noodles cooked
16 oz carton small curd cottage cheese
8 oz pkg cream cheese cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 & 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken
12 oz shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (I use more to cover the top.)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in soup and milk. Spread enough sauce to lightly cover bottom of a 9x13x2 inch pan. Layer 1/3 of noodles, cottage cheese, cream cheese, chicken, sauce and cheddar cheese, in that order. Repeat twice more. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese. Bake 50 to 60 minutes.
"I walk slowly, but I never walk backward" - Abraham Lincoln
"It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers...they help us to learn." - Abraham Lincoln
Life is too short to be anything but HAPPY.
"A drop of encouragement can wipe out a mountain of doubt." - Robert B. Cronkhite
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
-- Sir Winston Churchill
" It doesn't take much of a wind to blow down a tree when the roots aren't too deep." -- Robert b. Cronkhite
A quick and yummy dessert
Crème De Mint Cake
1 box white cake mix
1 can chocolate frosting
Crème De Mint
8 oz. cool whip
Bake cake in a sheet cake pan according to directions--subtracting 6 Tbs. water and adding 6 Tbs. crème de mint.
Cool cake. Top with chocolate frosting. Mix cool whip with 6 Tbs. of crème de mint and spread over the top.
Freeze. Serve frozen. Very good and very refreshing.
"Meow-meow. Just love." -- Taffy
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." --- Eleanor Roosevelt
The golden rule--"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Matthew 7:12
Hmmmmmm--easy, no. Necessary--yes. Our pride gets in the way at times.
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference" -- Sir Winston Churchill
"Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice" --- Wm Shakespeare
"Relax, breathe-----then react" ---June Elaine
"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." --- Eleanor Roosevelt
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM !!!
"Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn't be done." --- Amelia Earhart
Thank you, T. from Moscow for the kind words, and to all of the others who have written from around the world. You are encouraging to me also. Thank you again. June Elaine
"Rain may dampen your life, but rain will dry up and go away."--- June Elaine
August 9, 2018
"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well." --- Abraham Lincoln
August 18, 2018
"Good friends are forever. " --- June Elaine
August 21, 2018
"Don't let your emotions drive your train, they will always derail you." --- Danny Gorkey
August 25, 2018
What we went through brought us to where we are now.
September 12, 2018
Another great "stand by" recipe
Tater Tot Bake
Melt 1 stick of butter or margarine in a 9 x 12 glass dish.
Add 2 pounds of frozen Tater Tots. (you can also use Frozen Hash Browns.
Mix well until potatoes are covered with butter.
Mix together 2 cans Cream of Chicken soup and one 8 oz carton of sour cream.
Pour over the top of potatoes.
Top with 4 oz grated sharp cheese.
In a saucepan melt 1 stick margarine or butter and add 3 cups of Rice Krispies cereal. Mix
Spread over mixture and top with 4 oz grated cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes. This will serve 12.
September 22, 2018
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." --- Albert Einstein
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." --- Albert Einstein
September 28, 2018
Everyday can't be honey. Some days are sour. How we handle the sour makes the honey even better.
October 1, 2018
"And if you're ever feeling lonely, just look at the moon. Someone, somewhere, is looking right at it too." --- Anonymous
October 6, 2018
"Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, kiss, dream? Because the most beautiful things in life are not seen, but felt only by the heart." --- Anonymous
October 12, 2018
"(You) cannot stay in the cradle forever." --- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
October 18, 2018
"When everything seems to be going against you, remember an airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.." --- Henry Ford
"Decide. Commit. Succeed." --- Anonymous
October 26, 2018
A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything. An Irish Proverb
November 4, 2018
"When purchasing gifts becomes the focal point of the season, we lose focus on what's truly important."
--- Joshua Fields Millburn
November 7, 2018
"Being positive won't guarantee you'll succeed. But being negative will guarantee you won't." --- J. Gordon
November 12, 2018
"Courage is being afraid, but going on anyhow." --- Dan Rather
"All bridges can be crossed so do not give up." --- Unknown
November 21, 2018
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it a present." --- Bill Keane
December 15, 2018
Do any of you have a suggestion for natural help with hot flashes? This is something that has bothered me for years.
Also, I am wondering about something natural that will help with high blood pressure. If you have any suggestions, please let me know on my Contact Page.
December 23, 2018
"Resolve to be tender with the young, compassion with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you have been all of these." --- George Washington Carver
December 30, 2018
"Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive." --- Matt Cameron
January 6, 2019
"Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel." --- Eleanor Brownn
January 11, 2019
"Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on." --- Louis L'Amour
"Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted." --- Jules Renard
January 16, 2019
"Nobody is in charge of your happiness except you." --- Anonymous
"Happiness is like jam. You can't spread even a little without getting some on yourself." --- Anonymous
January 18, 2019
"Perfect people aren't real, and real people are not perfect." --- Unknown
January 26, 2019
This is a recipe that I have fixed for my children and grandchildren for years. I usually fix 6 to 8 batches, but this recipe is for one batch. My Party Mix
3 cups Rice Chex
3 cups Corn Chex
3 cups Wheat Chex
1 cup Cheerios
1 cup lightly salted peanuts
1 cup bite size pretzels
Mix in large bowl.
In a microwave bowl put
1 stick butter or margarine
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Microwave for about 1 to 2 minutes until melted and pour over the cereal mix
and mix well. Divide the mix into two baking pans and bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour,
stirring every 20 minutes. This is a great snack.
February 1, 2019
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." --- Will Rogers
February 10, 2019
"Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart." --- Eleanor Roosevelt
"Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other gold." --- Unknown
February 19, 2019
"A heartbreak is a blessing from God. It's just His way of letting you realize He saved you from the wrong person." --- Unknown
"A broken heart loves better than one that has never been hurt." --- Unknown
March 2, 2019
"The bad news is TIME flies. The good news is, you're the pilot ." --- Unknown
"Learn to appreciate what you HAVE, before time makes you appreciate what you HAD." --- Unknown
March 12, 2019
"I don't need to know everything, I just need to know where to find it, when I need it ." --- Albert Einstein
"A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything." --- Proverb
March 19, 2019
"Work hard in silence, let success be your noise ." --- Unknown
"Success doesn't come to you. You go to it." --- Marva Collins
March 27, 2019
"Don't set yourself up, for an upset." --- June Elaine
April 8, 2019
"The only thing worse than being blind, is having sight, but no vision." --- Helen Keller
April 22, 2019
"Beauty is about living your life, and being happy with yourself inside and out, and not worrying about what people think of you." ---Unknown
Be your own kind of Beautiful.
April 27, 2019
"Without commitment, nothing happens." ---T. D. Jakes
May 3, 2019
"Don't give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you." --- John Wooden
May 12, 2019
"There is no way to be a perfect Mother and a million ways to be a good one." --- Jill Churchill
May 22, 2019
"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children." --- Charles R. Swindoll
May 27, 2019
"Good things happen when you put your priorities straight." --- Scott Caan
May 31, 2019
"Things happen so something worse doesn't happen. God has a plan." --- June Elaine
June 5, 2019
"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future;
it is something you design for the present." --- Jim Rohn
June 15, 2019
"Count your blessings, not your problems." --- Anonymous
June 22, 2019
"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." --- Jimmy Dean
June 29, 2019
"The only mistake in life is the lesson not learned." --- Albert Einstein
July 8, 2019
"There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs ." --- Zig Ziglar
July 15, 2019
"The greatest advantage of speaking the truth is that you don't
have to remember what you said. ." --- Anonymous
"Not telling the truth may take care of the present, but it has no future." --- Anonymous
July 24, 2019
"Sometimes it's the smallest decision that can change your life forever." --- Anonymous
July 26, 2019
"Weight loss is like driving: If you ever veer off the road, just make a U-turn
and head back in the right direction." --- Unknown
August 15, 2019
"Being trustworthy requires: Doing the right thing and doing things right." --- Don Peppers
August 19, 2019
"The gift of music is a gift that keeps on giving and lasts forever." --- June Elaine
August 28, 2019
"Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed." --- Dale Carnegie
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything." --- Vincent Van Gogh
September 12, 2019
"Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction." --- Germany Kent
September 27, 2019
Determination is defined as "the ability to keep trying"' and to keep moving toward a goal, no matter what.
October 5, 2019
"There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes.
But with hard work, there are no limits." --- Michael Phelps
October 17, 2019
"Change your thoughts and you change your world." --- Norman Vincent Peale
October 20, 2019
"There are times when delaying a decision has benefit. Often, allowing a set period of time to mull something over so your brain can work it through generates a thoughtful and effective decision.." --- Nancy Morris (Rabbi)
October 26, 2019
"Some days you just have to create your own Sunshine." --- Unknown
November 5, 2019
"The most important thing that I have learned in growing up is that forgiveness is something that,
when you do it, you free yourself to move on." --- Tyler Perry
November 9, 2019
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under." --- Ronald Reagan
November 15, 2019
My granddaughter called me for this recipe and it reminded me of good times. I received this about 50 years ago and it has been a favorite ever since. I usually double it as it goes so fast.
Pretzel Dip (can also be used with vegetables)
1 pkg Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Garlic or onion salt
1 small onion chopped fine
1 beef bullion cube dissolved in 1/4 cup water
Allow cream cheese to come to room temperature until soft.
Sprinkle garlic or onion salt on top. (About 1/8 to 1/4 tsp.
Add bullion mixture and whip. Add chopped onion.
November 17, 2019
"A smile will even make the darkest of clouds shine." --- Anthony T. Hincks
November 29, 2019
I just resurrected an old recipe. It is so good that I wanted to share it.
Five Hour Stew
2 lb. stew meat
4 carrots large dice
2 potatoes chunked
2 stalks celery chunked
1/2 green pepper chunked
1 med Spanish onion chunked
Place all the above in a dutch oven, something with a tight lid.
Add the following and sprinkle over top.
3 tbsp minute tapioca
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar (scant)
Pour two 6 oz cans of V-8 vegetable juice over all. Cover and bake at 250 degrees for 5 hours. Do not remove the lid until 5 hours are up. This has no pre-cooking.
December 4, 2019
"No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy." --- Thomas Fuller
December 19, 2019
"The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better." --- Robert Kennedy
December 31, 2019
"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been." --- Rainer Maria Rilke
January 13, 2020
"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities." --- Stephen Covey