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The Loft – Fall Recipes

Fall Recipes is our topic at loftThe Loft today.

I’ve been thinking pumpkin for weeks now. Mainly because I have some img_8687canned organic pumpkin that needs using.

And I’ve been thinking about cooler temps, sweaters, (that’s about all we are going to need in Lower Alabama, unless it gets really cold), pots of chili, Mexican cornbread, fireplaces and hot cocoa. The older I get the more I enjoy the Fall. Cool nights and warm covers, family gatherings with food, chatter and laughter. Mix all these things in generous portions and you have my recipe for a Happy Fall! I suspect, however, that is not the recipe expected for sharing at The Loft today.

My chili recipe is not really a recipe, I just throw what I got that resembles chili ingredients in the pot till it feels right and we eat it. I’m not kidding.

Soup!
Oh, I do that the same way. Hmm!

How about Carrot Cake? JT always uses a recipe for that. He’s so exact. He has made it for years and each time he gets out that recipe and follows it exactly. He’s so cute!

Carrot Cake
by Betty Downey (she’s a long time friend, now spending all her time with JESUS)
SIFT TOGETHER:
2 cups plain flour
2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 cups sugar
2 t. cinnamon
ADD:
1 ½ cups cooking oil
4 large eggs (one at a time)
3 cups grated carrots
BEAT BY HAND FOR 15 MINUTES (not kidding! He sets a timer and beats that batter a full 15 minutes!)

Pour into 3 greased 8″ cake pans, bottoms lined with wax paper (comes out easier this way)
Bake at 350 degrees until cake tester comes out clean

Prepare ICING:
Cream together room temperature 8 oz. creamed cheese & 1 stick of butter
Then Add in
1 box confectioner’s sugar (slowly)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
2 t. milk if needed
Mix till creamy.  Lick the beaters while you wait for the cake layers to cool, then frost the cake. Store cake in Frig until you are ready to serve.

That’s it!

Happy Autumn is coming!

Until then + + + Kathie 
The Blood of Jesus is Enough

NO SIN GOES UNPUNISHED.
EITHER WE BEAR IT OR JESUS DOES FOR US; AND WE GET TO CHOOSE WHO DOES THE BEARING. 

Ordinary Days

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I am appreciating an earlier morning thought from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.

“Each day is an important part of that journey.”

 

I’m thinking this ordinary Wednesday or Thursday or any day is an important day.

Today it’s sunny; tomorrow it may rain. Red and white is swaying gently from the gable.  A sturdy water oak extends her sheltering shadow as far as she can. Butterflies dart, rest and dart again from leaf to stem to blade. Life: it’s going on out there. 

It’s going on in here too. 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20  (NLT)

19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the 
Holy Spirit,  who lives in you and was given to you by God?
 You do not belong to  yourself, 
20 for God bought you with a high price. 
So you must honor God with your body.

I watched a documentary yesterday, Monarch Butterflies. Every stage, every day is important. (And some of those days, she’s a real worm!) Each is needed to bring the Monarch to the beauty we appreciate. (Albeit, since yesterday those wormy days and dark in the cocoon days are wildly interesting with charms of their own.  You are tracking this with me, right?) 

Today is important. Submitting this ordinary  day, moment by moment, to the Lordship of our King brings us to our own unique beauty, ordinary day by ordinary day. As in each of the Monarch’s stages of being, we are not yet what we will be, but who we are today must not be wasted or thought little of  – every second given to Him is making us extraordinarily beautiful in our own ordinary way. 🙂

Which led me to this!:

You are as beautiful as Tirtzah, my love,
as lovely as Yerushalayim,
but formidable as an army
marching under banners. source

Jerusalem. Do you know of any place on earth more loved by GOD than Jerusalem? Me either. And formidable?! Could it be DADDY GOD is using this ordinary day to make us formidable in His Kingdom? Formidable as an army marching under banners. I don’t even know what all that means! but I’m thinking it has got to be good!

Did you click and see what Tirtzah means?  Oh yes! On this ordinary day I am Tirtzah! And you my sisters (brothers) are too!

Until then ~ ~ ~ Kathie 
The Blood of Jesus is Enough

 

NO SIN GOES UNPUNISHED.
EITHER WE BEAR IT OR JESUS DOES FOR US; AND WE GET TO CHOOSE WHO DOES THE BEARING. 

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