Saturday, March 31, 2007

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
James 1:17

Hello! Here are some pictures of our bushes and the fresh spring blossoms that were on one of our Bradford Pear trees. We have received a lot of rain here, lately and these plants are thriving. :-)

And here's some recipes that make great snacks! Enjoy!

Bread Sticks or Pizza Crust

1 1/4 cup water
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
2-6 Tbsp. olive oil ( we use 3 Tbsp. oil)
1/2 -1 tsp. Italian or pizza seasoning (optional)
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
3 cups unbleached flour
1 Tbsp. yeast

Set to dough cycle on Bread machine. Roll out on greased cookie sheet, sprinkle with garlic salt California style, (optional).Bake at 450* for 15 minutes.

Note: These are also great with spaghetti!

Chewy Granola Bars

1 Cup Sugar
1/3 Cup of Water
1 Cup of Regular Smooth or Crunchy Peanut Butter
1 Tbs. Vanilla
5 Cups Whole Oats
1 Cup Chocolate Chips

Heat first three ingredients in a large pan mixing well until sugar is dissolved. Let cool for 3 minutes and add vanilla. Stir in oats until well moistened. Then stir in chocolate chips. Line a 9 x 13 pan with waxed paper. Spread out and press mix into bottom of pan. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Turn onto a cutting board and peel off waxed paper. Cut in half lengthwise and then into bars. Store in the refrigerator.

Don't lose heart!

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