Thursday, September 10, 2009

Nice surprises

I got a call at work almost at the end of my day...
The "caller" on the other end asked what I thought of his menu idea for supper,
which included some, "fried green tomatoes and onions".

"Don't make too many," I said, thinking I didn't remember if I liked them or not.
My mom used to make them, which I never tried...
and I made them once upon special request
early on in our married life.

The aroma upon entering the door was amazing! I could hardly wait
to chow down!

I asked what he had done...."just added a little basil."

I have to tell you - they were delicious I will share his recipe.

Not the best picture... I almost forgot to take one
before most of them were devoured!

Fried Green Tomatoes & Onions

1 large onion, halved and sliced semi-thickly
2 large green tomatoes, sliced and quartered
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp basil (that may be a bit much - he just sprinkled some in)
A little salt to taste (very little)

Fry the onions and green tomatoes slowly in the butter and olive oil in a non-stick pan. Turn frequently until they are nicely brown and beginning to caramelize. About half way through the cooking process, add the basil and continue until they are deliciously golden.


Oh, and the other surprise was these...

...anonymously sent to my office..."just because"
Oh the glances I got :)

P.S. you'll have to imagine the beautiful orange lily
which had to be removed becuse it made my eyes burn...

how could anonymous know?

Friday, September 4, 2009

God is Sovereign

Please say a prayer for our kids today.

Warren & Liane received some sad news yesterday, a day that started out with much anticipation and excitement.

But we know God is sovereign and we rest in that.

Their little one is with Him now, safe...running and playing with siblings and
a little cousin who arrived not so long ago.

I'm picturing my dad with his arms full...
oh how he loveds little ones

It's a beautiful picture when you ponder...

There's a song our kids have often done during worship -
it's become one of my favourites and comes
to mind again (thinking of the first few words)

My Saviour My God
I am not skilled to understand
What God has willed, what God has planned

I only know at His right hand
Stands one who is my Saviour

I take Him at His word and deed
Christ died to save me; this I read
And in my heart I find a need

Of Him to be my savior

That He would leave His place on high

And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Saviour


My Saviour loves, My Saviour lives
My Saviour's always there for me

My God: He was, my God; He is
My God is always gonna be

Yes, living, dying, let me bring

My strength, my solace from this spring;
That He who lives to be my King
Once died to be my Saviour

That He would leave His place on high

And come for sinful man to die

You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Saviour!

... remembering all our little ones

~ Nana