I tried to do it on my own, but with a little more practice I think I can get it.
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I have been searching for the dessert my grandparents used to buy when in Salzburg; and I found it.
I tried to do it on my own, but with a little more practice I think I can get it.
I will link you to the youtube that I watched. Mind you, you have to google translate it unless you know German.
I was reading in Malachi a passage that posed this question, and it got me thinking. The original words, however, were in a negative context against the Lord; however, I thought to change it to a positive. God told a people that He loved them. Yet the people challenged Him back, How have you loved us? Wow. To talk so disrespectfully to God is scary. However it's a question, put in the right attitude of the heart that is worth exploring.
How has the Lord Loved you?
Take a memory walk with me.
Where were you a year ago with your understanding of God?
Where were you 5 years ago?
How about 10 years ago?
Can you go back to 15 years ago?
Okay maybe 20?
Depending on your age, you can keep going back.
Think, Remember, Ponder for a moment.
How has the Lord loved you?
Do you sense His love wrapping all about your life? I do.
I think of the family He put me in.
I can think of the times He comforted me through pain and loss.
I can think of the jobs he provided me with.
I can think of my salvation and all things associated with being His child.
The moments of Him putting songs in my heart to write.
The times of His presence in pure worship before Him.
His whispers of love through His Word and in meditation of those things.
The times of His answered to prayer.
Giving me opportunity to speak of His love to the lost.
Giving me a husband
Giving me children
The list goes on and on.
Too each of things there are tons of God Stories and I love Him for that.
How has the Lord Loved You?
More specifically. All through out my life, God has done something really wonderful for me. He puts fallen roses and flowers in my path. Time and time again as I am walking through the years, I would almost step on these flowers that were before my feet. It's happened so often in just the right moment, it can only be Divinely placed.
I remember specifically one of the first ones. I was walking into South Coast Plaza mall early in the morning to get a cup of coffee. It was around the time, I was in a relationship that I felt God was calling me to leave. Sometimes, you just want to hold on to them because you want someone to hold on too. So I was really talking to the Lord about this. As I walked on the sidewalk, in front of me was a fallen rose: beautifully yellow and pinkish mixed. It still had it's long stem on it and almost looked perfect with just a hint of a worn out. I was laying there all alone. No one in sight. No one around. I looked around. I looked up. I looked everywhere and all was quiet around me. I walked over to it. Picked it up. I still looked around. I sensed the Lord speak to my heart, "I love you."
I knew God was saying that His love was enough for me. He wanted me to let go of that person, and to hold on to Him.
It wasn't the easiest thing to do, but looking back that guy wasn't my husband. I would have been wasting my time to stay in that relationship where there would have been no future.
Not every time had such a big reason for me. I just am reminded of God's love for me every time I see a fallen flower.
The other day after I told my children about how God shows His love for me, we were walking down at the beach. My son yelled and ran to a fallen flower, "Mom, God really does that for you," as he picked up and handed to me. "Yes, son and He's just done that for you too."
How does God love on you?
Do you have a God story?
Does God show you in special ways?
If you want to share, please comment below so we can all be blessed.
IF you haven't seen God move like that in your life, simply ask Him.
His love for you isn't any different for you or for me.
I hope waking down memory, spurs your heart for your relationship with Him.
Okay this is our time to give great shout out of what we are thankful for.
I have to say there are so many things that I am thankful for that
I can't write it all down.
I am sure you are thankful for a lot of things so here are some categories just to help you along:
Your body (every cell and every system), Your family, Your Heritage, Creation on land-in the sea-in the
air-in outer space-, Food including Lattes, Shelter, Health, Transportation, Church, Friends,
Finances, Memories, Sunsets, Sunrises, Pets, Music, Your talents, All the Extra's in our life
that show us we are beloved by God. OF course I'm forgetting something: so much to be thankful for.
Enjoy Being Thankful!!!
I am very saddened to learn that many Churches do not encourage their members to vote here in the USA. I think we really need to rethink ourselves beyond the church to our citizenship. We are first citizen of Christ and then to America. If we want our values, morals, and hearts be done here in this land, we must VOTE. We must Vote in a way that honors our King and honors our Country.
I have a Document my friend at Eagle Forum Put together. She would love it if you passed it along to any church, any organization, or any voter to help see what Voting Biblically looks like. Granted this subject is a hot topic and I pray this helps you form your views. Blessings.
We had the unique opportunity to sing Christmas Carols at the mall this year. God just put the right kids together for this event. They sang on each level of Macy's with guitarist Van and cajon player Stephen. I've never lead anything like this before and truly it was a blessing. At one point I just looked up and saw all those beautiful faces, and shed a tear or two of joy. Thank you Lord for this blessing and opportunity for my kiddos to serve and proclaim your Holy Name this wonderful time of the year.
Blessings to you all.
I was walking with my husband the other day and I was reflecting on my childhood. I was thinking about all the limits my parents placed on us. There were things like, early bedtime, no sugar cereals, I had to eat everything on my plate, I couldn't play unless I read for 30 minute, waking up at 6, strive to get straight A, only have a limited time on tv, chores before play and the rules like "do as I say not as I do." Well, not to say these were either right or wrong it was just as my childhood boundaries were.
I laughed at some of them now but the even greater irony is that I actually still follow a lot of those things as an adult.
Here I remember as a child so excited that one day I could stay up as long as I wanted, watch as many shows as I wanted, eat ice cream in the middle of the night if I wanted too, buy whatever I wanted at the store, play as many games as I wanted, not do chores until I felt like it, and definitely talk as long as I wanted on the phone. LOL
I look at my husband and said, "it's funny how, I still restrict myself in so many ways."
His answers "Your using wisdom in I promoting a healthy lifestyle". or something to that effect.
Well, Yes, I believe that is true but Today I said,
I want to have the life I dreamed as a kid and I want to do what I want when I want.
That sounds child like enough...
I've decided if I want to eat the cake and ice cream, I will.
If I don't want to go somewhere, I won't.
I am going to do as much as my childhood wonders wants,
my kids wake up.
Well, as a mother I still have obligations that I have to meet so, I should have thought of this Child Like Day in my single years. lol
Anyway, Today I still deem this as my
Child Like Day.
I am going to relax on the structure and let my self be more free.
one of the kids just woke up.
Oh well, these are just thoughts anyways.
A little note appeared on my kitchen floor...
and oh how it made my morning sweet.
It's amazing how just one little note like this can really brighten up my day.
Often times I can get caught up in all the "to dos" for the day right as I step out of bed.
Immediately I think of the tasks that need to be done, the food that needs to be prepared, the lessons that need to be taught, the laundry that needs to be washed, the dishes that need to be unloaded, the bills that need to be paid, the people that need to be called, kids that need to be loved, and a husband that needs to be thought of and in all of it, I can get whisked away with chores. Then, I get a note like this and I realize that I am loved. I reminds me that I am loved and that I am thought of and that why I do the things I do is because I am loved.
I never want to be doing out of an obligated heart verses an overwhelming heart of love.
I want my motivation not to be the "have toos" but the "get toos"
But truth be told, I was slipping into duty not calling mode that morning when I laid eye on the note.
I am loved. I am blessed. I am thankful. I am to do these things in the spirit of love and enjoyment as I see the needs of my family be met through the hands that God has given me.
How little the note, how big the impact.
Maybe you might need to do a little pen to paper for someone today. It will never hurt to leave someone with such a thing.
If you happen to need a note today, I know just the place...
God' Word is filled with little notes of love. They are called scriptures. There are tons of them in the Bible. Open it up and find one just for you today.
Note Blessing are the Best.
Thank you honey for the pick me up.
I have a trick for you that is sure to make your kids smile.
Just look at my little one. He is so excited to bring you this good news.
(Not really, he was happy to have a successful photo bombing moment in my picture. Anyway, with a look like that I just had to leave it just the way it was.)
The Spatula Trick.
You probably already do it, you probably already know it, you probably don't have an issue with it but it becomes a bit topic here in the Berry Kitchen.
What it is? Spatula Trick
When you are making cupcakes,
Did you know that by using a spatula to scrape out your bowl you can get sometimes a whole entire cupcake out of the mix?
When you are making cookies,
Did you know that by using a spatula to scrape out your bowl you can get another cookie or two out of the dough?
When making pancakes,
Did you know that by using a spatula to scrape out your bowl you can get a few more pancakes out of the batter?
When making frosting,
Did you know that by using a spatial to scrape out your bowl you can get a few more dollops of icing from your ingredients?
So did you? Did you know?
Well, try it and you will see just what I am talking about.
If you really want to squeeze out every bit of goodness, get yourself in the habit of using that spatula.
I didn't learn this method because I wanted the extra's, I learned it from my husband that comes around and starts putting a spatula to everything I make. He is the one that insists we use the spatula trick. It makes "him" so happy to show me all the EXTRAS he's gotten out of the mix.
Honestly, it used to urk me a bit. I sit there watching him scrape every bit out of my dough. At first, I was like "Don't touch my dough dude." But the more he did it, the more and more I realized how quickly I could stretch my creations.
Without him knowing, I tried the method yesterday with my cup cake batter. What was the result?
The Extra Cupcake that finished the tray.
How did my husband get so smart?!?
I know he'd be proud.
Thanks, Honey for the Spatula Trick, Now lets enjoy.
Warning, the kids might not like this trick after all because it really doesn't leave them too much yum to lick after your done.
At 3:00am I woke up thinking: I need applesauce.
Well, that might sound like a very easy task but today it was a challenge.
So why didn't I just get in my car and go to the store?
(Namely I fell back to sleep and lost my opportunity to go to the store at that crazy hour)
Why not just send my husband?
Well, that too sounded like logical reasons for sure, but today it was out of the question.
Why? I don't think you really want to know.
(Okay you do? there is a sickness in my house that has us grounded. That's all the hints I will give to this unpleasant bug)
As for my hubby, actually, I thought about waking him up. He's good like that. He'd go if I asked him. I thought and though until 3:15am and then decided against it. He planned to leave at 4:45am this morning for work, so I didn't think applesauce was that important to get him up an hour early.
So at 6:00am when I awoke again, I did the next best thing: make my own.
Thankfully, I had all the ingredients on hand.
I got right to work.
There is just something about cooking apples that reminds me of my yesteryears.
I remember gramps loving to make homemade applesauce and tapioca puddings. It was one way to make the house smell great and keep the grand kids happy.
I remember him taking the applesauce and grinding it up with a handy dandy apparatus. He always just had the right tool for the right job.
(I found one recently at Ace Hardware. I hope it works as good as his.)
Boy is he missed.
As for the recipe, I am adapting from ThePioneerWoman.
It's really simple to do and really very little effort.
I just hope it settles well in my kiddos today. lol
After all, they're the reason I am up slaving over the kitchen.
Well, however your day find you today,
Here she is all ready to be gobbled up. Either by them or by me. Weee
When I said,
To just have fun telling stories, sharing thoughts, and just getting a laugh out of life.