Doing what we do

We don’t normally talk about our “good deeds” but this one is definitely worth sharing… So this morning after paying for our breakfast at Hardee’s drive thru we decided to pay for the man in line behind us.  Much to our surprise we were basically flagged down a mile (and several stop signs and turns later) by the man we’d “treated”. He thanked us repeatedly, and told us he owned a (very profitable) business here in our town and that he would definitely pay it forward today in a very big way to someone else…and so the crusade continues…

Homemade Pralines

Recently, we’ve had several people request that we brew up a batch of our “famous” homemade pralines – so we decided to oblige them. The recipe we use is one that has been tweeked and re-vamped so many times over the years that we’re unsure where it started or what the original measurements or ingredients were…but we’ve managed to settle on something that’s amazingly delicious. We use an old dutch oven that has been in the family for many generations and we look for the freshest pecans on the market ensuring a praline that’s velvety smooth and chock full of pecans.

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Be sure and check back tomorrow for a look at the finished product~

 

 

Quick and Tasty

 

YOGA RETREAT

So we decided to try a recipe that was recently posted on FB by “Food Recipes”.  With a 5-10 minute prep time and 45 minutes in a 375 degree oven this is a quick and delicious weekday dish that’s sure to please even the pickiest members of the family. Here, have a look at it…

1/2 c parmesan cheese,
1 c Greek yogurt -plain
1 tsp garlic powder, 
1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 tsp pepper,
Spread mix over chicken breasts, bake at 375 45 mins

      Hope you enjoy it as much as we did~

food for thought

Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men. (Mark 1:17)

Here are three simple suggestions to become fishers of men and to spread the gospel. Try these simple steps and let the grace of the Holy Spirit work through you.

1) Ask God to give you a desire to share his good news.

2) Find the courage to ask people, even strangers, “Can I pray with you?” (You’d be surprised at how many people are open to a quiet, nonthreatening invitation).

3) Invite people to join you for church service. Offer to pick them up if they can’t make it on their own. Take them out to breakfast afterwards. Become a friend, and your love for Christ will rub off on them.

Tell us how you spread the Word of God…

 

With all the health and fitness talk going around these days we decided to throw in our “two cents worth”…

This is our favorite quick pick smoothie which was created right here in “bistro Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns”

2 c whole frozen strawberries
12 oz Yoplait strawberry yogurt
2/3 c Kefir
2 tsp Truvia
(1/4 c protein drink optional)

Top it off with a bit of whip cream and enjoy!

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Unborn Children…

Although this is a late post, it’s never too late to PRAY…In all of the Catholic churches in the U.S., January 22 has been designated as a particular day of prayer and penance, called the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children”. We are called to observe this day through prayer, fasting and/or giving alms. This day of penance is for all victims of abortion.

Pope Francis says, “Human life must always be defended from its beginning in the womb and must be recognized as a gift of God that guarantees the future of humanity.”

Remember that there are alternatives to abortion – if you know someone who is pregnant and afraid, please call 800-712-HELP (4357).

If someone you know is suffering after abortion, please call Project Rachel at 888-456-HOPE (4673).

Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of life!