Monday, November 9, 2015

Orange Sherbet Jello

Orange Sherbet Jello

1  3-oz.  Orange Jello
1  Cup  Hot Water
1/3  Cup  Juice from Mandarin Oranges
2  Cups  Orange Sherbet
1  11-oz  Mandarin Oranges, drained and juice reserved
Mini Marshmallows, as desired, about 1 Cup

In a medium bowl, combine the Orange Jello and Hot Water, stirring to dissolve.  Add reserved Orange Juice and Orange Sherbet, stirring until Sherbet is melted.  Chill until thick and syrupy, about 30-45 minutes.  Fold in the Mandarin Oranges and Mini Marshmallows; transfer to serving bowl and chill until set.  Serves 6.

"I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
my soul shall be joyful in my God;
for He hath clothed me with the 
garments of salvation,
He hath covered me with the
robe of righteousness..."
Isaiah 61:10

Orange Cremesicle in a jello!  How very yummy!  This recipe is from my Mom.


Monday, October 26, 2015

Mexican Churros

Mexican Churros

Bring just to a boil in a medium saucepan:
 2-2/3  Cups  Water
1/4  Cup  Brown Sugar
1  teaspoon  Salt

Turn off heat.  Using a hand mixer, beat in until well blended: 
2  Cups  Flour

Mix in:
4  Eggs
1  teaspoon  Vanilla

For Serving:
Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture (I like a ratio of 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon to 1/4-Cup Sugar)

This will make a stiff batter.  Put batter in a large pastry bag with an open star tip. In an electric skillet, heat 1-2 inches of Oil to 350*-375*.  Pipe the Churros into the hot Oil; fry for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes per side, until golden brown.  Churros should be a little doughy on the inside.  Drain on paper towel and roll in Cinnamon Sugar while hot.   This can be made ahead and refrigerated before frying.  It also can be successfully made using a Gluten-Free flour blend (I used King Arthur glutenfree multipurpose flour blend).  Makes about 10-12 very yummy 8-inch Churros.  We enjoy these as a Sunday afternoon snack; it would be fun to do for a Young Folk's gathering, too.

"Go ye therefore,
and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all the things
whatsoever I have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you alway,
even unto the end of the world.
Matthew 28:19 & 20

Mrs. Schaurer and Mrs. Jamison's 5th and 6th Grade Classroom is such an exciting place to be!  Lots of busy, hard-working students, learning all they can about the world around them and the God who created it all.  The last Friday of each month is extra special--it is FUN FRIDAY.  Mrs. Schaurer has a special Country the students visit.  They dress in national costumes (as much as possible), play games originating in this country, eat ethnic foods, make a craft, and learn national facts.  September's country was Mexico, with Carnitas, Frijoles, Arroz, and Jaritos for lunch, Churros for dessert, Ojo de Dios crafts, and a Pinata to end the day!


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

because you're only -{ TEN }- once

Big Sister has turned -{TEN}- and that means it is time for a Celebration!  She has looked forward to longed for (dreamed of!) this Day.  In our household we do -one- Birthday Party with friends, at the milestone of ten years.  J & D had their Birthday Party three years ago and Big Sister has been just waiting for her turn.  Invitations were mailed, the Menu planned, Favors wrapped, Games planned, Food prepared, the Table set.  The guests arrived at 11:00 and the Tea Party began!

"...a woman that feareth the Lord,
she shall be praised."
Proverbs 31:30b

 One of our Games was "Place the Teacup"
a variation of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey

Cucumber Tea Sandwich

Vanilla Scones

 Vanilla Petits Fours

 Chocolate Petits Fours

 Aunt Kristi's Creme Wafers

Mocha Brownie Bites