Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Five Faves: Bringing Back the Worship

A few moons ago when I started to write more regularly, I was doing a Worship Wednesday series where I posted a favorite worship song/video. When I started participating in Hallie's Five Faves linkup, that fell by the wayside. On a related note, does anyone know where they wayside is?

Long story short, I'm bringing worship Wednesday back as part of my five favorites. Why not a little mashup for Jesus? So, here are my five favorites this week, beginning with a little ditty...

Steven Curtis Chapman, Love Take Me Over

This pencil.

From the Minnesota Science Museum c1980s
PS - Is anyone else finding a full moon Valentine's Day
fraught with frightsome possibilities?

It has been with me these 30+ years. I don't even remember when I got it, but it does betray the little fact that I used to be a bit of a rockhound in my early years. There was a span of time where I wanted to be a geologist and my parents may have indulged me by bringing back rocks of every size, shape and condition from many a family vacation. Note: I no longer want to be a geologist. I do still enjoy rocks.


I do heart making scones now that I have "perfected" my basic recipe. Downton Abbey nights are just not complete without a lovely scone treat.

3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tbsp corn starch
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp butter

3/4 cup milk or heavy cream
1 egg
2 tsps vanilla extract

Flavor suggestions:
Brown Sugar/Cinnamon - use brown sugar and add 1 tbsp of cinnamon
Orange Vanilla - zest two large oranges, use 1/2 cup milk and 1/4 cup orange juice
Orange Cranberry - zest two large oranges, throw in dried cranberries to desired flavoring, use 1/2 cup milk and 1/4 cup orange-cranberry juice mix.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cornstarch, and salt. Using a cheese grater, grate in the butter, slowly mixing and kneading the flour to eventually achieve a coarse, cornmeal consistency. Leave a small well in the middle of the dry ingredients.

In a medium bowl, mix together the egg, milk and vanilla. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms. Once dough forms into a large ball, turn dough onto a floured surface. Spread the dough out to form a wheel about 1 inch in thickness. Cut into 8 wedges.

Places wedges on a large, flat baking sheet, leaving at least 1 inch in between slices. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving. Lick lips and enjoy!!

I've added whipped cream and/or lemon curd on the side so far as a little flavor boost. De-lish!

Anchovy stuffed olives. 

I know, sounds...pungent. So...yum!

Psych Season 8 Episode 1

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Might be the funniest episode they've ever had. Well, it's definitely in the top ten at least. Too bad all the other episodes are locked only to be enjoyed by the bourgeois who pay for cable. We may or may not have found a source online to watch the rest of the season. Then again, there is always Amazon Prime.

That's all from this corner for now. Go visit Hallie at Moxie Wife to see what's got her and the rest of the linkers singing "ooh-la-la!"

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