Thanksgiving has passed, most of the leftovers have been eaten, and it’s time to get more serious about some healthy eating. I need to get back to Bod for God when it starts again.
I hear that the Meadows of Dan Christmas Parade was bigger and better with a lot of nice entries and a large crowd this year.
I’m so thankful for the rain. It was really needed.
Claudine Wood recently enjoyed a visit from her son, Harry, who lives in Tennessee. He was carrying so many presents that Miss Claudine said he looked like Santa Claus. Harry always brings her canned things from his garden. He brought her a lot of pretty clothes. Sounded like she has a new wardrobe.
The Food Ministry has really been blessed lately with a lot of chicken to give to people. Even the “Soup Kitchen” cooked some chicken stew. By the way, the Soup Kitchen is doing great in its new home.
I’m happy to report that my flower friend, Pauline Martin, is doing much better and even worked a bit in her yard and went to church.
It surely was nice to get a pretty Christmas card and note from Gennell Williams of Bassett. Glad to hear that you are doing well with your eyes.
Please keep our friend, Linda Roberts, on your prayer list. She desires your prayers.
Love and prayers go to our friend Ron Henderson, who’s been in a Roanoke hospital. Ron has always called me grandma. Miss you a lot at church and the food ministry.
I’m so sad to hear that Connie Greer’s mother is very sick. Please put this family on your prayer list.
It surely was good to hear from Mary Ann at home in D.C. She had been to the beach with some friends. She’s keeping in touch with us by telephone, texting and The Enterprise.
Household hint: Fixing oatmeal? Try some of these toppers – banana slices, mini chocolate chips, peanut butter, Nutella, brown sugar, dried cranberries.
2 1/2 cups sugar
6 Tbsp. cocoa
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
6 oz. peanut butter
Bring sugar, cocoa and butter to a boil, to 236 degrees on a candy thermometer or until a soft ball forms when dropped in cold water. Remove from heat, add vanilla and peanut butter. Beat until creamy. Pour into a greased pan and cut into squares while still warm.
Food for thought
Choosing to love people well shows the world what God is like. Let’s try to spread love to those we meet.