Fall In Tennessee

Fall In Tennessee

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Chloe and Her Christmas Doll

Chloe On Christmas Eve

What are we waiting for?

I will have to talk with you later, we are going to meeting tonight.

I'm ready to go to meeting, I have the keys and my Bible case.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Out For A Long Winter's Nap

Chloe's Visit To See Great Gamaw In The Hospital

Hold that thought, I need to make a call.

Look What I found On The Stroller!!!

Chloe' Checking Everything Out!

Gamaw, Chloe' & Great Gamaw

Monday, December 1, 2008

Did you know it's getting cold out here?

Pop, letting me play with Lucky.

Coloring for Poppy and Grandmother.

Paradise Macaroons

2 (7 to 8-ounce) packages sweetened shredded coconut
2 ounces sweetened condensed milk
Pinch kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large egg whites at room temperature
5 ounces granulated sugar
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1 ounce vegetable shortening
2 ounces finely chopped dry-roasted macadamia nuts
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Combine the coconut with the sweetened condensed milk, salt and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl.

In the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on medium speed until foamy. Gradually add the sugar and continue to whip the whites until medium peaks form, 6 to 7 minutes.

Gently fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture. Scoop tablespoon-sized mounds onto a parchment-lined half sheet pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately transfer the parchment with the macaroons to a cooling rack. Cool completely before topping.

Fill a 4-quart pot with enough water to come 2 inches up the side, set over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Combine the chocolate chips and shortening in a small metal or glass mixing bowl and set over the simmering pot. Stir occasionally until melted, then remove from the heat.

Dip the cooled cookies in the chocolate mixture, sprinkle with the chopped macadamia nuts and place on parchment paper to set, about 30 minutes.

Cook Time
25 min Level
Intermediate Yield
42 cookies

Recipe courtesy Alton Brown for 12 Days of Cookies 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

God's Accuracy

Anytime you feel like God does not do everything good, try picking up an egg without the shell!

God's accuracy may be observed in the hatching of eggs. For example;

-the eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days;

-those of the canary in 14 days;

-those of the barnyard hen in 21 days.

-The eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 days;

-those of the mallard in 35 days.

-the eggs of the parrot and the ostrich hatch in 42 days. (Notice, they are all divisible by seven).

The lives of each of you may be ordered by the Lord in a beautiful way for His glory, if you will only entrust Him with your life. If you try to regulate your own life, it will only be a mess and a failure. Only the One Who made the brain and the heart can successfully guide them to a profitable end.

God's wisdom is seen in the making of an elephant. The four legs of this great beast all bend forward in the same direction. No other quadruped is so made. God planned that this animal would have a huge body, too large to live on two legs. For this reason He gave it four fulcrums so that it can rise from the ground easily.

The horse rises from the ground on its two front legs first. A cow rises from the ground with its two hind legs first. How wise the Lord is in all His works of creation!

God's wisdom is revealed in His arrangement of sections and segments, as well as in the number of grains.

-Each watermelon has an even number of strips on the rind.

-Each orange has an even number of segments.

-Each ear of corn has an even number of rows.

-Each stalk of wheat has an even number of grains.

-Every bunch of bananas has on its lowest row an even number of bananas, and each row decreases by one, so that one row has an even number and the next row an odd number.

The waves of the sea roll in on shore twenty-six to the minute in all kinds of weather.

All grains are found in even numbers on the stalks, and the Lord specified thirtyfold, sixtyfold, and a hundredfold - all even numbers.

God has caused the flowers to blossom at certain specified times during the day, so that Linneus, the great botanist, once said that if he had a conservatory containing the right kind of soil, moisture and temperature, he could tell the time of day or night by the flowers that were open and those that were closed!

Thus the Lord in His wonderful grace can arrange the life that is entrusted to His care in such a way that it will carry out His purposes and plans, and will be fragrant with His presence.

This should make you feel, safe, loved, and in very good hands, if you are His......most amazing He knows how many hairs on your head...

Author Unknown

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Ducks Enjoying Themselves

Not A Ripple On The Water
Grazing In The Yard
All The Ducks In A Row
Heading Out
Swimming Away