Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lessons from Titus

The Tuesday morning study group is going through Titus this semester. This is a compact letter, that when unpacked, is loaded with tons of truth, and practical application for living out a faith filled life.

So, wow, have I fallen short in so many areas of Christian living.

Titus tells us three reasons we should be compelled to follow the instructions regarding Biblical womanhood. First, (2:5) we don't want to dishonor the Word of God. Second, (2:8) so that others may be embarrassed...the way a child is when you point out someyhing wrong they just did, which causes them to say sorry and correct their behavior. And last, (2:10) that we may adorn the Word of God. In other words, our actions match our words. (walk the talk)

So...I am reflecting on my behavior, my beliefs, and what the Bible has to say to women. Looking forward to unwrapping more from this little letter!

Cajun chicken

Tried a new recipe from Pinterest tonight.

2 chicken breasts, cut up
4 tsp cajun seasoning
4 Tbsp butter, divided
3 cups cream (or 1 cup cream, 2 cups whole milk)
1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/4 (or 1/2) tsp garlic powder
1 pkg penne pasta, cooked and drained
Roma tomato, diced (or a 1/2 jar of sun-dried tomatoes)
Shredded parmesan cheese
Green onions

Coat chicken with cajun seasoning, and saute in 2 T butter.
Combine 2 T butter, cream, lemon pepper, salt, pepper, and garlic. Heat until bubbly.
Pour over cooked pasta, top with tomatoes, green onion, and chicken pieces and parmesan.
Fear focuses on self.
Faith focuses on Christ.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Choc choc chip cookies

These are remarkably easy and yummy!

2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups chocolate chips, 2 Hershey's chocolate bars, chopped or M&M'S

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl stir together flour, salt, and baking soda. In another large bowl stir together butter, both sugars, eggs, vanilla and cocoa. Gradually stir flour mixture into butter mixture and mix until combined. Stir chocolate chips and walnuts, if using, and stir to distribute evenly.
For cookies: Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets and bake about 10 minutes. Cool on a baking rack.