Last night, I opened my home to the women of Oasis Christian Community. We had some good food, watched One Night with the King, and, of course, chatted it up.
I made plenty of food because I knew not how many people were going to show. We had more than enough to eat. Not pictured: Chicken n dumplins. What a wonderful evening!
We had a wonderful time. I’m looking forward to our event next quarter.
Yesterday, my much-anticipated stand mixer arrived. I grabbed the DSLR to document the opening of the package. I moved the box and discovered the top was not sealed correctly. Snapped a pic. Opened the box and snapped several pictures. Realized the inside box was too heavy, turned it all sideways, took a pic. Opened the interior box and snapped a pic. Removed the stand mixer and placed it on the stove. Snap. Cleaned off the part of the counter where the mixer would go. Snap. Checked the pic.
The memory card wasn’t in.
From here, we pick up the actual pictures from the adventures of the day.
The open boxes:
The first stop, stove:
This is where it’s going:
Home sweet home:
I think she’ll be good friends with the toaster [oven]. They’re already whispering secrets.
She’s so beautiful. Even The Hunk came in and said, “pretty!” when he saw her.
So, the first thing that came from the mixer was home-made pretzels. Here are those pics; you can find that recipe here.
Pan of pretzels; we only had one cookie sheet, so I had to squeeze them all in. It worked, but hopefully we’ll get more cookie sheets soon.
The best result:
More adventures to come, friends!
Your summer breakin’ friend,
Today, we threw our second party since moving into our apartment. We threw a shower for Tim and Liz, two people who have been with Oasis for about five years. The shower was co-ed party so the guys could enjoy the fun; we had a cook-out and ate way too much food but had plenty leftover.
I caught this pic just as we finished setting up and between snacking and waiting for more guests to arrive.
I love taking pictures of texture. I may not always be detail-minded, but the details of things I see can captivate me. There are many more pics from the event; check them out!
Best wishes to Tim and Liz as they start their lives together at the end of this summer.
This was my reaction, this evening, when making chili on this cold, gloomy, winter evening. I’ve made chili before, but the aroma and flavor weren’t quite right. I was a little extra generous in some ingredients this time, which lead to a familiar aroma instead of a knock-off sort of smell.
Also, it helps that Rev. Husband added green peppers and chopped dried red peppers.
Here’s the gallery of tonight’s cooking endeavor:
Here’s my recipe:
- One pound of browned ground beef
- One can tomato sauce
- One can diced tomatoes
- One can chili beans
- Garlic powder to taste
- Onion powder to taste
- Chili powder to taste
- A couple splashes of Worcestershire sauce
- One chopped green onion
- Two chopped dried red pepper
Mix ingredients together into a large pot; heat on medium for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. :)