Monday, August 24, 2009

Experimental Vaccines to Be Given to Children

Dear Friends,

If you have children in public schools, I encourage you to check your school's policy on this issue. Wherever you may stand on the vaccination debate, it is good for each family to investigate and decide what is best for each of their children. Asking questions only reinforces our power to choose! :-)

Mama Rachel

Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Beautiful Article

(Facebookers, forgive me! I know this is an anomaly for me to be posting on my blog twice in one day. I just couldn't help but share this article with all the wives out there!)

Tonight, I read an article on, and it's still sinking in for me.

My husband is so good to me. He tells me I'm beautiful-- something I always wanted to be, though never really have been. But I know he's telling me the truth, because I'm beautiful to HIM.

The following article talks about this kind of thing much better than I can, but I just have to say how grateful I am that my husband, really and truly, thinks I'm beautiful.

And he's wonderful enough to tell me so. :-)

(Read the article below-- I know you'll love it!)

Recipes for Abundant Zucchini!

I have a wonderful family! They have been very generous with their garden surplus, and zucchini is a big part of the abundance we've been given. So, I called my mom today, and got some yummy zucchini recipes. With the smell of baking zucchini bread wafting throughout my home, I thought I'd share a couple recipes with you! :-) (I'll start the relish later tonight...)

Zucchini Bread

1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
3 beaten eggs
1 c. vegetable oil

Combine and beat the above well. Then add:
2 c. peeled and grated uncooked zucchini
3 tsp. vanilla

Mix the following dry ingredients together, then add them to the wet ingredients:
3 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. ground cinnamon

Grease and flour 2 loaf pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes to one hour. After removing it from the oven, top with butter or a powdered sugar glaze.

De-lish Zucchini Hot Dog Relish

10 cups of peeled and grated uncooked zucchini
4 cups of ground onions (grind in a food processor or blender)
4 large green peppers, grated
1/4 CUP salt

Combine the above together in a large pot, and let it stand, covered, overnight. In the morning, drain, rinse, and set it aside. Then add:
2 1/2 cups vinegar
3 cups of sugar
1 tea. cornstarch
1 tea. turmeric powder
1 tea. ground nutmeg
2 tsp. celery seed
1/2 tsp. black pepper

Simmer for 20 minutes on low. Heat up jar lids. Then place relish in hot glass pint jars and place a hot lid on each, and screw the jar rings on. Set the jars aside on a towel to sit and seal for 24 hours. Check to make sure the lids are sealed before storing.

Makes 6 and 3/4 pint jars.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Recommended Website

My cousin told me about this great website for re-making and repurposing old things to make into new things. (Thanks Tylynn!) It's so fun! It's called "Make It and Love It." Check it out! :-)

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