Thursday, June 28, 2012

Super Easy Hot Sauce

If y'all like yourselves some HOT sauce and you are tired of buying it and constantly running out and having your son ask you again..."we're all out of hot sauce?"Then, my friends, you've some to the right place. This is the easiest recipe I've ever made and it came out perfectly just like Andrea @  said it would! Thanks Andrea! I did not even use cayenne peppers, just some super-di-duper hot peppers that my neighbor Teresa T. grows in her backyard garden. Thanks neighbor Teresa! So, all of that being said, here is the recipe for Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce! Try it and let me know what you think.....

                                              Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce

  • Pint-sized glass jar(canning jar) with lid
  • Fill jar with peppers
  • Add 2 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 4-5 garlic cloves (I peeled them)
  • Add enough water to cover peppers
  • Place lid on tightly and shake well
  • Place in pantry to ferment for 2 weeks
  • Place contents of jar in blender and blend away
  • Ta Da....hotsauce!
  • Store in refrigerator for up to one year(or maybe one week at my house!)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Graduation 2012 Picture Preview

The Graduate
  Well, we finally got around to the long awaited photo shoot. After a few busy weeks, Matthew was home and Rachel's camera was ready!!!!! So here are some shots she took...not too bad for an amateur :)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's Day 2012...a day late

     Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband, my Father-in-law in Oregon and Fathers everywhere! Thank you Father-in-law LWR for showing your son how to be a good Dad! Remembering my dear Dad and Papa to my kiddos who now rests in Jesus....what terrific memories I have from a delightful childhood! How my Dad loved his children and delighted  in playing with us. From kite-flying to bike riding to roller skating to beach trips to camping and on and on and on...he always made sure we had something to do. Thanks Dad so much....I would not be the woman I am today if it weren't for you and I can't wait to see you again in heaven!!!!   But most of all, I am so very thankful for my Heavenly Father who loved those who are His so much that He made a way for us to return to Him someday!
      "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned....John 3:16-18
        Do you know my Heavenly Father, Jesus His Son and the Holy Spirit? He can be YOUR saving God, too. Take some time to get to know Him by reading the book of John....I guarantee it will be time well spent :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Word for Wednesday....

"Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
 How unsearchable His judgments,
  and His paths beyond tracing out!
  Who has known the mind of the Lord?
   Or who has seen His counselor?
    Who has ever given to God, 
     that God should repay Him?
   For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things.
 To Him be glory forever!    Amen."       Romans 11:33-36
Beautiful thoughts from His Word! Cannot live this life on my own...I must come to Him for strength for He is the giver of life and hope and joy!Trusting Him today....are you? In what ways is God showing Himself  faithful in your life?


Friday, June 1, 2012

Summer is here...well, almost!

 If you are reading along in the Bible: Exodus1:1-Exodus15:18                                                                                              
Does anyone else remember this book from childhood?
This book was always a favorite of mine. I wished that I could step into the pictures and enjoy all the fun these two were having with their dog!
 Since I am seriously looking to keep to a budget I am now using solar power to dry our in hanging the clothes outside on the clothesline. I really think it is fun! When I first got my clothesline I told a friend that I was so enjoying hanging the clothes outside and she looked at me as if I had just about lost my mind! Then she said to let her know when the honeymoon was over...well, one year later, I am still enjoying my moments spent out in the fresh air, hearing the birds sing and watching the clouds go by. In other words, the honeymoon is still on! Especially when the gas bill is at least $5 to $7 cheaper each month when I am consistent. Plus Vitamin D is really, really good for you...prevents and heals cancer and a whole lotta other maladies! Anyone else enjoy using their clothesline?
Now this little apron thingie is very special to me. Isn't it adorable? Embroidered by hand and piped in red..... I've named the little lady that you see here "Fran".She looks like she is having a great time hanging out her laundry, doesn't she? Even has the bluebirds to assist her! This little gem belonged to my Mom but it doesn't look like she ever used it although I do remember her hanging out many, many ,many loads of wash. I am now using it to hold my clothespins as I string the clothes along the line and it is a timesaver. Get out and enjoy some sun today :)