Having joy when those around are discouraged and discontent
Practicing patience when those around are hurried and frantic
Shining in goodness when those around do evil
Reaching out in kindness when those around are difficult
Blue Cheese Crips
1 Baguette 1/4 cup olive oil 1 5 oz container of blue cheese crumbles, softened 1/2 stick butter, softened 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Slice baguette into slices about 1/3 inch thick Brush with olive oil and bake at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes. Mix softened blue cheese, butter and pecans in small mixing bowl. Turn baguette slices over and spread cheese mixture on each slice. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
Favorite Salsa Recipe
1 block of Monteray Jack Chees with Jalepeno Peppers,grated 1 can of chopped green chilies 1 can of chopped black olives 3 Roma tomatoes, diced 3 green onions, chopped 3/4 cup of Zesty Italian dressing
Mix all ingredients and chill. Serve with tortilla chips. Ugly but delicious!
It seems that the older I get the more I appreciate the great stories told by my relatives. The stories range from walking to school in the snow, barefooted, uphill both ways to dating on a mule, to getting up at 4:00 AM to milk the cows and collect the eggs before going to school. I used to not really care to hear all of this, thinking that it was boring. Of course, I was probably a teenager at the time and was very easily bored with just about anything having to do with the "old days." But now I love to hear these stories and have a new respect for the lives of my relatives. They talk about life without TV and cars, indoor plumbing, and having to work in the fields, since most of their food came from their gardens. I guess we can tell our grandchildren about our early lives without microwaves, VCR's, DVD's, IPods, Wireless Internet, and cell phones. I'm sure this will be very boring to them and they will find it hard to believe that we grew up so deprived. But that's the way it was in the "old days."