Oh, how glad I am to be back! I missed you all. I've started to tell y'all things and then remembered about my computer. I sure did have the urge to hug my UPS man. You'd have thought it was my birthday when that package came.
Anyway...I've kept busy with housework, kid stuff, and pulling off some old wallpaper in my bedroom. We also had company over last night. It was lots of fun, we did breakfast for supper. Don't know what you'd call that--brupper or supfast? Meredith and I picked flowers for the centerpieces. I took pictures and I'll show you them tomorrow. I know, I don't normally post on Saturdays, but I've got to make up for lost time.
One of the things we had last night was Blueberry Crunch. It's something I like to serve at a brunch, so I figured it'd work well for brupper/supfast. It would be yummy to take as a dessert to your 4th of July cookouts as well, very easy to do and always gets lots of compliments. The recipe came from a lady I used to work for, she was an excellent cook.
You know I can never leave things alone. The recipe calls for adding the pineapple, but I don't. I don't like the mix of pineapple and blueberries together. I use chunks or rings instead of the crushed pineapple. I only add the juice and then serve the pineapples on the side. I used rings this time and am saving them to grill to go on top of our burgers for the 4th. I add a little extra blueberries since I leave out the pineapple, closer to 4 cups.
1 (20 0z.) can of crushed (or chunks) pineapple with juice
3 c. blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 c. sugar, divided
1 bx yellow cake mix
2 sticks (1 c.) butter, melted
1 c. chopped pecans
Butter a 9x13 pan. Layer pineapple (or juice only), blueberries, 3/4 c. sugar, cake mix, melted butter, pecans, and 1/4 c. sugar. Cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, until the top is browned.
P.S. It's also good with vanilla ice cream.
And don't forget, since it's Friday, it's time for our mini Bible study together from Romans 12:9-21. This is our third week and we're to the command to "be devoted to one another in brotherly love". What's that? We should be dedicated and loving to each other. There are several reasons for this. To find out what they are, we need to do a little flipping of the pages in our Bibles. I'll write out the passages in case you don't have one handy.
The first passage we need to turn to is in the book of John, chapter 13. "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:34-35 We do it, first and foremost, because Christ commands it. He also tells us to love as He has loved us; that's a big order (not with a passing nod as we go about our own business). And, He tells us that when we do love people with His kind of love, it'll be a witness to the watching world that we are His disciples.
Go now to I Thessalonians 4:9. "Now about brotherly love we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other." How are we taught to love? We are taught by God Himself.
Keep going on over to Hebrews 13:1-2. "Keep on loving each other as brothers. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by doing so some people have entertained angels without knowing it." Our devotion should be continuous and should include hospitality. We shouldn't be Sunday morning Christians only. Our church family should be included in our everyday lives. And, our doors should be open to show God's love, sometimes with the most spectacular results.
It's so good to spend a few minutes with you. I haven't forgotten about the jelly. I'm making it next week, so anyone who still wants to get in on a jar needs to join us as a friend. Have a great weekend!
Don't you love this pretty plant? It grows really tall in the summer. I got it from a small cutting from our friend Ruth. She called it Turk's Cap. My aunt Betty calls them Flordia Bells. Whatever you want to call them, they're pretty.