The prayer chain was a hit! Students are really believing God for great things. Please keep praying for us as we get this new semester rolling!
I wanted to share a fun summer recipe that is so tasty you will want to lick the bowl clean. I first tasted this when Susan brought it to a birthday party we had for some boys at church. Later that week, it was STILL on my mind, so my personal assistant, Google, found it for me!
2 kiwis, peeled and diced
2 Golden Delicious apples – peeled, cored and diced
8 ounces raspberries
1 pound strawberries
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor
10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
butter flavored cooking spray
2 cups cinnamon sugar
In a large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, Golden Delicious apples, raspberries, strawberries, white sugar, brown sugar and fruit preserves. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Coat one side of each flour tortilla with butter flavored cooking spray. Cut into wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle wedges with desired amount of cinnamon sugar. Spray again with cooking spray.
Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges. Allow to cool approximately 15 minutes. Serve with chilled fruit mixture.
I just enjoyed a lovely evening with my sweet, sweet freshmen, sophomore, junior, SENIOR girls! I’ve been humbled to lead them for the past 3 years and am excited to see where God will take them. (There are about 16 of them, but here’s who’s in Cola for the summer.)
We had a great meal together…crock pot BBQ chicken, (God bless the person–had to be a mom of multiples–who invented the crock pot), straight from the farmer’s market mashed potatoes and salad with homemade croutons on it! (I’ve never attempted this before, but when I realized the amazing homemade bread from the farmer’s market dried out in my fridge, I knew I had to do something with that 50% whole wheat sourdough, bundle of joy!)
Cut bread slices into 1 inch squares. In a non-stick fry pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. When hot, add the bread cubes to pan, making sure to spread evenly over bottom. Sprinkle the garlic powder, parsley flakes, and basil leaves over the bread while it toasts. Take the remaining olive oil and sprinkle evenly over the bread. Stir the cubes every 2 to 3 minutes to toast evenly on all sides. Cool and toss into plastic bag and keep in refrigerator until ready to use.
On another completely random note…does the fact that it’s Friday not just make you want to dance? If you need some inspiration, my dear friend Carmen Rae Musgrove is quite the impressive dancer. Check her out front and center in the YouTube video that has gotten over 700,000 hits and was featured on CNN!