Monday, May 30, 2005

Memorial Day Feast

Grilled Babyback Pork Ribs w/BBQ Sauce
Black Bean Salad
Cucumber Tomato Salad
French Bread

Iced Tea

Rice Krispie Treats

We open and close our summer with this traditional meal. Part of the celebration is spending all afternoon grilling. Sure, there is probably a faster way to cook the ribs (parboiling), but then you'd miss all the *visitin* (sharing memories). See my Xanga site.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Be Thou My Vision

The girls sang this anthem for church today. G started them out (soprano solo); then all four unison; then an soprano/alto verse; ending with a three part verse (SAT) Wish you could have heard them.

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Nought be all else to me, save that Thou art--
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, and I Thy true son,
Thou in my dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance, now and always;
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my treasure Thou art.

High King of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven's joys, O bright heaven's Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Rule of all.

Irish hymn (8th Century)
attributed to St Patrick

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Mrs. Schaeffer

My blog is named after her wonderful book. And this week Ravi Zacharias's e-zine is honoring those who have gone before us. Take a moment to read this article and be inspired.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Family Dinner

Grilled Salmon with Honey Glaze
Steamed Spinach with Mushrooms &Garlic
Steamed Yellow Corn on the Cob
Glen Ellen Chardonnay

Sooo yummy. All four daughters helped prepare this meal. The dinnertable conversation was priceless. I highly recommend eating together. Afterwards we had a mini art show, as dd#2 had several paintings framed and so, we ooohhhed and aaaahhhhed.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Wedding Day Brunch Menu

Southern Grits Casserole
Fruit Salad
Sweet Rolls
Shaved Ham
Chicken Nuggets
Broccoli Salad

Bloody Marys

Lemon Squares

Had a wonderful time preparing this menu for sixty guests. We had enough leftovers for another meal! That's what makes hostessing worthwhile.