It’s Foodie Friday! (Tortilla Pizzas)

Hi all and happy Foodie Friday! Where I am, it’s FAAAAAAA REEEEEEEZING! So when we want to just stay in for the weekend, we like to make these Tortilla Pizzas. Everyone tops their own with whatever they like.

 

My husband just does sauce and cheese, I like the works! Such as:

 

Cheese

Onion

Black/Green Olives

Turkey Pepperoni

Turkey Sausage

Turkey Bacon

Banana Peppers

Pineapple

Mushrooms

etc.

 

All you need are some Tortilla shells and pizza sauce and your on your way to thin crust pizzas! Spread a semi-thin layer of sauce on the tortilla, leaving about 1/2 an inch on the edges. Sprinkle on a little pizza or just mozzarella cheese. Begin putting on your sliced and diced toppings. Keep in mind, the more toppings you have, the heavier your pizza will be and likely to collapse. Secure your toppings with more cheese as desired.  Heat oven to 425 degrees F. You can fit 2 pizzas on to a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. You can also spray a sheet with cooking spray if your pans allow. Bake pizzas for about 5 minutes, watching them after 3 minutes or so. Slice and enjoy when they are done! Hope you like this version of thin crust pizzas! Have a great weekend and stay warm!

 

The CrunchHeard Around Heaven

We all know the story of when Eve was given the forbidden fruit. “When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for eating and pleasing to the eye, and also, desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it……” Genesis 3;6. In my mind’s eye, I imagine this scene unfolding. There sits the haughty serpent in the branches of the tree that God said not to eat from. I can see him relaxing back against a leafy limb. He props his feet up on a branch, putting an arm behind his head. Then with the other hand he plucks a piece of fruit from it’s place on the tree. Examining it and turning it over, he takes a bight and smiles. He then looks down at the woman he already knew was there. His smile broadens. He then speaks in a loud voice “MMM, MMM this fruit is so delicious!” he declares. The woman hears the words and looks up in the tree where she sees the serpent enjoying the fruit and the environment in which he is eating it. He notices her watching him and says “Would you like a taste?” he offers with a shining smile and a smooth voice. Eve knows what God instructed about this tree. However, she adds one little detail that God didn’t say. She tells the serpent that God said to not even touch the tree. God only tells them not to eat of it. Perhaps she is nervous because she is talking to a serpent who she has never encountered before. Never-the-less, the serpent assures her that no harm will befall her. He twists her desire to be like God and informs her that she WILL be like God if she eats the fruit. So, because the serpent was so convincing and what he told her about the fruit made perfect since to someone desiring to be just like God, he passed her a piece of the forbidden fruit and she took it into her hand. Looking it over, she decides it is just as the serpent said, it was beautiful and was going to make her like God. Almost in a slow-motion movement, she brings the fruit to her mouth, she slowly parts her lips, and puts the fruit between her teeth… CRUNCH! The noise thunders and echoes around heaven like a cannon shot. All the angels, God and Jesus, hang their heads, put their arms around one another and weep.

This scene fills my mind when I do something that I know God wouldn’t want me to do. Whether it’s speaking harshly to my family or venting my anger to a friend about someone else or simply being dissatisfied with what God has asked me to do. My “crunch” is heard in heaven. Even when it doesn’t make since to us, following Gods direction will bring cheers of joy in heaven that is a much better noise to be heard. I want to have shouts of delight that can be heard around heaven. I don’t want to have my “crunch” bring sorrowful tears to my Father in heaven. May our prayer always be that God gives us the strength to obey Him even when the enemy tries to twist something good into a disobedient act. God desires us to love Him and trust Him. Let’s choose to do that today.

AA Message for Monday…

Good Monday morning to all of you! Here’s just a little message for you to begin your week!

 

Acts 20:28  “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers to care for the church of God which He obtained with His own blood.”

 

We must protect our own spiritual lives by paying careful attention and guarding our time with the Lord each day. However Paul instructs to also pay attention to the flock of God’s heard as well. If we see or know of someone struggling, let’s give them a call or visit. Just taking thirty or forty-five minutes can make all the difference in someones spiritual life. Blessings to you on this Monday  🙂

It’s Foodie Friday! (Scalloped Potato Casserole)

Hi all! Here’s a recipe I tried this week and we will be adding to our menu favorites. It’s sort of a take on a shepherds pie type of dish. Hope you like it!

 

Scalloped Potato Casserole

 

About 8 potatoes

 

1 medium onion

 

1 lb. ground beef or turkey

 

1 can corn

 

3 cups milk

 

3 Tbl. butter

 

2 Tbl. flour

 

2 envelopes dry onion soup mix

 

I prefer to use red skins and/or Yukon golds for this recipe because you don’t have to peal those, however any potato will work. If using Russets, go ahead and peal those. Slice them into thin rounds, set aside. Peal and dice the onion and place them in with the potatoes.  In a skillet, brown your meat and drain. set aside. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter in the 3 cups milk. Do this on medium heat so as not to scorch the milk. When the butter is melted, sprinkle in the flour and whisk constantly. Cook about 3 or 4 minutes. Add in both envelopes dry onion soup mix and whisk together. In a large bowl place potatoes, corn, onion and meat. Pour milk sauce over the mixture. Stir well. Pour into large crock pot and set to low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours depending on how hot your crock pot cooks. It smells delicious after about an hour and a half. You may need to add more spices or seasonings if your family likes more flavor. You could also serve this with gravy over top. Let me know how you like it! Enjoy.

Feeling Better Now Though…

Hello my table family. Yesterday I awoke with a terrible headache that quickly developed into a migraine. I spent the day on the couch resting. I couldn’t even open my eyes until it was dark outside. My daughter looked after me, making me tea and fixing dinner for the family.

 

Though I had such awful pain, I was so very blessed by my families care for me. My son called from work to check on me and as soon as he returned home, came to give me a hug. My husband put a post on facebook to please pray for his wife and many people responded. Then he brought me some speckled jellybeans (these are my most favorite candy) and an adorable little bunny sign for spring time. He knows me so well.

 

I wasn’t able to write my usual blog post because of the migraine, but I wanted to share with you all that even in the midst of terrible pain, whether physical, emotional, spiritual, or any other way, there can be blessings.

 

Look for the blessings in your situation. Write them down and keep record of them. I’m launching my Youtube channel this morning with an introduction video. Next week I will make the blessing box we spoke of a few weeks ago. Start writing down those blessings to put in that box. This is my thought for you this week. My Youtube channel name is Creations from the Table. I’m uploading it about 7:00 a.m. today. May God bless this channel and use it for His honor and glory. See you on Friday! Blessings to you all!

A Message for Monday

Hello table family and good Monday morning to you! I’d like to start implementing a message for Monday each week with a bible verse and a short thought to go along with it. I would however, like your input on whether this is something you all would like, or is it too many Emails? I truly want to serve my readers what they are seeking.

 

So with that said, I’ll give you the first installment so you can see what this will look like each week…

 

Acts 17:27  “that they should seek God,and perhaps feel their way toward Him and find Him, yet He is actually not far from each one of us.”

 

Paul is addressing important men in Athens and has walked among their idols to see what they were worshiping. Paul sees a plaque on one of them saying “To the Unknown God”. He is now instructing them to worship a known God. This God desires a personal relationship with His children, that’s you and me. Seek Him, even if you have to feel your way. Often I have to run my hands along a surface to find something because I can’t see it. When you can’t see God clearly in a situation, feel around for Him. He is not far from us. He longs to be near us and wants us to be near to Him.

 

May God bless your Monday!

It’s Foodie Friday! (Pizza Sandwiches)

Hello all! I have a great weekend dinner for you that’s fun and easy! Do you like grill cheese? Do you like pizza? Well then this recipe is for you…

 

I saw this on a youtube video and thought it would be awesome to share with you all.

 

Pizza Sandwiches

 

You will need:

 

Bread that you would use for grill cheese such as Texas style bread. This is a thicker bread.

 

Pizza or Marinara sauce of choice

 

Mozzarella cheese and/or cheeses of your choice

 

Any toppings you love on a pizza

 

Butter

 

Coat one side of each piece of bread with butter and place it butter side down in a large frying pan. spread the plain side with a thin layer of sauce. Begin layering on your toppings starting with the cheese. Place top with another slice of bread, butter side up,  and fry just like a grill cheese sandwich. Fry them to golden brown gooieness on both sides.

 

I plan to make these this weekend. Perfect for a movie or game night. Everyone can choose their own toppings and personalize each one. Hope you give them a go! Happy Foodie Friday!