Showing posts from November, 2012

Horseback Riding at Dead Broke Farm 2012

Last Christmas I bought 4 tickets from "Group On" to go horseback riding at a local farm.  I love the name Dead Broke Farm.  I can understand the name because we had horses when I was growing up and they are not cheap.  It took us nearly a year but we finally made a reservation to ride on a Sunday afternoon.  We also paid a bit more and had our own private tour guide.  What fun:-)
Here is what the farm says about themselves on the website
"Dead Broke Farm’s mission is to provide horses and trails for people who love horses and riding but can’t have horses of their own. We offer a safe environment where you can come to ride without having to register for a series of lessons requiring a significant investment in time and money. Our passion and love of horses in conjunction with our desire to share that experience with others has resulted in our use of many horses that we rescued from terrible conditions of neglect, abuse, and even death. We’d like to share some of those r…

Monday Morning Motivation

Yesterday in church the pastor spoke of worry vs concern.  How concern flows out of care and moves us to action and how the extreme of worry/fear can be crippling, paralyzing and useless to help us in our situation.  He spoke of the many things that can lead to worry such as health issues, money issues, relationships, our job or lack of a job, and the list goes on and on.
So what do we do?   "Cast all your anxiety(worry/fear) on Him because He cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7 "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" Matthew 6:27
"Be still and know that He is God"
(my favorite:-)
In a nut shell God cares for us and knows what we are going through.  It is up to us to be responsible, let the concern move us to action.  When the worry and fear creep in, and if you are like me it will make a strong attempt, we need to give it to God. I found myself getting really worked up the other day.  I was in the car listening to talk radio.  I was getting physica…

Monday Morning Motivation

Steph and I went to church together yesterday.  Of course the pastor being so relevant to today's world came in eating a Twinkie (in reference to the union strike and closing of Hostess in the news this week).
He spoke of there being life in the here and now that can be lived to its fullest.  How God is with us now. I have to constantly remind myself that God is by my side always.  The best way for me to do that is through music.  The song that touched me the most yesterday was "With Us" by Hillsong United.

"There's no end to your love There's no end to your love You're with us You're with us There's nothing in this world  That could take you away You're with us You're with us" Lord as we head to work this morning or what ever we may be doing today help us remember you love us and are always "with us".  Thank You! Happy Monday everyone. Enjoy Your World!

Recipe Review Apple Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops from Taste of the South Magazine Nov 2012

I decided to try something I have never tried before.  Stuffed pork chops.  I even had to go to the expensive meat counter to get my 1 and 1/4 inch thick bone in pork chops....How exciting:-)
I found the recipe in my new favorite magazine Taste of the South Nov 2012 issue.  I studied the recipe...

Ingredients 4 slices bacon1 cup finely chopped cooking apple1/2 cup finely chopped onion1/2 cup finely chopped celery1 1/2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon ground black pepper1 cup cornbread stuffing mix1/2 cup chicken broth4 (1 1/4-inch thick) bone-in pork rib chops, trimmed (about 1 pound each)2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil, divided Instructions In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet, keeping drippings in pan. Set bacon aside to cool.Add apple, onion, and celery to bacon drippings in skillet; cook until apple mixture begins to soften, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat.In a small bowl, combine salt and pepper. Crumble bacon, and add it to the app…