Chicken Tetrazinni – The Back Burner

This recipe came from my friend Sandy in San Antonio. It was so good everyone had seconds. She also served Garden Salad with Almonds/Oranges. I’ll share it with you next week.    Chicken Tetrazinni (serves 6-8) 4 chicken breasts halves (cooked and cut up) (Save broth) 1 12-oz. pkg. angel hair pasta 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 … Continue reading

Crumbs – The Back Burner Message

“If two people agree all the time, one is unnecessary.” Ruth Bell Graham                                                 “In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.” Robert Anderson                                                                                            Oswald Chambers says in My Utmost for His Highest, “The voice of the … Continue reading

Message from the Back Burner

   Suppose you leave a pot of beans on the back burner, unattended? What happens? That’s right. Burnt offerings! Next week, my husband and I will have been married 53 years! How’d we do it? I have only one conceivable answer—God’s grace. I don’t know how two very different people survive marriage a year. But fifty? … Continue reading

Fire and Ice Tomatoes over Romaine – Freedom . . . .

                                                                    Before the summer runs out on good tomatoes, here’s an easy but good recipe for you. Fire and Ice Tomatoes over Romaine  3/4 cup vinegar 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp. dry mustard 1 1/2 tsp. celery seed 1/8 tsp. pepper 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 tsp. salt 1 green pepper, sliced … Continue reading

Crumbs – Freedom, Responsibility and Mission Possibe

                                                               At this moment, oppressed people in other countries are fighting for their freedom. And yet, freedom without responsibility can not last. Pray for God to protect these brave people from a fate worse than the one they have fought to escape. ELW                                                                                  “Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is … Continue reading

Freedom, Responsibility and Mission Possible

      I’m sure you remember the television series, Mission: Impossible. A hallmark of the series is when Jim Phelps, the leader of IMF, receives his instructions via a self-destructing recording. The message: “Your mission, Jim, should you decide to accept it, is to _________.” In 1994, my husband and I were sent to Novosibirsk Siberia. No, we weren’t … Continue reading

Easy Cabbage with Apples – California or Bust Part 2

I made this recipe this week and it’s so good, I want to pass it on to you. Jay doesn’t care much for cabbage, but he really liked it cooked this way.  It’s baked in the oven, layered with a little sugar, bread crumbs and butter. It’s sweet, crunchy and yummy. I served it with … Continue reading

Crumbs – California or Bust, Part 2

                                                                                  “But the plans of the Lord stand firm, the purposes of his heart through all generations.” Psalm 33:11                                           “A Godly leader … finds strength by realizing his weakness finds authority by being under authority finds direction by laying down his plans finds vision by seeing the needs of others finds credibility by being … Continue reading

California or Bust, Part 2

Young Faith, Old Memories and Timeless Treasures (cont’d from Part 1, posted on August 10) (1970 Campus Crusade for Christ Staff Conference)     During our training, one of the speakers presented the new staff with a challenge. Be prepared to go anywhere and do anything.  No problem for us. We were ready!  Besides, we were … Continue reading

Zucchini Bread – California or Bust! Pt 1

Do you have zucchini in your garden? Years ago, I got this recipe from Brenda Barker, a friend of Mary Beth’s. Our family loves it. It’s especially good heated with butter on it.  Yum! Zucchini Bread   3 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 2 cups grated zucchini (unpeeled) 3 tsps. vanilla 3 cups flour 3 … Continue reading