Coconut Tres Leches

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For the cake:

  • 9 eggs, separated
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 tsp real mexico vanilla(1 plus 1/2 tsp of imitation)
  • 2 c. flour

For Milk sauce:

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 lg can evaporated milk
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tsp real mexico vanilla(1 plus 1/2 tsp of imitation)

Topping:

  • 1 pint of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 c powdered sugar
  • toasted coconut

Separate egg whites into large mixing bowl and yolks into a small or large mixing bowl.

Whip egg whites with sugar till stiff peaks.  Set aside.

Blend egg yolks with vanilla till creamy.

Mix yolks into egg whites on low till thoroughly mixed, on fold speed, add flour to mixture slowly. Scrape sides but don’t mix too heavily to flatten the egg whites fluffiness.

Pour into a spray greased glass baking dish and bake on 350 degrees for 25 minutes, till toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool.  Using a fork to poke holes into top to aid in absorption of the milk,  turn out onto or into a platter or larger cake holder that will hold fluid and poke more holes into the bottom now top.

In a medium to large mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the sauce.  Pour milks over cake(it may not require all the milk, try pouring only half onto the cake let set for a while and add more as needed to keep a thin layer of milk in bottom around the cake for extra sauce while serving.

While cake is absorbing milk, in a small mixing bowl, whip with mixer the whipping cream and powdered sugar till thick and creamy.

Spread whipped topping onto cake, and top with toasted coconut.  Serve chilled.

 

Black Bean and Corn Salad

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  • 1/2 a box of rotini pasta, cooked
  • 1 bag of frozen corn
  • 1 can of Hatch green chilis
  • 1 can of black beans, drained
  • 1 can of sun dried diced tomatoes with green chilis, drained well
  • olive oil
  • (optional) Knorr Chipotle season cube to taste

 

Cook Pasta, put some olive oil on noodles to keep from sticking and toss.

Add all other ingredients and toss or stir.  Refrigerate over night to allow the corn to thaw or thaw the corn before putting in to the salad.

Serve cold when ready.

**optional – you could heat this up and serve as a warm side dish if desired.

 

Christmas Medley

Some Christmas fun and some old favorites.  A collection of tunes that are deep and memorable.

 

The First Noel, Noel rooted from the Latin for birthday.  How befitting for a song written for the One who came to save us to remember the day he was born.

Listen:

 

A song that should be sung every day and not just at Christmas..  “O Come all ye Faithful, joyful and triumphant…come and adore him, come and adore him.. He IS Christ the Lord!”

Listen:

 

What a holy night that will never be matched in greatness.  Stand in awe of what happened and always remember where it took us from and where we are headed.

Listen:

 

The joy of a song

Listen:

 

The joy of a song is something almost indescribable, the heart can find something about music that our minds cant understand sometimes.  The joy of a song can lift us up in anytime of life when nothing else can, our saddest moments can be turned around or eased by a positive tune placed in our ear just at the right time by our Father in heaven.  Our happiest times can be made even better and we can even find ourselves singing along when we’re happy.  Good songs and bad ones hold memories like a scrapbook, like a time machine, a song can transport us anywhere in time that we were when we remember hearing a certain song, good or bad.

My favorites include Big band, Christian Rock, Christian contemporary, Elvis(he stands alone), anything pre-1974(which is only funny because that’s when I was born).  The most important to me is if I can sing along, the best songs in my collection are the ones that i can sing with and get my feet tapping.  I work in a place where i’m alone a lot and have all the freedom in the world to sing and dance while i do my work, but don’t tell my bosses because then they might sell the video surveillance footage to funniest home videos or drop me onto YouTube for a laugh.

A song can send you soaring like a bird, high where only our Father in heaven can go with us.  I love singing his praise and singing it loud and meeting him where ever the song takes me.  I have not yet been baptized in the Holy Spirit but I know that when I sing just the right song that the Holy Spirit comes to me and gives me the voice to reach the heavens so that the Father and Jesus hear every word of my love for them.

The bible is full of music, the whole book of Psalms is a song.  David wrote these with great praises for God, the man after Gods own heart couldn’t keep in what God was doing and saying to him.  David rejoiced in the Lord by writing all his songs for the world to read and sing.  Example: Psalm 68:4 and Psalm 150:1-6

Always fill your world with good positive music, music that lifts up and not brings down.  Too many songs out there are depressing and harmful, leading us to stinky thinking, bad attitudes, wrong ideas of life.  God created good music and the Angels are singing all the time for our Father and want you to sing with them, only if the song doesn’t make you smile in your heart, they don’t know the words and wont sing with you, only guard you and help you find a more clear station.

Love life and keep singing as you go..

 

 

 

Bacon Potatoes

  • 8-10 small potatoes
  • spray oil
  • 1 pkg of bacon
  • 2 knorr chipotle cubes, crushed

 

Spray a 9×13 glass casserole with oil, dice and cube the potatoes (skin on or off) and place in just to cover bottom.  Spray the potatoes with oil and sprinkle with the chipotle cubes.

Open bacon and slice into 1 inch pieces and scatter onto potatoes.

Bake on 375 degrees for 25 minutes, then turn to broil for an additional 10 minutes.

Serve from dish with a slotted spoon or remove on to some paper towel, the bacon creates lots of grease in bottom if it’s too fatty.

We Only Need One

Listen:

 

In Christ alone, the only one, the very light of the world that causes all darkness to burst into light.  What is it that the world thinks they need that can do any of this?

Money, people, things, ones self.. all these are nothing and will be nothing unless Christ is aloud by our free will to control and dominate every aspect of our life.

We own nothing, we have nothing, we are nothing.  everything on this earth is Gods and Christs, we are only here to take care of what is here and we only get more to take care if we prove ourselves to him that we are worthy and trusted to lead life’s charge of protecting and distributing what is Gods.  We are nothing without God, he made you and he can take you.  The mothers’ saying that “I brought you into this world, I can take you out!” when mom is angry, where do you think she got that.  God puts all of us here and can control who stays and goes(without anger involved), so we are nothing that He hasn’t had a hand in and will be nothing worth being unless we put His hand in it.

Jesus hung on that Cross for a reason and that was to save our sorry butts from the fiery hell that the enemy(devil) was and is plaguing the world with.  The moment that “snake” slithered into the garden in the beginning, the enemy has latched onto us because he is confident that he will sway the free will God gave us in his favor and keep us from doing Gods will freely.

Christ rose from the tomb on that third day so that He could live with each and every one of us daily and never have to leave our side.  When He was in flesh, he loved greatly and served with healing, prayer and love.  Wishing so that he didn’t have to leave any child that he met, but knew that he had great things to do before the day that was coming when Heaven’s grace and mercy won over sin. His spirit couldn’t wait for the day that he could not be in the flesh, holy and away from fleshly feelings and muck so to always be with us no matter where or when.

In Christ alone we are everything we can dream of being. Everything that God dreams of us being.  In Christ alone all grace and mercy falls freely like rain and we are not condemned any longer for where we have been or what we have done.  All that’s needed is to give freely our hearts to Christ, God and the Holy Spirit and try our best.

He will always love us no matter what, and we are always welcome in the Kingdom in heaven and on earth.  His arms stretched on that cross was one gigantic hug to all of us that says, “Come and Live in Me, for I am the Light of the World and All that is in it.”