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I have discovered it is really hard to be Queen in a household with 3 princesses! Somebody is always borrowing my tiara! Well in between hunting my stuff down I am the proclaimed Queen in the Land of fluff (where my husband swears one day that he will die from glitter lung (you get the picture!) Besides that I am a dieting, exercising, crafting, biblestudying kind of girl.
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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Best Coconut Pie Ever!

I have been on a quest for the perfect coconut pie recipe! You see I started this quest when I married my hubby and found out that his favorite pie was coconut, and yes - I tried my mother in laws recipe - and no it did not turn out for me. (No I do not think she was mean and gave me an incorrect recipe, or left something out on purpose but my mother in law is one of "those" wonderful cooks who cooks without recipes!! Ahhh - it's like dr.s without borders but this one give all us ladies a bad reputation who have to have a recipe box!!!)

So here at last after several failed attempt is the very best, successful coconut pie recipe:
(you really should imagine you are hearing a drum roll here)

3 cups milk
3 egg yolks (save whites for meringue)
Sprinkle of salt
3/4 cup sugar
4 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp vanilla
Approximately ¼ cup coconut flakes (I don't measure the coconut, Norma says)
Prepared pie crust

Save out a little milk. Put the rest of the milk in a double boiler and heat. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks. Mix in the milk you saved and salt. Add sugar and stir. Add cornstarch and beat. Stir mixture into hot milk.

Pour the above mixture into a prepared and lightly browned pie shell. My husband prefers that I top this pie with meringue but you could also top with cool whip for a coconut cream pie. I sprinkle shredded coconut on top of my meringue that toast as the meringue browns.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

let me think on it

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."


Monday, September 20, 2010

Baptism-Paige and Grace!!

On September 11, 2010 - my two youngest daughters got baptized!! I was so excited about this for them! (My oldest was baptized a few years ago by my father-you talk about special) However we now attend a church that does "dunking" baptism, and I always felt that this was an important step for someone to take once they personally had accepted Christ into their heart and life as savior and Lord. The girls and us talked about how wearing a wedding ring doesn't make you "married" it is taking the wedding vows that make you married the wedding ring we wear to show others that we are married. Well that is how we view baptism. Baptism does not save you, but it shows others that you have made that personal decision to accept Christ into your heart.
We had joined a new church about a year ago that does baptism and we were just waiting until the girls decided that they were ready. I was so proud of them when they came to me and their daddy and talked to us about wanting to be baptized!! My heart swells with pride, tears come to my eyes as I remember the special time we had with the girls this night, and my oldest a few years ago.
As a parent it was such a joyful occasion a time to celebrate when your child decides to follow and obey God. I glimpse a little at how God must feel when we choose daily to follow him, and live through his power and strength and not our own.

"This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!"
2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Having it all together

"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails"
Proverbs 19:21
Boy, what a few weeks I have had - and boy does this bible verse not just sum it up!! As you may remember I had just got my girls back into school (Whew!) and was getting organized, starting to train for my first 5k, making plans for all my extra time when I fell down while jogging and fractured my elbow (OUCH!!! YES! OUCH!!!) and I was unable to type, wash my own hair, etc... so all my "plans" came to a screeching halt!!
I have had to laugh and re prioritize what is really important and what does not make the cut. Literally I was dependent on my family for help, as well as kind friends who did sweet things to help my family who did not have a mom who could cook, do hair (I have 3 girls!), and drive! How sweet friends and family were - Thank you!!!
So I am now back almost normal - I can type, cook, do hair, (I just can't lift heavy pans say a 9x13 with roast out of the oven but everything else I can pretty much do it) So I am once again at the drawing board trying to get organized, things accomplished and done. I have to say I have a much better attitude and a grateful heart as I undertake my daily chores than I did. I am not as frantic or anxious I now have been reminded that life is good,God is good, and I do not have to have it all together for the world to keep spinning "I am not God"! wow!
That is deep thoughts by Amy


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