These two sister's I got to know right at the beginning of my motherhood phase of life. Who knew then that God was going to bless my life with three daughters!! I was raised with all brothers, and my Mom was 7 inches shorter than me. (needless to say we could only share clothes for about 6 weeks of my life!). I was fascinated (I mean Fascinated! Make me laugh & cry at the same time) with their stories of growing up, how they fussed at times, and how alike & how different they were from each other. Believe it or not there are 3 sister's in their family, the other one, just did not attend our church. (however, Robin impacted my life as well because i "borrowed" her girl's name, and turned it around thus naming my baby girl "Grace Caroline".). They also could relate with my stories because they had a baby brother as well.
Now these two sisters are wonderful cooks & wonderful hostess!
Here is a picture of Kerry on the left side,me in the middle & another sweet friend on our right. (this was taken at a Christmas cookie exchange party, where we wear our PJ's, eat, play silly games & exchange cookies)
Kerry is known for her amazing frozen Slushes that she serves guest during the hot summer months. (bourbon Slushes, frozen sangria etc..)
My favorite is her Frozen Sangria!!
Kerry's Frozen Sangria recipe:
1/2 C of sugar
8 ounce can of crushed pineapple
2 1/2 C of dry Red wine
1 1/2 C of Orange juice
1/2 C of Lemon juice
Mix in blender then freeze.
Dip frozen concoction Into glasses, top with Pinot Grigio or Ginger Ale.
(for large groups such as a 24 people, she quadruples the recipe)
Kerry is a motivator! Kerry has taught me: the value of consistent exercise. Kerry runs. I've been her friend while she has trained and worked hard to run in everything from a 5K to a Marathon! Kerry has now taken her motivating attitude and self discipline to the next level and now teaches exercise classes at the local Y. Kerry is always encouraging to others who want to start exercising or is feeling frustrated with the whole process. However she never hits you over the head with it, she is always graceful about her pursuit of being healthy & fit!! (by the way she also knows & can recall the lyrics to about any song she has Ever heard-so unfair!)
Here is a photo of the two of the two sister's that I am sharing about today. Kerry is on the left, Wendy is on the right. Aren't they lovely!
Wendy is the other sister I was telling you about. Wendy is a positive,Sanguine in personality, never meets a stranger, girly girl, who is always the encourager!
Wendy makes the best Artichoke Dip!! (warning you might be tempted to push everyone else away from this dish & eat it all by yourself!)
Wendy's Artichoke Dip:
1 can of artichoke hearts (drained & chopped)
1 C Mayo
1 C grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 C or more of shredded Parmesan cheese (real finely shredded bought in a tub already shredded)
8 ounce of softened cream cheese
1/2 C of sour cream
2 Garlic cloves-crushed
2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dill weed
1/2 tsp Worchestire sauce
2 tsp shredded Parmesan cheese
Chop artichoke hearts, combine mayo, cheese, sour team, add garlic,fill weed,Worchestire sauce, spread in 8x8 or 9x9 square pan (that had been well sprayed). Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 mins. After taking dip out from the oven sprinkle with the remaining 2 tsp of shredded Parmesan cheese.
Serve with bagel chips.
Wendy taught me the value of encouraging words! Wendy also modeled the gift of being friendly and kind to others as she touched the life of those around her. (Also she taught me what the word toile was & what Mercury glass is)
I did not know that I was going to become a mother of three girls! However God knew and he was preparing my heart for this, by hearing these two sisters stories of childhood. I am so thankful that they shared their stories with me! I am filled with hope, that even on days that my girls don't like each other very much, that these teen years will pass and they will love each other dearly and be close friends!
Hope you enjoy the recipes from today!
Remember you are rubbing off on those around you!
What are you leaving in the lives the people your path crosses with today?