Quiet Week (so far)

Hello, all! Not much unusual going on this past week; went out to dinner with my family to Applebee’s for my 62 birthday yesterday, so that was nice. The weather has been hot & humid lately with a HUGE thunderstorm last night – winds over 40 MPH gusting to 70 MPH! My youngest son came to ask me if I wanted him to go outside to retrieve our hanging flower basket before it got blown off the iron shepherd’s crook – THAT’S windy!

Today it’s sunny (and MUGGY!) so I’m still sitting around in my jammies! (I figure it’s sort of a ‘left-over birthday’ treat to me). While perusing my usual recipe lists I spotted what sounds like a really yummy one – I’m a HUGE raspberry fan, so this one is right up my alley!


Chocolate-Raspberry Squares
Taste Of Home – Marilyn Swisher

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking or
old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup cold butter
3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
1 pkg. (11 1/2 oz.) semisweet chocolate chunks
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, both of the sugars, and the salt.  Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Set aside 1 cup for the topping.  Press the remaining crumb mixture into a greased 9-inch square baking pan.  Spread with the jam.  Sprinkle with the chocolate chunks.  Combine the walnuts and the reserved crumb mixture.  Sprinkle over the top.  Bake at 375 F.  for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.  Cool on a wire rack and cut into squares.  Makes 16 servings


What have YOU got planned for today? Tomorrow is booked for me – church in the a.m., then church at 6 p.m. for the ordination of a good friend, Alex Wheeler,  who’s going into the  ministry. He’s finishing up his beginning ministry (not sure exactly what you call that when they’re getting funding) and then he’s off to INDIA to be a Bible Translations Consultant! He works with Bibles International through Baptist Mid-Missions and helps pastors in India and others in that country translate the Bible into their local dialects. I’m thrilled to see his growth – while we’ve known him he first came to our church to help with a huge phone canvassing project as the director (he’s very young – in his late 20’s!), then joined the church and has become very active in the Music program: playing in the orchestra, directing the choir/singing/ and directing the orchestra – it’s so good to see how the Lord works in people’s lives.

Just finished reading a good ‘thriller’ by Clive Cussler: “The Navigator”; I didn’t know until reading this, that Clive Cussler is part of NUMA – the National Underwater and Marine Agency – he founded it! They are a non-profit, volunteer foundation dedicated to preserving our maritime heritage through the discovery, archaeological survey and conservation of shipwreck artifacts. Fascinating stuff! (Plus, he’s a great ‘thriller’ writer!)

Well, that’s about it – for not having a subject to blog about, guess I did pretty good, eh? Have a great day!!!




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