SUPER Excited!!!

Just got back from the visit to the kidney specialist for middle son – he’s OFF THE RENAL DIET!!! Yay – he can eat whatever he wants – and, what did he first want, you ask? A XL giant burrito from Taco Bell! (Believe me, we talked this all over with the doctor and he just kept saying: “Whatever he wants!” Amazing! Re-check in 3 months but his kidneys are healing! THANK YOU LORD!!!  I also took him on a walk through the garden by the cancer center; it was early morning and a bit chilly, but sunny – he noticed a spider web covered in dew which was illuminated by the sunshine – very cool.  I am ‘dancing on the ceiling with excitement’ today; a week ago this was a totally different scenario and I owe it all to the Lord and HIS healing powers (as well as many praying friends).  Just had to share this!

=============     RECIPES!  ===========

Most Delicious Pumpkin Bread
(very moist bread)

Mix and set aside:
2 1/2 C. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 small box instant lemon pudding
1 small box instant butterscotch pudding
Chopped nuts, optional

Mix well until smooth:
15-oz. can solid pack pumpkin
2 C. sugar
1 1/2 C. oil
5 eggs

Preheat oven to 350° F. 
Grease a small/mini loaf pan. 
(This recipe is just right for 16 
small loaves.) Mix dry ingredient mixture 
into wet ingredient mixture. Pour into 
pan(s)Bake for approximately 20-25 
(recipe: Sandy-Marys REcipe Exchange)
One-Pot Spicy Black Bean Chili 

1 onion, chopped
2 tsp. garlic, minced
2 tsp. olive oil
3 16-oz. cans black beans, 
    drained and rinsed
16 oz. pkg. frozen corn
14 1/2 oz. can tomatoes with chiles
1/2 C. water
1-1/2 tsp. taco seasoning mix
7 oz. can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1 T. rice vinegar
1/4 C. fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 C. reduced-fat sour cream
Optional:salsa, fresh cilantro sprigs 

In a medium saucepan, sauté onion and 
garlic in oil for 5 to 7 minutes, until 
onion softens and begins to brown. Add 
beans, corn, tomatoes, water and taco 
seasoning. Bring to a boil; reduce heat 
to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, 
stirring occasionally. Combine chiles 
in sauce and vinegar in a blender; 
process until puréed. Stir chile 
mixture and cilantro into chili, 
adding more taco seasoning if a 
spicier chili is preferred; heat 
through. Divide into soup bowls; 
top with dollops of sour cream. 
Garnish with salsa and a sprig of 
cilantro, if desired.4 servings. 
(recipe: Sandy-Marys Recipe Exchange)
Crockpot Vegetable Chicken Barley Stew
 1 1/2 lbs of chicken breast, cut into cubes
 1 medium size onion, chopped
 1 medium bag of frozen mixed vegetables
 1 1/2 C.  water
 1 tsp. salt
 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
 1/4 teaspoon pepper
 2 cans (14 1/2 oz each) chicken broth
 2 cans (14 1/2 oz each) diced tomatoes 
      with garlic, undrained 
 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
 2/3 C. uncooked barley
 Mix all ingredients in a large 
crockpot and cook on low heat for
 about 6 to 8 hours or until 
vegetables and barley are tender.
This recipe also works well when 
cooked on top of the stove in a
large soup pot.
NOTE:It really makes a lot! My 
crockpot is filled to the very top,
so plan on having lots of leftovers or 
share with your neighbor or freeze 
some for a really cold winter's night!
 (recipe: Peg - Marys Recipe Exchange)
 Cheesy Taco Corn on the Cob
 6 ears corn, cooked
 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
 1 lime, zested & juiced
 1 tsp taco seasoning
 1/2 block Mexican crumbling cheese, 
Combine mayo, lime zest, and juice 
in a small bowl. In a separate bowl 
(large enough to roll corn in) combine 
taco seasoning and cheese. Brush cooked 
corn with mayo mix. Roll in cheese
mix. Serve immediately.
 (recipe: Sandy-Mary's Recipe Exchange)
 Beefy Cornbread Casserole 
1 lb. ground beef * 
1 (15 oz)can red kidney beans, rinsed and 
1 (10.25 oz)can Campbell's® Beef Gravy 
1/2 C. barbeque sauce 
1 (8.5 oz) pkg corn muffin mix 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
Cook beef in skillet until browned. Add 
beans, gravy and barbecue sauce. Pour 
into 2-quart shallow baking dish. 
Prepare corn muffin mix according to 
package directions. Drop by spoonfuls 
on top of beef mixture. Bake 25-30 minutes 
or until top is golden brown and mixture 
is bubbling.

*Or use 1 pound bulk pork sausage
(recipe: cookincrazyme/RDJ 9/02/11
Peanut Butter Banana Pie

1 C. vanilla wafer crumbs/about 30 cookies
2 T. butter or stick margarine melted & cooled
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
Cooking spray

2/3 C. sugar
3 1/2 T. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/3 C. milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 T. creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 C. sliced banana
1 1/2 C. Cool Whip, thawed

Preheat oven to 350F. 
CRUST: combine first 3 ingredients in 
bowl, tossing with a fork until moist. 
Press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch
pie plate coated with cooking spray. Bake 
12 minutes; cool crust on a wire rack.

FILLING: combine the sugar, cornstarch, 
and salt in a small heavy saucepan. 
Gradually add milk, stirring with 
whisk until well-blended.Cook over 
medium heat until mixture comes to a 
boil; cook for 1 minute, stirring with 
a whisk. Gradually add about 1/3 cup 
hot custard to beaten eggs, stirring 
constantly with a whisk. Return egg 
mixture to pan. Cook over medium heat 
until thick (for about 1 minute); stir 
constantly. Remove from heat, and stir 
in peanut butter and vanilla. Cool 
slightly.Arrange banana slices in 
bottom of prepared crust; spoon filling 
over bananas. Press plastic wrap onto the 
surface of filling; chill 4 hours. Remove 
plastic wrap. Spread whipped topping evenly 
over filling. Chill. Makes 8 servings.
(recipe: DDJ 8/18/11)
It's a gorgeous Fall day today, sunny and a little
chilly (60 degrees F.); I am SO excited it's 
almost like the feeling you used to get as a
child when you woke up and realized it's your
Birthday! Full of happy, bubbling excitement!
After the rain comes the sunshine and oh, how
that has been greatly missed these past 2-3 weeks!

Hoping YOU have a wonderful, full-of-blessings day!

PS: Forgot to mention - a few nights ago I rented
(for 99 cents) the movie: "Babette's Feast" on our
On Demand Comcast cable; GREAT MOVIE (except it was
all in subtitles - it's a DANISH movie!) For 99 
cents it was well worth it; very gentle movie with
a great ending - I needed that!


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  1. That is great news and I’m sure Ben is just as elated. An E L giant burrito that does sound yummy!

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