Good Afternoon, my dears..
Here we are on the Lord's Day..
It is a snowy one here in good old New Brunswick..
I was so surprised when we woke up this morning and looked out the window and everything was covered again..
We have had a bit of excitement since the last time I posted..
A really big windstorm... Oh my..
We were without hydro most of two days.. sigh..
I love my electricity .. Don't you?
Usually, when I know there is a storm coming I get my preparation plan in gear.. And seldom ever use it..
Well, this time I did not prepare..
And there we were...
no water, no heat and not much bread in the house..
So needless to say...
No coffee ...
Believe me, dear hearts I will be prepared next time..
In fact, I think this week I will do a little post on the small things we can do for when the hydro is off for a few days.. OK?
The second day dear hubby brought us some water and got a propane heater going and I made coffee, fried potatoes and later on a batch of jelly.. grin..
Then the hydro came on..
I did a little praising the Lord I must say... smile..
Anyway... on with the story....
We had a wonderful Keepers of the Home meeting..
We started out by cooking breakfast together..
Fried eggs and Scrambled..
And a sweet lady cooked the bacon..
Some homemade bread, jams and delicious cookies..
There was a great turnout..
And some special guests..
We loved having them..
We had a little talk about the Keeper of the Home..
Her dreams and aspirations..
What is dear to her and what she is thankful for..
We made some plans for the coming year..
We made a batch of jelly...
APPLE CINNAMON JELLY..
Made with apple juice and cinnamon hearts..
So nice for Valentines day..
And very easy to make..
Here is the recipe..
Prepare 4 pint bottles or equal to smaller mason jars..
Like 8 x 1/2 pints or whatever..
Sterilize bottle and place lids only in hot water..
Do not put your rings in as they expand and will not seal..
In a large pot put 5 cups of pure apple juice..
Add 1/2 cup of cinnamon hearts..
Turn on high and keep stirring until the candy is melted..
Then add 7 cups of sugar and 2 T. lemon juice..
Bring to a full rolling boil and boil on high for 6 minutes..
Take off of the heat and add 1 pouch of Certo..
Stir and skim any foam for 5 minutes..
Pour into sterilized jars and seal..
That is it.. Very easy and good..
And then as we thought these would be nice in our gift pantry, we made some decorated gift bags...
This is our lovely pastor's wife...
So all in all we had a good day..
Next month we are going to make some bread..
And who knows what else.. smile..
Isn't God good?
Doesn't He always meet you when you need Him?
He so knows the desires of our hearts and fills us with His sweet peace..
When He answers prayers I find He always does it in ways that would never even have crossed my mind..
So much more than we ask or even think..
My heart is filled with sweet joy today..
Thank you, Jesus..
May God bless you all this day..
Now all glory to God who is able through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think..
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