January 05, 2010

Turkey and Stuffing Casserole/My 2 Scriptures for 2010

After the holidays are over I always have a left over frozen turkey in my freezer. Sometimes I try and save it up for Easter, but most of the time I am just wanting the space back in my freezer so I cook it up in January. Yesterday was that day, I cooked a yummy turkey and sides to go with it. It was delicious. I have a half a turkey for left overs, which for me always makes me think of a yummy recipe I got from my sweet friend Sug, Turkey and Stuffing Casserole. Sug is as sweet as sugar which is the pronunciation of her name, just take the word suger and leave off the er and that is how you say Sug. Sug is a woman at my church who always has a smile and a hug for all who cross her path. So today I am thinking of Sug while I prepare the casserole for my family. This recipe is not for those who are already on their New Years Diets...f.y.i.

Turkey and Stuffing Casserole
8oz box of stuffing
2 1/2 C Chopped turkey or chicken
1 C chicken broth
1/2 C chopped onion
1/2 C chopped celery
1/2 C Mayo or miracle whip
3/4 t. salt
2 eggs
1/2 C Milk
1 stick butter
2 cans cream of mushroom soup

Melt butter in 9x13 pan. Coat pan, then pour excess butter in the bowl with all ingredients except soup, eggs and milk. Pour into 9x13 pan. Mix 1 can of soup, eggs, and milk then pour over casserole. Refrigerate overnight or freeze for later. Spread one can mushroom soup over top. Bake 325 degrees for 40 minutes. You can sprinkle some cheese on top then bake for 10 more minutes if you wish at this point. Serve with Cranberry Sauce.

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My scriptures for the New Year. I have a couple of scriptures that I am keeping front and center in my world right now. I have scriptures in front of me daily, whether they are through Heartlight.org's emails, my personal study, my walls, my fridge, my sticky notes on the computer. I have them everywhere, so I can keep focused on God's Word. There are two that I want to focus on in the midst of all the others.

2 Corinthians 5:9
"So we make it our goal to please Him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it."

James 3:6
"The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell."

I need the first to be a continual reminder that everything I do must be centered in pleasing God. I read a facebook blurb from a facebook friend, Denise. I don't remember her words exactly but what I took from it was I should be able to add the words "In Jesus Name" after my actions or my words and it should work together. If I were to speak something ugly and add the words "in Jesus name" then there is a disconnect, those two statements can not work together. I can apply that to every situation, movies, t.v., thoughts, daily choices. When I read that on facebook it didn't realize how much that would affect me, but it stuck and it has certainly been a "check" in my spirit several times, thanks to the Holy Spirit. Especially with my words, can I say ___________ and add the words to it and hopefully have it flow seamlessly. Sometimes not and it has been a tool for me to use and then make a better choice with my words, or just say nothing at all. And that flows into my second key verse. I can work with the homeless, share God's grace over my life, study the bible, send a card to encourage, but if my tongue is allowed to reign then that sets the course of my life, and my life will be guided by fire that was ignited by darkness. Without God's Holy Spirit in me I would not be able to be victorious in either of these area's but because the power of God is more powerful than my flesh then if I will just humble myself to God's leading I will be able to be more pleasing to God.

Thanks be to God.

1 comments:

Journeying said...

You have nailed it. Thank you.
I need that.

(and the recipe sounds like something that definitely needs to be tried out here!)