Greetings, all! I hope and pray you had a blessed week! There are a lot of families in need of prayer for the loss of loved ones, those that are dealing with health issues, and life threatening disease. Let’s keep them in our prayers this week.

How am I? Well, I will tell you. I have a lot of issues I am dealing with. I always need your prayers. There are decisions I need to make and I just want to do what is right for me, for a change. Life is too short to go around moping and feeling sorry for our selves. It will go on whatever comes our way.

I am just thankful for all the Lord has done for me. I love my family and my friends. I pray for my enemies too. It sure is better than passing out knuckle sandwiches. That will get all of us in trouble.

I hate to admit this, but I have been in three fights in my lifetime. I wish things could have been different. Oh well. I did learn some hard lessons because of it however, mom taught us to never start a fight, but, we had better finish it or we would get a whuppin’ if we didn’t. Kind of puts a kid between the devil and the deep blue sea. Know what I mean? You just have to take up for yourself. If we don’t we will get run over and that’s not good either.

I don’t know what got me on this subject, but here it is anyway. I just feel someone needed to hear these experiences. I also wanted you to know I am human, subject to all the good and bad everyone else is.

“And that’s the way I see it.”

May God richly bless you and your families this coming week! You are loved! Here are some sweets for the sweet the sour too! Enjoy!

Apple Betty

4-5 apples, pared and sliced

¼ cup orange juice

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup white sugar

¾ cup flour

¼ tsp. cinnamon

Dash of salt

½ cup butter

Mix dry ingredients. Place apples in 8x8 pan and sprinkle with orange juice. Put dry ingredients over apples. Slice butter into thin slices and put all over top. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

Apple Dumplings

2 cups sugar

2 sticks butter

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 can 7-Up

2-3 Golden Delicious apples

cut into small pieces

2 cans Hungry Jack butter biscuits

Pat out biscuits in palm of hand, put pieces of apples in center; fold and place in baking dish upside down. Mix sugar, butter, cinnamon and 7-UP, bring to boil, pour over biscuits, bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

Key Lime Pie

A true key lime pie should not be green!

1- 14 oz. can Eagle Brand Milk

½ cup key lime juice

1 tsp. grated lime zest

3 eggs separated

1 8-inche prebaked pie crust or graham cracker crust

¼ tsp. cream of tartar

¼ cup sugar

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the milk, lime juice, and zest; blend in the egg yolks. Pour the filling into the crust. For the meringue, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in the sugar until mixture is stiff. Spread the meringue over the filling; spread it to touch the edge of the crust all around. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the meringue is golden brown.

Millionarie Pie

Line a 3 ½ quart casserole with vanilla wafers.

Drain well:

1 medium can crushed pineapple

1 medium can fruit cocktail

1 medium can sliced peaches

Mix; 1-8oz Cool Whip

¼ cup lemon juice

1-15 oz. can Eagle Brand Milk

Add drained fruit to Cool Whip and Eagle Brand Milk mixture. Add 1 cup marshmallows. Blend well. Pour over vanilla wafer lined dish and top with vanilla wafer crumbs. Chill over-night.

Tip of the Week

Never eat with your mouth open. There are some people that don’t like Sea Food. (giggle!)