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Date Afternoon at the Movies

Marriage isn't always a bed of roses, and for us, this past Saturday was one of those days.  We cleared the air before bed, that "extra" hour helped out this time. Please understand our marriage is forever and is strong in the Word, it would just be nice not to have these tough days. 

Sunday, we went to church, came home started to settle into a lazy afternoon.  We wanted to see the movie "Fireproof", when it came out, we have been super busy and forgot about it, plus $20+ a popcorn is a big extra these days.  I was talking with our oldest daughter, my husband was outside with the other four children, and the thought just came to me (the Holy Spirit, spoke to me) to go to the movie, I went out and asked my husband if he wanted to go, of course he said, 'yes'.  And we were off... we live about 10 minutes away from the theatre.

There is always talk on the blog about movies, a few weeks ago it was about the point of that movie S.. Drive. I am just so greatful for these Christian folk who are out there going against the grain to produce movies that are Biblical.  In the line for the popcorn, my husband was saying how long its been since just he and I have been to a movie, and that it is so rare that there is a movie out for us to go and see.  I highly recommend this movie, we will be buying it when it comes out on DVD, it was just what we needed to hear after having a tough day.

Now one thing about Christians, with a movie like this, we seem to always be able to turn it into a Bible Study, this movie is no different.  My husband and I are praying about facilitating a couples study based on the movie and the book, "The Love Dare". 

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Pumpkin Cookies from the Book

I just made the Pumpkin Cookies from the new book.  I was pretty surprised at the "egglessness" (is that a word?) of the recipe, but they are really good!  I left out the choc. chips though, we decided we wanted plain this time.  I haven't made the frosting yet, but I might!!

On another note, I would like to know if Lovina knits and/or crochets?  

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Elizabeth Colblentz in Wikipedia

A friend of mine gave me some "Amish Friendship Bread Starter", which I forgot about and actually tossed.  On this sort of chain letter like recipe it says that you shouldn't let the starter go because only the Amish have the recipe!  Ha Ha to that! It's very easy to get the recipe online.  One of the Google search items that pops up when "Amish Friendship Bread Starter" is typed into the search field is an entry on Wikipedia.  Under the "History" section is a quote from Elizabeth Coblentz, an Old Order Amish woman and syndicated columnist of the Amish Cook... Check it out!  

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Butternut Squash Soup

My family went nut-so last night over the Creamy Butternut Squash Soup I made for them with the leftovers from the night before!! It had been steamed in the oven with salt and brown sugar.  

I looked up a recipe online, and right away found a Paula Deen, (you just gotta love this great Southern lady!!) recipe. Just type in Creamy Butternut Squash Soup, into your browser to find the recipe.  For me a great springboard, I have this serious problem of never following a recipe as written, I am always adding, subtracting or substituting ingredients.  

I highly recommend making this seasonal soup to warm up and nurish the family on a chilly Autumn eve.  The basic ingredients are roasted butternut squash, carrots, onions, chicken broth and cream.  I added tomatoes, took out the onion and chicken stock, substituting a package of the seasonings from a package of chicken ramen noodles.  Important to remember is to puree the hot mixture and whisking in the cream just before serving.  Some garnished with sour cream and avacado, or parmesian cheese.  

I also made biscuits as a side item, (in an uncharacteristic manner, I ruined them and burned two finger tips and my thumbFrown ) my family ate them anyway, I was offened and refused to eat one since it burnt me!!  Anyway a good buttermilk biscuit pares nicely!  

Enjoy the bounty of this season!!  

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Voting in Ohio today??

So what is this about early voting going on in Ohio today??  Since you are an Ohoian I thought I would ask? 

There is a play on words about Ohioans, fifers and bears in a Veggietales DVD, kind of like Lions and tigers and bears, oh my. That is my ADD brain getting easily pulled away from a serious subject, but that's what I thought of when I saw the word Ohioan in the article I was reading!!  

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