Friday Freebies and Fun

Here are a couple of freebie cookbooks:

Copy Cat Recipes 50 page PDF cookbook
This has recipes for everything from Cracker Barrel’s Hashbrown Casserole to Outback’s Bloomin’ Onion to Houston’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Kids in the Kitchen PDF cookbook from Wisconsin Milk Board
Great recipes with cheese! You can also request a copy by mail!

Friday Funny

Read Roan’s funny take on grocery shopping. I believe we can all identify and agree with her observations!

Susan sent me this a few weeks back. I thought it was worth sharing. It's good to be reminded occasionally of the great spiritual benefits of corporate worship.
I know I need to hear what God has to say to me through my pastor, and I need the fellowship and encouragement of fellow believers. God has designed group worship to nourishes our souls in a very unique way.

Hebrews 10:24-25

We should keep on encouraging each other to be thoughtful and to do helpful things.Some people have gotten out of the habit of meeting for worship, but we must not do that. We should keep on encouraging each other, especially since you know that the day of the Lord's coming is getting closer.
Psalm 150:1
Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens.
Why Go To Church?
A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday.
I've gone for 30 years now,' he wrote, 'and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.'
This started a real controversy in the 'Letters to the Editor'
column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until
someone wrote this clincher:
I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this.. They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today.
Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!'
Have a wonderful week!!!


  1. Hey Connie,
    Just wanted you to know that I am here reading your blog and making my weekly grocery list! I also have been keeping my fridge wiped down (thanks to your advice) since my parents cleaned it. I am also going to throw away all the yukky stuff before I go to the store today.
    Thanks so much for your blog!

  2. Very good. I watch a lot of H&G shows. I am usually doing some needlework at the same time. I think you can count it as one. I don't watch anything on a regular basis, just when I am in the mood.
    Mama Bear

  3. Hi Connie,
    Love the home and gardend and food network, could watch them all day !
    Yes, we shouldnt forget we need the nourishment of our dear Lord.
    Hugs and blessings to you !

  4. hi ! Hoping from Jean's blog..

    I watched 24 in DVD ( 2 years ago)..and it's really addictive..our friend lent us a set of DVDs (Season 1-5)..and we ended up staying up so late because we wanted to finish them all. that was not so good of us..;)


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