It's Monday, the start of Christmas week and I have a new announcement for something you can do to help One Man Revival and then I have some special recipes sent to us from my friends over at the Kathy Carlton Willis group of writers that will hopefully make your tummy feel all the love of Christmas togetherness.
As you know, One Man Revival celebrated one year of production and I've been able to do it (with the wife's permission and a poor economy) without asking you the readers to help out. The biggest reason I wanted to do it this way was so that you would have a chance to see that this ministry can and will bless you if you read long enough.
So if you have been blessed this year by our ministry, please consider a little something to help this ministry continue to bless in 2010 and beyond. You can give financial donations via paypal with the link at the right on the blogger page and/or you can drop your donations in the snail mail to Frank Jenkins, in care of One Man Revival Ministries, 606 E Market Ave., Effingham, IL 62401.
You can also help by buying some suggested books from my wish list on Amazon. If you go to amazon.com and look up wish lists, then when it asks you to enter an email address for a list, you can enter firstname.lastname@example.org, which is the same address that you can send your emails to for questions, concerns, ideas and prayer requests. You can either purchase the books and the beautiful people from Amazon will send the books along to me or you can purchase a gift card of any amount and send that on to me and I'll figure out what is most immediate of need to purchase.
If you look at the info on the right side of the blogger page, you can also see how financial donations are divided. I know that after a year that people have been blessed and changed this year. I am so thankful for that. I know there are some who can't afford it. But some of you can help. This is just a way to help this ministry keep reaching and uplifting people for Christ's Kingdom. Thanks in advance for all your love, support and time.
OK, now that the new business information has been taken care of, it is time to begin celebrating the season. I need to get into the Christmas spirit as much as anyone. All of us have heard the saying that the best way to a man's heart is through his stomach and next up are some great recipes from my friends that will help getting us into that holiday spirit!
Author Sandra Glahn released Kona with Jonah and Frappe' with Philippians in 2009. These Bible studies are part of her Coffee Cup Series.
From the kitchen of Sandra Glahn
CHEESY BROCCOLI CASSEROLE
2 heads fresh broccoli
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 c. grated sharp, cheddar cheese
1 t. dry minced onion
2 egg whites, well-beaten
1 c. mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste
Crushed potato chips
Cut flowers off broccoli. (You can shred the spears for slaw later). Chop broccoli flowers into bite-sized pieces. Microwave on high in 2 T. water for 3 minutes (or steam for 5 minutes on stove). Drain. Mix everything together except broccoli. Add broccoli and mix gently. Put in Pam-sprayed casserole (1-1/2 qt. size). Sprinkle with crushed potato chips. Bake at 350 for 20 to 30 minutes.
Virginia Smith's January 2010 release of Third Time's a Charm is the much anticipated conclusion of the Sister to Sister Series.
Virginia Smith’s Favorite Christmas Recipe
My grandmother made this every year before she passed away. I’ve continued the tradition.
Mono's Lemon Cake
3/4 cup oil
1 cup canned apricot nectar
1/2 cup sugar
1 Lemon cake mix
Combine ingredients with mixer. Pour into greased, floured Bundt pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 for another 25 minutes. Turn hot cake onto cake stand and poke with toothpick. Pour on a mixture of:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
Cover with the cake stand lid and wrap tightly with several layers of plastic wrap. Let stand for 2-3 days before serving.
Kathy Carlton Willis, owner of the same named communications firm, can’t get enough Christmas. She takes the star off the top of the tree and makes it shine in the lives of her clients all year long. They aspire to reflect the true star of Christmas, Jesus Christ, every day.
In the Kitchen with Kathy
People think this is a puff of sweet potatoes—and try to debate me every time when I say it’s carrots!
Cafeteria Carrot Souffle'
2-3 15 oz cans sliced carrots, mixed or blended until mashed/pureed
1/2 cup melted butter (I melt in the microwave—use REAL butter)
1 cup white sugar (I use a tad less, this is SWEET)
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
small amount of spices of your choice (I use cinnamon)
3 eggs, beaten (I go ahead and beat this with a mixer so that it makes the casserole really pouf)
1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar for dusting
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Mix all ingredients except the confections’ sugar, and transfer to a 2-quart casserole dish.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 30-60 minutes (Recipe says 30 minutes, but because I puree the carrots, it takes longer to solidify in the oven.)
4. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, optional.
With the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, Gina Stinson, publicist assistant for KCWC, enjoys the special opportunity to spotlight fiction and non-fiction authors who reflect the light of the Savior all through the year.
Ready, Set, Bake with Gina
These are fast becoming a favorite with family and friends....ooey, gooey goodness!
32 individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped (or you can use one package of caramel chips)
5 tablespoons heavy cream
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt together the caramels and heavy cream, stirring occasionally until smooth.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir in the melted butter until well blended. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan. Reserve the rest.
Bake the crust for 8 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove and sprinkle with chocolate chips and walnuts. Pour the caramel mixture over the top and then crumble the remaining crust mixture over everything.
Return to the oven and bake for an additional 12 minutes, or until the top is lightly toasted. Cut into squares while it is still warm.
Thanks to all my friends from the Kathy Carlton Willis network. They are awesome and have released some great books this year that I've been honored to be able to share with my One Man Revival family of readers.
All this week, let's talk about Christmas and share some love of the holidays. Feel free to share Christmas recipes, stories and great moments of your own in 2009.
I love you guys!