Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Ways to Honor Christ This Christmas

1) Have your kids give to kids in need (PROVERBS 22:6)
2) Bake cookies for the local homeless (MATHEW 25:35)
3) Attend a new church in a community you do not usually visit (EPHESIANS 2:19)
4) Do something kind for a neighbor (MARK 12:31)
5) Give cash gifts to low-wage workers who may not be able to afford to play Santa for their children (ex. Grocery workers, hotel staff, restaurant staff) (PROVERBS 19:17DEUTRONOMY 24:14)
6) Give away items that can be used as Christmas gifts on FREECYCLE (JOHN 3:17)
7) Visit someone in prison (MATHEW 25:36)
8) Forgive someone you've been holding a grudge against (MATHEW 6:14)

Do you have any additional ideas? Please share in the comments section.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Sale Alert: $1 or Less Museum Admission

Local museums are offering low-cost tickets this weekend. Learn more about participating institutions HERE. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

In the Kitchen: Salmon Cakes and Brussel Sprouts

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now that you're probably over holiday leftovers I thought I'd share a tasty recipe with you.  I really enjoyed it, and think you will too if you're a salmon person like myself. Here's how you make it. Mix together the following:

  • 1 can on salmon ( I like to use Rubinstein's brand)
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tbsp of mayo
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3/4 of a medium red onion chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery chopped
  • a few dashes of hot sauce and worcestershire sauce
  • season liberally with blackening seasoning, old bay, salt and pepper
  • form mixture into patties and bake on 350 degrees until done.

Dipping Sauce (add ingredients to taste):

  • 50/50 mix of mayo and siracha
  • little bit of lemon juice
  • Old Bay
  • cajun mustard
  • little bit of worcestershire sauce
  • little bit of sugar

Brussel Sprouts:

  • rinse and cut brussel sprouts in half
  • season with salt and pepper on top of baking sheet
  • spray with olive oil
  • bake on 350 until slightly brown