Friday, November 8, 2013

7 Quick Takes November 8, 2013

It's been awhile, hasn't it?  Glad to be here with y'all at this quick takes party.  Here are a few things that have been going on around here lately.

I've been sharing the episodes of Hope's Cafe on my blog as they come out so I thought I would share the latest one here.  This one is sure to be a favorite!  

 If you've missed them before, Hope's Cafe is a catholic internet-based sitcom that the adult/young adult theater class from the Little Flowers Performing Arts Center is doing.  

Nothing like a few moments in the kitchen to get one feeling like Martha Stewart.  We had some whole chickens the other day and I actually remembered to save the carcases (or would that be carci?) and put them in the crock pot over night with some water to make some good ole fashioned bone broth.  Yummy!  Nothing says good morning like the smell of chicken broth :)  This broth became an awesome pot of chicken soup for dinner.  

Can't you just taste all that yummy, good-for-you, homemade goodness???
Then, much to my amazement, I found myself with even a few more minutes in the kitchen so I whipped up a batch of homemade yogurt.  

This is only the second time I've done it, and while not everyone is excited about it (I mean it is kind of hard to beat out Chobani), I really like it.  Sure it's plain, but add a bit of fruit and it tastes oh-so-good!

November is such a great month; an entire month dedicated to praying for the holy souls.  Don't forget your loved ones in Purgatory!  Also, I was just reminded that at the end of the month is the feast of St. Andrew when the St. Andrew novena starts.  Last year was the first year we had done it, and I am looking forward to doing it again!

Our parish is in the midst of raising funds to build a National shrine to St. Gianna Molla.  This is so exciting!  It even has the blessings of St. Gianna's daughter.  I'm contemplating a soap fundraiser for Christmas to help raise funds so I will definitely post a link and keep you updated.  If you want to check it out or want to make a direct donation, you can do so here.
Lot's to do this weekend - some cleaning, baking, celebrating and rehearsing are all on board.  I suppose some leave raking should be, too, but we'll just have to see if we have time for that.  I did hear an ugly rumor that it might snow next week, but that still isn't enough motivation for me to carve out time to rake up those leaves.  Besides, they look very pretty right now all over the yard!  Have a great weekend.

God Bless!

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  1. I always think I'm going to make homemade chicken broth, but then I chicken out. <--ha, bad pun sorry. I've been wanting to try homemade yogurt though, I've got a big yogurt eater here!

  2. Ah, yes, good, old-fashioned, and homemade chicken broth free of preservatives and additives...

    Have a fun and fruitful weekend!

  3. I wish I was good at cooking but my hubby is the master chef! I am trying to get into baking... maybe. I made a few boxed muffins over the past few weeks and I feel like a super baker!

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    1. My friend told me about that. You throw the carcass in the crock pot, add the water and turn it on low over night and by morning it's done! Easy peasy!