Make yourself familiar
with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen they are present with you.
-St. Francis de Sales
Monday, January 7, 2013
Crock Pot Red Beans & Rice
Going through my recipes to try folder I came upon this one and don't remember where it came from online, but when I can find the source I will post. This is an easy and tasty meal for these chilly winter nights, and is great as a leftover.
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
14 oz. andouille sausage, sliced
3 tablespoons Creole seasoning
1 lb. dried red kidney beans
7 cups of water
Please first 8 ingredients into crock pot and cook on high for 7.5 hours. Remove the lid partway for the last 30 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken slightly. Serve over cooked white rice.
NOTES: I didn't have Creole seasoning, so I sprinkled in some cayenne pepper, paprika, thyme and garlic powder. I'm not a fan of spicy so I went very light on the cayenne, actually may not use next time. Also added two chicken bouillon at the end. I found that this was cooked quite a bit before the suggested time, so I would suggest checking after about 5 hours. Next time I am going to try this with italian sausage. Its a nice meal and going into the keeper recipe file.
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's Prayer for Spiritual Adoption
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the preborn child that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.
Almighty God, Father of all nations, For freedom you have set us free in Christ Jesus. We praise you and bless you for the gift of religious liberty, The foundation of human rights, justice, and the common good. Grant to our leaders the wisdom to protect and promote our liberties; By your grace may we have the courage to defend them, For ourselves and for all those who live in this blessed land. We ask this through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, our patroness, And in the name of your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, In the unity of the Holy Spirit, With whom you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Today is special ...
Today is God's gift to you, how you use it is your gift to God
Before the Threshold of My Day
I've much to do today, dear Lord, But let me kneel a bit Before the threshold of my day That I may enter it With mind serene and heart made fresh with fragrant heavenly dew. That every moment of the day I'll be reflecting you.
May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly
where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities
that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way
Let this knowledge settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance,
praise and love. It is there for each and
every one of us.