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2/22/12 9:31 P

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Mass tonight was very minimal in people because of an accident on the highway. :( People had to be safe.

Suzan

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2/22/12 2:47 P

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HI Annette,

We love Father Barron. Glad you know it. I try to share it with everyone. Such a great series he has done. Still saving up my pennies for the whole Catholicism Series, but I have invested in his DVD Workbook Series so far. Great for hosting a group at the home.

We all managed to get up and go at 7 am and got to do Rosary before hand. A double bonus! hahaha

God Bless,
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2/21/12 9:40 P

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Oh that is a great DVD set, our parish library has copies of that and we have done a study on it in the past. Excellent presentation!

We went out to dinner as a family tonight, I think we totally overwhelmed the waitress! She was doing better toward the end. Our favorite waitress had no room in her area so we had the "new" girl.

Our parish adds a mass at 5:30 PM during lent, so we try to make that during the week. But tomorrow we will kind of split up. Some at the school mass and some at the 5:30.

Annette
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Hope, Pray and Don't Worry. St. Pio

Remember the first thing, when you put second things first your plans will fail.

I am dropping pounds, shedding gluttony, and rejecting false rewards so that I may "Put to death what is earthly in you", and put on Christ Col 3:5

I am beautiful no matter what number the scale says, no matter the BMI, or even the body fat percentage...I want others to see that in me too.


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2/21/12 8:53 P

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Hi Annette and Suzan,

Thanks for the suggestions. My sacrifice this Lent is to make daily Mass and drink those blasted 8 waters a day. I might as well camp out by the bathroom after carrying those five babies. hehehe

Some of our kids are going to be doing acts of kindness, while others are going to be doing without things. Either way, God wants us to use this time of extra grace to strengthen our wills so that they are more closely united with His. It is a beautiful thing. As a family we are going to be watching Father Barron's DVDs on the Seven Deadly Sins Seven Lively Virtues. Comes with a workbook as well here: tinyurl.com/6s29hka

Here's a nice soup for Lent that I got from our parish. I had to cut it down to meet our family of seven so you may want to alter quantities further if needed. It isn't a healthy recipe per se, but obviously soup is never too big on calories -and you can always substitute cream with Greek Yogurt:

Lenten Tomato Soup

Butter 1/4 cup
Diced Onion 3/4 cup
Diced Celery 3/4 cup
Diced Carrot 3/4 cup
Chopped Garlic 1/4 cup

Saute the above until Tender

Flour (add until thick)
Vegetable Stock 1/8 cup
Water 9 cups
Tomato Strips1/2 can
Thyme 1 1/2 tsp
Bay Leaf 1

Salt and Pepper to taste

Add all Cook 1hour then add 16 oz cream and 1 lb of cooked rice.



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I have written a blog about what I am doing and giving up for lent. But for recipes I have one that is a very big favorite here. Pannekoeken it's an egg pancake made in the oven. It rises like a big soufflé and we serve it with fruit or pancake toppings. (my husband likes banana, peanut butter and maple syrup emoticon ) I like strawberries and whip topping
Calorie wise they are not too bad in one batch we get 4 or 6 slices and it is made from 4 eggs, 1c skim milk, 3/4c flour 1/4 tsp vanilla. Whip it all up in the blender and pour it in the hot pan. bake 450 for about 20 min. And you need Pam or butter for the pan. It is a slenderized recipe.

The kids call them Dutch babies. Because I got the recipe from when I was in W.W. and so they are less fattening. I think the real recipe uses whipping cream and butter and even sugar. Very tasty! We keep 2 pans going in the oven and end up using about 18 eggs sometimes more! But it's an inexpensive meal for 10 people.

A small reminder that I saw online today, all old palms should be taken down today.

Annette

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Hope, Pray and Don't Worry. St. Pio

Remember the first thing, when you put second things first your plans will fail.

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I am beautiful no matter what number the scale says, no matter the BMI, or even the body fat percentage...I want others to see that in me too.


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2/21/12 2:38 P

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So 3 years ago we had started this section with Lenten recipes. I would like us to take this back on this year! I really fell off of the wagon in 2010 and 2011 so hear we go again! :)

I will be back to making my now famous 3 bean chili and some other fun Lenten stuff. Also since I really don't have a lot of things to give up per se I am going to be adding things to my Lenten schedule. One is to do a 'prayer' walk at least 4 times a week with Sophia. I will be doing my best to attend Mass during the week.

What are your Lenten resolutions and some good Lenten recipes?
God bless and enjoy your Fat Tuesday!

Suzan

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