Friday, 14 August 2015

Ribbon Meatloaf

We love meatloaf, there are so many different ways to make it and all are great and we will confess that there is very little that can compare to a cold meatloaf sandwich our books.  

For this recipe we once again went into the many handwritten recipes that we have inherited from three great family cooks and we have included the original recipe at the bottom.  

This dish was traditionally served with Fruit Relish, we will provide this recipe in a later post.

  • 1 onion sautéed
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced and sautéed
  • 1 cup of finely chopped crackers we used Presidents choice quinoa and honey crackers (there are always bites of crackers in the cupboards to use)
  • 3/4 of a cup of almond milk or other dairy alternative
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon deli mustard
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free Soya Sauce
  • 1/2 of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2  lb of lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 of turkey sausage remove the casing

 Dressing ingredients:
  • 1 large onion chopped fine and sautéed
  • 1 cup of raisins sautéed 
  • 5 stocks of celery chopped on sautéed 
  • 2 1/2 cups of gluten free bread crumbs
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon each ginger, sage, and thyme
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free soya sauce

  1. Sauté the onion, and garlic in a small amount of oil until the onions are clear
  2. In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients together into the onion and garlic
  3. Set Aside
  1. Sauté together in a small amount of oil the onion, raisins and celery
  2. Beat together the 2 eggs, chicken broth and soya sauce add the sage, ginger and thyme and mix well
  3. In a large bowl add your bread crumbs, onion mixture and then liquid, mix until well combined
  1. Grease either a large casserole dish or two meat loaf pans
  2. Start with a layer of dressing and then meat repeat until your dish is full.
  3. Note: we used meat loaf pans and we lined them parchment papers too make it easier to life out.
  4. Bake at 350 ° F for 1 ½ hour or until done 

From Our Table To Yours

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Random Acts of Kindness

Click here to download this card for you use

It arrived in the hands of an otherwise unpleasant 10 year old child. 

As he poked his head into the car window he said with unexpected warmth in his voice

“Thank you for driving our family”

In Sunday School that day each child received  5 cards and they were tasked with giving away their cards before next Sunday when in Sunday School they were to report on the acts of kindness they experienced - describe to whom and why they gave each card away.

What a powerful learning experience for both the children who had to look for acts of kindness directed at them and for the people who received the cards.

We want our children and grandchildren to be empathetic, to learn to see the world as other see and experience it.  This task is just such a learning opportunity.

The children were learning to recognize random acts of kindness in their lives, and in doing so will offer them in turn.

If you would like to do this activity with your (grand)children or would like to hand out cards as an activity of gratitude yourself we created a card that you can use, just click on the link at the top of this post.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls   

Monday, 10 August 2015

Don't Miss Out On Your Life

We have had our Great Nephew Lucas visiting for the past few days.  Everything he does is intense.  

When he eats it is all about the food, how it feels in his mouth, how it tastes and yes how it feels.  

When he is watching you he is taking in all of you, memorizing your face, your voice.

When he plays he is undistractible.  

He is getting the most out of life!

We saw the same type of focused involvement watching our granddaughters play soccer.   

When we asked about the game they recited in detail their experience of the game.  

They knew what air tasted like, the condition of the grass under their feet and where their team members were at any time.  

They had been alive in that game.

How often driving home from work are you caught off guard by where you are in the trip?  

Or sitting in a meeting or waiting in a lobby do you come to the startling realization you cannot remember the past few minutes. 

You have missed out on part of your life!

Be mindful of the moments you are living and learn from the children around you to be present in everything you do.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 9 August 2015

So that your words may give grace

Every person you meet,
Every person you speak to no matter how brief,
Every person who will ever read what your write
Is a child of God!

We are commissioned by God and
given the example of Christ’s sacrifice and love to
express ourselves through Love.

And all too often instead we
“roar by reason of the disquietness of [our] heart.”
Psalms 38:8 KJV

“Wherefore putting away lying, speak every person truth with their neighbour: for we are members one of another.” Ephesians 4:25

There is a child’s rhythm that goes 
“Sticks and stone my break my bones but words will never hurt me”

While bones and bruises will heal 
words spoken in anger meant to hurt cannot be taken back, 
and they never lose their power to hurt when remembered!

So let your words give grace.
Give God your voice for he has no other on earth.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

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