Friday, 22 July 2016

Ham and Cauliflower Casserole

Leftovers what to do with them?  
Put them in the freezer and too soon they are taking over, and that is something Grandpa Snyder just cannot tolerate.  

Thus the inspiration for today's recipe.

In our freezer was ham from Easter, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped scapes, while in the refrigerator was a head of cauliflower and from the pantry we pulled out mushroom pieces and mushroom soup.

Now we stood in the kitchen looking at our ingredients and decided the flavours went together, that nothing shouted DON’T USE ME!  Sometimes meals just happen this way.  

Here is Ham and Cauliflower Casserole and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

  • 4 cup cubed cooked ham
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions or scapes (garlic plant tops)
  • 1 small head of cauliflower broken into bite size pieces
  • 1 Can of mushroom pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 11/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  1. Mix the first 6 ingredients and pour into a 9 x 12 baking dish
  2. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 350 F.
  3. Spread the remaining cheddar cheese over the top and return to the oven for 15 minutes
  4. Serve

From Our Table To Yours

Grandma Snyder

©2013 - 2016 twosnydergirls

Monday, 18 July 2016

Don't deprive me my age!

She enters the building standing tall, walking with pride of place, she walks with the assistance of bright red walker.  

Her 80+ years of living, farming, running after children and a nasty fall a few years ago have left her legs and back in need of support.  She is thankful for the support and she keeps her red walker always at hand.

As she moves through our group she stops and talks to friends and praises young children. When a conversation goes on longer than expected she turns her walker around and sits down, not wanting miss out on the coming and goings of her friends.

She has earned every wrinkle, some brought on by years of smiling and laughing, some from spending too much time in the sun gardening, farming, playing with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, while other are from worry for her family and extended family.

Just as she earned each ache in her body over the years she has gardened, walked, played with children, stood for hours canning, has bent over quilts and a rug weaving loom for hours and she has spent many hours her knees praying.

She is alive and engaged in her own life.  

She takes advantage of the privileges age allots her and continues to build memories that carry her into the future.

She is old and has earned every day of her life.  

She continues to live, she is happy and takes advantage of the days that are remaining to her.

She is not denying her own age.

She is embracing it!

Stop now and look at how you spend your time, your days, are you embracing your age?  

Or like many unhappy midlifers and seniors are you denying the years you have lived and working hard to stop the inevitable?

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 17 July 2016

The Mystery… has now been revealed

Lord who shall be with you in heaven? 
They that, work for justice, speak the truth from their hearts, do not speak badly of others or gossip, who have peaceful relationships with their neighbours, who given of their wealth without a thought to repayment, those who do not exploit the poor and homeless for personal benefit and gain, and finally those who are injured, spoken badly of and continue to love.  Psalm 15

When our actions are grounded in love, compassion and service to others, and we live in the sure knowledge that in this moment we are rich beyond our wildest dreams, we are living an abundant life in our Lord.

 We are living within the mystery of God’s unconditional love. 

When we know that all our earthly belongings count as nothing in the vastness of eternity and we hold the assurances of God to reconcile all unto him, we live in balance and abundance with the world around us. 
 And the mystery of God is revealed 
~ Love ~
Love is the most delicate of emotions.
Love is the strongest of ties motivating unto death for the other.

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2016 twosnydergirls
Thank you to Juanita Laverty for her sermon this morning.

Lectionary readings: Genesis 18:1-10a, Psalm 15, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42

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