Friday, 5 August 2016

Mashed Potato Salmon Patties

What do you do with leftover mashed potatoes because if your house is anything like ours there are either not enough mashed potatoes or too many!

About two months ago at our regular Sunday dinner with Great Grandma there were leftovers and with a sigh we said to no one in particular what are we going to do with all these potatoes?  Great Grandma look up at us and said salmon patties of course.

I do not remember salmon patties being part of my childhood and they were apart of Great Grandma’s childhood.  Great Great Grandma a woman of her time never wasted anything and left over mashed potatoes became salmon patties the next day.  Great Grandma talked about how the horse-drawn fish carter would come by once a week and her mother would pick out her salmon.

Using Great Grandma’s memory as guide we worked with the recipe and came up with a new family favourite.  We like them so mush that we have been know to make mashed potatoes just for this recipe. 

We freeze them and take them for lunch they can be eaten with a knife and fork or by hand when the situation calls for it.

  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups fine bread crumbs (we used gluten free)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green onion or cooking onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Mix everything together
  2. Make into patties and fry

From Our Table To Yours

Grandma Snyder

©2013 - 2016 twosnydergirls

Monday, 1 August 2016

Great Minds

Gossip is an ugly form of communication. 
It damages the sender as well as all who stand by and listen to these ugly words.

Gossip only survives because we are ready and waiting to listen!

Small minded people

Be mindful of what you listen to!

Walk away from gossip as soon as you identify the words being said for what they are gossip!  And if you are brave enough call it for what it is gossip.

Be bold and wonder out loud in the presence of gossip, how what is being said helps to create peace, joy and a caring community for the one being spoken about and for all of us?

Have a Great Mind

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Seek the things that are above!

This week’s readings put me in mind of the tiny house movement that is sweeping across the industrialized world.  A movement that only the wealthiest and the vainest of societies can have.  

It is the equivalent of cultural blow-back on our obsession with consumerism, our need to have more and more stuff, "our vanity of vanities."

Most of the world ekes out survival on a daily basis from refugee tents, mud shacks, one room hovels or shelter-less in the open air.  

These people have no choice, no money, no way out, no political power and yet they are people of great hope, of enormous spiritual strength and faith.

The Mennonite Church in North America is growing smaller and older while in the third world it is a youthful movement that grows stronger and larger. 

Here is another question that is rooted in the scriptures this week in our vanity - Where do miracles still happen today?

In the civilized world (yes sarcasm intended) we dismiss miracles as having been debunked by medical science – our vanity gets in the way again.  

Whereas from the Mennonite's in Africa and Asia we hear stories of modern miracles.  These are places where consumerism has not yet infected the people with the vanity of personal ownership.  

Places where Christian’s have not given away their spiritual wealth at the alter of things.

Oh to live in a tent and know the personal touch of my Lord every moment of the day!

And yet I will not give away all that I have and so it is the proverbial “eye of the needle” that my soul will need to pass through on its journey to eternity.  

How else will all of my vanity be stripped from me so that I can enter heaven open to the wonders of miracles?

How else will my soul learn to seek the things that are above anew!

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Lectionary readings: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23, Psalm 49: 1-12, Colossians 3: 1-11, Luke 12 13-21.

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