Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday

Here are some of the best deals at the “Big 3” grocery stores this coming week. Prices are good w/ store card (MVP/VIC/Lowes) from 9/30-10/6

Food Lion:
Holly Farms Boneless Chicken Breast Filets or Tenders: $1.79/lb
Value Pack Choice Porterhouse or T-Bone Steaks: $4.87/lb
10lbs. Russet Potatoes: $1.99
Fresh Whole Pork Picnics: $0.79/lb
Smithfield Center Cut Ham Slices-50% off
12 Pack Coke Products-BOGO
General Mills Cereal-BOGO
Smithfield Smoked Bacon-BOGO
3 Day Sale
Edy’s Ice Cream-$1.99 (limit 4)
12 Roll Scott or Cottonelle Tissue TP - $4.99 (limit 4)
Gain 100 oz. Liquid or Powder Laundry Detergent-$7.99 (limit 2)
Bounty 8 Giant Rolls-$7.99 (Limit 2)
Kraft Shredded or Block Cheese –BOGO (Limit 2)

Harris Teeter
Bone-In Rib Steaks- $4.77/lb
White Shrimp or Cod Fillets-$4.98/lb
Red Seedless Grapes - $0.99/lb
Palermo Pizza- BOGO
96oz. Clorox Bleach- $0.99
HT Fresh Whole Fryer Chicken- $0.57/lb
6 Pack .5 ltr. Bottles Coke Products-BOGO
Locally Grown Apples-$0.99/lb

Lowes Foods:
Boneless Top Round London Broil-$2.49/lb.
Fresh Ground Beef-$1.99/lb.
Oscar Myer Sliced Bacon-BOGO
Sanderson Farms Split Chicken Breast-$0.99/lb
Premium White Potatoes-BOGO
Smart Ones Entrées-$1.98/ea.
Nabisco Snack Crackers-BOGO
Bakery Cinnamon Rolls-BOGO
Thomas’ English Muffing-BOGO
Kellogg’s Mini Wheats, Raisin Bran, Raisin Bran Crunch--BOGO

Monday, September 28, 2009

Seared Grit Cakes with Crisp Country Ham and Chiffonade of Collards

Crisp Country Ham and Chiffonade of CollardsRecipe By: Jeff Bacon CEC CCA AAC
Serving Size: 12

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 pounds collard greens -- fresh
1 pinch salt and pepper
1/2 pound country ham -- sliced
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese -- shredded
Cheese Grit Cakes
1 teaspoon canola oil

Prepare cheese grit cakes as directed

Place country ham on a pan and brown in a hot oven.
Remove to cool slightly.

Clean collard greens and trim out ribs

Roll collard leaves into tight tubes and cut into chiffonade. (Very thin strips)

Heat canola oil until smoke point

Add collards to hot oil and stir rapidly while adding salt and pepper

Remove as soon as all collards are slightly wilted and bright green.

Break or cut crisp ham into pieces approximately the same size as the grit cakes.

Top each seared grit cake with: 1 piece of ham, 1 bunched tablespoon of collards,
1 pinch of parmesan cheese.

"36 ounces"

Cheese Grit Cakes

Recipe By : Jeff Bacon CEC CCA AAC
Serving Size : 12

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1 1/2 cups grits -- white stone ground
3 cups stock -- chicken
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup sweet onion -- finely diced
1 clove garlic -- minced
1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1 cup cheddar cheese -- white sharp
1/2 cup parmesan cheese -- shredded
1/4 cup scallion -- chopped
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon canola oil

Melt butter and sweat onion and garlic until soft

Add grits and stir into fat and aromatics

Add stock and simmer on low until liquid is absorbed

Add cream and pepper and simmer on low until smooth and creamy.
Total cook time will be 35-45 minutes so extra stock may be needed
if grits get too thick too fast or take longer to soften.

When grits are completely done and thick add in cheeses and scallion

Pour into greased 1/2 sheet pan lined with parchment, spread evenly

Chill overnight then when very firm (a few minutes in the freezer may be needed)
cut into 1 inch rounds with a metal circular cookie or biscuit cutter.
Return to cooler until ready to sear.

Heat canola oil in a non stick skillet until very hot

Sear cakes quickly on both sides and place on platter to serve or top.

"24 ounces"

Cookin' with Bacon--Seared Ahi Tuna on Wonton Crisp with Wasabi Whipped Cream and Soy Reduction

Recipe By : Jeff Bacon CEC CCA AAC
Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories :

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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8 ounces tuna steak -- sashimi grade
6 each won-ton wrappers
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons wasabi powder
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 pinch ginger -- powdered
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
1 tablespoon pickled ginger
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup honey
2 cups peanut oil

Combine soy and honey in a small sauce pot and simmer until reduced by 1/2.
When cool, mixture will be slightly thick.

Season tuna with salt and pepper then pour sesame seeds into a shallow pan.

Press tuna into seeds on both sides until well coated.
Chill until ready to sear.

Cut each square wonton wrapper into four triangles for a total of 24 pieces.

Heat all but one teaspoon of peanut oil in a non stick skillet unti very hot.
Fry wontons until goldena nd crisp. Season with salt and pepper

Sear tuna on both sides until seeds are golden brown yet
tuna is rare in center. Allow to cool at lest 20 minutes.

Whip cream until soft peaks form

Add wasabi powder to cream and mix in.

Slice tuna into 24 equal pieces about 3/4 inch by 3/4 inch

Top each won ton crisp with one piece of tuna, then one small
slice of pickeled ginger, then a dab of wasabi whipped cream
then a drizzle of soy reduction.

Serve on platter

Friday, September 25, 2009

Seasonal Flu and H1N1 Info

Thanks to Dr. Ohl and Dr. Givner from Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital for coming in today to talk about the H1N1 virus. For more information vist:


Free Flu Vaccine Clinics:
(this is for the regular vaccine not H1N1)

Flu Clinic Dates:
Tuesdays, September 22 and 29, and October 6 and 13.

Forsyth County Department of Public Health
799 Highland Avenue, Winston Salem, NC 27101

Free to the publicAppointments:
The flu clinic is a walk-in clinic (first come, first serve).
Accommodations will be made on-site for those with special needs.

Flu Clinic Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Types of Vaccine Available:
Injections (shots) only. Nasal-spray flu vaccine will not be available at the Health Dept.

When to Get Vaccinated:
The seasonal flu vaccine will not protect against the novel H1N1 (swine) flu. Therefore, all people are encouraged to get a seasonal flu shot as early as it is available because the vaccine for H1N1 will not be available until later in the fall.

Who should get a flu shot?
In general, anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu can get vaccinated. However, certain people should get vaccinated each year. They are either people who are at high risk of having serious flu complications or people who live with or care for those at high risk for serious complications.

People who should get vaccinated this year are:
Children and adults at high risk for complications from the flu, including:

All children age 6 months through 18 years
Adults 50 years of age and older
Pregnant women
Anyone with long-term health problems, such as heart disease, lung disease, asthma, kidney disease, diabetes, muscle or nerve disorders, weakened immune system, anemia and other blood disorders
Residents of nursing homes and other long term care facilities
Children 6 months though 18 years of age on long-term aspirin treatment
Anyone who lives with or cares for people at high risk for flu-related complications:
Healthcare workers
Household contacts and caregivers of children from birth to 5 years of age
Household contacts and caregivers of people 50 years of age or older or anyone with medical conditions that puts them at high risk from severe complications from the flu

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Stop Trafficking Now!

World Relief North Carolina is excited to announce their partnership with Stop Child Trafficking Now. On the weekend of Saturday, September 26th-27th, people from cities across the nation will walk to stop child trafficking now.

Stop Child Trafficking Now is an organization that works to fight the demand side of trafficking. Funds raised by walkers and volunteers will help special elite operatives to investigate and bring justice to the predators that are victimizing children across the world. Participants can also support local victims of trafficking by choosing World Relief North Carolina as a partner organization when they register for the walk. Please join World Relief North Carolina and and other community members to take a stand against child trafficking!

Walk Details:
Length of Walk: 5k Location: Oak Ridge Town Park, just outside of Greensboro
Date: Saturday, September 26th
Time: Registration starts at 9am, Walk begins at 10am

How to Get Involved:
1) Volunteer to help before the walk or on walk day.
2) Be a team captain. Rally your friends, family, small group, or coworkers help you take a stand in this fight.
3) Sign up to be a walker.
4) Financially support the cause. Even if you can't participate on walk day, you can still make an impact. You can give a general donation or support a walkerthat is raising funds.How to

Register: Go to www.SCTNow.org and click on Sign-Up Now. Remember to choose World Relief North Carolina as a partner organization when you register.

Questions about the Walk?

1) More information about the Greensboro walk is available on the walk website.
2) Email the community ambassadors at Greensboro@SCTNow.org OR contact Heather Blackerby at World Relief. 336-887-9007

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday!!!

Here are some of the best deals at the “Big 3” grocery stores this coming week. Prices are good w/ store card (MVP/VIC/Lowes) from 9/23-9/29/2009

Food Lion:
Value Pack Ground Chuck--$1.68/lb
Chicken Drumsticks-$0.87/lb
Bone in Assorted Pork Chops- $1.99/lb
Frozen Turkey-$0.79/lb
Yellow Peaches-$0.99/lb
24-32 loads Purex Laundry Detergent-BOGO
6 Dbl Rolls-Quilted Northern TP-BOGO
7.25 Food Lion Mac ‘n Cheese- $0.10/box
24 oz. Jennie-O Turkey Tenderloins-BOGO
Farm Raised Tilapia-$2.99/lb
3 lb. Golden Apples, $2.99

Harris Teeter
Buy 2 Get 3 Free (Limit 10):
Deli pre-sliced Meats and Cheese
Blue Bunny Ice Cream
Ken’s Salad Dressing
Progresso Soup.

Buy 1 get 1:
Top Round London Broil or Top Round Roast
Fresh Boneless Chicken Breast
1 lb Sweet Strawberries
50 oz. Purex
Kelloggs Raisin Bran
2 Lb. EZ Peel White Shrimp.
Fresh Foods Market Take and Bake 14” Pizza
8 oz. Sargento Cheese

Meal of the Week:
All of the Following for $10.99
1.7 lb. Harris Teeter Pork Loin Fillet
2 lb. Package HT Farmer’s Market Carrots
24 oz. Package Harris Teeter Mashed Potatoes
2 lb. bag HT Farmers Market Salad

Lowes Foods:
Suave Shampoo and Conditioner (When you sign up for e-offers)- $0.38/ea
Family Pack NY Strip Steaks-$6.77/lb
Boston Butt Pork Roast $0.99/lb
Milk $1.99/gal
Lowes Foods Sandwich $0.79
Gala Apples $0.99/lb
BOGO on the following:
Contessa Shrimp
Fresh Step Cat Litter
Cap’n Crunch Cereal
Pure and Natural Liquid Soap or Body Wash
Soft Soap liquid soap
Top Care Toothbrushes, Cotton Balls, Nail Polish Remover or Nasal Spray

Monday, September 21, 2009

Self Defense tips With Allen Branch

For more information about Krav Maga or the many other programs offered at Fitness One Training Systems visit http://www.myfitnessone.com/ or email Allen at trainer@myfitnessone.com.

Why learn self-defense?

Recent FBI Crime Reports found that
  • males are victimized at rates 22% higher than females.
  • Rape and sexual assault are the exception; females were raped at a rate about eight times that of males.
  • Males are more likely to be victimized by a stranger, females by someone they know.
    7 out of 10 sexual assault victims know their offender.
  • A woman who fights back gains an 86% chance of avoiding the rape and incurs little chance of additional injury. Most injuries occur before the woman starts fighting back.
  • Women using knives or guns in self defense were raped less than 1% of the time. (Kleck and Sayles, 1990)
  • Young people aged 12 - 24 are most often the victims of a violent crime.
  • Students age 12 through 18 were victims of about 186,000 serious violent crimes at school, and about 476,000 away from school. (1999)
  • Persons age 16 -19 are raped at 35 times that of persons age 50 - 64 and are twice as likely to be robbed as persons age 25 - 34.
  • Most homicide victims were young. In 1998, 63% of murder victims were under 35, and about 11% were under age 18.
  • Workplace violence accounted for 18% of all violent crime between 1993 to 1999.
  • At work or on duty, U.S. residents experienced over 1.7 million violent victimizations annually including 325,000 aggravated assaults, 36,500 rapes , 70,000 robberies, and 900 homicides.
  • Weapon use :
    In about 1 : 4 (26%) of violent crimes, a weapon was present.
    Offenders had weapons in 6% of rapes and 55% of robberies in 2000.
    Homicides are most often committed with handguns. In 1999, 65% of homicides were committed with guns, 13% with knives, 6% with blunt objects, and 16% with other weapons.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ace that Interview!!

Are you going on a job interview in the near future? Are you ready?
The difference between getting a job (and not getting a job) is often the personal interview. Nerve-racking, sure, but it’s your chance to make a big impression. New York City career coach Frederick Ball, author of “Killer Interviews,” has some winning advice...How to ace an interview - six tips:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

CBC Day Retreats

This is a great opportunity to bless your favorite ministry worker or pastor! CBC Day Retreats offers:

  • A fun and complete mental and physical break from a day in the office
  • Gift certificates for anyone on your leadership staff
  • Full day events or outings for your whole administrative team
  • We cater to special requests for individuals, or couples you may be counseling

What They Provide:

  • Fun, recreation, and rejuvenation
  • A great day of encouragement, away from the constant scrutiny
  • All the equipment, hosting, and guidance necessary to facilitate the experience(s)
  • Mountain cabins and lakeside cottages for overnight stays

For more information, Contact Andy:

CBC Day Retreats

2152 Stoneridge Place

Winston-Salem, NC 27107




Keeping Kids Safe on the Net

Thanks to Tim Morris for the great info about keeping our children safe online. Here are some links that he has shared with us for more information:


To contact Tim, you can send him an email at tim@pronetdesigns.net

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday

Here are some of the best deals at the “Big 3” grocery stores this coming week. Prices are good w/ store card (MVP/VIC/Lowes) from 9/ 16-9/22/2009

Food Lion:
Mega Meat Sale!!!
Value Pack Boneless NY Strip Steaks-$4.99/lb
Split Chicken Breasts-$0.97/lb
Boneless Chuck Roast or Value Pack Steaks-$2.79/lb
Vacuum Pack Smithfield Ham-$0.99/lb
Smithfield Center Cut Ham Slices-50% off-$2.49/lb
Country Style Pork Ribs $1.37/lb.
Food Lion Ground Turkey $1.99
Food Lion Bologna-$0.99
16 oz Gwaltney Bacon-$2
12 OZ. Food Lion Turkey Bacon-$2.00
8 oz. Food Lion Baked Ham-BOGO
Food Lion Jumbo Shrimp 16 oz. Bag-BOGO
Ball Park Franks-BOGO
Premium On-The-Vine Tomatoes- $0.99/lb
Pepsi 12 Pack Cans-$4/10 –limit 4
Fresh Deli Ham $3.99/lb.
14-16 oz Quaker Cap’n Crunch BOGO ($1.60 ea)
Chips Ahoy-BOGO
Campbells Chunky Soup- 2/$3
56 oz. FL Ice Cream 2/$4
18 Double Rolls Angel Soft TP-$7.99
Tropicana Pure Premium OJ-2/$5

Lowes Foods:
T-Bone Steaks-$4.99/lb.
Split Chicken Breasts-$0.99/lb
King Crab Legs-$6.99/lb.

Buy 2 Get 3 Free on the Following Items:
64 oz. Old Orchard Juice
LFS Liquid Laundry Detergent (32 loads)
Pop Secret Popcorn
Newmans Own Coffee
PictSweet Seasoned Vegetables
Navel Oranges

BOGO on the Following Items:
Shady Brook Farms Ground Turkey
Carolina Pride Smoked Sausage
Jumbo Western Cantaloupes
Edy’s Ice Cream
Star’s Chicken Salad
Star’s Chicken and Dumplings
Palermo’s Pizza
Kellog’s Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies or Honey Smacks Cereal
Ruffle’s Potato Chips
Town House Crackers
Thomas’ Bagels
LFS Cheese Singles
LFS Paper Towels Big Roll
Bakery Kaiser Rolls
48 oz. Edy’s Ice Cream
LFS Paper Towels
21 lb. Fresh Step Cat Litter

Also…Sign Up for E-Offers From Lowes Foods and
get the following deals:

Doz. LFS large eggs $0.39
LFS Orange Juice 64oz. $0.99
LFS butter-me-nots biscuits $0.19
12 oz. LFS bacon- $0.99

Harris Teeter:
Triple Manufacturer Coupons up to $0.99
Limit 20 Per Household Per Day

Baby Back Ribs-BOGO
2.5 lb. IQF Chicken Breast-BOGO
Green Giant Canned Corn, Peas or Green Beans-Buy 2 Get 3 Free
Deli Oven Roasted Turkey Breast $3.99/lb
California Red and Green Seedless Grapes.$0.99/lb.
Hormel Bacon-BOGO
Harris Teeter Large Eggs - $0.97
Harris Teeter Bread- $0.97
Deli Made, Ready to Eat Foot Long Subs- $3.99 each
50 oz. Tide Detergent-$5.77

Meal of the Week…Must buy all of these items
to get deal:

$5.99 for the following:
16 oz. John Morrell Bistro Naturals Beef Franks
8 ct. Harris Teeter Hot Dog Buns
1 lb. Fresh Foods Market Homestyle Potato Salad
24 oz. HT Kosher Dill Spears
2 Liter HT Soda

I always new Kernersville was the Center of the Universe, Now It's Also Part of the Middle East!

You really need to check out this awesome festival this weekend. There is nothing else like it!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mama Wasn't Always Right? Say It Isn't So!

Check out this article from CNN.com:

Now that you have kids, you've probably realized that there was actually some sense behind all that advice your mother gave you.

There is a lot of sense behind some of mama's advice, but other adages are not quite right.

Maybe you can thank her for your perfect posture (even though it took 4,567 reminders to stand up straight) or for insisting on all those family dinners. Then again, some things need not be passed down to yet another generation. Take a look.

Mama always said: Eat more! Kids are starving!
That's true, but probably not in your house. The clean-plate club isn't where it's at anymore. It's important to give kids the chance to stop eating based on appetite, instead of external cues like an empty bowl, says Marilyn Tanner-Blasiar, a pediatric dietitian at Washington University School of Medicine. It helps them stay attuned to their feelings of satiety.

When they lose that connection, the risk of becoming overweight goes up. But moms wouldn't be moms if they didn't worry about their kids' food. It's never going to be easy to let go, but if you give them healthy options and allow them to eat when they're hungry and stop when they're full, the rest will take care of itself.

Mama always said: Don't sit so close to the TV -- you'll ruin your eyes
Actually, you won't, and neither will your kids. According to the American Optometric Association, children can't harm their eyes by sitting with their noses practically pressed against the flat-screen. Watching close-up, however, may cause eyestrain, which can lead to headaches, says Dr. Vincent Iannelli, a Dallas, Texas, pediatrician.

Eyestrain doesn't worsen vision, but it's not comfortable, either. For healthier viewing, remind your children not to watch in total darkness -- the sharp contrast between the room and the TV can worsen strain -- and have them plop down about ten feet away. But if you have a child who's always sitting really close, she may be having a hard time seeing. Ask her to scooch to a more normal distance, and if she can't see the screen clearly, get her eyes checked.

Mama always said: Don't read in the dark
Smart thinking. Just as watching TV in a black void can cause eyestrain, so it goes with reading in low light, says Cathy Doty, a pediatric optometrist in New Bern, North Carolina. And if kids keep it up for long periods (like your voracious reader, who sneaks in extra chapters with a flashlight under the covers), it can lead to intermittent blurred vision and headaches.
All of these symptoms resolve with rest, but this behavior can speed the onset of nearsightedness in kids who are genetically predisposed, says Doty. To protect their peepers, make sure kids have at least 60 watts of light to read under and encourage them to keep books (and computer screens) at arm's length and to take frequent breaks.

Mama always said: Don't frown, you'll get wrinkles
Yep, you might. Furrowing your brow millions of times over your life can leave a line or two eventually. So can laughing. There's no way to avoid it, nor any reason to try.
Our facial muscles move to express emotion. And without those muscles, we couldn't eat, drink, smile, or kiss. The best way to help protect your kids' future faces and skin from head to toe? Load them up with SPF and keep on encouraging all the healthy stuff you already do: Try a vegetable. Run outside and play. And most of all, have fun!

Mama always said: Sit up straight
Good one, Nana. Slumping over puts major pressure on the neck, shoulders, and back, not to mention that it keeps the lungs from completely filling. But constantly scolding kids to correct their posture is frustrating. Instead, try to keep your kids active, says Patrice Winter, a physical therapist and assistant professor at George Mason University. It will give their muscles the strength needed to maintain alignment -- without nagging!

Mama always said: That music is too loud
It probably is. If you have a kid who goes nowhere without her iPod, there's a good chance she's rocking her way to some hearing loss later, says Dr. Craig Derkay, professor of otolaryngology and pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School. If she likes her tunes loud, ask her to take a break every 20 minutes or so. You can also consider springing for noise-canceling headphones: They drown out background sounds, so she'll be less tempted to turn it up.

Mama always said: We're having dinner together because that's what families do
She was onto something. Kids are more likely to eat a balanced meal when the family dines together, says Kathleen Burklow, a clinical psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio. And it's an all-around great way to connect. Don't stress if you can't do it every night (who can?); instead, make the most of the time you have.

If you always get the same one-word responses, have the kids ask you questions about your day. Or come up with a few very specific questions for everyone to answer, like what made you laugh today? What was the nicest thing someone did for you today? What was the nicest thing you did? You might be surprised at how much you actually hear.

Mama always said: Eat your breakfast
Pass it down. There is no doubt that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Studies have proven that children who eat an a.m. meal perform better in school. Plus, many breakfast foods are excellent sources of calcium, iron, and fiber, all of which tend to be lacking in many children's diets. If your kids are picky breakfast eaters, have them grab a handful of raisins, some dry cereal, or even some leftover pizza to nibble on when they're ready.

Mama always said: Put on a coat, you'll catch a cold
The only thing your kid is likely to get from being outside in the cold is... cold. "When I was growing up, my grandmother insisted I bundle up in even slightly cold weather because 'getting cold could make you sick,'" says Sue Stevens of Arlington, Texas. "I knew from my school health class that she was wrong and that germs make you sick. I let my own son play in the rain, sleep under a ceiling fan, and play soccer in short pants in freezing weather. He never had colds afterward!" That's because only cold and flu viruses cause those illnesses.

There is some research that suggests that prolonged exposure to chilly temps may dampen the immune system because it puts a strain on the body. But that's not the same as making you sick. So if your kid wants to tough out the chilly season in his skimpy but oh-so-hip hoodie, save yourself the fight. Let him!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

This Morning's Guests--George Bryan, Lea Metz, Dr. Gary Chapman

In Studio guests this morning...
George Bryan, Jr - President / CEO of the Children's Home in Winston-Salem
Lea R. Metz - Development and Marketing Specialist
The Children's Home is celebrating 100 Years this weekend (September 12 + 13)Family Fun events planned for Saturday and Sunday. Details here: http://www.goodnessgrowshere.org/
The Children's Home
1001 Reynolda RoadWinston-Salem, NC 27104
Phone: 721-7600www.tchome.org

Dr Gary Chapman 'God Encounters...In Law Relationships''
God Encounters' is a heartfelt praise and worship, a casual, loving, and secure environment, speakers who address real life issues from a Biblical perspective, drama, testimonies, prayer, and relationships. This service is open to women in the triad. God Encounters meets the third Tuesday night of each month at 7:00 pm in Calvary's Worship Center. The doors open at 6:30 pm. Details: http://www.calvarynow.com/templates/System/details.asp?id=44069&PID=623241

BOOK: In-Law Relationships” by Dr Chapman

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Deep Fried Butter?!?

How to make your own deep-fried butter

04:39 PM CDT on Friday, September 4, 2009

You have to wait until the State Fair of Texas starts on Sept. 25 to try Abel Gonzales's version of fried butter.

Also Online State Fair of Texas' contenders include deep-fried butter, peaches

Guidelive.com: State Fair of Texas

Database: Texas' Favorite Recipes
We couldn't wait, so we asked food stylist Karen Elizabeth Watts to fry up her own version. She says it's a two-step process, but well worth the effort. The butter center must be made ahead and frozen to ensure perfect crispy outside with a creamy center.

Cathy Barber

Fried Butter

Butter center:

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar

3 tablespoons cream cheese

3 tablespoons berry jam (flavor of choice)

Cream butter, sugar, cream cheese and jam together with an electric mixer until smooth. Using a melon baller, form 1-inch balls of butter mixture and arrange them on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Freeze until solid, at least two hours.


1 cup flour

3 tablespoons powdered sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 cup chilled club soda (plus up to 1/4 cup additional if batter is too thick)

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Fold chilled club soda into dry mixture. Do not overmix; batter will be slightly lumpy and thick.

Heat 3 1/2 cups peanut oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, to 350 F.

Working with frozen butter balls, skewer frozen balls one at a time and dip in batter. Place battered butter ball in hot oil and remove skewer, using a second skewer to dislodge. Fry for 30 to 45 seconds and turn with slotted spoon. Allow battered butter to fry for an additional 30 to 45 seconds or until lightly browned.

Remove fried butter balls from oil with slotted spoon and cool on a rack for at least 1 minute. (I know it will be hard to wait.) Skewer and eat, State-Fair style. Careful, contents of fried butter will remain hot.


Garlic Fried Butter: Omit sugar and jam from butter center; add 1 tablespoon garlic powder. Omit sugar from batter.

Plain Fried Butter: Omit jam from butter center.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Singin' w/ Smitty

The "A New Hallelujah" tour with Michael W. Smith is heading to Winston-Salem. Kicking off October 22nd, in Orlando, Florida, the “New Hallelujah World Tour” will introduce a new element to the U.S. tour dates by adding local voices from the community. Each concert will feature a mass community choir comprised of local vocalists and choir members from multiple churches throughout the surrounding area. The choirs will join Smith as he performs classic fan favourites as well as music from his award-winning album A New Hallelujah and A New Hallelujah: The Live Worship DVD.

If you are interested in being part of this choir, email: gduncan@ljvm.com

Free Chick Fil-A Monday!

Chick-fil-A is offering a FREE Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich to all customers wearing
‘sports-related apparel’ this Labor Day Monday (Sept. 7)
So, wear your favorite team tee-shirt, hat or jersey and get a FREE Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich
this Labor Day Monday (Sept. 7).

Offer valid 10:30am until close this Monday.

(Also, check out http://www.chickenwave.com/ for a chance to win various Chick-fil-A prizes)

BTW: Virginia Tech vs Alabama (Sat 8pm) in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

Details at http://www.chickfila.com/

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Heaven on Earth

For more information about Camp Bethel in Wise, Virginia, visit their website: www.campbethel.com

The place is awesome! I'll fill you in on Family Camp Weekend '09 on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Need Some Haberdashing?

See my friend Michael Boyce at Tom James. He will come to you with fine clothing and suits! You can also find on their website instructions on how to tie a bowtie and a necktie!

3000 Bethesda Place, Suite 302

How to Enter the Heavenly Layer Cake Contest On-line

Today is the deadline to get your entry for the WBFJ Heavenly Layer Cake contest into the Dixie Classic Fair. This year, the fair has added an option to submit your entry form on-line. Here are step-by-step instructions:

Go to http://www.blueribbonfair.com/BRFairProd/BlueRibbonStart.aspx?ID=1491

Click on "Create Account" tab, enter required info (you do not need to fill out Club Name, Division, Grade, School, Federal ID, Farm Name or Premise Code). Your password must be at least 7 characters long.

Click on "Save Account Information"

Click "Accept" under Terms of Service

In Premium Book window, choose Department S6-Special Food Contests

Below that, choose "110 WBFJ", click "add" button

Click "OK" on popup window that says "General Entry Added"

Click on "Tickets & Misc. Items/Checkout" tab

Click box saying "I affirm I have read and affirm the rules and regulations..."

Click "Submit"

You will recieve an email confirming your entry.