Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pizza Yum-Yum

See what big fun we had making our pizza yum-yum!

Foccacia Bread

2-¾ cups Flour
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Yeast
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Oregano
1 teaspoon Thyme
½ teaspoons Basil
1 pinch Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 cup Water

Combine flour, sugar, salt, yeast, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, basil, and pepper. Then add oil and water. Mix just until dough has come together. Lay the dough out on a smooth lightly floured surface and knead until it is smooth and and looks elastic. (I usually only need it a few times)

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Then get a large bowl and oil the sides and bottom of the bowl with olive oil. Place dough inside and lay a damp towel over the top of the bowl. Sit the bowl in a warm place and let dough rise for 20-25 minutes.

After the dough has risen, take it out of the bowl and punch it down. Then place it on a baking sheet or baking pan and flatten it out into a large rectangle. Brush olive oil on the top and sprinkle salt.

Now for the fun part! Add tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, fresh herbs (basil, thyme, rosemary,…) garlic, meat (or perhaps not?), and nice fresh cheese.

Place in oven for about 16-18 minutes.

(Thanks, Pioneer woman website for the recipe!)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

There's a war in the mind, over territory,
For the dominion, who will dominate the opinion?
Schisms and isms, keeping us in the forms of religion,
Conforming our vision, to the world churches decision.
Trapped in a section, submitted to comittee election,
Moral infection, epidemic lies and deception,
Insurrection, of the highest possible order,
Distorting our tape recorders, from here and like underwater.
Beyond the borders, fond of sin and disorder,
Bound by the strategy, it's systemic depravity,
Heavy as gravity, head first in the cavity,
Without a bottom, a fate worse than Sodom.
What's got 'em,
Drunk off the spirits, Truth comes, we can't hear it,
When you've been, programmed to fear it.
I had a vision, I was fallin' in indecision,
Appallin’, callin' religion, some program on television.
How can dominant wisdom, be recognized in the system,
Of Anti-Christ, the majority rules.
Intelligent fools, PhD's in illusion,
Masters of mass confusion, Bachelors in past illusion.
Now who you choosin', the head or the tail,
The bloodshed of male, or confidence in the veil.
Conferences of Yale, discussin' doctrines of Baal,
Causin' people to fail, keepin' the third in jail.
His Word has nailed, everything to the tree,
Severing all of me from all that I used to be.
Formless and void, totally paranoid,
Enjoy darkness as the Lord, keepin' me from the sword.
Blocked from mercy, bitter than Cerses,
Hungry and thirsty, for good meat we would eat,
And still, dined at the table of deceit.
How incomplete, from confrontation to retreat,
We prolong the true enemies defeat.
Destitute a necessity, causin' desperation to get the best of me,
Punishment 'til there was nothing left of me.
Realizin' the unescapable death of me.
No options in the valley of decision,
The only doctrine, supernatural circumcision,
Inwardly only water can purge the heart,
From words, the fiery darts,
Thrown by the workers of the arts.
Iniquity, shapen in , there's no escapin' when,
You're whole philosophy is paper thin, in vanity
The wide road is insanity.
Could it be all of humanity?
Picture that, scripture that,
The origin of man's heart is black.
How can we show up for, an invisible war,
Preoccupied with a shadow, makin' love with a whore.
Achin' in sores, Babylon, the great mystery,
Mother of human history, system of social sorcery,
Our present condition, needs serious recognition.
Where there's no repentance there can be no remission!
And that sentence, more serious than Vietnam,
The atom bomb, Saddam, and Minister Farrakhan.
What's goin' on, what's the priority to you?
By what authority do we do?
The majority hasn't a clue.
We majored in curses, search the chapters, check the verses,
Recapture the land, remove the mark from off of our hands,
So we can stand, in agreement with His command.
Everything else is damned!
Let them with ears understand.
Everything else is damned, let them with ears understand.

It's freedom, said it's freedom time now.
It's freedom, said it's freedom time now.
It's freedom, I'm a be who I am.
It's freedom time, said it's freedom time.
Everybody knows that they've lied,
Everybody knows that they've perpetrated inside,
Everybody knows that they're guilty, yes.
Resting on their conscience eating their insides,
Get free, be who you're supposed to be.
Freedom, said it's freedom time now,
Freedom, said it's freedom time,
Freedom, freedom time now.

by Lauryn Hill

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Straight out of the Phillipine Islands and into your kitchen...

Chicken Adobo

4-5 lbs of chicken (thighs, drumsticks, etc...)
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp peppercorns
3 bay leaves

Combine all ingredients, cover and marinate chicken for 1-3 hrs.
Bring to boil, lower heat.
Cover and simmer for 30 mins.
Uncover and simmer until sauce reduced and chicken tender (~20 mins.)

...thanks Scott, that was delicious!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

This week's big fun...

How to beat mononucleosis in just two weeks...

Pray more than usual and have all your friends pray with you...

Psalm 103, Luke 1:37, Mark 11:24, and 2 Corinthians 9:8, are just a few good verses to pray out loud with loved ones.

Get plenty of rest, eat a well-balanced diet, and supplement with a good multivitamin. I also recommend Shaklee's soy protein first thing in the morning. It will most assuredly give you plenty of energy for the long day ahead.