Creamed Eggs on Toast

For most of my family, this is a favorite.  The first time I made it for Dave was on our honeymoon.  He had never had this dish before, and I was delighted that it was a hit.  There are many versions that can be made using this basic white sauce (broulee) recipe. It can be used to make a cheese sauce (add cheddar cheese and let the cheese melt – and you’ve got another keeper). … Read more

Claiming a Mountain With Giants Hidden There

  The Scripture:   Joshua 14:7-14 As a forty-year-old man, Caleb was sent to spy out the land for Moses and the Children of Israel. Of the twelve spies who were sent, Caleb was only one of two who came back with an accurate report. All twelve spies came back loaded with fruit – bunches of grapes so large they had to be carried by more than one man. Pomegranates such as they had never seen … Read more

The Father Who Hated Cats and His Daughter Who Loved Them

We stopped to visit friends on our way back to Halifax County the other Sunday evening.  Amid the hugs and hellos, I noticed the kittens.  Eleven kittens, to be exact.   We picked them up and scratched their heads as they arched their backs and purred.  It was a cat lover’s paradise. As we sat at dinner, I watched the antics of the kittens through the windows.  They tussled and tumbled, capered and bounced from tree … Read more

Easy Chinese Stir Fry

    The dilemma of what to do with a huge amount of leftover rice was the catalyst behind this recipe. (It’s a  long story that has to do with a miscommunication of how much rice several folks were bringing to an International Food dinner at our house.  Suffice it to say that I had about eight cups of that fluffy stuff in my refrigerator.  After one chicken/rice casserole, my hubby was ready for something … Read more

Her Sewing Machine is Silent

  She wanted to go Home.  She really, really wanted to go Home. Her name was Beulah, but we called her Bets. And while Bets waited, she was gracious in her smiles, and she was grateful for her days. She also sewed.   On the days (and sometimes nights) I stayed with Bets, I looked forward to caring for her.  It was a respite from other responsibilities, and she was always grateful.  The pace was … Read more