Monday, March 1, 2010

Youth

THE CATFISH HOUSE - ADEL, GA

Good evening and ya'll come on in to the Net Porch and sit a spell. We just finished supper and now to relax a little before going to bed.

We've had a long day at a hospital having tests run on my sweetheart and husband. We found that he has a brain, it is working, he had 18 vials of blood and we conquered the MRI. It was conquered with a Valium and me holding his hand throughout the test. This meant I endured all the banging, clanging and drum beating with him. It's amazing what a loving, sweet and wonderful wife will do for her husband even to enduring an MRI. He has claustrophobia which makes being shut up a terrible thing. It's over and done, thank goodness.

I want to introduce you to a new, Christian, praise band named Refuge. The young people who make up this band go to our church , First Baptist Adel, and have evolved, with lots of hard work, into a very good band. They not only sing, but they witness to their faith in Jesus Christ every time they play. This past weekend, a local restaurant had them to play for the customers as they waited for a table or those who wanted to sit and listen. It has been wonderful to watch them grow musically and in their walk with our Lord. They will restore your faith in young people today.

These young people are most special to us and they have adopted us as their grandparents and it is a mutual admiration society.



REFUGE
The added attraction this weekend was they were playing at the Catfish House and the food there is wonderful. Their catfish, hushpuppies, slaw and sweet iced tea will make you slap your mama for some more or will make you say, "I can't believe I ate the whole thing." The staff is great, the service is wonderful, and we always enjoy eating there. It's hard to beat good fish and seafood cooked well. We were so glad they invited our youth band to play out there.
Speaking of good food I made some delicious muffins for breakfast yesterday and I want to share the recipes with you. It is simple, delicious and healthy for you.


Blueberry Orange Muffins with Dried Cranberries

1 15.5 OZ. Fiber One Blueberry Muffin Mix (can use any brand blueberry muffin mix)
3/4 cup orange juice
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
Zest of 1 orange - about 1 tsp.
1/2 tsp. orange flavoring
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Makes 12 muffins
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Pour mix into large bowl and add the orange zest. In a separate small bowl mix the orange juice, eggs,vegetable oil and orange flavoring. Add to the dry ingredients and stir only until blended. Add cranberries and stir lightly. Divide batter among a 12 muffin pan. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until lightly browned and the top springs back when touched. Cool for 5 minutes, run knife around edges of muffins and remove from pan. These freeze well.

I hope you enjoy these as much as we did and I was even lucky enough to find the mixes at the Dollar Tree which saved me several dollars. Inexpensive, delicious and easy to make. This is a winning combination as far as I'm concerned. Try them, you'll like them.

Well, I am about beat tonight and am going to bed early and read a very good book. I am reading an espionage book which has me caught in it's web. It is The Echelon Vendetta by David Stone. This is the first book I have read by him but it won't be the last. Not sure why mysteries are all I read but maybe you can explain it.

Thanks for dropping by and come back to see us.

Nuff said,

The Georgia Peach
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