Category: Pleasant Holidays

Pleasant Holidays, Week 6: Cocoa in the Crockpot and a Prayer Board

FOOD FOR THOUGHT, by Minister Hugh Bradford  For unto you is born this day to the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. — Luke 2:11  My brothers and sisters, true love is a reflection of the Savior’s love. In December of each year we call it the Christmas spirit. You can hear it. You can see it. You can feel it. So, rejoice and be glad in it. MERRY CHRISTMAS! Crockpot Hot Cocoa, by Leslie J. Ansley It’s officially winter, and hot chocolate season is in full effect. Use your slow cooker to make a big batch for the...

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Pleasant Holidays, Week 5: Hasselback Potatoes and Upcycled Sweaters

FOOD FOR THOUGHT, by Minister Hugh Bradford  The spirit of the Lord will rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the spirit of counsel and of power, the spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord. — Isaiah 11:2 “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” –– Helen Keller Wishing you  happiness, joy, peace and love. Hasselback Potatoes, by Leslie J. Ansley For Christmas dinner this year, I’m going with duck. I’ve never prepared duck at home before and I’m not...

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PLEASANT HOLIDAYS, WEEK 4: Easy Turtles and Simple Soy Candles

FOOD FOR THOUGHT, by Minister Hugh Bradford  But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. — Micah 5:2 Blessed is the season that engages the whole world in a conspiracy of Love. 3-Ingredient, Microwave Turtles, by Leslie J. Ansley Three ingredients, 10 minutes. Need I say more? I love turtles, and that’s something I definitely get from my mother. Turtles from Esther Price were her favorite. Esther Price is a...

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PLEASANT HOLIDAYS, WEEK 3: Appetizers & How to Wrap a Tree in Lights

FOOD FOR THOUGHT, by Minister Hugh Bradford “And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” Luke 2:10 Imagine if this season would stay all year, and the Love people show at this time of year never disappears. Christmas Party Appetizers, by Leslie J. Ansley Having a holiday party? Have these cute and festive appetizers on hand. What I like most about these is how quickly each can be put together, and you can make as many or as few as you like. First, this oldie but...

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PLEASANT HOLIDAYS, WEEK 2: Creative uses for leftovers and ornaments

FOOD FOR THOUGHT, by Minister Hugh Bradford  Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. — 1 Corinthians 10:31 What are the things you are thankful for that are often taken for granted? Recycled Thanksgiving Leftovers, by Leslie J. Ansley Turkey soup with stuffing dumplings; a turkey dinner pie that includes leftover gravy and dressing – I’ve run out of ways to use leftovers. By the third day, no one really wants them, either. However, here’s a nice way to use both leftover turkey and cranberry sauce. Pulled from the Pillsbury website,...

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PLEASANT HOLIDAYS, WEEK 1: Cornbread Dressing, Gold Decor

FOOD FOR THOUGHT, by Minister Hugh Bradford And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. — Colossians 3:15 Thankfulness creates gratitude, which generates contentment that causes peace. Soulful Cornbread Dressing, by Leslie J. Ansley I have no idea how Mom made her dressing. I know she started with Pepperidge Farm breadcrumbs and cubes, then she’d bake a pan of cornbread, crumble it and mix it in. There was meat from the turkey neck and she’d cook extra giblets. My job was sautéing the celery...

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PLEASANT HOLIDAYS, Week 6: Sliders and snack stands

Food for Thought, by Minister Hugh Bradford “Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men.”  — Luke 2:14 This wish is old. This wish is true. We wish a Happy New Year to all of Mt. Pleasant Worship & Outreach Center and to all our friends, too. Chicken sliders: tasty, healthy game-day food, by Leslie J. Ansley Christmas has ended, but not the holiday season. There’s still New Year’s Eve – and Watch Night service at MPWOC – and New Year’s Day. And today through the first week of February, a few dozen college football bowl...

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PLEASANT HOLIDAYS, Week 5: Mac ‘n cheese, festive tables

Food for Thought, by Minister Hugh Bradford “And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.”  — Hebrews 1:6 Let us keep Christmas, holding it close to our hearts, for its meaning never ends and its spirit is the warmth and joy of remembering that Jesus is the reason for the season. ‘Over the Rainbow’ macaroni and cheese, by Leslie J. Ansley This is Patti LaBelle’s famous “Over the Rainbow” macaroni and cheese recipe. I made this once, about five years ago, following the recipe to the “t”....

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PLEASANT HOLIDAYS, Week 4: Cookie icing & cabinet decor

Food for Thought, by Minister Hugh Bradford “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.”  — Matthew 2:10 One of the most beautiful symbols of the birth of Jesus Christ into this world is LIGHT. Icing that hardens fast and tastes great, by Leslie J. Ansley For years I’d use just any type of icing on my homemade sugar cookies, convinced I’d never be able to get my cookies to look as nice as the ones in the magazine. Boy, was I wrong. The recipe below is so easy, it made me mad. I had tried icing recipes with...

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PLEASANT HOLIDAYS, Week 3: Popcorn balls & sock snowmen

Food for Thought, by Minister Hugh Bradford “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.”  — James 1:17 God sent a star to light the world Forever — The Way, The Truth, The Life – The Son. Make popcorn balls for family and gifts, by Leslie J. Ansley I had a cousin who made popcorn balls every Christmas. Cousin Allyne lived just up the street a smidge, and her kids were near my age, so that was nice. She was very creative and had...

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