Prayer to your heavenly Father is the best means of communication between two people. Many a marriage has been completely transformed by initiating a practice of regular prayer. The success of many marriages can be attributed to obeying Proverbs 3:5-6, which states, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths
Someone once said, "You can't quarrel with the woman you pray with every day." There is something humbling about getting down on your knees together that is emotionally beneficial to both parties. Many couples have acknowledged that they rise from their knees more genuinely intertwined than before they prayed.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a 1 quart baking dish.
In a medium bowl, mix Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise and sweet onion. Transfer to the baking dish and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake in the preheated oven 20 to 30 minutes, or until onions are tender and the mixture is bubbly and lightly browned.
BAKED CHEDDAR VIDALIA ONION DIP
1 large Vidalia onion or other sweet onion (about 1 lb or 3 cups) finely chopped
Heat oven to 375. Place 2 cups onion in a bowl. Place shredded cheeses, cream cheese, mayo, thyme and remaining 1 cup onion in bowl of food processor. Process until fairly smooth. Mix with onion in bowl. Spoon into shallow 6 cup baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes. Stir. Bake 10 more minutes. Cool slightly. Serve with crackers or toast. (Makes 16 servings)
BLACK BEAN AND CORN SALSAby Karen Wood
1 can black beans rinsed and drained
Add cinnamon to taste
Mix the butter and cream cheese then add the rest of the ingredients. Blend until firm. Cover and chill in fridge for 6 hours. When semi firm, shape into a ball. [This is still pretty soft, so place in small serving bowl and create ball shape.] Serve with honey or cinnamon Graham cracker sticks, or Vanilla Wafers.
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 1-2 hours or until heated through.
Lion House Stuffed Mushrooms
50 medium-sized fresh mushrooms
1/2 pound country style sausage
1 package (8oz) cream cheese
3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
Wash and remove stems from mushrooms. Combine uncooked sausage with remaining ingredients. Using a small spoon fill each mushroom cap with about two teaspoons of filling. Place in a large baking pan and cover with foil. Place in a 400 degree oven until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Uncover during the last five minutes of cooking for additional browning.
Sprinkle with lemon pepper Spread bean dip in 9 X 13 pan or spread in 2, 10 inch plates. Top beans w/ sour cream mixtures. Add avocado mixture. Sprinkle top with grated cheese and additional green onions, cubed tomatoes and sliced olives. Cover with clear wrap and keep in fridge.
Before marriage, a man yearns for the woman he loves. After marriage, the “y” becomes silent.
How do most men define marriage? A very expensive way to get your laundry and cleaning done free.
A man said his credit card was stolen but he decided not to report it because the thief was spending less than his wife did.
“There’s a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It’s called marriage.” -James Holt McGavran
A little boy asked his father, “Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?” And the father replied, “I don’t know, son, I’m still paying for it.”
A couple was having a discussion about family finances. Finally the husband exploded, “If it weren’t for my money, the house wouldn’t be here!” The wife replied, “My dear, if it weren’t for your money, I wouldn’t be here.”
All kidding aside, finances are very important to the strength of your marriage. A woman I know has her QVC products mailed to the office so her husband won’t see them. He has confiscated her credit card, but she has memorized her number and continues to order. They have a serious problem. Talk about how money is to be spent and who will manage the checkbook.
BEEF STROGANOFF by Peni Floyd
Brown: 1 lb ground beef and 1 onion (drain fat)
Salt and pepper meat- rub with garlic. Marinate for 4 hours, grill
PEPSI POT ROAST by JaNae Hay
3-4 lb. pot roast
10 3/4 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
16 oz. bottle Pepsi or other cola
Place meat in slow cooker. Top with mushroom soup and onion soup mix.
Pour in Pepsi. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours.
PRIME RIB By Nancy Cooley
4-5 pounds prime rib
2 tbsp. Salt
2 tbsp. onion salt
2 tbsp. garlic (bottle, produce section)
2 tbsp. pepper
Mix spices and pack onto prime rib. Cover with tin foil and refrigerate over night. Remove tin foil. Place oven rack on cookie sheet. (If you don’t have a rack, you can place canning jar lids over cookie sheet.) Bake at 200°F for 6-7 hours until 150°F internal temperature. Slice. Prepare packaged au jus mix, as directed. Dunk each piece in au jus before serving. Serve with au jus.
For large prime rib, use 1/2 cup of each spice and bake at 200°F for 8-9 hours. The best price for prime rib in Cache Valley is at Millers. You need to order ahead of time and buy a whole box (60 pounds or so). Nancy’s ward serves this for Christmas every year.