Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Kids Cook

Mary Elisabeth made her second batch of bread today. She was more confident than last time and the loaves turned out excellent. I think two more whacks at it and she will be totally on her own! Cob plans to make Corn Chowder for supper. Here is the recipe he chose.


4 tablespoons of butter
2 large onion, chopped
2 red or green bell pepper,chopped
1 cup thinly sliced celery
8 cups fresh or frozen corn
2 cups vegetable stock
2 cup milk or soy milk
1 teaspoon each: basil, rosemary, salt
pepper to taste

1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, peppers, and celery. Cook stirring often, until softened (five minutes).
2. Add corn and seasonings, and cook another five minutes, stirring often.
3. Add stock and cook 10 more minutes.
4. Scoop out about half of the vegetables and a cup or so of the liquid and put in a blender. Blend until smooth.
5. Return pureed mix to the saucepan and ad milk. Heat through and serve. Yummy! Yummy!
Big Backyard Magazine November 2007 issue p. 30

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A Crushing Blow

We received a crushing blow yesterday at the twins 16 week check up. An ultrasound showed one of the twins baby B died about a week and a half ago. I was thankful Drew and the kids had decided to come along for the appointment and I didn't have to face the news alone. I am also thankful the living twin baby A is healthy and active. We are all very sad. Please pray for a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery for baby A. This will involve baby B reabsorbing into my body as baby A grows. The danger is that baby B would miscarry and cause pre-term labor.

When I was tucking the girls in last night Mary Elisabeth said, "When I saw the baby on the screen and heard them say there was no heart beat I kept thinking it's gonna beat come on it has to beat." That sums up how we all felt. Baruch quite a bit later said "We still have two babies, Abram is still a baby and there is one inside Mama." This morning when we were reading the Bible and praying Abigail gave thanks that we used to be going to have twins because we will still have one baby to hold.

Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

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