Sunday, February 24, 2013

In The Kitchen And Outside Too!




What A Beautiful View!


The Girls And I Recently Tried A New  
Wholewheat Dinner-Roll Recipe - They Were Delicious!


My Smallest Kitchen Helper



Miss Meg Is A Little Photo-Phobic!



Valentines Cookies - They Were So Good
With Butter Cream And Jam Inside!



As Bible Believers We Do Not Observe Lent,
However We Still Participate In "Pancake Day" The Tuesday Before.  

...Who Wouldn't Want Another Excuse To Eat More Pancakes!


Meg Was The Chief Batter Mixer



We Ate Stacks Of Pancake For Lunch With The Below Dish
And Oodles Of Maple Syrup!



Coconut Covered Banana Pieces,
Eventually Smothered In White Chocolate
And Eaten With Our Pancakes - Yum!


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What Does Every Mother Dream Of Seeing Her Five Year Old Doing?


Using A Hatchet To Chop Wood
...NOT!!!



My Husband Allowed Dylan To Do This "Chore",
...I Nearly Had Heart Failure When I Saw!



He Actually Did This Job Very Safely,
And Was Delighted To Have Produced Some Wood Chips,
That He Was Convinced Would Keep Our Family Warm All Winter!



5 comments:

1HappyWife said...

What a little man!!! You are too funny :) ... I am the same way with heart failure :). Love all the kitchen pictures too! Would you mind sharing the cookie recipe?

Elizabeth Olmstead McBride said...

Why don't you practice Lent? I guess I wasn't aware that there were Christians who don't.

Sarah in Ireland said...

1HappyWife ~ I would not mind sharing at all! My recipe is in grams, so if you don't mind waiting a couple of days, I will convert it before I post and that way it will save you the trouble. They are delicious!

Elizabeth ~ Lent is something that is practiced mainly by Catholics and many different Protestant denominations. Living in Ireland, we know many people who participate in Lent; these people are usually Catholic. Many Irish people give up drinking alcohol for Lent, or similar.

As a Bible believer, I reason that if a person has sins or excesses in life, then they need to be recognised and "abstained" from no matter what time of year it is. To give up luxuries simply because the church calendar dictates, to me seems superficial and pretentious.

The Catholic church teach, I believe, that fasting and self-denial at Lent is an act of penance. As a born-again believer saved by FAITH, not works, I do not need to do any acts of penance in order to speed my way through a false purgatory. To participate in "penance" or good works in order to achieve salvation directly opposes Bible teachings.

There are one or two other thoughts I have on Lent but they will have to wait for now, as I must go and serve dinner!

It is not my intention to offend you with my response, but simply to be a clear and honest answer. I hope that helps :)

Sarah in Ireland said...

1HappyWife ~ I would not mind sharing at all! My recipe is in grams, so if you don't mind waiting a couple of days, I will convert it before I post and that way it will save you the trouble. They are delicious!

Elizabeth ~ Lent is something that is practiced mainly by Catholics and many different Protestant denominations. Living in Ireland, we know many people who participate in Lent; these people are usually Catholic. Many Irish people give up drinking alcohol for Lent, or similar.

As a Bible believer, I reason that if a person has sins or excesses in life, then they need to be recognised and "abstained" from no matter what time of year it is. To give up luxuries simply because the church calendar dictates, to me seems superficial and pretentious.

The Catholic church teach, I believe, that fasting and self-denial at Lent is an act of penance. As a born-again believer saved by FAITH, not works, I do not need to do any acts of penance in order to speed my way through a false purgatory. To participate in "penance" or good works in order to achieve salvation directly opposes Bible teachings.

There are one or two other thoughts I have on Lent but they will have to wait for now, as I must go and serve dinner!

It is not my intention to offend you with my response, but simply to be a clear and honest answer. I hope that helps :)

Mrs. Josh said...

Sarah,
My boys start using a hatchet young too. Thankfully, so far we have had no issues. :) Except that they are growing into capable young men. I am so glad that when my husband is not around our bigger boys are fully capable of keeping the fires going. :) Looks like your little man is going to be a GREAT help to you as well. :) LOVE it!! So happy that you will share those cookie recipe with us. They look soooooo yummy.I have been so uncreative in the kitchen lately.