I’m on a roll it seems, with the cards almost making themselves I decided to take a “new to me” card challenge and found the ABC Challenge and something about the photo and site appealed and I dove right in. My Sister in Law Judy is joining me in this one too - it will be interesting to see what she comes up with as well.
The theme of this challenge was to gain inspiration from the following photo:
The white and red struck me so I came up with this:
I used my trusty old Value Village manual typewriter for the sentiment and then stamped the SOAR using some Hampton Art letter stamps. thats it - simple pimple. I’m sharing the cutting files with you - unfortunately I designed them only in .studio format (sorry for the rest of you who don’t have a Silhouette machine, that is) Click on the following link to download the zipped files for your personal use:
Have you ever heard of Teff?
I’d not until recently when I saw some in a health food store and on a whim purchased it. I put the bag on the counter so I would be inspired to try it. We had guests over recently (ah, yes - people think I’m brave trying new things out on guests) and I made it a goal to include this ingredient. The way I figured it is if the meal was a fail at least it would have been interesting!
Here’s a few facts about Teff:
It is native to Ethiopia.
At 1/32 of an inch it is one of the smallest grains in the world.
3000 grains of Teff make one gram.
1 lb of Teff can produce up to one ton of grain in as little as 12 weeks!
You can learn much more about Teff by reading this article by Charlotte Bradley by visiting HERE.
Well thankfully dinner was a success. The Teff cooks up to a consistency not unlike cream of wheat and I was not sure exactly what I was going to do with it. I had also soaked and cooked black beans so I fluffed the Teff up a bit and then tossed it with some of the black beans, added some of my own homemade taco seasoning. Next I heated the two and just before our guests arrived I added in lots of teeny tiny chopped fresh vegetables - cauliflower, tomato, peppers, cilantro and parsley. It was wonderful!
There was quite a bit left over so the next night I made the dish you see in this photo - patties! I used a masher and squished it around pretty good, added a few rolled oats and then rolled them in crushed cornflake crumbs. Next I sautéed them in a bit of melted butter and olive oil. My husband especially liked these. I froze a dozen or so for future meals.
Have you ever cooked something first time to spring on guests? Or are you a “tried and true” person?
I read a poem which is how I like to thing I live out my faith daily to those around me - perhaps it will inspire you too:
Lord, let me do the little things
Which may fall to my lot;
Those little inconspicuous ones
By others oft forgot.
If, like the Master, I can give
Myself for those I love,
Rich joy and peace shall come to me,
Sweet rest in heaven above.
I know not when the day shall close;
But when life’s curfew rings,
I want my Lord to find me then
Still doing little things.
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