Sunday, December 1, 2013

George Forman Grill & Panini's

Like many of us, I am excited when I find another use for something that I own- like my George Foreman grill.  This past week I was looking for something different & quick to make with the leftover turkey meat from Thanksgiving.  I found a Thanksgiving Panini on the Pioneer Woman’s website which looked delicious…..however, I don’t own a Panini machine.  Right away, I thought of my George Forman grill and decided to give it a try!  I was very happy with the results and the Panini was delicious!  Below you will find how I made my Thanksgiving Panini—yum, yum!
Two slices of whole wheat bread
Chilled Gravy
Cranberry Sauce
Stuffing (I made cornbread this year)
1. Turn on your GFG so that it will be nice and hot.  Be sure to have all of your ingredients out and ready to assemble.
2. Butter one side of each piece of bread.
3. Lay one slice butter side down on a cutting board, and put some gravy.  Cold gravy works best so that it doesn’t run off the sandwich.
4. Next put some cranberry sauce, then turkey & stuffing.
5. Lastly put the other slice of bread on top with butter side facing up.

6. Using a wide spatula, lift your sandwich and place it on the hot GFG and slowly push the cover down.  I held my cover down so that the heat would penetrate through the whole sandwich.  This took only a couple minutes and it was done. 
My husband loved the sandwich and now I can make other varieties of Panini’s with my GFG. 
What is your favorite Panini combination?
Happy Eating…..

Friday, November 8, 2013

I have been blessed with a miracle...

Well, it’s been some time since my last blog, and I must say that I have truly missed writing and also reading the other wonderful blogs that are out there.  During my absence, God has done something in my life that I never thought would never happen—he blessed me with a child!  On December 11, 2012, my Dr. confirmed that I was in fact pregnant!  I was in complete shock!  You see, my husband and I have been married for 8 years and had not yet conceived a child.  We decided that we would leave this in God’s Hands, and if it was His Will, then we would conceive.  As the years went by, I slowly began accepting a life without a child and quite honestly, had finally accepted it.  I must mention here that I am 41 years old and thought that I was in the early stages of menopause and that a child would not be possible.  One of my favorite Bible verses is Proverbs 16:9- “In his heart, a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps”.  This is so true as I began to pursue other passions in my life, but God had a different plan for me, and for that, I am so blessed!  For all of my family and friends out there who are dealing with various struggles in their lives, don’t give up on God!  Invite Him into your life, continuously seek a relationship with Him, give Him your life, verbally accept Him as your Savior and allow Him to change your heart—you will not be disappointed! 

I am looking forward to my new journey as I embrace the wonderful gift of motherhood!  And without further a due, here is my miracle & precious baby boy who arrived on July 31st. 

Psalm 127:3 says that “Children are a gift from the Lord” and this I know…..thank you Jesus for my beautiful gift.

May God Bless You...