Basil Curry Chicken
From Gluten-free, Sugar-free Cooking
By Susan O’Brien

1 tsp. Ground cardamom
1 tsp. Cinnamon
½ tsp. Cloves
1 tsp. Ground Coriander
1 tsp. Ground Cumin
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper (freshly ground)
½ tsp. Ground Turmeric
1 tsp. Chili Powder
8 skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
2 Tbs. Olive oil
2 Large Red Onions, Chopped
12 Cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 Large Red Pepper, sliced
2 Large Zucchini, sliced
6 tsp. Ground Arrowroot
2- 14oz. cans Light Coconut Milk
2 tbs. Fresh Ginger, chopped fine
5 tbs. Fresh basil, snipped

Cooked Brown or long grain Rice

1. In large bowl, stir together the first 9 spices.
2. Wash the chicken and dry with paper towels.
3. Cut chicken into bite-sizes pieces and mix with spices
4. Let sit for 30 – 45 minuets or cover and let sit in refrigerator for several hours or overnight for more flavor.
5. Heat oil in large skillet and sauté half of the vegetables over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes at a time.
6. When done remove vegetables from the skillet and set aside in a large pot. Don’t drain juice.
7. Cook Rice.
8. Put chicken into skillet, add some oil and sauté until the chicken is tender and cooked trough.
9. Remove chicken and add to vegetables.
10. Put pot on stove and turn on medium heat.
11. Combine arrowroot and coconut milk, stirring till well blended.
12. Heat skillet over medium high heat and add the arrowroot and coconut milk, stir occasionally.
13. Cook until it becomes bubbly and thickened.
14. Add in ginger and basil.
15. Pour Mixture over chicken mixture and gently stir.
16. Serve over cooked rice or put rice in 9x13inch. pan and pour chicken mixture over the top. (May need more then one pan for full use of mixture.)

Serves 12

Happy Memorial Day!

Show The Flag
By Edgar A. Guest

Show the flag and let it wave
As a symbol of the brave;
Let it float upon the breeze
As a sign for each who sees
That beneath it, where it rides,

Show the flag and signify
That it wasn’t born to die;
Let its colors speak for you
True in sight of God and man
To the work that flag began.

Show the flag that all may see
That you serve humanity.
Let it whisper to the breeze
That comes singing through the trees
That whatever storms descend
You’ll be faithful to the end.

Show the flag and let it fly,
Cheering every passer-by-
Men that may have stepped aside,
May have lost their old-time pride,
May behold it there, and then
Consecrate themselves again.

Show the flag! The day is gone
When men blindly hurry on
Serving only gods of gold;
Now the spirit that was cold
Warms again to courage fine.
Show the flag and fall in line!

A Homekeeper

A light, busy foot astir
In her small housewifery; the blithest bee
That ever wrought in hive.


The Cowboy’s Code - By Gene Autry

A Cowboy…

Never takes unfair advantage
even of an enemy.

Never betrays a trust.

#3 Always tells the truth.

#4 Is kind to small children, to old
folks, and to animals.

#5 Is free from racial and religious

#6 Is always helpful and when any
ones in trouble he lends a hand.

#7 Is a good worker.

#8 – Is clean about he’s person, and in
Thoughts, word, and deed.

– Respects womanhood, his
Parents, and the laws of his country.

#10 – Is a patriot.
I have made the earth,
And created man on it.
I—My hands—stretched out the heavens,
And all their host I have commanded.

I have raised him up in righteousness,
And I will direct all his ways;
He shall build My city
And let My exiles go free,

Not for price nor reward,”
Says the Lord of hosts.

Isaiah 45:12-13

The Daily Life of Dogs and Cats


8:00 a.m.

Oh, boy! Dog food! My favorite!

9:30 a.m.

Oh, boy! A car ride! My favorite!

9:40 a.m.

Oh, boy! A walk! My favorite!

10:30 a.m

Oh, boy! Getting rubbed and petted! My favorite!

11:30 a.m.

Oh, boy! Dog food! My favorite!

12:00 p.m.

Oh, boy! The kids! My favorite!

1:00 p.m.

Oh, boy! The yard! My favorite!

4:00 p.m.

Oh, boy! To the park! My favorite!

5:00 p.m.

Oh, boy! Dog food! My favorite!

6:00 p.m.

Oh, boy! Playing ball! My favorite!

6:30 a.m.

Oh, boy! Watching TV with my master! My favorite!

8:30 p.m.

Oh, boy! Sleeping in master's bed! My favorite!


Day 183 of My Captivity:

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre
little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced
to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape,
and the mild scolding I get from ruining the occasional piece of furniture.
Tomorrow I may eat another houseplant. Today my attempt to kill my captors
by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded; must
try this at the top of the stairs. In an attempt to disgust and repulse
these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their
favorite chair, must try this on their bed.

Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body, in an attempt to
make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear into
their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was.

Hmmm, not working according to plan...

There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in
solitary confinement throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise
and smell the food. More importantly, I overheard that my confinement was
due to my power of "allergies."
Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage.

I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and maybe snitches. The Dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a
half-wit. The bird, on the other hand, has got to be an informant, and
speaks with them regularly. I am certain he reports my every move. Due to
his current placement in the metal room, his safety is assured. But I can
wait -

It is only a matter of time......

“According to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
Philippians 1:20-21

Our Garden Project!

For the last three months I have been planing out our garden. We started construction in April and just finished the beds last week!

Matt was sick so it was up to Dad and I to finish the garden.

D.D.N.'s had no end that week. (a side job Matt and Dad do). While they were gone I pounded in the stakes for the fence.

Dad nailed the wire to the poles while I slipped and slided pulling the wire taut.

We got just a few plants...

We don't know what type of garlic this is, but I guess we'll find out in the Fall.

Mom found this type of onion. I have never heard of it before.

Matt and I spent - well - a lot of time separating each onion sprout.

We are still waiting for some more peppers to come in the mail.

We're going to try out some Sweet Potatoes as well!

Yes, we were in the garden WAY too long!

More photos on the way....

Books, Books, and More Books!

I always try to make sure that any books, movies or music I recommend have no bad language, “fast-forward scenes”, or un-godly material. Such as: looking down on family, parents as idiots, or stealing, swearing, lying, and cheating treated as good things.
Here are a few, which I hope you’ll enjoy…

Crown and Covenant Trilogy / By Douglas Bond:
It is about a family living in the mid – late 1600’s. They are Covenanters, attacked by the King of England on all sides. They battle for their lives against injustice and for freedom to worship God as they pleased. The books are well put together and at every turn God’s unfailing mercy and strength come to light.

By Gene Stratton Porter

Freckles, is about a young man of 18 looking for work. He’s strong, intelligent, and quick to think on his feet. Only one thing handicaps him, he is missing his right hand. He was an orphan with no name save the one the orphanage gave him, Freckles. Given a job by a Mr. McLean, manager of a large lumber company. He shows himself to be a man of honor, humility, and kindness. It has a wonderful mix of adventure, friendship, and true self-sacrifice. I have read it once and listened to it twice and still find it captivating to read.

Expelled - A Movie to see!

This movie is a must! Ben Stein, a Hollywood comedian, actor and speaker. He has been looking into the truth about Evolution vs. Intelligent Design. I have never seen a good factual documentary by a non-Christian before. He has put together meetings with people of both sides. Staying on track, pursuing the truth at all times. But it's not all serious. He was able to keeps the audience laughing through out the movie with old movie clips of what people said or what Stein was thinking at the time.
My family and I went to see it this week and really enjoyed it. I hope you will to.
Click on the title to see the site.