Sunday, January 8, 2012

Book Review-Heaven is for Real

This book was a very quick and easy read, approximately 3 hours.  It was written by Todd Burpo who is a Wesleyan Church Pastor in Nebraska.  His son who was not quite 4 at the time had his appendix burst and then abcess.  The little boy, Colton was very, very sick by the time the doctors operated.  They were sceptical that he would even make it through the surgery.  At the time of the surgery both parents were in separate rooms, the mother talking on the phone and praying and the father, praying and raging at God.    Colton did make it through the surgery.  A few months later Colton started to reveal what happened to him while he was in surgery.  He went out of his body and met Jesus and many other people he had not met before.  He would describe what Heaven was like, what Jesus looked like and many other interesting facts.  He also revealed what his mother and father were doing while he was in surgery, something he could not have known and they had not shared.  There were many things in this book to make you think about.  I enjoyed it immensley.

Mandarin Orange Salad

I took this recipe to my sisters house for Christmas.  It had a nice flavor and was really easy to transport.
She asked me for the recipe, and I am happy to be of service.

Mandarin Orange Salad

1/4 cup sliced almonds toasted
1/4 head iceberg lettuce
1/4 head romaine lettuce
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 T. sugar
1/4 c. canola oil
1/8 tsp. red pepper sauce
1 T. parsley
11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained

tear lettuce into bite size pieces, wash, dry and place into a plastic zip lock bag along with the celery. 
In a container place the onion powder, pepper, salt sugar, canola oil, red pepper sauce and parsley, cover tightly and shake.
Place the mandarine oranges in a separate container and the toasted almonds in a separate container.
5 minutes before serving put dressing, mandarin oranges and almonds in the bag and shake until coated.
Place in a serving bowl and serve immediately.   

Decoration organizing

The tree came down this weekend.
I bet many feel the same way-that it looks so bare.
But it is nice to get the floor swept and things all cleaned up.
I found these great decoration organizers, called Snapware. 
I have a small container like this and it was so handy that when I found these at K-mart I snatched up all they had, which was 4.

It has these cardboard dividers that you can make into smaller or bigger dividers.

Each container has two layers that snap together.

Then it has a lid that snaps on with a handle for easy carrying. 
They worked as well as I thought they would.