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The verses that have REALLY spoken to me (Sarah) lately....

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." Matthew 7:24-25

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. I Peter 5:8-9

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' Acts 17:26-28

May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:32-33

God, our God, will take care of the hidden things but the revealed things are our business. It's up to us and our children to attend to all the terms in this Revelation. Deuteronomy 29:29 (The Message)

About the Friesen's....

We are Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate Friesen. We were married June 5, 2004. We have one son, born July 21, 2008, named Luke Andrew -- now 4 years old. We also have a daughter named Kate Christine -- born June 6, 2012. Marc is working at Cessna as a Senior Accountant, and Sarah stays home full-time with Luke. Sarah also gets to work very part-time at home for Graber Backhoe -- an excavation company AND VERY part-time at our church. We LOVE being a part of Grace Community Church here in Newton, KS. We lead a Community Life Group of other wonderful couples. Marc thoroughly enjoys long-distance running and Taekwondo. Sarah thoroughly enjoys walking -- especially when the weather is nice to take Luke and/or out in the stroller. Thanks for reading our blog!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Recipe #2 -- Mexican Corn Bread....

This evening (Tuesday), we had "Mexican Corn Bread." Marc, Emma, and I all agreed this was quite good. It will be added to our family's repertoire of meals. We all 3 agreed that it was better than last night's cheese and corn chowder. Luke, the picky one, didn't try it. Kate, on the other hand, cleaned her plate. SO, I would say this is yet again a child friendly recipe. This first pic is one right after I put it in the slow cooker. The last pic will be the finale -- just before eating.
16-oz. can cream-style corn; 1 Cup cornmeal; 1/2 tsp. baking soda; 1 tsp. salt; 1/4 Cup oil; 1 Cup Milk; 2 eggs, beaten; 1/2 Cup Taco Sauce; 2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese; 1 medium onion, chopped; 1 garlic clove, minced; 4-oz. can diced green chiles; 1 lb. ground beef, cooked and drained; A) Combine corn, cornmeal, baking soda, salt, oil, milk, eggs, and taco sauce. Pour half of mixture into slow cooker (I lightly sprayed slow cooker). B) Layer cheese, onion, garlic, green chiles, and ground beef on top of cornmeal mixture. Cover with remaining cornmeal mixture. C) Cover. Cook on high 1 hour and on low 3 1/2 - 4 hours, or only on low for 6 hours.
Emma topped her serving with salsa and sour cream. Marc & I topped our servings with taco sauce and sour cream. All 3 of us thought our respective servings were yummy! I divided up the cheese. I put 1/2 of the cheese on top of the meat mixture (before the second cornmeal mixture). Then, I topped the whole "casserole" with cheese -- ALL before I ever turned on the slow cooker. (I hope that makes sense).

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