Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Congo Calls

I just returned from our annual Aglow Retreat. We had such an awesome time. We had wonderful music, fabulous fellowship and awing teaching. Our speaker was author Maria Chapian. She has written over 30 books and been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. What a powerful woman of God. We all were so blessed! We stayed in a hotel right on Lake Michigan. It was only about an hour drive from my home. What a difference in the landscape. When I woke up yesterday this was the scene from my window. It was just so serene.

We saw deer coming right up to the hotel looking for food. They would step ever so dainty.

They would come closer and just watch us. It seemed as though they were listening to every word we spoke. I was amazed by this. Where I live we are out in the open. I never see any deer by our farm. What a treat to have them visit us.

Speaking of treats....Yes, I'm still on the no sugar or white flour thing. I feel great. I have more breathing room in my clothes. Hooray for that! Anyway this recipe was waiting for me when I got home. My Aunt sent it to me to try. She has had this clipping from the newspaper since 1965. If you can read the clipping it states that it is several years old. I thought Congo Bars would be a nice treat for my guys today. Not to mention with our over 40 degree temperature I can almost feel the congo beat of summer!

O.K. so I have not baked for at least 3 weeks. Can you tell? I guess I got a little confused with the low, high speed. I just have to laugh! Please, laugh with me!

My mess was just not on the counter, mixer and toaster. Yup, also all over me! I'm just showing you one leg here. I also got it all over the front of my shirt and sleeves and floor! LOL!

Aahh! The smell of the congo baking in the oven. Yes. that's right I'm still celebrating Christmas! LOL! BTW big snowstorm heading our way for tomorrow. Way up were I live we are suppose to get 8 to 10 more inches! Alright, I just started up the grill outside. You know it's over 40 here. The perfect tempature to grill some hot dogs for lunch! Then for dessert the Congo Calls!
Anyone want some congo bars?


Debbie said...

Awww yes...snow storms do tend to provide so much time for knitting ;-)
That baking looks mighty tasty to me! I should do some sort of no sugar or white flour thing myself..I'm steadily growing for some reason...haven't figured out why yet...but it needs to stop! Maybe it's the big 30 birthday coming later this year...doh!

Marsha said...

Oh!!! I thought I was the only one who got the speeds mixed up on the mixer!! LOLWY My best one was with hamburger to make a meatloaf. Now you know I don't like to touch ground meat! Anyway the girls were thrilled when "Mom" threw hamburger all over the floor for them to feast on. They are Boxers. Love the deer pictures. :-) Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Boyer said...'s the revenge of white flour! You're not eating it, so it's coming after you!

I'm doing well on this diet, too, although I'm not losing much weight. My flour hasn't decided to attack me yet, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time....

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Wool Winder said...

I love the way trees look without leaves. More interesting that way, I think.

I bet you were surprised when the flour exploded out of the bowl. I'm laughing with you. Next time you might want to wear an apron :)

NH Knitting Mama said...

Yup, I've certainly done that with my mixer, too! ha ha...

The treats look yummy!

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