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He's in the Midst (Song)
He's in the midst of our storm
He's in the valley we walk through
Where two or three are gathered in His name
He'll be there too.
When you feel so all alone
He is standing next to you
He's with us now
Our Lord, He's in the midst
As you travel down life's road
He is with you every day
With every step you take
He's walked ahead of you
Every night as you lay down
Angels are camping all around
You'll never be alone
For He is in the midst (CHORUS)
Into the prison they were thrown
Paul and Silas weren't alone
They knew their God was there
And He would see them through
So when the walls began to shake
And all of their chains just fell away
They cried, "Behold, our God
For He is in the Midst (CHORUS)
When Anna shared a bite of her as yet unnamed lunch with me (the Unstuffed
Peppers in Rich Tomato Gravy), I knew I would definitely be making that dish and
helped her name it. I made it this Sunday and shared it with
company. Anna is what I call a good cook. She has the ability to
combine ingredients into a tasty dish, not following step-by-step recipes.
I hope you will try this recipe. The tomato gravy would be good on top of
mashed potatoes or on pasta. Another party at work netted me the recipes
for the light Curried Couscous Salad and the Polish Sausage with
Applesauce. With the summer in sight now and lots of parties to attend,
either of these recipes would be good to serve. I happened across the
Strawberry Shortcake recipe on the Internet the other day and decided to give it
a try, even though I already had a good recipe. I liked the buttery taste
of the shortcake and the sponginess of the cake.
Unstuffed Peppers in Rich Tomato Gravy
2 pounds ground chuck
In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chuck, Long Grain Rice, egg, black pepper, garlic powder, onion, and green pepper. Form 1/2 cup of meat mixture into large ovals or round balls and place in a large rectangle pan. Mix together the V8 and the tomato sauce and pour over meatballs. Bake in 350 degree oven until green peppers and rice are cooked through and sauce has thickened (1 to 1/2 hours).
Buttery Strawberry ShortcakeNote: Serve this cake topped with sliced strawberries sweetened with sugar and real sweetened whipped cream (1 pint heavy cream whipped with 1/4 cup sugar).
1 1/4 cups white all-purpose flour, sifted
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, melted butter, milk, eggs, baking powder, and salt. Pour into a greased 9-inch baking pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Curried Couscous Salad
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup 1/2-inch x 1/4-inch julienne carrots
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 green onions, thinly sliced (include green tops)
1/4 cup finely diced red onion
Place the couscous in a medium bowl. Melt the butter in boiling water and pour over the couscous. Cover tightly and allow the couscous to soak for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Whisk together the yogurt, olive oil, white wine vinegar, curry powder, turmeric, salt, and black pepper. Pour over the fluffed couscous and mix well with a fork. Mix in the carrots, parsley, cranberries, almonds, green onions, and red onions. Season to taste. Serve at room temperature.
Polish Sausage and Applesauce
3 pounds of link Polish Sausage, cut in 1-inch slices
Place sausage slices in a skillet, cover with water, bring to a boil, and drain. In a mixing bowl, combine onion, cider vinegar, brown sugar, and applesauce. Stir in meat. Place ingredients on a jelly roll pan and bake for 1 hour in 325 degree oven (or place in crock pot on low for 4 hours).
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