For all those who wanted to see our tree decorated…here ’tis!¬† Be looking for a whole post on this ūüôā

Quote of the Week

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “The Holy Spirit is just as truly in us when He makes no sign as when the fountains of joy are overflowing, or the waters of peace are softly refreshing our weary and troubled hearts.”
A.B. Simpson
  

 

The Bookshelf

Dr. Ida: Passing on the Torch of Life

by Dorothy Wilson

 Dr. Ida: Passing on the Torch of Life

¬†I love reading the story of Ida Scudder…it is inspiring and neat to read!¬†¬†¬† She¬†had just recently graduated high school and did NOT want to become a missionary as¬†her parents and most of her relatives had.¬† That all changed when she¬†was called 3 times in one night by the husbands of Indian women who were dying and wanted her to treat them…they did not want her father, a man, to see their wives.¬†¬†All three wives¬†died in the night because of the lack of a woman doctor, and Ida felt that God was calling her into this ministry.¬† I was a little concerned at the beginning that it was going to kind of have a feministic¬†flavor, but it¬†really does not.¬† Ida was never¬†trying to “outdo the men”…she was doing was God called her to do.

~Jessica

 

 

Videos of the Week

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Orchestra playing the

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from “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” : )

The Recipe Box

 More Thanksgiving/Christmas recipes!!!

Coconut Cream Pie

Pie Crust:

1 c. flour

1/2 t. salt

1/4 t. baking powder

1/3 c. shortening

Cold water or milk

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Mix together first three ingredients.¬† Cut in the shortening with a pasty blender, or two knives, until the shortening lumps are the size of small peas.¬† Put in a small amount of water (approx. 4 T. ) and mix until dough forms into a ball.¬† You may have to add a little more water.¬†¬† Roll out the crust and place it in a 8 or 9 inch pie plate.¬† A way we like to do it is roll it¬†out right in the pan, so that you don’t have to transfer the crust into the pan.¬† You can crimp the edges to make them look pretty, too : )¬† Line the crust¬†with foil and bake at 450 degrees¬†F for 5 min.¬† Remove the¬†foil and bake for 5 min. more.¬†¬†Set aside.

Coconut Cream Filling:

  1 c. sugar

1/2 c. flour OR 1/4 c. cornstarch

1/4 t. salt

3 c. milk

4 eggs

3 T. butter

1 1/2 t. vanilla

1 c. coconut

extra coconut for garnish

      In a medium saucepan combine first 3 ingredients; gradually stir in the milk.  Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and bubbly.  Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 min. more.  Remove from heat.  Separate egg yolks from whites.  Set aside whites for meringue.  Beat yolks slightly and gradually stir 1 c. of the hot mixture into the yolks.  Return egg mixture to pan; bring to a gentle boil.  Cook and stir 2 min.  Remove from heat and stir in the butter, vanilla, and coconut.  Pour filling into the baked pie shell.   Prepare and spread meringue over pie, sealing to the edges.   Sprinkle coconut on top. Bake at 350 F for 12 to 15 min. or until meringue is golden.  Chill.   Note:  you can skip the coconut to make a vanilla cream pie if you prefer!

Meringue:

4 egg whites

1 t. vanilla

1/2 t.  cream of tartar

1/2 c. sugar

  In a small mixer bowl beat egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tartar on medium speed until frothy.  Turn mixer to high speed and gradually add the sugar, a little at a time, and beat until stiff, glossy peaks form.  Immediately spread over pie.

 

Farmgirl Favorites

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 We love this online magazine!  Click on the picture to go to their site.

And now…who won?!

 Join Me at The Homeschool Post!

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†I don’t know how many of you have already went to the official announcement at the site, but¬† while we did not officially win the Homeschool Blog Awards in the “Best Teen Group”,¬†¬† Feelin’ Feminine did!¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†We are SO happy for them!

¬†¬†¬† A ¬†HUGE thank you to all who voted for us!¬† Even though we didn’t win, it was super fun to watch those polls!¬† We probably checked them 10 times a day, at the very least!!!

 

 The Knights Fair Maiden

We have had the privilege of having Scott and Kelley over at our house this weekend…it’s been so much fun!¬† Be sure to check out Kelley’s blog ūüôā

Cute Quotes

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Noah loves shorts…even in December.¬† Isaiah, the complete opposite, loves his “big pants”—which is what he calls long pants ūüôā

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Today we were getting ready to go with Scott and Kelley to hear him speak about his book.¬†¬†We tried telling Noah he should¬†probably stay and take a nap, but he was really wanting to go.¬† Mommy said, “Well, okay, but you will¬†need to¬†sit still and be quiet, and you need to¬†change into¬†some long pants.”

He thought a little bit and said, “I guess I’ll stay.”¬† : D

     However, he must have decided that he likes Kelley and Scott more than his shorts, because he changed into some pants, and came anyway! 

¬† Instead of cute quotes in words, we decided you could here it in sound!!!¬† This is one of the Fireproof scenes, when Caleb is rescuing Lacey from the burning house…acted out by Noah and Isaiah!¬† If you listen closely you may be able to here Isaiah say “Get the girl! Get the girl!”

For those of you who can’t see the video, click here ūüôā

Note: The Seven Sisters Treasures is a weekly post where we share some of our favorite things.  We try to post  a new one every Friday.  Hope you enjoy!  ~The Farmgirls

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Seven Sisters Treasures #18

5 thoughts on “Seven Sisters Treasures #18

  • December 5, 2009 at 11:07 am
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    I like the CHRISTmas tree! it's like huge. =)

    the video of Isaiah and Noah is really cute, you can tell Isaiah has watched fireproof maybe too many times lol. (can you watch fireproof too many times?)

    I had the best day ever yesterday! I'll tell you about it later (;

    ttyl

    {kate}

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  • December 5, 2009 at 11:09 am
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    I am the first to comment…what do you know! =)

    your too faithful blog reader,

    {kate}

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  • December 5, 2009 at 12:39 pm
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    Hm, for some reason I cannot see the video of your brothers. Can you give me the link? Thanks!

    ~Hannah Grace

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  • December 6, 2009 at 6:33 pm
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    Thanks for the link, I was able to watch it that way. Too cute!!! Your little brothers are adorable. =^D And I think it's rather funny that we both have brothers named Noah.

    God bless!

    ~Hannah Grace

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  • December 7, 2009 at 2:20 pm
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    Beautiful boys! Cute act!

    Alexis Faith

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