Quote of the Week
“Worry is looking to our own resources and feasting on them. Prayer is looking to God’s resources and feasting on them.” Stuart Greaves
Safely Home is a fictional story based on true stories of the persecuted church. One thing we really liked is the eternal perspective you get while reading this book as you see Chuan’s father and grandfather in heaven and their conversations with Jesus 🙂 Things may look dark here, but there’s another side…a victorious side!
Videos of the Week
This video was gave us neat insight on what it is like to be inside of an autistic person’s head 🙂 It is easy to think of people who can’t talk as dumb or not able to understand or feel the way we do which is not true at all. Carly is an amazing girl!
Simon’s Cat: Scary Legs (some of us hate spiders so we laughed so hard at this!)
The German Language Compared to Other Languages
The Recipe Box
Cassia has been making these delicious pumpkin rolls! They’re so yummy for dessert (or even with breakfast 😉 ) You can also use sweet potato in place of the pumpkin. We had an abundance of sweet potatoes from our garden this year so everything pumpkin is substituted with everything sweet potato!
3/4 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. allspice
1/4 t. salt
1 c. white sugar
1/2 t. vanilla extract
2/3 c. pumpkin or sweet potato puree
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
2 T. butter, room temperature
1 c. powdered sugar
1/2 t. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 15×10 inch baking pan, line it with parchment paper, then butter and flour the parchment paper.
Pumpkin Roll: In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, allspice and salt. Using the paddle attachment on your mixer (you can use a hand mixer, too), beat the sugar and eggs on high speed for 5 minutes or until thick, pale yellow and fluffy. (When you slowly raise the beaters the batter will fall back into the bowl in slow ribbons.) Beat in the vanilla and pumpkin puree. Gently fold in the flour mixture. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, evenly spreading the cake batter with a spatula or knife.
Bake for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and the cake, when light pressed, springs back.
Immediately after removing the cake from the oven, invert the pumpkin roll onto a clean dish towel that has been sprinkled with powdered sugar. Carefully remove the parchment paper, sprinkle lightly with more powdered sugar and roll up the pumpkin roll, with the towel, while it is still hot and pliable. Place on a wire rack to cool.
Filling: Beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat until smooth.
To assemble, unroll the pumpkin roll, spread with the filling, and re-roll. Transfer to your serving platter. Cover, and chill in the fridge overnight. You can serve this cake immediately, but chilling it for a few hours or overnight sets the filling and makes it easier to slice. Just before serving, dust with powdered sugar.
Makes 16 slices.
Painters working on the Eiffel Tower in 1910, unharnessed. Yikes! via 22Words
Musical puns 😀 (via)
The little boy we watch, Graham, once gave Jessica a picture he drew. In the picture was a heart, “Because you have a heart in your ‘tomach, right?”
Isaiah was telling Jessica about birthday presents for Susannah and Leah. Then he told her, “actually it’s not for L, because the car is all rooten out!” We assumed he meant he had already written a card for Susannah about what he was giving her 😀
Bekah was singing a song from our Christmas cantata, and part of the words were, ‘Everything changed that night!’. Isaiah asked her, “Why does it say, everything changed their mind?!” 😀
A friend texted Mommy and told her that the Today show was looking for a family that was most like the Sound of Music, and she said that she thought of us (thankfully she didn’t put our names in, lol!). Isaiah overheard us talking about it and said, “So…they’re looking for us?”
The Seven Sisters Treasures is bi-weekly post where we share some of our favorite things. Hope you enjoy! ~the Farmgirls
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