When you receive this article I will have just returned from three days in Branson. Hopefully we had a great trip (as we usually do), but if anything went wrong, you will hear about it next week.

When you receive this article I will have just returned from three days in Branson. Hopefully we had a great trip (as we usually do), but if anything went wrong, you will hear about it next week.

 We left on the Saturday after Thanksgiving  on the tour bus headed for Rockaway Beach. Our church assists a wonderful new church there, Bridge of Faith. Someday, when I have a lot of space, I will tell you the story of the church and how God worked miracles to make it happen. He placed in the church a young man named Jonathan who was a willing servant, and things happened.

 They feed 140 or so people once a week on Wednesday night. They give sacks of groceries to families who do not have food, and they have completed this church in just a few years.

The entire story is amazing, but we collected lots of food items and fleece blankets for the children for Christmas. One lady even gave us a bag filled with teddy bears. We have more than 100 stuffed animals. We will drop all of it off on our way to Branson. On Sunday, our associate pastor, Bret Pritchard, will preach at the church.

 It is a blessing to be a part of something so special, and everyone going is very excited. Hallelujah!

The recipes for this week are going to be yummy but simple. The first recipe is a biscuit recipe that is excellent. The “Bear”  gets upset with me when I give him a plate full of biscuits and lots of butter and jam. He always gets a pouty face and says, “Sure looks like you could have given me a little bit of gravy.”

 

Melt in your mouth biscuits
2 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
2/3 cup milk

Sift dry ingredients together and cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Pour milk in slowly. Add egg and stir well. Knead on lightly floured surface. Pat or roll 1/2-inch thick. Place on baking sheet and bake 10-15 minutes at 450 degrees.

 

Monkey bread
3 cans biscuits
1 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, mixed
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup oleo

Quarter biscuits and roll in 1 cup sugar and cinnamon mixture. Drop biscuit pieces into bundt cake pan and level out. Sprinkle remaining mixture over this; then melt last three ingredients and pour over biscuits. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Then turn upside down on cookie sheet and eat while warm. Good with coffee. Kitchen shears work good to quarter biscuits.

 

Breakfast burrito
1 cup ham, chopped
4 large eggs
4 10-inch tortilla shells
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1/2 cup salsa

Cook ham and add eggs. When eggs are done, divide into tortilla shells. Top with cheese and salsa. Fold ends, roll up. Bake.

 

See you next week.