First of all the most important things. There is a couple dire prayer request that have come up in Blogland. One most of you have probably come across is Amy. Amy is a young mom with a very serious leukemia. She will be having a bone marrow transplant next week. She's going through all the medical stuff that goes along with getting her ready for that right now. Her husband has written a very beautiful post here. Please pray for her and her family as they face a very hard thing together in this coming week.
The other prayer request is for a wonderful little boy named Micah. His site is here. He was diagnosed in October with neuroblastoma and has already undergone one round of chemo. Micah is all of two years old.
I'd like to thank all of you for your well wishes last week. While I was feeling very sick and run down it is nothing compared to what these precious ones or their families are going through. It almost makes me feel like a big wimp and very embarrassed that I even mentioned that I was not feeling well in my post. But again, thank you for caring. It really did build me up and was very encouraging. I appreciate your friendship very much.
This next part is for Barb. In my Thanksgiving list of foods we had for our feast, she requested the recipe for Maple Yams. Here you go Barb. It may be the 11th hour but never late. :vP
3 yams, peeled and sliced
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. real maple syrup2 tbsp. butter *
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste
Walnuts, chopped (optional)
Layer sliced yams in a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Combine brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, cinnamon, salt and pepper in small saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Pour mixture over sliced yams. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees until yams are tender. If desired, sprinkle chopped walnuts over yams.
*If you don't have access to real maple syrup or don't want to buy a bottle just for this, there is brands available that are 30 - 50% real maple. Any maple flavored syrup will work but of course the best tasting will be the real thing.
Now I have a request from beloved hubby. He's on a mission to perfect a Ceasar salad to taste just like the one's we love from a certain resteraunt here in town. But they won't give out the recipe and it's nowhere on the web that we can find. So he asked me to ask my blogging buddies to send me their best Ceasar salad recipes. It looks like he's going to want to try them all until he finds the right one. Let's just say be glad we are conversing through the computer and not MIRL for the next while. His last attempt had 4 large cloves of garlic! Mind you maybe it'll knock this crazy virus out of my system for good. So send them in. You can use the comments that way everyone can get some great Ceasar recipes to try.
Last but not least I need your opinions. I've been thinking for awhile that alot of you are parents of pre-schoolers and I've been thinking of having a once a week post, maybe on Mondays for a Kid's Craft of the Week. I've got a bazillion of them that can be adapted to whatever age. If there is enough interest, I'll give that a whirl. Let me know what you think.
Well, I do believe, that is it. I hope I forgotten anything. Have a great day!