A Versatile Favorite

I found a biscuit recipe a while back that our family enjoys. I have posted about it before, but it deserves another mention. You can make them plain for the side of a meal, top chicken pot pie filling with them, or serve them with strawberries and cream as shortcakes. And that list doesn’t include what they were intended to be- the cobbler part of a peach cobbler recipe from Cook’s Illustrated. Here is the recipe again:
1 cup all purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 1/4-in pieces
1/3 cup plain yogurt
Pulse flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in food processor to combine. Scatter butter over and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal, about ten one second pulses. Transfer to medium bowl; add yogurt and toss with rubber spatula until cohesive dough is formed. (Don’t overmix dough or biscuits will be tough.) Break dough into 6 evenly sized mounds…Bake (at 425 degrees) until golden brown, 16-18 minutes.

Of Course, EE Has Something Fitting To Say…

Fear God and Fear Nothing Else

The world is shaking with fear. “What will become of us? Where will it all end? What if Russia…? What if cancer…? What if expression…?” The love of God has wrapped us round from before the foundations of the world. If we fear Him–that is, if we are brought to our knees before Him, reverence and worship Him in absolute assurance of his sovereignty, we cannot possibly be afraid of anything else. To love God is to destroy all other fear. To love the world is to be afraid of everything–what it may think of me, what it may do to me, what may happen today or tomorrow for which I am not prepared.

“The Lord is the stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid?” (Ps 27:1 RSV).

And yet, Lord, the truth is that I am often afraid. I confess it. All the weight of your promises seems sometimes to be only a feather, and the weight of my fears is lead. Reverse that, Lord, I pray. Give me the healthy fear that will make light of all the others–“The fear of the Lord is life; he who is full of it will rest untouched by evil” (Prv 19:23 NEB).

~Elisabeth Elliot

To Wait And Not Stew

I am a worrier. Sure, I can put up a front of calm composure, but underneath is a velvety gumbo, a classic New Brunswick, a regular minestrone, stewing, when something is not quite right. I just found out that my OB is moving, and his last day will be August 3. This should not be a problem at all if Baby would just use his manners and come on time. But, if we are crossing into August, and I haven’t gone into labor yet, I’m going to be one big bundle of nerves, now that I know I could just have any on call OB for the birth then. So, this is a call out to you all for prayer- I need to nip the stewing in the bud right now about this, even though I have a month to worry and could really get worked up into a lather if I let my flesh rule.
-Pray that, if it be God’s will, the baby comes in July
-Pray for wisdom if the baby doesn’t come in July, concerning scheduling an induction (so I am guaranteed to get my OB), or just waiting it out and trusting the Lord with whoever delivers the baby
Thank you.
For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. Galatians 5:13
Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31