Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Prayers !!!

Irish Kitchen Prayer

Lord make this Irish kitchen
A place where all can meet,
To share a cup of Irish tea,
Perhaps a scone to eat.
Then bless us with some leisure time,
To talk of memories dear;
Of those who came here years ago,
And taught us how to share
A bit of Ireland here.
And last we ask of you Dear Lord,
No matter how we fare,We not forget,
The lesson taught,Of how to love and share.
"May those that love us, Love Us.
And those that don't love us
May God turn their hearts.
And if He can't turn their hearts
May He turn their ankles, so
we know them by their limp!"

By saint Therese of Avila
"Lord of all pots and pans and things, since I've no time to be a great saint by doing lovely things, or watching late with Thee, or dreaming in the dawnlight, or storming heaven's gates, make me a saint by getting meals, and washing up the plates.
Warm all the kitchen with Thy Love, and light it with Thy peace; forgive me all my worrying, and make my grumbling cease.
Thou who didst love to give men food, in room, or by the sea, accept the service that I do—I do it unto Thee."

Bless This House
Bless this house O Lord we pray; Make it safe by night and day;
Bless these walls so firm and stout, Keeping want and trouble out:
Bless the roof and chimneys tall, Let thy peace lie over all;
Bless this door, that it may prove ever open to joy and love.

Bless these windows shining bright, Letting in God's heav'nly light;
Bless the hearth a'blazing there, with smoke ascending like a prayer;
Bless the folk who dwell within, keep them pure and free from sin;
Bless us all that we may be Fit O Lord to dwell with thee;
Bless us all that one day we May dwell O Lord with thee.

X's and O's Snack Mix

Give your dad lots of hugs and kisses with this easy to make snack mix. Stock up on extra ingredients as it is very easy to munch and munch until you don't have anything left to make the mix with. Remember to save some for dad!

- 2 cups pretzel sticks
- 8 ounce can canned cheese
- 4.5 ounces cheese balls
Lay out several sheets of waxed paper or aluminum foil on your work surface. Break the pretzel sticks in half. Squeeze the canned cheese into a small dish for each person who will be making the X's. Using a pretzel as a dauber, place a small dab of cheese in the center of a pretzel stick half. Top with another pretzel stick half to form an X. Repeat with the remaining pretzels. Let the X's dry for at an hour, then mix the X's with the cheese ball O's. Store in a tightly sealed bag or container at room temperature.
Makes 5 cups snack mix.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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