In the Kitchen


4 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed
1/2 pound thinly sliced deli salami
1/2 pound thinly sliced deli ham
1/2 pound thinly sliced pepperoni
1/2 pound thinly sliced provolone cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon pepper

   Let dough rise until doubled, according to package directions. Punch down. Roll each loaf into a 15"x12" rectangle. Arrange a fourth of the salami, ham, pepperoni, and provolone cheese over each rectangle. Sprinkle each with a fourth of the mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, oregano, parsley, and pepper.
   Roll up each rectangle jelly-roll style, beginning with a 12" side. Seal seams and ends. Place seam side down on two greased baking sheets. 
   Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing and serving. 

{I made my own bread dough and had enough leftover to make two loaves of bread}

And just because we're "in the kitchen" and I like this picture...
{my Lens Love photo}

Thanks for reading! :)


Be Still

Be still, my soul; The Lord is on thy side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain; 
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heavenly Friend,
Thru thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul; thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past;
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul; the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Be still, my soul; when dearest friends depart,
And all is darkened in the vale of tears,
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul; thy Jesus can repay
From His own fulness all He takes away.

Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.
Katharina A.D. vonSchlegel

The Lord spoke to me through this hymn in church this morning. I must, I must be still. If I only look, I can see God's hand in everything in and around my life. He is a good and glorious God! 

Our pastor is preaching through Isaiah and came to chapter 48 today. One thing he really brought out was that everything is for His glory. He says over and over in dealing with the Israelites "For my name's sake", "For mine own sake". I pray that the Lord will open our eyes to His glory and that in everything we do, we will "do all to the glory of God". (1 Cor. 10:31)


Fiesta de la Paloma

Well, I rented a booth at the Fiesta this year like I mentioned in my fall post. For four days I baked, making cinnamon rolls, mini leaf- and acorn-shaped apple pies, pumpkin pies in little jars, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, nutter butter acorns, pumpkin bread, s'mores on a stick, and rice crispy treat pops! I had a lot fun preparing everything, and then on Saturday, getting to set it all up. 

Here is my booth:
 { Yes, that pretty gold thing on the table is a headboard! }

Alison, who has a very artistic hand, kindly wrote all the little cards for me. :)

{ There is a maple leaf, an oak leaf, and an acorn. }

 { made by Alison }

{ pretzel stick + two mini marshmallows stuck on the end + chocolate = deee-licious treat }


Because I Love Fall

Welcome to October! 

 Things I love about Fall:

Baking with pumpkins
Decorating with pumpkins
Drawing pumpkins

Cool mornings for exercising in. 
I'm working up to running a 5k!

We got eight inches of rain over the weekend.
Thank you, Lord!

Fall Gardens
I'm really wanting to plant some things in a Fall garden this year. I know it's too late for most things, but I haven't had time to prepare the ground until now, but I have to wait until it dries out some.

I bake all year round, but it's especially nice in the cooler weather. I'm making cinnamon rolls this week for the Fiesta de al Paloma our town has every October. I'm planning to have a booth there this year, and hopefully I have some pictures to share with you afterwards!

Colorful Leaves