WFW ~ Philippians 4:4-7

Final Exhortations

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

To see more Bible verses visit our hostess Lori for Word Filled Wednesday this week.

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WFMW ~ Backwards Day

So it’s January and all minds shift to eating less and getting into shape. I got confused over the holidays and thought I was a bear getting ready to hibernate. Needless to say I put on a few! So it’s high time to stop watching people exercise and to exercise myself. See my 5# weights are all ready to go.

I would like someone out there to recommend a good workout video to me. Nothing too strenuous. I don’t have any equipment and can’t fit any in my condo. So a workout DVD without needing equipment other than weights. Something easy for me to follow along with. Anyone, anyone???

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WFMW ~ Persian Salad Dressing

This Dressing Recipe that I got from a cookbook I own called In My Persian Kitchen is fresh and good and always works well for me.


1/3 C. Olive Oil

3 Tblsp. lemon juice

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/2 tsp. sugar

1 clove garlic crushed (pressed)

Whisk these ingredients all together and pour on salad greens or a nice cucumber, tomato and onion salad! Enjoy and Happy 2008 everyone!


WFMW ~ Hands On Wooden Nativity

When my kids were little we bought this small wooden nativity set at Disneyland one year. We wanted something that the kids would be able to touch and move around all they wanted without the danger of breaking. It was always fun to see how they would rearrange it after I set it up! We’ve been enjoying it for at least 22 years. The shepherd has lost his staff, one of the lambs only has 3 legs, and the stable frame has cracked and been re-glued. This hands on wooden Nativity still works for us!

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WFMW ~ Last Minute Meal with What’s in the Pantry!


Here it is folks the easiest meal in the world that my kids have loved for years! They are adults now and they still like it. It’s pretty boring but you can spice it up a bit if you like by adding a little onion or garlic or more mushrooms. BUT we’re talking about what kids will eat (I think) and this is one they seem to eat without complaint.

Throw the noodles in salted water that is boiling. Cook them to al dente. In a bowl mix the tuna (I use one can of albacore and one can of the regular cheap tuna) and the cream of mushroom soup add garlic or onion powder if you want and add a little milk. When the noodles are ready drain the water then throw the tuna liquidy stuff in and heat through. That’s it. I don’t even throw it into the oven. When the kids were little we always had a can of Green Giant corn niblets with it!

 So this is such a beige meal you might want to add a nice green salad or green beans to make it look healthier! 🙂

You can also make a tuna melt with bread, tuna, and cheese. Serve it with a can of tomato soup!

Now here’s something for the adults to have after the kids finish the tuna noodle.


3 oz. vanilla vodka, 1 oz. pumpkin puree, 1 oz. half and half, 1 T. brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. McCormick pumpkin spice

Shake all ingredients until well combined. Strain into prepared glass.  (wet rim of martini glass and dip it in brown sugar) pour combined liquid into glass.

Ok we tried this and it’s one stiff drink. I’d switch out the Vanilla Vodka for a Vanilla brandy and only use 1-1/2 oz.  Tasty it is but very strong… A nice shot of whip cream would be great too….

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WFMW ~ A Great Easy Meal

This is what works for me after Turkey and Thanksgiving…

To get over the Turkey doldrums and to kick up the B vitamins and iron here’s a great meal idea for you.

Buy a flank steak. Marinate it with any marinade that sounds good to you at the store and is on sale. I used a sesame ginger with mandarin orange juice Kroger brand. I put the meat in a ziploc bag and pour the marinade in the bag over the meat and give it a good massage. After a few hours or overnight hand it to whoever BBQ’s in your house and let it cook about 5 minutes on each side. (Dear cooks it for 2 minutes on each side on High. Then he turns off two of the burners and leaves the third burner on high and moves the meat off the flame and lets it cook for 5 more minutes. Perfect! Slice the meat very thin on the bias, against the grain.

This steak is great with Mustard Roasted potatoes using the recipe I posted here.

This is one of my families favorite salads. Tomato, Hot house cucumber and sliced onions salted and peppered to your taste. Simple and good.

Enjoy and don’t be afraid to barbecue in the winter. If you can’t bbq, this steak is great broiled, too. You can sear it on both sides first then stick it in the broiler…

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Backwards WFMW ~ Favorite Fiction?


I love to read and I love books and I hope to visit some beautiful libraries before I die.

What is your all time favorite fiction work?

What is the best work of fiction you’ve read in the last 6 months?

Bonus: What is the best library you’ve ever been in or would like to see?

Bodlein Library in Oxford, England to inspire you. I hope to get back to Oxford on a day that Bodlein is open to the public.


“No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.”  ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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WFMW ~ Halloween Fun (Tongue in Cheek)

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I really was at a loss this week on what tip to post for WFMW. Ahh, but then I remembered WFMW lands on Halloween this week so here’s my tongue in cheek WFMW tip for what to wear as you hand out Halloween Candy!


I hope this will work for me Wednesday night…

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WFMW ~ Spice Up Your Leftovers


 Sometimes even though there are only two of us we’ll cook a large portion of beef. This past weekend we BBQ’d a Flank Roast. For dinner on Monday night I decided to spice it up and make sandwiches.

I sauteed onion and 2 Anaheim chiles in a little olive oil.

I added the cooked beef till it was heated through…

 Voila, a leftovers meal spiced up. Delicious! If you’d like you could also melt cheese onto the roll before your add the meat, pepper and onion mixture on top. Bon appetit! This works for us. I hope it inspires you…

And while I’m at it, I love that pan. I have used it 5 nights in a row to make different meals for Dear and I. The pan is a Tools of the Trade (Macy’s) Rangeware, Encapsulated Impact Bonded Induction Base 12 Inch. I got it on a super sale and I have not been disappointed about my Under $20 purchase!!!

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WFMW ~ Shower Curtain?

Time for another Works For Me Wednesday and here’s my tip this week. If you have showers that need shower curtains purchase a pretty cloth one to go on the outside and then buy the cheapest vinyl liner you can find for the inside. When the vinyl curtain gets yucky just take it down and throw it away and replace it with a fresh liner. Trying to clean these is too much work for me!

There’s plenty of bathroom scrubbing to do without scrubbing the vinyl curtain!

Now head on over to Rocks in My Dryer and see what other tips there are today!