Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day 54 Tithing

My father and mother were students living in a fourplex which they rented to others as a source of income. The first year of their marriage, they were scraping by trying to secure money for food and still pay tuition. My mother logically thought there was only money enough for tuition and would wait to pay tithing. My father, illogically, felt that they would pay the tithing first and then have faith that they could pay the next semester's tuition. My mother obeyed and paid the tithing. Later that week one of the renters came and asked if he could pay four months worth of rent in one payment. With that lump sum, my parents were able to pay the tuition and my Dad continued his education. This faith was the foundation with which that my parents met many a financial challenge throughout their lives. I will be forever grateful and hope that we can pass that foundation of faith on to our children. The Sabbath is a great day to evaluate priorities and realign in accordance with the hunches in our hearts.

Breakfast: I love to set a Breakfast Buffet every once in a while. Today we offered oatmeal with dried milk, sliced oranges and grapefruit, waffles with strawberry preserves and fruit drink. The children wake to soft music and choices to eat. The waffles were made totally egg free by substituting 1 package of Knox gelatin and 3 TBS of flax meal. Recipe:

Eggless Waffles
1 -1/2 cup warm water
1 package Knox gelatin
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup dried milk
1 TBS sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup oil
3 TBS flax meal

Mix all together. Fry in hot, well oiled waffle iron. Pour about 2/3 cup batter per waffle.

Lunch: Leftovers
Snack: cream cheese mints courtesy of my 12 year old son
popcorn balls courtesy my husband
Dinner: Minestrone soup served in bread bowls. (Quick recipe of bread formed into rolls then hollowed to make a bowl)

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