Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Wonder of All Things Amazing

Recently I watched "Heaven is Real" and learned about two amazing children who made a trip to Heaven and were able to come back and share their wondrous experience with the world. I am not a religious person by any means but think of myself as spiritual in nature.

The movie, based on real life, is inspiring in itself and very moving. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it. It is based on a 4 year old boy's experience of visiting Heaven while having emergency surgery and miraculously surviving. The experience inspired his father, a reverend, to put together the book "Heaven is Real".

The other child who shared a similar experience, was briefly mentioned in the movie but you'll see her working on a painting at the start and will get to see the finished painting at the end. Breath taking when you consider she painted it at the age of 8. Nope that is not a misprint, she was eight years old when she completed her painting of Jesus. The painting is actually called "Prince of Peace". Her name is Akiane Kramarik. The movie made me curious and I looked her up. AMAZING! 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Honey-Herb Chicken Salad

1/3 Cup Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Honey
1 Tbsp Lemon juice
1 tsp Dried tarragon leaves, crushed
2 Chicken breasts, split, boned, skinned
1 Cup Thin leek slices
1 Cup Mushroom slices
1 Garlic clove, minced
1 Tbsp Margarine
10-oz Torn spinach
1/8 tsp White pepper

  • Mix together salad dressing, honey, juice and tarragon; pour over chicken, Cover; marinate in refrigerator several hours or overnight. Drain, reserving marinade.
  • Preheat oven to broil
  • Place chicken on greased rack of broiler pan. Broil 10 minutes on each side or until tender, brushing occasionally with marinade.
  • Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces; keep warm
  • Saute leeks, mushrooms, garlic and margarine in large skillet until tender. Add spinach and pepper; cover, stirring occasionally, over medium heat just until spinach is wilted, about 3 to 5 minutes
  • Spoon spinach mixture onto individual serving plates; top with chicken. Serve immediately. Makes 3 to 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes plus marinating
Cooking Time: 25 minutes