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What’s Cookin’ in the Parsonage?

My gift from the Lord.  How lovely. 

Isn’t God abundantly good?  He gives so many sweet blessings that are directly from His hand.  There are no explanations for these gifts,  other than His love and goodness. 

My weekend front porch

This past weekend I experienced a piece of manna from heaven.  I got the privilege to go away and retreat by myself!  This was a first!  I had planned this get-away about two months prior, but it was the Lord that caused the timing of it to be exactly when I needed it.  I got to rest, hear wise, biblical teaching, meet new Christian friends, enjoy the beauty of God’s world, and eat someone else’s cooking!  I debated whether the food was so good because it was some of the best stuff I’d ever eaten, or if it was because it was made by someone else.  At the end of the weekend, I realized that it was that this dear lady is an absolutely wonderful cook!  She was gracious enough to share her recipes, so I get to share my favorite dish of the weekend with you.

One evening we had:
Candlelight Chicken
Long-Grain and Wild Rice
Homemade Bread
Fresh Strawberry Pie
Yeah, it was a lot, but if you’d have been with me, you would have tried it all too!  Wow! 

This chicken dish is a great meal for Sunday dinner because it has to bake for three hours.  I’m so glad to have a new recipe that will be ready when we get home from morning services!  You have to try this!

Candlelight Chicken
4 chicken breasts (boneless and skinless) (or 8 half pieces of chicken)
1 can Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Soup
1/2 pint sour cream
8 thin slices of ham (Virginia Baked) – Someone told me you can also use dried beef
Bacon slices
Wrap each chicken breast in a slice of ham.  Arrange in a buttered baking dish.  Lay a bacon strip over each wrapped chicken breast.  Carefully pour combined mixture of soup and sour cream over the meats.  Bake at 300 degrees for 3 hours.  Cover dish except for final half hour browning.
I am refreshed as I begin this new week, and so thankful for the blessings of the Lord that make me rich! Proverbs 10:22  What blessings have you enjoyed this weekend that were from the Lord’s hand?  I’d love to hear about it or a new recipe you tried!
With love,

2 thoughts on “What’s Cookin’ in the Parsonage?

  1. Hey Denise,
    We arrived safely in Carroll,OH on Friday evening. We miss you all and enjoyed our 2 weeks at Boonescreek so much! Today my blessing was getting up and having a great walk with my husband. It looked like it was going to pour but the Lord held off the rain for our entire walk. We spent time in prayer and just enjoyed the quietness of the morning! Have a great day!


  2. Hearing from you today is another blessing, Sharon! We prayed for you all yesterday, and yes, it felt kind of empty with all of you gone! The Lord was gracious and gave us a good day though.

    How sweet that you had the time to walk and pray with John today – a great way to start a week!


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