With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Happy Day

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy Day

Some of my happiest days are the ones spent in the kitchen preparing food for my family and friends. I love being a wife... a mom... a homemaker.

Baked Ham lightly sweetened with brown sugar glaze
Grilled Asparagus, Sweet onions and Pineapple slices
Potato Au Gratin (Find Recipe here) I used cheddar cheese and Fresh Rosemary
Sauteed Apples
Cranberry ~ Blueberry Bread (recipe follows)


3 c. all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 c. granulated sugar

1/2 c. butter, softened

2 eggs

1 c. buttermilk

1 c. whole berry cranberry sauce

1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed if frozen

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In large mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter. Beat in eggs and buttermilk. Stir in flour mixture, blending well. Stir in cranberry sauce and blueberries. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Yields 1 loaf of bread.
Serve Cranberry-Blueberry bread with Blueberry Butter. 1 c. butter, softened 1/4 c. confectioners sugar
Combine all ingredients, blending well. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. Yields about 1 3/4 cups of butter.


Mildred said...

I enjoy baking too. These recipes sound wonderful. Thank you for sharing and have a great day.

C and C said...

Oh Yum! Do you have room for 7 more?!!!

HOPE said...

Oh my...this is a lovely meal! So glad you included the recipes...I had planned to make a ham this weekend and have dear friends over...


HOPE (who loves being a homemaker, wife, mom and Nana..too!)

The Watts Family said...

Wow looks fabulous! Nothing like making a huge meal for your family ~Blessings :-)

Maggie Ann said...

Oh everything looks so good!

Joy said...

Wow, what a feast! You are a great cook, I can tell. I was scrolling through your recent posts/photos and my impression is what a Godly woman you are--I'm sure your family 'rises up and calls you blessed.'

Joy said...

Just wanted to let you know that I've checked out a few of your followers and have found some wonderful Christian blogs, I've marked them as Favorites.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Looks so yummy!!!! Love the apples!!!

crochet lady said...

What a yummy looking spread! I love potatos, gonna try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Miss Jen said...

Oh my... you are making me hungry!
Everything looks scrumptious!!
Thank you for being so kind as to share
the lovely photos and recipes!!!!

Love & Hugs,
Miss Jen

t.koch said...

Oh Aunt Lorrie,

You are the best cook! I can actually taste your ham reading this! And I can't wait to try your Potato Au Gratin recipe-- Thanks!

Love you,


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