Monday, May 18, 2015

Honey Mustard Chicken

The first recipe is the recipe that our family uses. We LOVE this dish and it has always been a great hit with all friends that we have served it to.

After the pictures there will be another recipe, that is the original recipe.

Honey Mustard Chicken
Enough Chicken to cover the bottom of the pan.
4 T Butter
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1 tsp salt

 Place the chicken into the pan. In a bowel, mix the honey, salt, and mustard together until blended thoroughly. Pour the sauce into the pan on top of the chicken. Cut the butter to a 1/4" thickness and place all around the pan. Preheat the oven to 375° and cook for 1 hour. When the chicken is fully cooked inside take it out and serve.
Note: If you are going to use a 9x13 pan, you need to double the recipe.
Note: This dish is Gluten Free, but not Dairy Free. I used Earth Balance Vegan shortening.

Rice ready to be made!!

Gluten Free and Dairy Free dish!!!!


This is how we make our plate up. It is so good!!!!

Chicken Diablo
1 cut-up fryer chicken
4 T butter (1/2 stick)
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup prepared yellow mustard
1 tsp Salt
t tsp curry powder

Melt Butter. Mix in honey, mustard, salt, and curry powder. Roll chicken in mixture. Place in baking dish skin side up. Bake at 375° degrees for 1 hour.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hymn For The Week: Praise Ye the Lord the Almighty

"Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding."
 Job 38:4

Praise Ye the Lord The Almighty

This hymn was written by Joachim Neander, born in 1650, whose father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather all Joachim Neanders had been preachers of the gospel. But as a student, Joachim on St. Martin's Church in Bremen to ridicule and scoff the worshippers. But the sermon that day by Rev. Theodore Under-Eyck arrested him and led to his conversion. A few years later, he was the assistant preacher at the very church.

Joachim often took long walks near his home in Hochal, Germany. They were worship walks, and he frequently composed hymns as he strolled, singing them to the Lord. He was the first hymn writer from the Calvinist branch of protestantism. When he was 30-the year he died- he wrote this while battling tuberculosis:
Praise Ye The lord, The Almighty, the king of Creation.
O my soul praise Him, for He is Thy health and Salvation.

One of Joachim's favorite walking spots was a beautiful gorge a few miles from Dusseldorf. The Dussel River flowed through the valley, and Joachim Neander so loved this spot that it eventually was named for him-Neander Valley. The Old German word for "valley' was 'tal" or "thal" with a silent "h".

Two hundred years later Herr von Beckersdorf owned the valley, which was a source of limestone, used to manufacture cement. In 1856, miners discovered caves which contained human bones. Beckersdorf took the bones to a local science teacher who speculated they belonged to one who died in the Flood.

But when William King, an Irish professor of anatomy, saw the bones, he claimed they were proof of evolution's famous "missing link." other Neanderthal fossils were found, and for many years they were used to "prove" Darwin's theory of evolution. Today we know the Neanderthal was fully human, and extinct people group of great strength.

But, as one expert put it, "when Joachim Neander walked in his beautiful valley so many years ago, he could not know that hundreds of years later his name would become world famous, not for his hymns celebrating creation, but for a concept that he would have totally rejected evolution."

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hymn For The Week: Onward Christian Soldiers

Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you(2 Chronicles 20:17)

Onward Christian Soldiers

Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould was born in Exeter in 1834. His father an officer with the East India Company, had a disabling carriage accident and decided that if he couldn't work, he could at least travel. As a result, little Sabine was dragged from one end of Europe to the other, year after year. It gave him an unsettled childhood, spotty schooling, and a wanderlust he never outgrew. He later managed to scrape through Cambridge, but for the most part he is remembered as a brilliant, self-taught scholar. That helps explain why he developed certain eccentric habits. When he taught school, for example, he kept a pet on his shoulder.

From Sabine's original mind flowed an endless number of books, articles, poems, hymns, and tracts. This particular hymn, "Onward Christian Soldiers," was written on a Whitsunday's evening in the mid-1960s. Whitsunday is better known as Pentecost Sunday. It got its "Nickname" because it became a popular day for new Christians to be baptized. The baptismal candidates marched to the rivers or fonts wearing robes of white. Thus it came to be called "White Sunday" or Whitsunday.

It was on this day in 1865, in the little town of Horbury, England, that Sabine stayed up late searching through hymnbooks for a martial-type hymn for children. The next day, Monday, all the village children were marching to the neighboring town for a Sunday School rally. Sabine wanted to give them a "marching song" for the trip. Searching his hymnals and finding with words, dashing off lines until he had written a hymn of his own just for the occasion:    Onward, Christian soldiers,/Marching as to war,.....

"It was written in great haste." he later said, "and I am afraid some of the rhymes are faulty. Certainly, nothing has surprised me more than its popularity."