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Yummy Recipe Monday: Smothered Chile Colorado Burritos

Smothered Chile Colorado Burritos

Prep time 5 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 30 mins Saucy, cheesy smothered chile colorado burritos made in 30 minutes. The sauce is so good you'll want to eat it straight from the pan. Author: Tiffany Recipe type: Main Dish Serves: 4 Ingredients * 2 pounds flank steak or similar beef, cut into 1 inch pieces * 2 10-ounce cans mild or medium red enchilada sauce * 2 tablespoons adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, found near the canned jalapeƱos) * 1 anaheim pepper, diced * 1 15-ounce diced green chiles * 2 teaspoons minced garlic * 1½ teaspoons onion powder * 1 teaspoon salt * 1 teaspoon cumin * 1 tablespoon cold water + 2 tablespoons corn starch * 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed * 4 burrito-sized flour tortillas * 1 cup shredded Mexican-style cheese Instructions 1. Saute beef in a large sauce pan over medium heat until tender. 2. Add enchilada sauce and next 8 ingredients (through cumin) to the pan. Whisk together w…

Sacred Truth Friday: Christ Died for the Ungodly

Romans 5:6-9

For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 
This passage says Christ died for the ungodly. That's us. He didn't sacrifice Himself because we deserve it. Or because of meritous works or because we're godly. In fact, Romans 3:23 says all  have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. And all our righteous acts are like filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). 
He died for us because we are depraved sinners in need of a Savior. 
God's Wrath on Unrighteousness
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is …

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Gospel Wednesday: Matthew Chapter 9

Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralytic
So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own city. Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, “This Man blasphemes!” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—then He said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” And he arose and departed to his house. Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power to men.
Matthew the Tax Collector
As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him. Now it happen…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Salsa Chicken Rice Casserole

Salsa Chicken Rice Casserole

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1 h 20 m Recipe By:Gweneth "Layers of rice, chicken breast, a creamy soup and salsa mixture and two kinds of cheese add up to a simply yummy salsa casserole! This recipe is a family favorite because it's delicious and easily made with ingredients found in the pantry." Ingredients * 1 1/3 cups uncooked white rice * 2 2/3 cups water * 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves * 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese * 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese * 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup * 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup * 1 onion, chopped * 1 1/2 cups mild salsa Directions * Place rice and water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. * Meanwhile, place chicken breast halves into a large saucepan, and fill the pan with water. Bring to a boil, and cook for 20 minutes, or until done. Remove chicken from water. When cool enoug…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Humility

Luke 18:9-14
He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
The Pharisee was prideful. Puffed up and self righteous. While the tax collector was humble. Admitting he was a sinner and his need for God's mercy. 
This parable is a lesson. We have a choice. Be prideful and trust in our good w…

Gospel Wednesday: Matthew Chapter 8

Jesus Cleanses a Leper
When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to them.”
The Faith of a Centurion
When he had entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.” And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Slow Cooker Jambalaya

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Slow Cooker Jambalaya(makes about 4 servings)

1lb chicken breast halves cut into 1 inch cubes
1lb andoille sausage, sliced
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 28oz can diced tomatoes with juice
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried parsley
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2lb medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
Salt and pepper to taste

In a slow cooker, mix together all ingredient…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Love Your Enemies

Luke 6:27-28
But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 
Matthew 5:43-48
You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
These passages tell us to love our enemies. To bless them. Pray for them. Do good to them. A difficult lesson to learn and live out. But when we do thus, we are like Jesus, who died for us all. Who died for His enemies and said, as he…

Gospel Wednesday: Matthew Chapter 7

Judging Others
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.
Ask, and It Will Be Given
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give hi…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Mom's Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese

Mom's Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese

GEPETTO_69 0 Recipe by: GEPETTO_69 "This is a macaroni and cheese I first made 3 years ago when I was in California. When I got back to Texas I made it for my mom. This is now her favorite baked macaroni and cheese. She begs me to make it when I come to visit."

2 tablespoons butter 
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 
2 cups milk 
3/4 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni
 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
 1 (8 ounce) package processed American cheese, cut into strips 

Directions Prep 10 m Cook 45 m Ready In 1 h 5 m Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion for 2 minutes. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk, salt, mustard and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens.
Meanwhile, bring a pot of lightly salted w…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Every Saturday, I'll be posting 3 uplifting Christian songs from Youtube.

He Jaci Velasquez

Prayer to Love Jaci Velasquez

Reason to Believe

Sacred Truth Friday: Focus on His Greatness

Psalm 145:3-7

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
How Great Thou ArtCarl Gustav Boberg, 1885; Stuart K. Hine, c. 1949 O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed: Refrain Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee:How great thou art! How great thou art!Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee:How great thou art! How great thou art! When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees,
When I look down from lofty mountain …

Gospel Wednesday: Matthew Chapter 6

Matthew 6
Giving to the Needy
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
The Lord's Prayer
“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, d…