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Yummy Recipe Monday: Mexican Pot Roast

Mexican Pot Roast 

15 m
8 h 10 m
Ready In
8 h 25 m
Recipe By:shasty
“Freezes well. The meat can be used in burritos, tacos, Mexican dishes, and soups.”
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (4 pound) beef chuck roast, trimmed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 large onion, chopped
1 1/4 cups diced green chile pepper 1 (5 ounce) bottle hot sauce
1/4 cup taco seasoning
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season beef chuck roast with salt and pepper. Cook roast in hot oil until browned entirely, 2 to 3 minutes per side; transfer browned roast to a slow cooker.
Sprinkle onion, chile pepper, hot sauce, taco seasoning, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder over the roast.
Cook on Low until meat is fall-apart tender, 8 to 10 hours. Mexican  Pot Roast.  

We didn't use the whole bottle of hot sauce. Just enough to taste. The meat was delicious and fall apart tender.

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Abide With Me

Today's Devo

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭27:1, 4‬ ‭KJV‬‬,4.kjv

1 Abide with me: fast falls the eventide;
the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
2 Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away.
Change and decay in all around I see.
O Lord who changes not, abide with me.
3 I need your presence every passing hour.
What but your grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who like yourself my guide and strength can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.
4 I fear no foe with you at hand to bless,
though ills have weight, and tears their bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, your victory?
I triumph still, if you abide with me.

Gospel Wednesday: Luke Chapter 13

Luke Chapter 13

“There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And if it bear fruit…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Pizza Pot Pie

Pizza Pot Pie

 Prep 15 m Cook 40 m Ready In 55 m

Recipe By:photog_grrl

 "A fun new take on deep dish pizza." Ingredients 1 pound ground sausage 1 (15 ounce) package pastry for a 9-inch double-crust pie 1 (14 ounce) jar marinara sauce 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 yellow onion, diced 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Italian seasoning, or to taste garlic powder, or to taste 10 pepperoni slices, or more to taste Directions Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Press 1 pie crust into the bottom of a 9-inch cake pan. Combine sausage, marinara, green bell pepper, and onion in a bowl. Fill the bottom crust with marinara mixture and top with mozzarella cheese. Cover with the second crust, crimping the edges to seal. Cut an "x" in the top crust to release steam. Sprinkle Italian seasoning and garlic powde…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Give Him Praise and Thanksgiving

Today's Devo

O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭95:1-4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

1 Come, sound his praise abroad,
and hymns of glory sing:
Jehovah is the sovereign God,
the universal King.
2 He formed the deeps unknown,
he gave the seas their bound;
the wat'ry worlds are all his own,
and all the solid ground.
3 Come, worship at his throne;
come, bow before the Lord:
we are his works, and not our own;
he formed us by his word.
4 Today attend his voice,
nor dare provoke his rod;
come, like the people of his choice,
and own your gracious God.

Our God above is worthy of praise and thanksgiving. He is creator of all and gave His Som, Jesus, the perfect sacrif…

Gospel Wednesday: Luke Chapter 12

Luke Chapter 12 "In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. A…

Yummy Recipe Monday: One Skillet Savory Ranch Chicken


1 ounce Hidden Valley® Original Ranch Salad® Dressing & Seasoning Mix1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces1 tablespoon canola oil1 yellow onion1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped15.5 ounce can black beans, rinsed28 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes1½ cups instant rice1½ cups chicken stock1 small jalapeƱofreshly chopped cilantro Directions
1. In a bowl, toss the chicken with half of the seasoning mix until well coated.2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat.3. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook on all sides for 2 to 3 minutes or just until browned and cooked through (165°F). 4. Add the onion, bell pepper and cook stirring for another 2 minutes.5. Add the beans, tomatoes and rice.6. In a small bowl, stir the remaining seasoning mix into the stock until well blended. Pour the stock into the skillet and bring to a simmer. 7. Reduce the heat and cook for 5 minutes or until al…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Need Him

Today's Devo

“Bow down thine ear, O Lord, hear me: for I am poor and needy. Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily. Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭86:1-4‬ ‭KJV‬‬ I need Thee every hour,
Most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine
Can peace afford.
I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee;
Oh, bless me now, my Savior!
I come to Thee.
I need Thee every hour,
Stay Thou near by;
Temptations lose their power
When Thou art nigh.
I need Thee every hour,
In joy or pain;
Come quickly and abide,
Or life is vain.
I need Thee every hour,
Teach me Thy will;
And Thy rich promises
In me fulfill.
I need Thee every hour,
Most Holy One;
Oh, make me Thine indeed,
Thou blessed Son.
We all need God every hour, every minute, every second of every day. After all He gives us life. The very breathe we breath. We need Him…

Gospel Wednesday: Luke Chapter 11

Luke Chapter 11
“And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his …

Yummy Recipe Monday: Slow Cooker Corn Chowder

Corn chowder is about as simple as can be -- it just involves adding ingredients to the slow cooker in the morning. Add three cups of milk, three cans of corn (or three and a half cups of frozen corn), two cans of chopped green chiles, two cups of shredded potatoes or hash browns (any frozen kind will do), two cups of cubed cooked ham (optional), one cup of chopped onion (frozen will do), two tablespoons of butter and a dash of hot sauce to the slow cooker. Turn it on low. That's all you need to do to make an amazing corn chowder.

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Worthy of Worship

Today's devo

This year I'm reading through The One Year Book of Hymns for my every day devotional. 
“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭2:1-2‬ ‭KJV‬‬ WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE lyrics * We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain
Following yonder star O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to thy Perfect Light Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain
Gold I bring to crown Him again
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light Frankincense to offer have I
Incense owns a Deity nigh
Prayer and praising…

Gospel Wednesday Luke Chapter 10

Luke Chapter 10

 “After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Twix Thumbprint Cookies

Twix Thumbprint Cookies

Yield: About 28 cookies

2 1/4 cups (318g) all-purpose flour1/2 tsp salt1 cup unsalted butter, softened about halfway (it should only indent slightly when touched)2/3 cup (140g) granulated sugar2 large egg yolks1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract26 (208g) soft caramels, unwrapped, such as Kraft3 1/2 Tbsp heavy cream3/4 cup (128g) milk chocolate chips*2 tsp shortening (optional)Maldon sea salt flakes or Fleur de Sel, optional Directions
For the cookies:In a mixing bowl whisk together flour and salt. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until well combined (scrape bowl occasionally throughout entire mixing process). Mix in egg yolks and vanilla extract then with mixer set on low speed, slowly add in flour mixture and mix just until combined. Scoop dough out 1 Tbsp at a time (24g) and shape into balls then place on a flat surface and make an indentation in middle of cookies with thumb. Transfer t…