Monday, February 11, 2013

Make a spring Wreath

Make a Spring Wreath

Sisters Come Make a Spring Wreath
March 5th 6:30 PM  Tuesday
Brenda Dimambro's Home
All Materials Provided

Come March 7th Thursday 10:00 AM
Brenda's Home
Childcae Provided

Setting up a Garden and Cooking with Vegetables

Setting up a Garden and Cooking with Vegetables

January was a fun month with two topics discussed at Provident Living .
Thank you  Stephanie Thompson for sharing your knowledge; setting up a garden in your backyard. Kris Baker taught us about cooking with vegetables.Thank you.  The event was at Kris Baker's home where she and her mother Kris Holliday treated everyone to two delicious and healthy smoothies. If you would like any information please see Kris Baker or Stephanie Thompson personally. There was no day meeting due to Brenda's illness. Hope to see everyone next month. Information Coming!!!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thanks to a wonderful time at Provident Living this month , December.If you missed ,we hope you can join us next year ,2013, in January. Carol Woodward gave out the cutest jingle bell rings to wear. Ask her how to make them ,I am wearing mine. children will love these rings too.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year To All

Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas Bag Swap Game and Cookie Exchange

Calling All Sisters and Friends,
We will be having our annual Christmas Bag Swap Game and Cookie Exchange ,Tuesday night ,December 4th ,6:30 PM til 8:oopm at Sister Brenda DiMambro's home ,7002 Kidwelly Lane ,Matthews,NC 28104.
Christmas Bag Swap is like Yankee Swap: bring in a bag or gift box or basket a recipe with the food staples for that recipe, or plan big and do a meal ,what ever takes your fancy. We will draw numbers and plan the game of swapping for each others bags as we pick them. It is a lot of laughter.
Cookie Exchange : bring two dozen of your favorite Christmas cookies to swap, take home a variety of different cookies from the other Sisters.

Come and Bring your Friends!!! There will be refreshments.
There is NO Day Provident Living the month of December .

Monday, October 15, 2012

Freezer Meals


Those doing Freezer Meals for November , meal exchange will take place at church Wednesday evening the 7th of November at 7 pm .
thanks, Brenda

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pumpkin Recipes

Loraine's Tarts

2 squares butter or margarine(room temp)
1cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 Tbs. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract
3 cups flour
Mix all together with hands or mixer. Place small amount in tart tins molding to fit. Bake on cookie
sheet for 8 to 10 min. at 350. Drop upside down onto cabinet top to release. Fill and refrigerate.

Chiffon Pumpkin Pie Filling (by Loraine)

1 envelope plain gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
3 egg yolks
1 cup brown sugar
1 small can pumpkin
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp. each ginger,cinnamon,nutmeg,and salt
3 egg whites
3 Tbs. sugar
whipped cream if desired

Soften gelatin in 1/4 c cold water. In a bowl beat egg yolks. Beat in brown sugar, add pumpkin, milk,
and spices. Cook all this in a double boiler until it coats a spoon.  stir in dissolved gelatin and chill, when it begins to thicken about 10 min. fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites with the 3 Tbs. sugar added. Pour into pie shell or tart tins and chill.

Dinner in a Pumpkin (by Brenda)

1 small to medium pumpkin
1 onion
23 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 1/2 to 2 lbs. ground beef
2 sauce
2 Tbs. brown sugar
1(4oz,) can sliced mushrooms,drained
1(10-3/4 oz) can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2cups cooked rice
1(8oz) can sliced water chestnuts,drained
Cut off the top of pumpkin and thoroughly clean out the seeds and pulp. Preheat oven to 350. In a large skillet, saute onions in oil until tender. Add meat and brown. Drain drippings from skillet. Add soy sauce,brown sugar, mushrooms, and soup. simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cooked rice and water chestnuts. Spoon mixture into the cleaned pumpkin shell. Replace top and place entire pumpkin with filling on a baking sheet. Bake 1 hour or until inside meat of the pumpkin is tender. Put pumpkin on a plate. Remove pumpkin lid and serve meat. For your vegetable, scoop out cooked pumpkin and serve. Serves 6.

What to do with those SEEDS?
Don't throw away those pumpkin seeds. Roasted and Hulled, they are great for nibbling/ They can also be ground into a flour for thickening sauces,or making bread or gruel.
To  Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Place washed and dried seeds on  a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 375 F oven for 15 minutes, or until dry and crisp, stirring occasionally.

Pumpkin Sausage Soup(by Nellie Johnston)

1 20 oz package of italian sausage( I used turkey sausage and removed the casings)
2 cloves garlic,minced
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
4 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups packed pumpkin ( about 23 oz)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk

Brown sausage ina large stocl pot or pan. Add garlic,onions, and mushrooms. Saute all together until the veggies are cooked. Add canned pumpkin and mix well. Add chicken broth and combine wel;l. Cook for 20 -30 minutes . Add water and milkk and cook for another 10 minutes.

October's mtg. was FANTASTIC!!!
Thank you to all those who contributed to the mtg. and those who came to the Tuesday and Thursday Group mtgs.Freezer Meal Groups came and exchanged their meals. We talked about Pumpkins, sampled pumpkin food, discussed our Emergency Evacuation Plan for our homes (Shelley Eaves has some great Tips, ask her about them), and looked over the  website for Matthews Ward families.  Go to ,then preparedness, then Noah's ark, and you are at the site.  You will find a wealth of information on family finances, food storage, family preparedness, Provident Living Blog is there, lessons for every month for FHE, and many more topics. Thank you to Julie Burgess for sharing ideas for Halloween costumes!!!!Kris Baker and Marianne Harris did a great job conducting our mtgs..
Hope to see you all at the next mtg.

November's mtgs. is cancelled due to ELECTION NIGHT!!!  Please vote for your candidate.

December mtgs. will be combined for our annual christmas food exchange (like Yankee swap )  and cookie exchange.If you are unsure about the food exchange please call Kris or Marianne. Bring 2 dozen cookies to exchange if you want to exchange cookies or just come socialize .I love the fun!!!!