Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mother to Mother w/ Cheryl Moeller and Co-host Lisa Jungheim

Our radio show entitled "Don't Let Supermom Rent Space in Your Head" this week features:
1.  Mom humor about setting our goals too high and what actually is attained
2.  Today's Topic:  Emails from God.  
Help for moms from God's Word to make life a little easier.  Live in faith instead of fear. There are those times when God send you an email that he is still there, that hope is not lost, and that he is thinking of you.
3.  Slow Cookers in the Kitchen cooking advice - Top Ten  Reasons You Should Read the Directions First when crockpot cooking.  It always helps to read the directions first, right?  You can learn from me who already learned the hard way.   Tips for crockpot cooking.  It's kind of like a terrarium.  (See the Top Ten Reasons below on this post.)


Mom's 2012 New Year's Resolutions Four Months Later

January 1st: “My children and I will learn Modern Hebrew this year.”
February 1st: “My children and I will weekly eat one dozen bagels with lox.”

January 1st: “I will get the kids the pet they’ve always wanted.”
February 1st: “I will buy a collar and a leash for my chia plant.”

January 1st: “I will make only home-made yogurt from only organic ingredients.”
February 1st: “I will allow my children only two Gogurts in their mouth at a time.”

January 1st: "I will take my children to a museum once a month."
February 1st: "I will show my kids where I ate super chili dogs in high school.”

January 1st: "I will make sure my children eat multi-grain fiber filled items at each meal."
February 1st: "I will store my bag of Krispy Kreme doughnuts next to a bottle of Metamucil.”

January 1st: "I will feature a Van Gogh each month on our coffee table."
February 1st: "I will fill up our Van at The Stop and Go.”

January 1st: "We will never eat food in the car in 2012."
February 1st: "We will quit using our gas grill in the car in 2012."

More Momlaughs Humor About Being a Supermom

Help for Moms:

We are moms just like you.  We search out stores giving the most free samples.  We can pull five course meals out of our purses.  We camp out in tents with 62 kids in our backyard after showing a cartoon video on the side of our garage.  Sometimes we don't have the energy or courage to keep plodding ahead, and then God breaks through and sends us an email, saying, "Thinking of you today.  Love, God."

Here's one such time that God sent the Moeller's an email.  
- Just a few weeks after moving to a new home we let our beautiful year and a half old Collie named Bo out into the back yard and he was stolen.  

We were devestated.  The police even called us a few times thinking they had found him, but broken-hearted we would drive empty-handed.  
Bo had been gone five years, when our oldest daughter returned from her studies in Israel and one night had a most unusual dream. “I dreamed Bo (our lost collie) was playing in the back yard with Katie and Rudy (our other dogs).” We dismissed her dream as simply wishful thinking. 

Bo had been gone five years and there was no clue as to his whereabouts or even if he was still alive. Three days later at 6:30 Am in the morning, we received a call from an animal shelter 85 miles from our home that Bo had been found!

Imagine our joy and jubliation when family members and Bo were all reunited in the police station.  Even the police chief had to fight back a few tears.
For nothing is impossible with God. Luke 1:37
Dear God, Thank you so much for reminding us through Bo that you can restore those things that we thought were forever lost. God can take care of those we love and bring them back to us in His time. With God nothing is impossible.  We are grateful that you can intersect time and space to send us an email, saying, "Thinking of you today.  Love, God."
In Jesus' Name, Amen 

Twoslowcookers Cooking Helpful Hints and Advice
Ten Reasons You Should Read the Directions first:

From  page 9 of Creative Slow-Cooker Meals
1.  Don't fill your slow-cooker more than 2/3 full.
2.  Cooking for one hour on high is equal to two hours on low in your crockpot.
3.  If there's too much liquid in the dish, you can thicken the juices by removing the lid and cooking on high for the last half hour of the cooking time.
4.  In most slow cooker recipes, vegetables do not need to be initially sauteed.
5.  Most meats, except fish require 8 hours of cooking on low.
6.  You will usually need to coat the crockpot with nonstick spray.
7.  Do not set the stoneware liner on a stovetop burner that is lit.
8.  To avoid heat loss, don't open your crockpot unless absolutely necessary.
9.  To avoid curdling, generally add milk products during the last hour of the cook time.
10.  Your crockpot can be a tortilla warmer, pancake warmer, punch bowl, fondue pot, ricemaker, etc.  You get the idea, now what ideas can you think of for additional uses for your crockpot stoneware liner?
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