Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What can the average citizen do to honor a military veteran and/or those currently serving?
Donate to the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that benefits those veterans with serious health issues.  Pray for our troops,  proudly fly the flag.

2. Besides a flag what is something you own that is red, white and blue?
I am wearing a tee right now that is red, white, and blue.  I also have made a memory book that is our country's colors.

3. Does love really conquer all?
No, only in fiction.  Love can be a one-way street, and if so interpersonal problems can't necessarily be resolved.  God's love is all encompassing, it doesn't solve all our problems, but gives us the strength to deal with them.

4. Strawberry shortcake or blueberry pie?

1 baked 9-inch pie shell –prefer graham cracker
1 package (3 oz.) lemon gelatin
1 ¼ cup boiling water
1-pint vanilla ice cream
2 cups blueberries
1-cup heavy cream
¼ cup powered sugar
1-teaspoon vanilla extract

Cool pie shell.   Dissolve gelatin in boiling water.  Cut ice cream into cubes and drop into hot gelatin, one at a time, stirring until ice cream melts.  Chill until slightly thickened.  Fold in 1-1/2 cup berries.  Pour into pie shell. Chill until firm.   Whip cream with sugar and vanilla Put cream into pastry bag and pipe with rosette tip into lattice on top.  Fill lattice with remaining berries.   Chill until ready to serve.      Recipe compliments of my sister.  

5. Do you share personal stuff with your hairdresser?
Just general stuff.

6. Does money lead to selfishness?
Not necessarily.  It is the love of money that gets people into trouble.  Or when money makes us proud, and think that we can have whatever we want--King Solomon is a great example.

7. What piece of furniture in your home most needs replacing or refinishing?
My furniture is in good shape.  I just had my sofa and living room chairs reupholstered.  I also have a lot of antiques, and the wear makes them better.

8. Insert your own random here.
I had a really good holiday weekend.  My grandson barbecued.  I finished a memory book on our family's art.  And the weather was cool.  It was probably our last cool weekend until the middle of September.


  1. That pie looks wonderful. I have a good recipe for blueberry pie that I'm anxious to find a reason to make : ) Not many blueberry lovers in the HP today.

    Have a great day!

  2. I'm not normally a fan of blueberries, but your pie recipe sure sounds good! Perfect for a hot, summer day!

  3. Several other bloggers have also mentioned the Wounded Warrior Project ... I've definitely got to check it out.

  4. The Wounded Warrior Porject is an awesome organization!!! We live in a military community and I know many "wounded warriors". Thanks for mentioning that!! Your pie sounds awesome, by the way!!

  5. I agree that the Wounded Warrior Project is a great organization.
    The pie looks yummy, but I'd probably substitute strawberries. My family doesn't like blueberries and I'd hate to have to eat the whole thing!!
    Have a nice day!

  6. The pie sounds amazing!!! =D Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  7. That Pie look good! Love the Wounded Warrior Project, forgot about that one.

  8. What did you put in your memory book this time? sandie

  9. That blueberry pie looks delish. Glad you had cool weather this past weekend. It was so hot and humid here.

  10. Wow! That blueberry pie looks amazing! I love blueberries...well pretty much any berry :)