Monday, June 18, 2012

Terrific Tuesday Bread Recipes

Here are the Terrific Tuesday bread recipes from Sister Deby:

White Bread Recipe
*from start to finish in 1 hour*

10 1/2 cups white bread flour (do not use all-purpose flour)
*Lehi Roller Mills Turkey Flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 T. salt
3 rounded T. saf-instant yeast
3 quarter-sized circles liquid lecithin*
4 cups hot tap water

Mix dry ingredients. Add lecithin and water. Mix for 1 minute and check consistency. If dough is too dry, add more water. Dough should be very sticky. Mix for 5 minutes. (Do not add flour to the dough after it has finished mixing) Spray counter and pans with Pam. Shape loaves and cover with a dish towel. Let rise 25 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. This recipe makes four loaves of bread.
*Squeeze or pour approximately 3 quarter-sized circles of lecithin directly into the bowl. Do not measure.

Italian Loaf Seasonings: Garlic Powder, Seasoning Salt, Italian Seasoning, Parmesan Cheese

Wheat Bread Recipe
*from start to finish in 1 hour*

10 1/2 cups wheat flour (hard red wheat or hard white wheat)
*7 cups wheat = 10 1/2 cups flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 T. salt
3 rounded T. saf-instant yeast
4 quarter-sized circles liquid lecithin*
4 cups hot tap water

Mix dry ingredients. Add lecithin and water. OPTIONAL - To keep bread moist longer, you may add 1 c. of applesauce as a part of the hot water. (Applesauce and water should total 4 cups) Mix for 1 minute and check consistency. If dough is too dry, add more water. Dough should be very sticky. Mix for 10 minutes. (Do not add flour to the dough after it has finished mixing) Spray counter and pans with Pam. Shape loaves and cover with a dry dish towel. If grinding wheat just prior to making bread, let rise 15-18 minutes as flour is warm and dough will rise faster. If using room temperature wheat flour, let rise 25 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. This recipe makes four loaves of bread.
*Squeeze or pour approximately 4 quarter-sized circles of lecithin directly into the bowl. Do not measure.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Here is Joy's recipe for the salad dressing from the Terrific Tuesday taco salads:
Copycat Cafe Rio Green Ranch Dressing

2 cups Ranch dressing or make your own with 1 pkg. Buttermilk Ranch Dressing mix - made according to directions
2 large tomatillos or 4 small ones
1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 TBS fresh lime juice
1 tsp green tabasco or 1 jalapeno pepper - not both
6 green onions
1 small bunch cilantro
3 tsp. sugar

Make your Ranch Dressing or use already made dressing and place in large bowl and set aside.  Remove the husks from the tomatillos and wash and cut in quarters.  Add the tomatillos to your blender or food processor with the garlic, lime juice, green tabasco or jalapeno pepper (remove the seeds), green onions and cilantro (remove most of the stem).  Blend well.

Add the blended mixture to the ranch dressing and mix together.  You can add the sugar, although I actually forgot to add the sugar to mine, so if you liked it, you may want to leave out the sugar.  (oops!)

Let this rest overnight, the flavors will blend and get hotter, before serving.  If your dressing is too thick, you can add a small amount of milk or buttermilk to thin it.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Classes for Super Tuesday

Here are the classes available for the June 12th Super Tuesday Relief Society activity:

Firecracker wood decoration $6.25

Flower ($8.00) and Watermelon ($7.00) stand

**If you would like to do the firecracker, flower, or watermelon wood projects, please have your money to Sharon Geertsen by May 29th.  These are a special order item.

Wood with Glass Name Plaque $15.00-$18.00

Door Magnets $1.00 each

Wooden Nativity $2.50

Crayon Holder $3.00

Name Wood Plaque $13.00

Flower Pens in Pot (Bring your own flowers + $4.00)

Children's Teepee $30.00  *Only project you would be able to do

Growth Chart  $15.00-$20.00  *Only project you would be able to do

Flower Clips .50 each
Feathered Headband $1.00

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sunday, March 24 - Relief Society

Sunday, March 24 - Relief Society

Service this month at the Bel-aire Care Center
Discussion regarding going to the temple more often this babysitting
RS Birthday Commemoration on Tuesday

Sister Robins - lesson

Family History -Teaching For Our Times, Elder Bednar

Hearts of the Children Will Be Turned

Having the spirit of Elijah in genealogy work
Baptism for the dead
Helping those who cannot do it for themselves
Malachi coming to Joseph Smith in the Kirkland temple to restore the keys of baptism for the dead
Family history -creating memories, moving forward with our genealogy
Showing pictures and sharing stories of her family
Malachi 4:5-6
Lots of genealogy work being done by people who are not members of the church...they often see it as a hobby, but we receive the blessings of their work
The younger generation is able to do so much with computers to help with genealogy
Indexing - doing work in our own homes
Promises and blessings of doing our genealogy
Learning about our family, our heritage
Through genealogy work, we will gain a love for our ancestors
Will be blessed with a greater love for the Savior

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sunday, March 2 - Relief Society

Changed date of birthday party
Pray for Sister Arnoldsen, Sister Carter, and Sister Morrell

Lesson by Sister Morris

Daughters in My Kingdom

Object lesson
What's in her purse?

Head massager
Martha Stewart magazine
TV journal
Cosmetic bag and mirror

Worldly lust
Worldly wealth
Worldly preoccupation with self

What do we carry?

Cleave-to hang on be glued to
What are some things in our lives that are a little worldly that we cleave to?

Cleave to...
Tithing covenants

What do these covenants do for us in our lives?

What do the covenants of the temple look like?
Effects what we do on a daily basis
How we wear/take care of our garments
Living by example as we model modest clothing that fit with garments

What do the covenants of tithing look like?
Make it first
Law of fast offering

Joshua 23:8, 15
Exhorting them to cleave unto the Lord, do not cleave to the world
"Choose ye this day whom ye will serve..."

WHY is this so important?

Matthew 6:33
Our goal is to get back to our Father
Sealing our family chain
If we don't cleave unto our covenants, the buffeting winds of Satan will blow them away

During a time in the Relief Society when they were disbanded, the sisters did cleave to their covenants to help support each other

Empty out of our "bags" the things that are worldly
Matthew 6:19

Bearing testimonies:

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Stake Relief Society Conference - February 25, 2012

A yummy breakfast before the conference!

Thank you to the many presenters and attendees who had the opportunity to enjoy the conference.  Thank you as well to the sisters from our ward who helped to prepare and serve the delicious food!

Sunday, February 26 - Relief Society

Welcome to Stake Relief Society Presidency and President Young

President Young

Principle of revelation
Blessing other people's lives blesses your own
Receive revelation to bless the lives of others
Listening and doing as the Spirit direct
Wilford of the Holy Ghost...greatest gift bestowed upon man
The Lord will tell you what to do if you will just listen
Shared an experience about the promptings he received regarding a friend of his who needed someone to help him through some challenges in his life
Great joy from serving others
We've GOT to serve others

Sister Arthur

Focus on the Why of the Gospel
Why does Heavenly Father ask us to take on the (sacrament) covenants?
In service we represent the Father

Receiving the Holy Ghost
Helps us discern between the "giving" principle of the Gospel and the "taking" of the world
Personal revelation to help others

Becoming a member of the Church
Organization of the Relief Society
Using our natural inclination as women of being compassionate
Praying to ask for inspiration
First, compassion and service in your own homes
Next, extended family, visiting teaching families, ward family
We don't need to handle helping others on our own...ward sisters
Relief Society is a circle of love 
Relief Society is a protective wall

A Worldwide Sisterhood of Love

"This great circle of sisters will be a protection for each of you and for your families.  The Relief Society might be likened to a refuge--the place of safety and protection--the sanctuary of ancient times. You will be safe within it. It encircles each sister like a protecting wall."
President Boyd K. Packer

Sharing of experiences of service by sisters

Standing as a witness...a form of service

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunday, February 19 - Relief Society

February 19 - Relief Society

Teaching of the Presidents of the Church - Chapter 3

Lesson by Chelsea

Lesson on testimony

President Smith delighted in sharing his testimony

George Albert Smith shared his conviction and testimony of Christ
Story shared of a time when a non-member attended a meeting where he was speaking and then had a chance to share with another her feeling about his conviction of Christ even though she believed Mormons not to believe in Christ
We don't have to see the Savior face-to-face in order to feel his presence

Sisters sharing times when they have invited the presence of the Savior in their lives
Good music
Viewing appropriate artwork that shows reverence for the Savior
Partaking of the sacrament

Comparing the Savior's love to wool
Cleansed and warm

Living the gospel everyday invites the presence of the Savior into our lives

Obedience and building our testimony
Paying tithing
I, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise. ( Doctrine and Covenants, Section 82:10)
Blessing of bing a temple recommend holder

On his deathbed, President Smith shared his testimony with his family

Broke into groups and discussed different principals related to our testimony of Jesus Christ

We have the responsibility to share our testimonies

Esther shared a personal experience that illustrated her testimony of Christ

Sunday, February 12 - Relief Society

Sue F. - Feb. 12

Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself"

Heber J. Grant known for his love

Read the beginning of the manual to learn more about him
From a young age he loved everyone

Shared an experience when she had an overwhelming amount of love for others-when she was made stake primary president

Kathy shared her experience of her love for the people of the Dominican Republic

Prophets feel that towards everyone
HJG would often be found in hospitals spreading cheer
Pres. Monson taking care of widows
HJG giving away his coat
We are all part of a family and should love each other
What do we do when someone new moves into the ward?

Julie-what it was like when they first moved into the ward
Her father wanted to move into her house to die from cancer
People bringing over food
Other sister took children into her home to give everyone a break
Given hymn books by another sister so they could sing to her dad

How we can do better-experience of a sister who didn't feel welcome
Sit by her in church
Visiting teachers can help sisters feel more accepted

Object lesson- pineapple was a common item to take to someone who was moving in

Heavenly Father doesn't expect us to be everywhere

Suggestion - Instant messaging to alert sisters to new move-ins

We don't always have a chance to see others because of callings

Sister Ann S. talked about her experience about being in a new a new move-in, become involved, sign up for everything, put yourself out there to get to know others

Sister Jenni R. talks about sharing needs and information...not gossip. Making others aware of the needs of families and sisters

Matt 5:43-44
Ann and Joy shared personal experiences about loving others
Praying for others-that's where miracles can happen
Sue shared about a situation at work where she had to get along with someone who was a challenge...prayed for help
Good Samaritan
Mosiah-King Benjamin...abounding in good works
When you have done it unto the least of these my brethren..

What are really here for?
We have to all work together to make things happen for others

Sue shared a story about sharing roses with her neighbors that were given to her by Bishop Snow. Made a difference in the day of several of her neighbors.

"The errand of sisters..."

Blessing of receiving the charity of others

We are serving Him when we are serving others.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday, February 5 - Relief Society

Sister Shanon gave the lesson on Sunday, February 5. Following are the main points of her lesson:

Alma Chapter 5:14-19
Nephihah takes over as judge
Potential as being daughters of God
Questions asked of Alma:
Have you been spiritually born of God?
Have you received his image in your countenance?
Mighty change of heart?

Verse 46
Alma continuing to fast and pray even after his own conversion experience

Have great people who can "block" for us as we gain our testimony

Chapter 2 from "Daughters In My Kingdom."
First, seek our own salvation
Be at peace and harmony with each other-no strife among each other, love of God
Caution about sisters envying the church positions of other
Love within our own heart; love for each other and God

Recounted sitting under quilts as a youth as her mom attended Relief Society and listening to the sisters visiting with each other and the love they had for each other

Notes from the chapter-experiences from sisters in the early days of the Relief Society
Service enriches our potential

Joy shared her experience with Sister Elaine Dalton at Costco-her countenance and spirit
We don't need to be Sister Dalton to make a difference in someone's life
Let's get everyone above us

Staci and Shellie sang a song-"Oh Savior, Who Wearest a Crown" illustrating scripture

Sue Fields