I had planned on a sunny day at the pool today and maybe some cooking out on the grill, but instead we woke up to one of the darkest, rainiest Memorial Days I can remember! So... I changed my plans and decided to get caught up on blogging and try to finish a book I'm reading instead!
Today I just have a random list to share....
1-Happy Memorial Day!
I saw this quote today and really liked it. I feel this way, too!
I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did. ~Benjamin Harrison
I hope wherever you are, it is prettier than it is here and you are able to do something fun with your family and friends! But we can all take time today to remember what we are celebrating!!
2-Saturday night we went on a double date with my parents to PF Changs and then we went over to their house for dessert. My mom had made a new recipe that was DE-lish! It was called sopapilla cheesecake and I could have probably have sat there and eaten the whole thing by myself! So I thought I would share it with you. It's made with crescent rolls, so that's all you need to know, right??
2 cans reduced fat crescent rolls
2 8 oz. pkgs 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 stick butter (or 1/2 stick)
1 1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. sugar
Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9 x 13 pan with Pam. Place 1 pkg. crescent rolls in sprayed pan. Beat cream cheese, sugar (1 1/2 c.) & vanilla till fluffy. Spread over crescent rolls. Place second pkg. crescent rolls over cream cheese. Melt 1 stick of butter and pour over crescent rolls. Mix 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 c. sugar & sprinkle on top. Bake at 350 for 30 min.
Can be topped with honey and served cold or warm with ice cream.
3-I am reallly getting sad about the oil spill in the Gulf!
I know God is in control and He will take care of us, but I feel like man's greed and disregard for our responsibility in being good stewards of the earth has just reached a new all-time high. We have to think about our choices and realize that the things we do have long term consequences! Anyway...just praying that God will intervene somehow in this mess.
4-On a lighter note...have you tried these??
We are now officially addicted!! They are so yummy! If you like sweet and salty, you need to pick up a bag of these asap!!