Friday, May 28, 2010

I am an original ....

The Lord God is so wonderful and full of love for us that it humbles me.  It makes me want to shout hallelujahs from the mountain top!  Your stories on how God had changed your lives meant so very much to me.  I believe God wants us to seek him out everyday  in prayer and through his word.  In these last days we need to look to God everyday to keep us strong and our faith in him unwavering.

"My sheep listen to my voice;I know them, and they follow me. " John 10:27
I know that through prayer and his word he will build us up into the christian men and women he wants us to become. I know that many of the social problems stem from the fact that many of us have low self esteem.  I know that it happens to me.  I will find myself comparing my looks, hair or what I am wearing with the fashion magazines or other people in my circle of friends.  Then you find yourself saying, if only....I was better looking, If only....I had smaller thighs.   All of us at one time or another have had these feelings go through our heads.  Guess what?  We need to seriously stop this behavior.  God has given all of us different, talents, bodies, looks, and personalities on purpose.  We should not let people pressure us to make us feel badly about ourselves because we don't look like the models on the covers of magazines.  We are originals.  Made by God almighty.  Dare today to step out in faith to accept what God has given you and become the person that God wants you to be.  Don't think that you have to fit into a mold to be happy and don't get unhappy with other people when they don't fit into the mold that you think they should.  Live each day thinking that I am a child of God  and I am going to enjoy the person that he created me to be.

"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.  Then you will know what God wants you to do and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is."  Romans 12:2 

Tonight I am going to make a dish that I love!  It is mustard roasted fish and it is from Ina Garten.  She is one of my favorite cooks and I have started collecting all of her cookbooks.  Her recipes are easy to follow and they always turn out very well.  I think you will love this one as much as I do.  You can use any good white fish for this one.  I have done it with fillet of sole, halibut, and cod.  I substitute Greek yogurt for the creme fraiche and it works beautifully.

Mustard-Roasted Fish

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  • Prep Time:10 min
  • Inactive Prep Time:Cook Time15 min
  • Level:  Easy
  • Serves:  4 servings
  • Ingredients

    • 4 (8-ounce) fish fillets such as red snapper
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 8 ounces creme fraiche
    • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
    • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
    • 2 teaspoons drained capers


    Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
    Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. (You can also use an ovenproof baking dish.) Place the fish fillets skin side down on the sheet pan. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
    Combine the creme fraiche, 2 mustards, shallots, capers, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Spoon the sauce evenly over the fish fillets, making sure the fish is completely covered. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish, until it's barely done. (The fish will flake easily at the thickest part when it's done.) Be sure not to overcook it! Serve hot or at room temperature with the sauce from the pan spooned over the top.

    I serve this with steamed asparagus with lemon zest and olive oil and a nice Chardonnay


    Faith is the kicker there. I am an original too. I am still working on getting my faith stronger. I read the bible everyday and pray but I still don't have the faith that I think I should. I guess I will just have to keep going forward with God and follow his path. Good read. Thanks friend.

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