Southern Sunday Favorite

Submitted by Christi

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Another Sunday Favorite hosted by Chari at Happy to Design!

This is a favorite because it reminds me to always trust God! For that reason, it is also and entry for Spiritual Sundays!

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Sometimes we live in an anxious world. We live in a world with sickness, war, unemployment, bills, well, you get the picture. Sometimes it is just good to stop and see the beautiful world around us and be reminded of God’s blessings. Here are some of the photos that I’ve taken that remind me that I am blessed.

This guy was eating the leaves of a tree. His horns are growing beautifully.

This guy was eating the leaves of a tree. His horns are growing beautifully.

Taking a snack to go.

Taking a snack to go.

A spider weaving a web.

A spider weaving a web.

Fog over the lake.

Fog over the lake.

Isn't he handsome?

Isn't he handsome?

Children playing.

Children playing.

A nice place to perch.

A nice place to perch.

The evening sky after a rainshower. I thought it looked like it was on fire.

The evening sky after a rainshower. I thought it looked like it was on fire.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understand, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Today’s Lagniappe: Cha Cha Chicken Salad

From an old Southern Living cookbook. I’m not a big fan of curry so I would leave that out, but, that’s just me 🙂

Yield
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
6 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 (8-oz.) can crushed pineapple
2/3 cup orange-flavored sweetened dried cranberries
1 cup chopped roasted, salted almonds
Garnishes: fresh herbs, blackberries, raspberries, sliced peaches
Preparation
1. Whisk together cream cheese and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in chicken, pineapple, and cranberries just until blended.

2. If desired, spoon mixture into a plastic wrap-lined 8-inch round cake pan; cover and chill at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours. Invert chicken salad onto a cake stand, and remove plastic wrap. Gently press chopped almonds onto sides of chicken salad. Garnish, if desired.

13 Responses to “Southern Sunday Favorite”

  1. Lori E Says:

    Your photos are very uplifting. I am especially fond of spider webs, except when I walk through them every morning going out the door.
    The best one was right outside my kitchen window and I watched the fat old spider trapping his prey, storing them for later. I watched him work on his web to keep it in good repair. He worked fast and hard.
    My kitchen isn’t as clean and tidy since he has been gone. I felt like he would shake a finger at me for not working hard enough in there. Or eight fingers!!!

  2. Lady Katherine Says:

    What wonderful photos! I love the red cardinal!
    Spider webs are amazing to me, as I weave. But I do not want them in the house. lol

  3. Cass @ That Old House Says:

    Oh what glorious photographs. The one of the mist over the lake– stunning. And I have a special fondness for cardinals — love that little guy in your picture.

    Thanks!
    Cass

  4. KBeau Says:

    I remember when you first posted this. Beautiful photos.

  5. Lynn Guinn Says:

    Beautiful photography!
    Grand subject matter!

  6. ButterYum Says:

    Great photos! I agree, the last photo looks like the sky is on fire – stunning!

  7. Charlotte Says:

    I love this post. The pictures you took are beautiful. I’ve always enjoyed photography too. These pictures reminded me of the video I posted on my blog last week about God’s creation. “How can I say there is no God when all around Creation calls.” These are the words on the video and it’s what I think of when I see your photos.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

  8. Christi from Charm & Grace Says:

    Lovely thoughts. Happy Sunday from the other one who “knows how to spell our name correctly.”

    🙂 Christi

  9. Clif Says:

    Great pictures with a great message. I love this Scripture. Thanks for posting.

  10. Ginger Says:

    I love these pictures! Watching birds in the morning are my husbands and mine favorite thing to do so I loved the bird pictures.God creations are just so beautiful.
    Ginger

  11. rcubes Says:

    Beautiful pics! And that recipe sounds yummy [sans curry :)]…God is truly the Greatest Artist in creating all these masterpieces. And us? after His image? That’s unfathomable love!

  12. Renee Says:

    what beautiful pictures and a message we all can take comfort in.

  13. Live.Love.Eat Says:

    Wow, this chicken salad would be perfect for a weekend brunch or lunch.

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