Southern Sunday

Submitted by Christi

Had such a great time out at the Red White and Blue Festival yesterday. Look forward to posting some great pics from the event!

In the meantime join Chari at Happy to Design for Sunday favorites and Charlotte and Ginger at Blogger Spirit for Spiritual Sunday and enjoy your Sunday!

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From July 21st, 2009:

Southern Peace

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

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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.

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9 Responses to “Southern Sunday”

  1. Lisa notes... Says:

    The pics are lovely. What a great reminder not to be anxious. If God cares for the most tiniest of creatures like spiders, certainly he will care for those made in his own image.

  2. Whidbey Woman Says:

    Nice photos… and I definately will try the recipe!
    Happy Spiritual Sunday!

  3. Keepie Says:

    Gorgeous photos – – – my fave is the fog over the lake.

  4. Lori E Says:

    I have never had any luck taking photos of spider webs partly because I usually walk through them first.
    Your sky photo is stunning.

  5. Cass at That Old House Says:

    What a lovely post, and in my life right now I NEED that reminder to hand it all over to the Lord. Thank you!

    As for the chicken salad, I’d leave in the curry, but take out the crushed pineapple! Otherwise, it looks fantastic.

    Best wishes, Cass

  6. Sarah Says:

    gorgeous photos…love that web…makes me think of the web of life…

  7. Ginger Says:

    These pictures are great reminders of just how blessed we are.
    Thank-you,
    Ginger

  8. Chari Says:

    Hi Christi…

    What beautiful photos, Christi! So sweetly displaying God’s many blessings to us! I loved the photo of the fog over the lake…just magical! Thank you for sharing your photos and the reminder to just slow down and enjoy God’s blessings!

    Thank you for joining in with Sunday Favorites this week, my friend! What a great post!!!

    Have a marvelous Monday!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  9. Charlotte Says:

    Beautiful pictures. I look forward to seeing the new ones when you post them. Have a good week.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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