Southern Sunday

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD!
Psalm 33:12

So glad to be an American and for all of our shortcomings, I love this nation! From May 25th of this year for Sunday Favorites and Spiritual Sunday:

Southern Patriotism

As you know, we walk every morning in our neighborhood. Took the camera along this week and took pictures of the Stars and Strips flying in the neighborhood. I love the colors of the flag with the early morning sun shining through. Because it is the week before Memorial Day, I thought this would be a great time to post these pictures!

God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.

Today’s Lagniappe: Strawberry Shortcake

Add some blueberries to make this a patriotic red, white and blue recipe!

* 1 quart strawberries, rinsed, hulled, sliced
* 1/3 cup sugar

* 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
* 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/3 cup shortening
* 1/3 cup butter
* 1 cup milk
* melted butter
* whipped cream, sweetened with a little sugar if desired

Place strawberries in a large bowl; sprinkle with 1/3 cup of sugar. Let stand, covered, for at least 1 hour before serving.

Sift dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Cut in shortening and butter until mixture is fine. Add milk; stir with a fork until all flour is moist. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead gently for 20 seconds. Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Gently roll out or pat each portion to fit a 9-inch round cake pan. Place each portion into a lightly buttered pan; press edges to form a slight ridge. Brush with melted butter. Bake at 450° for 12 to 15 minutes. Brush each layer with butter. Spoon sweetened strawberries and juice between layers and on the top. Serve warm, cut in wedges, with whipped cream.

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







9 responses to “Southern Sunday”

  1. vpn special coupon Avatar

    Peculiar article, totally what I was looking for.

  2. Charlotte Avatar

    Beautiful – love to see those flags flying. We were disappointed that not many of our neighbors flew their flags on 9/11/10. Everyone was flying them back in ’01.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Chari Avatar

    Hi Christi…

    There is nothing like the “red, white, and blue”!!! Yes, we do have our shortcomings as a country but I’m still so very thankful to be an American!!! Thank you for sharing your flag photos…very inspirational, Christi! So happy to see you today for Sunday Favorites!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

    PS…Oooh…strawberry shortcake sounds sooo good! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us!

  4. Ginger Avatar

    I love see flags fly! These are all so beautiful.

  5. Kaye Swain - SandwichINK Avatar

    Thank you for another sweet reminder that Our God is an awesome God and that He is in control! True for our nation and true for our personal lives!

  6. Marydon Avatar

    G’morn ~ We fly our flag every day … there’d be no other way for us. Love your presentation of pictures … may it wave freely over this great land forever.

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

  7. Lisa notes... Avatar

    Oh, I wish I had remembered to put out my flag yesterday. I love the pictures here. Yes, may God bless America.

  8. RainGardener Avatar

    Lovely pictures of your patriotic neighborhood and all of the flags. Your recipe sounds great. I was eyeing strawberries in the store the other day and wanted Strawberry Shortcake but decided against it. Maybe I’d best go back and get them.

  9. Whidbey Woman Avatar

    Our city streets were lined with flags yesterday. Of course, many homes had the colors posted as well. Sadly, the flags flew at half-staff at businessess and governement offices. God bless America.

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