Tuesday, July 14, 2009

oreo truffles

Found a great little recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine for any truffle/chocolate lovers out there. This one is too good not to share. I made them for some birthday parties we were going to (its dangerous to keep them in your own kitchen) and they were a huge hit. Here is the recipe:

1 18-oz. pkg. chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling, finely crushed
1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 lb. white baking chocolate, melted

In large mixing bowl combine crushed cookies and cream cheese. Beat with mixer on low speed until well blended. Form 1-inch balls by hand. Dip balls in white chocolate; place on baking sheet covered with waxed paper. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. To store, cover and refrigerate.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

trinidad trip in pictures

We had a great time in Trinidad. We have been back for almost 2 weeks now so I better update before I forget everything. Its storming pretty bad here and making me sleepy so I hope to make it through this post. I do love a good storm though...something about it brings on excitement...especially when you are in the middle of doing your grocery shopping and a major downfall occurs and then you have to run fast through all the muddy puddles and crazy rain with grocery bags in hand trying to unlock the car doors. Needless to say, it was quite the adventure for the day.
On to the purpose of this post....

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9


Here are some highlights of the trip:


some of our first patients


sweet old couple. this man was 96! he asked us the same questions over and over and over again!!



our first clinic site


mighty fine d-group


another clinic site


landscape pic...trying to get the mountains in background


a day at the beach...nothing like some bake and shark!


hike to the waterfall


russ thinking he can play the steel pan drums...what trinidad is known for


we ate this one night. don't remember what it's called but it was no good (I was one of the only ones who thought this)


sad little baby


eating some yum-yum food


another clinic site


look at this cute bundle of goodness...nobody could resist this little one


this was our room


and here are our roomies (minus their daughter..she stayed in another room)

I would post more pics but that is enough for now. I'm so glad we went on this trip. God did some amazing things during our time there and really worked in our lives. I feel blessed to serve in this way...even though HE doesn't need us, HE calls us to further His kingdom to bring Him all the glory and praise!