August 23, 2010

Afternoon Tea and Prayer.






Well it's the start of the week and I'm looking forward to trying out a new recipe for my afternoon tea.
But my mind has been preoccupied with a talk I had with hubby last night about something he thought I should have done. I feel somewhat, ...I'm not sure what I feel and at every turn I feel like I'm going to just burst into tears. I believe God desired me to aid in a present situation, involving a teen girl and her mother, but I flat out refused to get involved, even though he asked me to. Bottom line I was scared because the Police were involved.

I however keep myself busy in order not to think to much. eg.cooking, baking, laundry, cleaning; well you get the point. OK,yes to avoid the whole situation Can anyone relate??????
 Sometimes God desires more from me than I think I'm able to give, and it makes me so MAD!!! So I guess that's where I am now. 
So I'll be praying about this for sometime as I need to overcome and learn the lessons God wants to teach me.


 
Strawberry Scones (adapted from Good Things Catered)
When I make scones, I almost always prepare them up to just before baking (through step 5 in this recipe), then freeze the shaped dough. The scones can be baked straight from the freezer, with just a few minutes added to the baking time.
2¼ cups (10.8 ounces) all purpose flour
¼ cups (1.75 ounces) granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1 egg
¼ cup plain yogurt
½ cup milk
1 teaspoons orange zest
1 cup diced fresh strawberries
1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

2. In a small bowl, combine the egg, yogurt, milk and zest and whisk to thoroughly combine. Set aside.

3. Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in the work bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine (or mix with a whisk in a large bowl). Add the cubes of butter and pulse several times, until the butter pieces are all smaller than pea-sized (or cut the butter into the flour with a pastry cutter or two knives). Transfer the mixture to a large bowl.

4. Add the strawberries to the flour mixture and toss to coat. Add the wet ingredients and fold them into the dry ingredients, mixing just until the dough comes together and all of the flour is hydrated.

5. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface and pat it into a large ball. Cut the ball in half, and shape each half into a flat disk about ½-inch thick. Cut the discs into 8 wedges.

6. Place the wedges on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle sugar on top. Bake until slightly browned on top, about 15 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the scones cool on the sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack. The scones are best served when still slightly warm.



Love Lisa.

9 comments:

  1. Yes, i can so relate. I hope you'll get comfort soon and your mind and heart will be at peace. Those scones look so mouthwatering. Happy Monday my friend. xoxo

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  2. Delicious (and divine!) post!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  3. Lesa, we all have that struggle, and if we say other wise it's not true. The wonderful thing about God is that he is patient and he honors our heart.

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  4. Well Lisa, yes I can relate! That was the exact sermon in church on Sunday. The Pastor taught from the book of Ruth. He showed us how Ruth,Naomi and Boaz all made sacrifices and took risks. We then prayed at the end to be able to do the same as Jesus leads us. The spirit is wiling but the flesh is weak. Why do I do the very things I hate?
    I agree with Hillerie - God knows your heart. He even blesses us for the intention of our heart,even if it goes awry. So don't worry. Gid knows and He cares.

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  5. First I must say " What a beautiful Tea"
    second...thanks for helping out with my crochet babies, and third,
    I know what you mean....God has a way of streching us beyond what we think needs streching. In the end though....It's all good for us growing children of God!
    Love, love,
    Rayanne

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  6. Hi Lisa,
    I can totally relate. I hate it when I feel like I'm being asked for more than I think I have to give. I wish it was automatic and I was always prepared didn't have to struggle through it. In our heads we know that becoming like Christ is a process but going through the process can be tough. The important thing as you said is to grow from it and pray that next time you will be ready for action when God calls.

    I'm enjoying your blog...don't think I've ever had scones but I'd love to try them. Thanks for the recipe and I hope everything works out.

    Luv
    Janelle (SVG)

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  7. Hello everyone, I really appreciated everyones encouragement. This will be on my heart for some time.

    Lisa xx

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  8. Hi Lisa, You know I love a cream tea :)

    And do you know that I relate so much to what you described, and am quite surprised to read that others do as well. When faced with such things you tend to feel alone in it.

    There were a group teens on a subway car smaking up this one kid, no one did anything and it bothers me to this day that I only stared angrily at the adult men on the train but did nothing myself, out of fear. I hope your sistuation won't always bother you, like ten years later. But it's tough and God knows how we want to get involved in situations, but we also can get ourselves and our family mixed in something no good. We are only people, imperfect and faulted. That's what God's grace is for.

    So whenever getting down about such things, just think of God's Grace.

    Big hugs
    Eve

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