Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Chatting with Charity ~ 19

Good Morning!  Hope you are doing well!  I can NOT believe that today is July 1st, where has the summer gone?  One of my favorite parts of summer is the fresh veggies!  We currently have more yellow squash coming out of our garden than we know what to do with!  My sister mentioned the same thing the other day and said she was making her kids eat a squash at every meal, ha!  While I am NOT going that far, I am serving them regularly with our dinner!  Today, I thought I would share one of my family's favorite squash recipes.

Squash Croquettes 

You will need
2 cups of finely chopped squash
1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Vegetable oil for frying

Combine all ingredients but the oil.  Put 1/2 inch of oil in a frying pan and bring to a medium-high temperature.  Using an ice cream scoop or large spoon, scoop squash mixture into oil.  On a side note, you can put the mixture in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to thicken the mix, this will make for neater scoops but not necessary.  Allow each scoop to come to a golden brown before flipping.  Once your second side has browned, remove croquette from the oil and allow to rest on a paper towel lined plate.  These are very hardy and even my meat and potatoes guy will eat these in place of a meat.  Also,  any leftovers reheat nicely in the oven at 350* until warm.

Hope you will try these and let me know if they become one of your family favorites!


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Chatting with Charity ~ 18

Sometimes life is HARD!

Good morning!  Today, I want to talk about one of the jobs of being a wife and mother that I am not always good at!  Our life lately has been hard.  You know what I mean?  Nothing awful has happened to us but life has been filled with disappointments, and frustrations, and people around us, close to us, are suffering with deep hurts and loses.  We have been feeling the weight of this for at least a full two months and we know there are more hard things coming....a dear friend moving away.  The weight of all of this has slowly changed the mood in our home, we are not as light hearted and joyful as normal.  I was praying about how I could help get us back to that place and that is when God started reminding me to be a fun wife and momma!  This is not something that comes naturally to me, I like quiet and order but I knew it was my job!  I am well aware that as wives and mothers we have great power over the mood of our homes....if momma ain't happy ain't nobody happy!  This week I have on purpose set aside time to be fun.  I even used our kitchen chalkboard to write a fun message on!  I am happy to report, It has worked!  We are not without cares, they are all still there, but we are having fun and finding joy in our day to day life!

Has your family recently gone through anything like this?  What did you do to lighten the mood?  Or if you are a fun mom, what are some of your favorite fun things you do for your family?


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Good Morning!  I am not sure about you guys but I have to tell you that I am feeling my age!  All this weeding and such in the garden has me sore from hat to stake! I was so thankful when my friend Samantha brought over some Deep Blue essential oil!  It has helped a ton and I have to say I am smelling much fresher too! You can get your Deep Blue from Samantha, just email her at  And she has promised to include a special surprise in every order! Have a great weekend!
Clarence, The Scarecrow


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