Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer With A Purpose: Week Six!

Hello Dear Friends!

I am amazed that it is already the end of July. This summer has gone by so quickly!
It's week six of Summer With a Purpose over at Miss Emily's blog, My Life Belongs To Him. If you are interested in joining in for the last few weeks, just click HERE!

This week has been quite relaxed, yet productive at the same time. Here are some of the things I've accomplished this week...


~Baking~


In my previous post, I shared several photographs with you. One of those photographs happened to be of the homemade oatmeal muffins I made. Today, I would like to share the recipe with you!

This recipe comes from the cookbook, "From the Kitchen of Two Sisters", one of my favorite Vegetarian cookbooks!

~Light Oatmeal Muffins~
Makes 1½ dozen muffins
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Wet Ingredients:

2 cups rolled oats
3 cups rice milk or milk
2 eggs
2/3 cup honey
1/4 cup unsalted butter- melted

Dry Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat pastry or spelt flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

~Directions~

1. Combine the wet ingredients using a wire whisk.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
3. Add both mixtures together.
4. Pour the batter into greased muffin pans.
5. Bake at 400° for about 20 minutes.

Let me know if you make these! I would love to know how they turned out! I sure thought they were delicious!

I also made some homemade apple butter with a dear friend of mine this past week. I had a wonderful time making it, and it tastes scrumptious!


~Photography~
I shared some of my most recent photographs in my previous post. If you would like to see those, just click HERE.


~Lovely Fellowship~
This week, my dear mother and I were invited to a tea party, hosted by some dear friends. They decorated everything so beautifully!


Simply wonderful!

We had a delicious lunch, which was prepared by many loving hands. The tea tasted just lovely as well.


A beautiful teacup!

We had a small devotion, and then did some handwork. I enjoyed learning to crochet from a wonderful friend of mine! Thank you, dearest Emily!

Also, one of the hostesses is celebrating a birthday soon, so we all sang happy birthday to Miss Lauren!

Happy birthday, dear friend!

We had a delightful time together. I am so thankful for the many friendships God has given me!


~Embroidery~
I was able to embroider a bread towel for one of my dear friends this week.
I just love embroidering different things. I feel so blessed to have a sewing machine that embroiders. I hope to learn by hand sometime in the near future!

~Bible Reading~
Although I haven't focused on memorizing a Scripture this week, I have been thinking about the Proverbs 31 woman a lot. My goal is to be a wife and mother in the future, if the Lord so chooses. I pray each day that God would mold me and guide me throughout my teenage years... That He would help me in preparing to become a Proverbs 31 woman.
I am so thankful for His Promises and for His Word. I am immensely encouraged by what the Lord has to tell me in His Book!

I suppose this concludes week six of Summer With A Purpose here on my blog. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope and pray that I've encouraged you today! Have a joyful day, filled with many summer blessings!

Your Sister In Christ,


6 comments:

Sereina said...

Those muffins look tasty and the tea party sounds delightful!

Jean Marie said...

Beautiful!!! :) And congratulations on being the first to post on the Tea Party. :D hahaha.....

It was so wonderful meeting you, Jenna. :) We share quite similar names. :) I hope to see you all again soon!

With love...
~ Jean Marie

Shannon said...

The times of encouragement & fellowship, so refreshing. To have like-minded sisters in Christ (Like You) to share thoughts with is such a blessing. Thank you for being such a dear friend, Jenna, and may the Lord bless your summer activities......

Keep living for Him~

~Shannon~

Lindsay said...

Oh, it looks like you've had a lovely week, Jenna! I really enjoyed reading about all that you've accomplished, and seeing your pretty pictures! Thanks for sharing, dear. :)

-- Much love,
Lindsay <3

Eden said...

That tea party looks like so much fun! Looks like you had a productive week too. :-) Blessings!

Emily said...

Wow I love having teaparties too :) So much fun!