Thursday, February 1, 2018

I Am a Child of God with Sign Language

I Am a Child of God with Sign Language

This song is signed using ASL (American Sign Language) in English word order.
 In Texas, we called this PSE (Pidgin Sign Language).
Some of my signs are different from other signed versions of this song because there’s more than one way to say the same thing. For example… pants, jeans, and britches mean the same piece of clothing.  If you are more comfortable using a different sign for part of this song, go for it!  

CLICK on the links below for more fun!
Feel free to share, use, print, and enjoy.

I Am a Child of God - VIDEO

 If there are any other primary or church songs you would like drawn up with Sign Language, please leave a comment below.

Happy Signing! ~Sheree

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Life is a Journey of Practice

   This word helps me change my attitude and my unrealistic expectations for my kids. It helps me have a calm feeling, where I expect them to make mistakes instead of feeling frustrated because they messed up again. When they (and I) do mess up, I get to talk WITH them and help them (or us) choose the best path that can lead to joy and a sense of positive self worth!

Here's how I chose to look at the word "Practice" this week!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Plum Bread


I had a lot of plums on my tree and could not find a plum bread recipe, so I tweaked a banana bread recipe and found a new favorite recipe!  I hope you enjoy it too!

   Dry Ingredients:
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
1/8 t. salt
1/4 t. ground cinnamon or cardamom
1 t. finely shredded lemon or orange peel (optional)
1/2 c. chopped walnuts, pecans or sliced almonds (optional)
   Wet ingredients:
1 egg
1 c. diced plums (or bananas)
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. cooking oil (OR 2 T. bean puree and 2 T. oil)

Mix all dry ingredients. In another bowl, mix all wet ingredients. Combine and stir until just moistened and still lumpy.  Pour batter into a greased 8x4x2-inch loaf pan.  Bake in a preheated 350°
oven for 50-55 minutes or til toothpick inserted  near center comes out clean.   Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and enjoy warm or cool completely on rack, wrap, and store overnight before slicing to help flavors mix a little more!
Makes 1 loaf  
Serves 16 1/2-inch pieces or 8 1-inch pieces

I baked mine in my Sun Oven and got to enjoy both a cool house and a delicious dessert!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Spanish Rice


Are all y'all ready for some homemade deliciousness?
This Spanish Rice can be made in 30-40 minutes!

1 T. oil 
1/2 onion, chopped fine
½ garlic clove, minced
1 c. white or brown rice
1¼ c. chicken stock OR (1-1/4 t. Chicken bouillon and 1-1/4  c. water)
1.5 T. tomato paste OR   ½ c. diced fresh or cooked tomatoes
1/2 T. Taco Bell ‘Hot' Sauce (1 packet)
Pinch of thyme
½ t. salt                    

          In a large skillet brown the rice in oil on medium/high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, about 4 minutes, or until onions are softened.
          In a separate sauce pan bring chicken stock to a simmer. Add tomato paste, Taco Bell 'Hot' Sauce, thyme, and salt. Add rice mixture to broth mixture and stir. Bring to a simmer. Cover. Lower heat and cook 15-25 minutes if using white rice and 35-40 minutes if using brown rice. Turn off heat, let sit for 5 minutes.                         Serves   6  ( ____ c.),    20 min-prep,  20  min-cook   5 min rest

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