Monday, August 13, 2007

~Creamy Grape Salad!~

~Most of you probably get the Taste Of Home, but in case you don't, this recipe came out of the Aug./Sep. 2006 T.O.H. It is a yummy recipe, and our family really enjoyed it!

~Creamy Grape Salad~
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened.
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1/3 cup sugar
2 teasp. vanilla
2 pounds seedless green grapes
2 pounds seedless red grapes
3 Tab. brown sugar
3 Tab. chopped pecans.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla until blended. Add grapes and toss to coat. Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate until serving. (Can make night before!) Sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans just before serving. Yield 21-24
Note: Our grapes are not seedless...Kimberly and I had to make them seedless! So, after awhile, we got tired of "de-seeding" grapes, and so I added 2 diced apples to the salad to make more fruit, and we liked it that way too!
On Monday we went shopping at a place that is always FULL of people, for it has lots of things for GREAT prices! We know that the area is dangerous, for people love to rob people in a crowd, so we were holding on to our bags, and OUR KIDS very tightly! Phillip was crossing the street on a cross walk, pulling a 2-wheeled cart full of blankets that we had purchased, and holding Noah's hand. There were a lot of people crossing with him, and PEOPLE everywhere. He was almost across the street when he felt a hand reach up behind him and grab his cellphone that was hooked to his belt. (The person was taking advantage of the fact that Phillip had both hands full. Also, it is common for people here to steal cell phones to sell for Quick cash...for drugs or whatever!) He grabbed the hand and SHOVED the person a few feet away from him....! He was concerned that WHOEVER WAS TRYING TO ROB HIM.... might have a weapon, so was getting the person as far away from him as possible. It turned out to be a street woman, and he threw her quite a few feet away, but she never fell down. She was very stunned that she had not gotten his phone and that he'd thrown her, and then she ran off in the crowd. People around Phillip asked him if he were OK, and if he still had his wallet. He had had a lot of cash in the pocket next to his phone but, Thank the Lord she didn't find that and he still had his phone and everything! The girls and I didn't see this happen, for we were walking in front of Phillip and I was wondering what was taking him so long to come around the corner! We Thank the Lord for His protection, and that the woman didn't try something with a knife or gun, since she came up behind Phillip! Thanks for your prayers...we need them daily!
Also, our computer is having LOTS of trouble and is VERY slow when we try to if I don't change my blog for awhile, you'll know why! You could pray that God will heal our computer! Also, our international phone line doesn't work. We're paying for it each month, and they won't let us cancel it, but they won't fix it either, and it does not work at all! If we don't pay the bill, we get bad credit! ONLY GOD CAN HEAL THIS PHONE LINE PROBLEM! Both of my dear Grandmothers are in the hospital (one in TN, and one in IN), so please pray for them and for my parents and the stress that this is causing them right now! THANKS!


The Going Blog said...

Oh Heather!! When you all get to the judgement seat and your lives flash before you I think you will be shocked to see all the times the angels have protected you that you weren't even aware of. :) Your sharing that story gives all of us a more urgency to pray so I thank you. Hopefully you got enough stuff to last you awhile :)

Karen Walden said...

Oh my... how scary! Glad God protected your husband and the rest of you! Does your hubby have a money belt? My Gpa Thompson would always put his money in his belt when he went to Israel and would only carry a small amount of cash in his wallet!

Thanks for the comment on my blog! I always enjoy reading yours!!

Have a good week!

sankey family said...

Wow, Heather - what a scary thing to have happen. I'm so glad everything turned out ok and that you're all safe.
Praying for you!


Vonnie said...

Thank the Lord for His protection on you all. We will continue to pray for your safety.

Lori said...

Thank God that you and your family were kept safe! One never knows when something like that is going to happen. I agree with Karen on the money belt, my Dad always wore one in Mexico City, thats the only way he was able to keep his money and paperwork!

Kathy said...

The grape salad sounds delicious; I'm going to try it. Thanks to God for protecting all of you. Steve has a money pouch he wears around his waist and tucked into his pants when he travels. Maybe Phil could find a cell phone pouch to wear around his neck and tucked under his shirt! (<: Zach Roberts in Honduras had his cell phone stolen at gun point recently.

~Heather~ said...

Thank you, ladies, for your concern and prayers! The fact is that Phillip does wear a money belt, and had it on, but we had just made a purchase and so he had just shoved the rest of the money he had in his hand in his pocket, rather than putting it "away"!

We do Thank the Lord for His protection!

Heather =)

Ronda said...

Heather...Another answer to prayer! That is awesome!I just have to tell you as a new blogger how much that I enjoy your site...It is so interesting! The recipes always make me either hungry or inspired to cook. You are a really neat person...An inspiration as a wife, mommy and Christian...Thank you!

Misty said...

Thank God for answering prayer and for keeping your family safe. My dad also carried a money belt when we were missionaries.

I just wanted to let you know that my family LOVES your quick hot rolls! Even my baby kept reaching for more :-) I think they will be a frequent for Sunday dinners.....


Anonymous said...

Dearest Heather, How I thank God for His protection upon your Man. I'm so glad that He who has called you all there, IS THERE WITH YOU! I love you dear sister, please do be careful and give your family 6 ex-large hugs from all of us! Love you much, Laura in Romania

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