~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 blog...so 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!