Sunday, November 8, 2015

November 8

1 Thessalonians 3:9 - NLT
How we thank God for you! Because of you we have great joy in the presence of God.

Gail wished she could do more for Mrs. Cooper. One night Mrs. Cooper had passed by her apartment and heard Gail crying. She stopped to see if there was anything she could do to help. Gail told her about her diet and how hard it was. Mrs. Cooper had been very sympathetic, and had spent many hours with her since. She helped take Gail's mind off food. Gail really felt strongly that she wouldn't have made it through the diet without Mrs. Cooper. We have someone who will listen to us when things get to be too much for us. That someone is God, and we can be thankful that He is ever with us, ready to listen to the concerns of our hearts.

Today's Thought: Let your praises to God be louder than the grumblings of your stomach!


Today's Tip:  Restaurant "Value" Is No Bargain.
Big restaurant portions typically shatter any healthy limit for fat and calories at a single sitting. Don't feel you're wasting your money if you can't eat it all -- eat half, wrap up the rest, take it home, and make it a second meal later.


Vegetarian Pasta-Mexicano

1 lb. fettucine
2 T olive oil
1 large (or 2 small) onions, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 C mild green chiles, such as Anaheims or Poblanos
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
2 C chopped tomatoes
1 can (15oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 C corn kernels, fresh or frozen
1/4 C chopped cilantro

Serves 4
Cook pasta according to package directions. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, peppers and chiles and sauté, stirring frequently for about 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except cilantro and pasta and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add pasta and cook to heat through. Stir in fresh cilantro and serve.