Saturday, December 03, 2005

Attaining Liberation !

On the one hand thoughts are powerful, but there is slackness in words, or words are powerful but actions become slack. The method of attaining liberation is to make all three powerful simultaneously, to make all three spiritual.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Easy Christmas Recipes, Xmas Special Cookies...!!!

Christmas day "Appetizers & Drinks"
Christmas Punch

A delicious punch recommended by Santa Claus for 2005 Christmas Party!


1 Quart pineapple juice
1 Pkg (2 qt) lime Kool-aid
1 Qt lime sherbet
2 Qts ginger ale


Mix Kool-aid in punch bowl. Add pineapple juice. Just before serving, add sherbet by spoonfuls. Add ginger ale. For red punch, use raspberry Kool-aid and sherbet.

Xmas day "Breakfast"
Holiday French Toast


12 slices cinnamon raisin bread, dry and firm
2 cups prepared eggnog
1/2 cup butter or margarine
confectioner's sugar


Cut bread into 1-inch strips, trimming crusts from any long edges. Pour eggnog into a shallow bowl and dip each strip of bread into the eggnog. Coat each piece well on both sides. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook bread on both sides until golden brown. Dust with confectioner's sugar. Makes 12 servings.

Christmas Candy
Wild Turkey Candy

This one is only for the adults since it's made with bourbon!


1/4 cup soft butter
1/3 cup Wild Turkey Bourbon
1 lb. Powdered sugar (you may need more if too runny)
1 bag (about 1 1/2 lbs.) chocolate chips
1 to 1 1/2 bags of pecans


1> Mix butter, sugar and bourbon together till stiff.
2> Melt chocolate chips in microwave then stir.
3> Roll the wild turkey mixture into small oval shapes (keeping powdered sugar on hands makes it less sticky) about as big as the pecan. Put pecan 1/2 on each side of ball and dip narrow side in chocolate. Set and serve.
4> Makes about 100 pieces.

Fun Xmas Cookies
Easy as 123 Peanut Butter Cookies

This has got to be the easiest recipe yet for this wonderful cookie. Don't be put off by the simplicity of it...and despite challenges to the contrary, the recipe works WITHOUT flour.


1 cup sugar (you can cut this down to 3/4 cup, if you prefer)
1 large egg
1 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)


1> Combine sugar and egg in mixing bowl, stirring till smooth. Add peanut butter and mix in thoroughly.
2> Roll into walnut-sized balls.
3> Place the balls on ungreased cookie sheets at least 2" apart.
4> Flatten with the tines of a fork.
5> Turn 90 degrees and use fork again to create cross hatches.
6> Bake 10 minutes at 375F (or till done). Let cool in pan for 1 minute before removing to cooling rack.

Special Christmas Desserts
Candy Cane Cakes


1 pkg. (10.75 oz.) frozen pound cake, thawed.
1 can (16oz.) vanilla frosting.
Red decorating gel


1> Slice the pound cake into 8 equal pieces.
2> Press lightly to make an indention on the cake with a candy cane cookie cutter (use a large one).
3> With a sharp knife cut out the candy cane shape. One per each slice.
4> Place cutouts on a wire rack set over a baking sheet. Transfer frosting into a large microwave-safe measuring cup; microwave on High, stirring at 10 second intervals, until frosting is thin enough to pour, about one minute.
5> Pour frosting over tops and sides of each candy cane cake to cover completely. Let stand until set, about 10 minutes. Use red decorating gel, to pipe stripes onto each cake.

Xmas Side Dishes
Cranberry Jello Salad


1/2 cup walnuts - chopped
1/2 cup apples - diced
3/4 cup celery - diced
2 boxes cherry Jello
1 can whole cranberry sauce
2 1/2 cup hot water


Mash whole cranberry sauce well. Mix with water and Jello till smooth. Let cool, add celery, apples and nuts. Pour into mold and chill.

Snacks for Christmas Holiday
Popcorn Cake - Recipe for kids!


1 cup popcorn
1/2 cup butter or margerine
1 pack gum drops


1> Pop 1 cup of popcorn
2> Melt bag of marshmallows with 1/2 cup of butter (I use margerine). Add the popcorn and 1 pack gum drops cut in half. Mix together and put into a loaf pan or tube pan. Let set and serve as they want for treats.

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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Famous Christmas Quotes, Xmas Inspirational Messages

The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each
others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting
empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for
us the magic of Christmas.

-- W. C. Jones

Happy, Happy Christmas, that can win us back to
the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the
old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport
the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!

-- Charles Dickens

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.

-- Eva Logue

Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas;
Star and angels gave the sign.

-- Christina Rossetti

When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow,
We hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago,
And etched on vacant places. Are half-forgotten faces
Of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know.

-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
("Christmas Fancies" Poems of Power)

I have always thought of Christmas time as a good time;
a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time;
the only time I know of in the long calendar of the year,
when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.

-- Charles Dickens

Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart,
a wide open heart that thinks of others first.
The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history,
because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love
which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years...
Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart.

-- George Mathhew Adams

And so, this Christmas season
may our hearts with gladness glow,
As we read the blessed story
That took place so long ago.

-- Alpha L. Buntain ("The First Christmas")

Whatever else be lost among the years,
Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing:
Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears,
Let us hold close one day, remembering
Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men.
Let us get back our childlike faith again.

-- Grace Noll Crowell

Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer,
but always it will be a day of remembrance,
a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.

-- Augusta E. Rundel

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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Experience The Faith In The Bestower !

An intellect that has faith will never experience loneliness during a task. There will not be the thought that everyone is on one side and I am alone on the other side. If there is a seed then the tree is also within it. A soul who has a victorious intellect, and who has faith, will always consider him to be supported. The Bestower who gives support is with me. There will be this natural experience.
~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Quote on Character...!!!

Your character defines your life. And to build character you have to cross a sea of troubles. Life will strip you off wealth, humble your pride, humiliate your ambition, let you down from the ladder of fame, and discipline you in a thousand different ways, if it can develop a little character in you. But in the end a priceless product - your character is developed.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Quote on Inner Peace

The First Lesson on the Path to Becoming a Peacemaker is to Stop being at War with "MySelf". In Meditation I can Retreat into the Inner Sanctuary of the Soul and Enjoy the Tranquil Flow of Loving Thoughts passing through my being. Only when the Turbulence of my own Mind has Subsided, I can Make Peace with the World. When I have Developed some degree of Inner Peace I can Hear the Voice of My own Wisdom and know how and where to give Energy for the Greatest Benefit.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

A Fortunate Soul Is A Helpful Soul !

A fortunate soul will constantly be a great donor, a charitable soul, and will create the fortune of others. The sign to fortune is renunciation.
~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.