Friday, November 28, 2008


So are you ready for this?
We have an answered prayer.... that's and me!

We have a job!
Yes, Keith got a call and he will start working on Tuesday!
Praise God!
The owner called him back today and said that he will start
with a commercial company laying brick.
He will start at an hourly rate that is really great for our area and if the guy sees that Keith really knows what he says he knows.... it will go up.
So.........Praise God!
Later in the year it will most likely be that Keith will be used as a foreman
which will be great for his body that is getting a little older. :)

So how was your Thanksgiving?
I hope that it was filled with great time with family and friends.
And that you felt the loving hand of God as you spent time eating good food
and thanking Him for the abundance He has supplied.
I spent the day with my brother and his family.
It was different.... but good.
The food was great and we had a pleasant surprise when my SIL's mom decided to drop in as a surprise. Now I would not normally try new dishes when I know it is not just going to be family testing it...but it all came out fabulous. Yes, my nephew love the macaroni and cheese. Although I did have to tell him at first that I might have to hold him down and force feed him to get him to try it. ;) I guess once you have had the boxed kind it is hard to imagine that anything else could be better. LOL :0!
He loved it and came back for seconds and was please when I left the rest of the pan for him.
I made a warm artichoke dip and it was really good although next time I think I will try it with rotel tomatoes instead of regular.
The grand finale was oh so good.
I thought at first it would be sickening sweet...but it wasn't.
Here is the recipe.

1 can of sweetened condensed milk
2 bananas-sliced
1 container of cool whip
1 graham cracker crust or a ginger snap crust

Now the only thing time consuming is the preparation of the condensed milk. It must be boiled for three and a half hours fully covered in water--don't open the can of course. It must be covered with water because it will explode if it is not.
Once this is done it turns the condensed milk into a toffee. It will be firm almost like jelly.
It is pictured bellow. The good thing is that you can do more than one can at a time and just store what you don't use in the cabinet till you are ready to make a new pie.
I thought that the finished product would also be great to serve with sliced apples or warmed as a fondue sauce. Great for the holiday functions you might attend or have.
While the condensed milk is still warm spread it on the bottom of the crust. Once it cools cover it with sliced bananas and whipped cream. You can use the pre made variety or whip your own. Sorry about this picture but I forgot to get a picture of the finished pie. This was the last slice.
My sister in law said that she would have like more you can try that too.
It is now as sweet as I thought it would be...which was nice after a heavey meal.
I found this on line and I thought it looked like a really cool way to do this pie.
You can use your cheesecake spring form pan and layer the pie...they topped theirs with extra graham cracker crumbs which I though look really great.
I will probably do it this way next time.

Thanks again for your prayer...we make a great team. ;)
Talk to ya soon!


luvmy4sons said...

So awesome! Amen. It is always darkest before the dawn! What a great Thanksgiving you must have had! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

try2bAsunbeam said...

Yippee!! Your pie looks delicious. My grandma always used to make banana scham torte. It had a grahm cracker crust, bananas, pudding and a...oh, it wasn't grahm cracker was a meriuge! All I know is your yummy pie made my think of my grammie's yummy dessert!
Yippee again!

Halfmoon Girl said...

Wahoo- I cheered outloud! Thank you God for your provision!

And...that dessert...mmmmmmm.

melanie said...

I am so exicted about the new job! Yay!!! God does answer prayer!

MelanieJoy said...

YES YES YES!!! I'm dancing all over the place! Oh, Girl I'm so happy for you guys. You must feel light as air right now! Oh, Heavenly Father...Thank You...all glory be Yours!!

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Anonymous said...

Thank You Lord for you hand of Provision!!! He is truly our source!!!
The pie looks amazing! I love to make that caramel with condensed milk.
BTW I got the Sisters By Blood button on my blog now!!! I am so proud to have it!!

Sandi said...

Praise God. That is great news. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. We did too. I hope to post tomorrow when I download the pictures.

Karen said...

Yes Yes Yes! I was so excited to read about the job. Yes. Sharon you are such a faithful woman of God - I have much to learn from you, much!

Denise said...

Praise God for this awesome answer to prayer sis. That pie looks yummy.

Sandy said...

We rejoice with you over Keith's new job!! Congratulations! God is so good!

SunnySusan said...

I am doing the happy dance right along with you great is our God. Just when you think all is lost.....He is always there....PTL

Shirley said...

So happy for you!

Romans 8:28

Denise said...

He is faithful! Thanksgiving has truly come to your home this holiday season ! Now you can stand and watch to see what HE will do next!

MelanieJoy said...

LOVE it...and thanks for being serious about asking me especially to sit with you awhile...

Anonymous said...

Yours is the second blog entry that a recipe has been posted with no nutritional information. I'm beginning to think that it's intentional. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your husband's job. Might I recommend you edit out your husband's pay. Men are sensitive to that sort of thing.

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Shelley said...

Congratulations on your hubby's new job! God is good, all the time.

MJ said...

Praise God! Congratulations on the job!!!

Mary said...


Praise God that our prayers have been answered and that Keith has a job. That is terrific news.

I'm glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and that the mac & cheese turned out well. I think I'm going to make some this week. I've got a craving now. lol

The pie looks delicious. I may make one like it to take to Barry's & Michelle's for Christmas. Thanks for the recipe.


Vicki said...

So glad the job came at Thanksgiving - what a blessing indeed:-) Glad to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving. Sending hugs....V.

Sweet Mummy said...

YAY God! And YAY Sharon & Keith! That's such awesome news!!!! (And a lovely pie, too...)

We know that we'll be moving on Dec 20 or 21... The first thing I'm unpacking is my Christmas Tree!!!