Thursday, November 08, 2007


Finally. Cold weather here! Frost on the roof! After months of heat with humidity, the weather turned crisp. I am one happy RevGal.

John Holbert, the homiletics professor at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, speaks this morning at a local church. {The flower money pays for this. God bless the flower money!} John's topic is " What's Good about the Good News? Preaching the Alternative Reality of God."

Preacher quick recipe: Pumpkin Muffins-two boxes of Duncan Hines Spice Cake mix, two 15 oz. cans of Pumpkin, two teaspoons of vanilla. Combine the ingredients with electric mixer. Batter will be very stiff. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-24 minutes. Simple, delicious muffins with no eggs or oil.

I am very happy. Landscapers pruned, weeded, replaced dead plants and put out pine straw in our yard. Workers caulked windows and doors along with painting trim. My front doors are a subtle but odd color of green and look great. Getting work done here is frustrating, miserable and expensive. This week's crew did beautiful work. Amazing.

If your child is in theater, she becomes an instant drama critic. Hilarious discussion around the dinner table last night with LD dissing a local theater group who presented "...something about a cat and roofs" (trans. Cat on A Hot Tin Roof) "Dad", she said, "Did you know it was written by a guy from Mississippi?"

I will wear socks with my flip flops today and a turtleneck with my shorts in honor of the chilly weather.

Moving Right Along,

St. Casserole


"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

Thanks for the recipe, sounds wonderful. I am off to the store later today and adding those ingredients to my list.

Yes, cool, crisp weather is a good thing.

Presbyterian Gal said...

That recipe is like the chocolate muffins I make with chocolate cake mix and a 15 oz can of pumpkin. Nothin' else. Gonna try the spice pumpkin ones now.

Love your outfit!

KathyR said...

Yeah, I'm going to try that, too.

But we need to talk about your wardrobe.

DogBlogger said...

Hope you've had fun with John Holbert! He's such a treat. Got to shoot the breeze with him in August when we led workshops at the same event.

Songbird said...

I'm worried that Peacebang might pay you a visit...

1-4 Grace said...

Recipe soudns good? No eggs or oil, honest??????
I made some strawberry bread minus oil and using strawberry applesauce.
Get rid of flip-flops and wear Berks. Shorts? It's barely 60 here.
Rent Cat on Hot Tin Roof with Liz Taylor. She can see the pros do it.
Must be going. I need you here to style my hair again and make me look like a chic chick pastor

Brenna said...

I'm so proud of LD for discovering how wonderful Williams is. He's my favorite even if it's cliche. Get her to watch Streetcar next.

Reverend Dona Quixote said...

John Holbert was generally a Hebrew Scriptures prof when I was at Perkins in the late '80's.

We referred to him as the "Voice of God" because he has such a wonderful speaking and singing voice

It gets cool enough to wear a turtleneck in N'Awlins?