I woke up this morning to this beautiful sunrise. I never get tired of watching the morning sky. Yesterday it was just solid gray. It stayed that way most of the day. We got an inch of rain. But this morning the clouds had cleared. I like the gray sky, too, but the color-filled sky always makes me smile.
Yesterday I was the substitute teacher at church for the children's program. This month it's a "kids in the kitchen" theme. We read the story about Joseph and his multicolor coat and talked about family jealousy. They all seemed to understand that!
Our food project was making fruit kabobs with lots of colors to remind them of the Bible story. Can't go wrong with food on a stick. And we made a wonderful dip for the fruit, too. When they were done, I wanted a photo so that I could share the dip recipe. And then they started a chorus of, "Hey! Make a picture of mine, too."
"Is this okay?"
"Do we have to eat the dip?"
"Hey! It matches my shirt."
The dip recipe was given to me by a local caterer when I was still working as a home economist. I've used it for over 30 years for many baby and bridal showers. It's so good and so easy. The kids at church made it completely by themselves. Not sure why we never make it just to enjoy at home. It can turn fresh fruit into dessert.
MALLOW FRUIT DIP
1 (7-oz.) jar marshmallow crème
1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened (leave out at room temperature until soft)
1 tbsp. grated orange rind
Dash of ground ginger
Gradually add marshmallow crème to softened cream cheese, mixing until well blended. Stir in orange rind and ginger.
Serve with fresh fruits, such as strawberries, apple or pear wedges, bananas and grapes.
(Don’t forget to use Fruit Fresh or lemon juice to keep apples, pears and bananas from turning dark.)