December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

It's a new year and I have a new focus for my blog this year. After watching a friend post pictures every day for one year, I got inspired to do "one year in the life of a pastor."

So check in here every day for a picture and a short story from my life as a pastor in a small town church. You will see glimpses into my family, my home, my church, and my work in ministry.

To start off with... a bit of fun.

We are hosting some friends and family over for a New Year's party that will carry over into a brunch/bowl game watching party in the morning.

On our menu for the evening were homemade egg rolls, hanky panks (meat and cheese toasted on a piece of cocktail rye bread) and these bacon-wrapped little smokies.

The recipe is simple: 1 package little smokies, each wrapped in 1/3 of a strip of bacon (1 package should do), and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Put all in a dish in the oven at 325 for 40 minutes. We pan cooked them at the end to brown them up a little bit more.

And finally, here are my boys ringing in the New Year:

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