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Friday, July 26, 2013

Freshen Up Friday

Freshen up something at home:
It's amazing to stop and notice the little things that can be overlooked around the house.The other day I put my hand on the door knob and took a minute to "look" at the door. Yikes!  There were fingerprints everywhere.  I got a soapy rag and made my rounds to all the doors in the house, giving them all a little wipe down.  What a lovely difference that made!

How about taking a walk through your house sometime today and taking a look.  Freshen up the door by giving it a cleaning them with a Clorox rag or just good ol' soap and water. 

Freshen up your weekend breakfast

This yummy blueberry coffee cake was made by a great cook in our church, Jane.  She brought it to our Sunday morning fellowship last week and I was fortunate enough to get the last crumbs on the plate!  It's really moist and has a nice crunchy sugar topping.  This would be a great Saturday/Sunday breakfast!  Jane was sweet enough to share her recipe with me:

Best Blueberry Coffee Cake - It lives up to its name!

Crumb Topping

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup  all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

Coffee Cake

cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup oil

3/4 cup milk


2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

cups fresh or frozen blueberries (I usually use ones straight from my freezer, without thawing them)

Heat oven to 375°F. Grease bottom and side of 9x3-inch springform pan or 9-inch square pan. In small bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour and the cinnamon. Cut in butter with fork until crumbly. Set aside.

In large bowl, stir together all coffee cake ingredients except blueberries; beat with spoon 30 seconds. Fold in blueberries. Spread batter in pan. Sprinkle with topping.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Cut and enjoy!

(Adapted from a Betty Crocker Recipe)

Freshen Up your spiritual life:

Join us at Boones Creek Bible Church for our upcoming revival July 28 – August 2 for powerful messages from guest speaker Jerry Sivnksty. 
Sunday @ 9:00, 10:45 & 11:45
Monday – Friday @ 7:00 p.m.

Be refreshed,


Whitney said...

I start my Saturday cleaning routine by going around the house with a bottle of 409 and a paper towel. I spot clean the baseboards, walls, doors, whatever needs it. Then I hit the kitchen - the microwave and fridge doors and handles get so gross during the week. It makes a huge difference! A clean house refreshes me too. =)

Denise said...

Good plan! That way you never see fingerprints on your doors! =)