Friday, December 2, 2016

Sharing Appetizers Together!

Hello Grafted in Readers,

Today is Friday, December 2nd in my corner of Blog-land. We are experiencing a rainy start to the month of December here, with a very minimal amount of snow, which is mostly in flurry form occurring overnight for a brief period of time and then melting. No complaint here!

Continuing our health theme, our bodies are temples, and people of faith adhere to this belief as we feel God makes His dwelling within each of us. He writes His instruction on our minds and we are given charge to take care of what we have been given. With that in mind, I want to share a recipe with you from the Mayo Clinic Newsletter, HouseCall.
In fact, the most recent issue that came out on December 1, 2016, had a link to Appetizer Recipes. Categories include:
fruit recipes; fish and shellfish recipes; bean and legume recipes; poultry and meat recipes; rice and grain recipes; vegetable recipes and dairy recipes.

Here is one for a favorite of mine, Crispy Potato Skins. Two medium half potato skins per serving. Note that..

Benefits: No Cholesterol, no saturated or monosaturated fat, 2 g protein, 5 g dietary fiber, 27 g carbohydrates.

Seasonings: Use either fresh basil, fresh chives, dill or thyme.

Ingredients and Preparation
-One medium russett potato per person;
-butter-flavored cooking spray applied to potatos;
-one tablespoon minced rosemary applied to each potato;
-one teaspoon ground pepper applied to each potato;
-Add the above seasoning to each potato;

-Preheat the oven to 375 F.
-Pierce potatos with prongs of a fork so there are little airholes.
-Once oven has preheated, place potatos on flat baking pan or sheet in oven.
-Bake until crispy, about 50 minutes to 1 hour.
-Remove, allow to set and cool for 10 or so minutes.

-Then, scoop out the pulp.

-Leave about one-eighth inch of the potato flesh attached to the skin.

Note: From experience, best served the same day prepared, and at least warm on sturdy paper-plates or plastic plates. Can be eaten as finger food. My opinion..

For those of you who are observing Advent, I would like to recommend a very intriguing entertaining read. I am currently reading, The Christmas Mystery, by Jostein Gaarder, Norwegian author, and thoroughly enjoying this novella. It was published in the '90s and there are good reviews about it on

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Kevod Yeheveh, His Peace is with you.

Mellow Rock

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