Wednesday, 25 February 2009

God's interventions

Little did I know that my day would be so in God's power yesterday.

I went to work as usual and put in the required hours. Then I left for a fitting in Tokai (Capetownians will know...). I left at four so that I would nor get stuck in traffic for an hour and a half. The fitting was at 6. Knowing that I would spend about an hour waiting for the lady to get home, I prepared myself by working on the library system on my laptop in the car.

It seemed to go quite quick and I still had about 30 minutes left to hang around, doing nothing. The radio was good company and so I waited. Lo, and behold, she arrived early from work and we could do the fitting pretty fast. (Intervention no1)

On my way to another friend (whom I had made an appoinment with) I missed the turn-off, because I don't usually come from that side and had to drive all the way to Bishopscourt before being able to turn around (Intervention no 2).

At my friends, I got fed (Intervention no 3) and with good company and good converstion stayed until about 8.

On my way home, as I was driving past the block of flats where I stay, I noticed that there were no lights... I thought it strange, because all the other buildings around there had electricity. (Intervention no 4). No power. So, I switched on the laptop (Yay for battery life) and managed to get some more work done on our accreditation (Intervention no 5).
I could in essence have still coocked dinner, IF there was food in the house, because I have a gas stove (intervention no 6), but coocking without food is no fun :)

I could go to bed early without the lights in the passages that have always shone into the bedroom at night (Intervention no 7).

I can go on, but I think everyone got the drift. It is amazing how God provides at the right time to encourage and strengthen our walk with Him. Praise to God!

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Yummy Yummy Yum

I tried a new recepie last night that I wanted to try out for years (actually since I got the book way back when...). Man, did I have a feast. Went down really well with a glass of red wine. Don't let the fact that it is vegetarian put you off.

Carrot and oats bake:
300g carrots
60g oats
90g (6 Tbsp) Butter or Margarine and a little for the ovenproof dish
2 Tbsp of Milk (I think it needs to be more, but try it like this anyway)
2 eggs
120g flour
1 Tbsp fresh Oregano (I did not have, so used 1 1/2 Tbsp of Fish spice)
20g Baking Powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 180 Degrees Celsius.
Let the butter melt in a medium pot and steam the carrots and oats for about 10 minutes in the butter while stirring regularly. Let mixture cool.
Heat the milk in a small pot (this I found strange, since you only have 2 Tbsp full, heat it anyway).
Combine the egg, flour, oregano, milk and baking powder, salt and pepper to form a smooth dough.
Pour into the oats and carrot mixture and mix thoroughly.
Brush the ovenproof dish (medium size) with butter and pour in the mixture.
Bake for about 30 minutes, until a knife comes out clean.
Serve steaming hot!! (for 4 persons)