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Saturday, October 3, 2009

GC Weekend . . .

We look forward to it for weeks.

It's like a favorite holiday.

We all anticipate and plan our favorite General Conference Weekend food for days and days.

The kids all come home so we can cook, visit, play games and partake of a inspirational feast that fills us up both physically and spiritually.

Saturday morning comes and in our PJ's, we all pile on the couch and every available chair and eat breakfast and watch the morning session of General Conference.

It is wonderful!

We had an especially terrific and unexpected treat this weekend. Karianne and Greg just happened to be passing through Salt Lake City on their way home from their delayed honeymoon in Hawaii. We thought we were just going to take them out to lunch during a four hour layover but instead we got to bring them home with us - hip hip hooray!

A Favorite GC moment - I know I take my proximity to the temple for granted, sad but true. It was just delightful when President Monson announced a new temple in Fort Lauderdale FL, and Kelsie's roommate, who is from Fort Lauderdale literally jumped up off of the couch and cheered! I'm humbled . . . I need to be better . . .

Here is one of our favorite GC weekend foods: What are some of your favorites?

Did you have a favorite inspirational message?

So many good thoughts, but I so enjoyed Elder Bednars message on showing and expressing love to family members. To parents, and children, for everyone. "We should remember that saying 'I love you' is only a beginning. We need to say it, we need to mean it, and most importantly we need to consistently show it. We need to both express and demonstrate love." A wonderful thought! I don't think there's anyone who couldn't relate to his antidotes concerning the FHE and scripture study episodes of his family. We're all so similar in so many ways . . .

Streusal Blueberry Muffins

1 C. milk
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1/2 t vanilla
1 egg
2 c. flour
1/3 c sugar
3 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 c. frozen blueberries

2 T. butter
1/4 c. flour
2 T. brown sugar
1/2 t cinnamon

Slightly beat egg, add in all ingredients except for topping. Fold in the frozen blueberries. Turn into prepared muffin cups or muffin liners. Prepare topping by cutting butter into dry ingredients until crumbling. Top muffins and bake at 400 degees for 18 mintues. Makes 12 large muffins.


susette said...

The muffin recipe looks so delightful and I even have frozen blueberries. I am making them tomorrow for sure. What a great thing to chow on for conference, thanks :)

Victoria said...

It IS a favorite holiday. There are only four of us home this weekend, though... which makes it not quite as fun. But we love it. Our traditional conference breakfast is marshmallow popovers, with little smoky sausages (don't ask me why, on that one... that is the only time we ever eat them), scrambled eggs and fresh fruit. Good stuff! Glad you got some newlyweds for a little while.

My word verification: grefood (that's "great food" with your mouth full). Coincidence? I think not.

Carolyn said...

Darn it! I have no blueberries in the house. Here on the east coast we have GC lunch because it starts at 12. It's amazing how two little hours can change everything.

But I love calling my family in Utah after watching and they just finished too. Twice a year we are in sync.

Pedaling said...

it is like a holiday, isn't it.
i'll be making crepes- the tradition we all look forward to!

your scone recipe looks fab!

Ann Mitchell said...

Conference weekend! We also have birthdays! Youngest niece turned 19 yesterday, and my 3rd great niece turned 4...so we party between session 2 and then the men go to Priesthood, and we continue to party! Sunday morning? Breakfast casserole! We only have them twice a year...April and October!

blueviolet said...

I so agree with you. Words mean nothing unless they're backed up by actions.

And those muffins look so scrumptious. I've never made a streusel muffin before!

ModernMom said...

Hi there! Your weekend sounds devine and your muffins! Wowo!
Thanks for stopping by my blog...hope we see much more of each other:)

Amy said...

I have that same muffin pan! It's ANCIENT!! My mother -in-law gave it to me. It used to belong to her grandmother. Where did you get yours?

ApachesPrincess said...

Mmmm, the muffins look delicious!

tammy said...

I look forward to this weekend too, and actually feel a little sad when the closing talk is given every time.

Andrea said...

Conference is one of our favorite holidays, too. Those muffins look delicious--I'm definitely going to try them out!

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