Tuesday, October 20, 2009

{Christmas} Stories needed

It may look like Halloween, but it's time to think CHRISTMAS!

You are invited to submit a favorite Christmas story to the Stake Presidency's Annual Christmas Story Portfolio.
Do you remember something funny or tender from your Christmas' past? Do you have a favorite Christmas story you've read that you'd like to see shared with others this year, even it not a personal experiance? Please submit to
fourbyfors@earthlink.net by the end of October.
Thank you!

{Halloween} Trunk or Treat!!

Glendale 2nd Ward

Friday October 30th
5 ~ 7 pm
Chili & Cornbread Festival!
Central Building Parking Structure

Yummy pies after dinner! Everyone join us for the annual Trunk or Treat Ward Party. Bring your friends and loved ones!

Decorate your trunk and have your candy ready. Wear your favorite costume and PRIZE awarded for the best decorated trunk!
You will only be frightened and haunted if you don't come! Please sign up to bring Chili or Cornbread.

We look forward to seeing everyone there and encourage everyone to arrive in time to decorate your trunk in a truly FRIGHTENING FASHION ...uuahahaha!

{Preparedness} Water Storage!

Be prepared! 
~Water Storage Supplies~

Water is an essential part of your emergency preparedness.
See flyer in building foyer for purchase information for water barrels, pumps, and purification kits.
Call Kirk Malmrose for additional info
818 249 3729
or e-mail

Also I've found a very interesting article that can give you a better idea on what's good for your water and all about it.
Take a look at  Myths and Facts of Water Storage  at Preparedness Pro.
It's never too late to start your storage, if you do it today!

Monday, October 19, 2009

{Book CLub} Ethan Frome

Dear readers we are at the end of our second book and we are meeting again:

This Wednesday evening October 21st
at 7 pm
820 Kenneth Road, Glendale CA / Kathy Lee's home

We'll discuss the reading of the book
Ethan Frome
By Edith Wharton {for info go here}

Come join us, with or without book, we have a list of many more to read. And big knews in case you didn't know, if you join our Book CLub you don't have to worry about buying any books. Lois had a great idea to get them for us from the library. So, if you come to our meeting you'll get one for you:)

Don't miss it, reading in great company is so much fun!

{Recipe Club} Pumpkin Pie Bites

We haven't started our Recipe CLub yet, but I found such I cute recipe of the season I absolutely need to share with you. Let me know if you are not gonna fall for this cute little pumpkin. Irresistible! I've already made it twice and I just can't get enough of it!

So easy to make, and they are as good as they look!

A mini muffin baking pan comes very useful. And if you don't have a pumpkin shaped cutter, just use a round cutter and make the stems with the scraps. That's how I did it and it works just fine.

Make sure to press each stems over the edge and on the side of the dough before filling. Coming out of the oven they look all puffed up..

.. but once they cool down they flat down to the dough like in the very beginning. Then decoration is of your choice. Chocolate drizzled for a cool look. This would be great looking for Thanksgiving, but I bet you won't wait that long to try them out, nop not possible! Too dang cute :)

you can leave them plain, great orange looking ready for a pince of whipped cream.. mmmmm yummi!

Or make them your Halloween delightful treats! This is my favorite :)

{This great recipe and pictures aren't my doing, but are provided by Bakerella ! Great site with great recipes! Thank YOUU!}

Pumpkin Pie Bites
2 refrigerated ready-to roll pie crusts
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter
1/2 cup chocolate morsels
vegetable oil
re-sealable plastic bags
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Use cookie cutter to cut 12 pumpkin shapes from each pie crust. You will need to roll the dough thinner than it comes out of the box.
Press dough shapes into a 24 cup mini muffin tray. (Make 12 at a time, alternating cups to make sure pie crusts don’t overlap each other.)
Apply egg whites from one egg to the top edges of each pie.
Mix cream cheese, sugar, canned pumpkin, remaining 2 eggs, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice together until thoroughly combined.
Spoon mixture into each pumpkin-shaped pie crust.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Remove pies to cool and repeat with second pie crust. Place the muffin tray in the freezer to cool it quickly for re-use.
Makes 24 pies. Keep refrigerated.
To decorate, melt chocolate in a heat-proof bowl in the microwave on medium. Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted. Add a little vegetable oil to make the chocolate more fluid. Transfer to a re-sealable plastic bag and cut the corner off. Drizzle or draw faces on pies.
Note: The pumpkin shaped cutter should be 3 3/4 inches wide, or round cutter of about the same size. Pumpkin pie spice is a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice.
Enjoy and let me know how yours came out!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

{Book CLub} Good bye Guernsey

I know, I'm a little late with this, but I couldn't go on without telling you how much we loved this book. Oh yes we did!

It is a time traveler story taking you back to old memories, your grandmother stories, the real excitement and pure sense of communication with written letters, and a fascinating way of telling stories never read before.

We love The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer And Annie Barrows.
I honestly had an hard time accepting the fact the book was coming to an end, only cause .. I wanted more of it! I know many of us felt the same way. We highly suggest this book for you to read.

Here is the official Web site, where you can take a look on what this book is all about and find much more information related to it. Watch Annie Barrows discuss  the book, her co-author and more here. The history of Guernsey is here . And at last there's also a recipe of the famous Potato Peel Pie, but let us worn you, it truly taste like paste! hahahaha!
And for those of you who don't know much about Guernsey at all, well visit Guernsey and get wrapped in to  its stunning scenery and the best contemporary living. Guernsey has it all.

{pict. via Visit Guernsey }

{Humanitarian Aid} Succesful Night!

It is all worth it for a smile like this

Thanks to all of you for taking the time helping us out on the making of 180 pillowcases and a beautiful quilt for the Children's Hospital.
We appreciate your willing and helpful hands!

We are making some kids very happy this Halloween!
Thank you so much and see you soon with our next project :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

{Humanitarian Aid} Activity!

We are back with more pillows to be covered!

~ in Halloween Theme ~

Join us this Thursday October 8th '09

from 6 pm till 8:30 pm
help us make 

165 Halloween-themed pillowcases for the Children's Hospital
and to tie a beautiful quilt

If you took pillowcases home to iron, please make sure to return them by Thursday night or contact a member of the Relief Society Presidency to arrange pickup.

If you have a sewing machine and are willing to bring it, please contact Heather Phillips.
You are also welcome to bring ironing boards!

We welcome all of your willing hands!
Thank you and see you soon!

{picts. via Sevana and via House of Secrets }

Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy Conference!

The time has come again to listen to our Prophets!

 The General Sessions will be broadcasted in our church building (on Central) at 9am and 1pm today Saturday and Sunday. There will be no rerun showing.

The General Priesthood session Saturday evening will be shown at the Stake Center ONLY.

General Conferance will also be shown on BYUTV, or as a streaming through lds.org .
Please go on lds.org  to watch, listen or to find more information about Conferance material.

Enjoy this great week-end of spiritual feast, no matter how you choose to view it :)