Thursday, November 11, 2010

Then Sings my Soul

Music is a part of my daily life.. I listen to it, dream of being musical, with those dreams dashed, for not having a musical tone in my body, if truth be told. Yet, in my daily life, I sing to my hearts content, of songs that bring me joy, or comfort, or a spirit of silliness.. I just love music, and those who are gifted with such a blessing, more power to ya', I tell them..

I have just finished up reading a book, from BOOKSNEEZE, that is titled, Then Sings My Soul, by Robert J. Morgan. Talk about a powerful book of musical history.. In the 310 pages of this "history" book of songs, you will find short, but heart warming, and inspiring histories of how the songs were written, and why they were written in many cases. The front and back covers, drew me into the very first pages, because they were soft, warm colors of peacefulness, and it just called my name, as I began to read what histories the author had compiled.

I found the content to be very readable, considering the size/ weight of the book, However, the rough edges of the pages, even thought they might bring a sense of age, became more of a hinderance, as they were uneven in how they made my hands feel when holding the book. I did not care much for that part of selecting the format of producing Then Sings My Soul..

I would say, just the histories of long standing classics, have blessed my reading times, and now, I can go thru my days, singing to the songs of this book, with the musical scores, knowing that my soul is lifted up , and blessed with such a wonderful gift of writing..

I received this book free from the publisher through the book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and are truthful.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hannah's Chicken Enchilada's

Hannah is the newly married daughter of a dear friend of mine. She is married to her Aussie beau,for little over 6 months now. I loved reading all the comments from her varied siblings, about this enchilada casserole, and me, being me, I am all about trying new recipes.. I like the simplicity of this enchilada dish, and have fixed it many times when I wanted something comforting on a cold night. Thanks, Hannah, for sharing this with me!

2 Chicken breast halves shredded
1 can Cream of mushroom soup , cream of chicken or celery can be used
1 cup Pace Salsa mild
3 cups Cheese shredded
1/2 cup Enchilada sauce mild
8 Flour tortillas
2 tablespoons Salt

Cover chicken with water, add salt and boil until cooked. Shred once cooled. Save broth. Prepare cream of mushroom as indicated using broth. Add the salsa and chicken and stirr. Remove from heat and add 1 cups of cheese. Taste for salt, but you probably won't need any. Fill the tortillas with about 2 spoons of the chicken mixture and roll. Place in pan. Top with enchilada sauce and remaining cheese. Bake at 350 until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream...Enjoy!!