Monday, August 30, 2010

Family Home Evening Service Project!

If there is a 5th Monday in the month
it means SERVICE in my home!
We are all very busy with family, school, church, and sports,
and so taking the time to do service for others sometimes
gets put on the back burner!
I heard that there is a need for quilts and blankets and because
I'm not the most patient seamstress, the no-sew fleece blankets
were the perfect answer.
The fleece I found at Walmart was the cheapest and so
I bought enough to do 6 blankets. 
(One for each of the members in my family to work on.)
Here's a link with instructions for making a NO SEW Fleece Blanket:
No Sew Fleece Blankets
Even little one's will be able to help!
Tonight for YOUR Family Home Evening,
sit down as a family and choose a few service projects
you would like to do. 
Write them down and make some goals as to
when each project will be completed.
Christmas is coming up and their is always a huge need
for service at that time. 
Can you imagine being able to donate something
your family has worked on together to those who are in need?!?
Service is a PERFECT way
to truly celebrate Christmas!
Here are a few other ideas:
School Supplies
Hygiene Kits
You could save money as a family to give a
on Christmas Eve!
Christmas Jars are always FUN to deliver as a family!
Add the page to your Family Home Evening Journals
and it will be a great reference for
future projects and ideas!
Don't Forget To . . .
Take pictures along the way!
Time for Treats:
Vanilla Ice Cream and Homemade Caramel Sauce
with a TWIST!
My mom always serves vanilla ice cream and
the best homemade caramel sauce,
but the dessert goes to a whole other level when
she adds fresh sliced peaches!

Holy Cow!  It's Amazing!
I wasn't sure at first, but after one taste I was hooked!
Here's the Caramel Sauce Recipe:
1 1/2 cup Sugar
1 cup Hot Water
1 Tbsp. Butter
1/8 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
Caramelize sugar by heating in a heavy skillet over low-heat;
Stir constantly until sugar has melted and changed to a light brown syrup.
Remove from heat and slowly stir in hot water.
Return to heat and boil slowly while stirring until hard caramelized sugar
dissolved and it reaches a temperature of 228 degrees on a candy thermometer
(or until slightly thickened).
Remove from heat and add butter, salt, and vanilla.
Makes about 3/4 cup or 4 servings of 3 Tbsp. each.
(I always double and sometimes triple the batch!)
Have a Fun Family Home Evening!
Don't forget to start and end with prayer.
I will be posting next week's FHE Lesson later tonight
so you will have a little advanced prep time from now on!

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