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Author: Sally Jadlow

Sally is an award-winning author and likes to write historical fiction, poetry and short stories. She teaches creative writing and serves as a chaplain to corporations in the greater Kansas City area. Sally is the wife of one, mother of four and grandmother of fourteen.
Grilled Pork Kebabs with Honey BBQ Sauce

Grilled Pork Kebabs with Honey BBQ Sauce

Kansas City is known for it’s BBQ. Try this one on to see how it fits your taste buds.

2 tsp. granulated garlic
2 tsp. paprika
2 Tsp. granulated onion
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger root, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
3 Tbsp. honey whiskey
3 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
1 1/2-2 lbs. country-style pork ribs, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes.

Combine spices, red pepper flakes, ketchup, soy sauce, ginger root, sesame oil, whiskey and brown sugar in a large bowl; add cubed pork and let marinate for four to six hours.

Heat an oiled grill over medium-high heat. Remove pork cubes from marinade, reserving marinade, thread marinated pork cubes onto soaked wooden skewers, leaving approximately 1/4 inch space between each cube. Grill uncovered for 10-12 minutes, turning every two to three minutes to brown evenly until cooked throughout.

Meanwhile, bring reserved marinade to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat; boil for two to three minutes, then remove from heat. Serve kebabs with warm sauce. (Boiling the marinade makes it perfectly safe to use.)

I got this recipe from the summer 2017 issue of Kansas Living Magazine.

Try it and let me know what you think.

 

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H0H4

Life in Oregon in WW II

Life in Oregon in WW II

We became a family again when Mom and I took a train from Kansas City to Albany, Oregon. We started out in a car with a couple of other Army wives, but suffered a blowout near Wichita. With no ration stamps for tires we had to return home and wait for train tickets.

Dad was stationed at Camp Adair near Albany. We were able to stay in various apartments in the region in 1943 and into 1944 until Dad received orders to relocate to Fort Leonard Wood in central Missouri. His next stop was France.

We didn’t see him again for nearly a year while he and his 70th Division fought their way into Germany.

Mom took this picture in the summer of 1943 in Albany.

To read more about this time, check out Hard Times in the Heartland on Amazon.com.

 

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How to Pray Scripture

How to Pray Scripture

 

On the National Day of Prayer in the first part of May, as I drove I heard someone on the radio praying for the nation from II Chronicles 7:14 which says, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.”

As I drove, I quoted the scripture with the speaker and was surprised when they left off half way through the scripture dealing with our wicked ways and God’s response if we will do our part.

In order to enjoy God’s blessings, we have to DO what He requires, before we see Him move on our behalf. How can we fulfill His requirements if the person speaking doesn’t tell us what God says to do?

It’s a little like someone giving us a treasure map and says, “X marks the spot.” When we look at it, half the map is torn away. We need to hear and do the whole truth in order to receive the treasure.

In my quiet time this morning, I was drawn to Ezra 9:6-15 and Daniel 9:4-19. Both are powerful prayers because they give a powerful pattern of how to pray for God’s intervention. Click the blue words to be taken to those scriptures.

What do you think? Have you seen God intervene as a result of prayer?

 

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Copycat Chick-fil-A Power Salad

Copycat Chick-fil-A Power Salad

Copycat Chick-fil-A Power Salad

 

Maple-cider Vinaigrette

 

1/3 cup cider vinegar

1 green onion, trimmed about 1 inch on top and the hairy root end of the bottom

1 teaspoon Creole or mild coarse grain mustard

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 few cracks of fresh black pepper

2/3 cup real maple syrup

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

 

Salad

4 cups broccoli broken into small pieces

8-10 cups (about 8 ounces) kale, massaged

6 ounces tart dry cherries or Craisins

1/3 cup salted, shelled sunflower seeds

 

Instructions

In the jar of your blender, combine the vinegar, onion, mustard, salt, pepper, and maple syrup. Blend until smooth. With the blender running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Set aside.

In a very large bowl, combine the broccoli, kale, and cherries, and sunflower seeds. Drizzle about ¾ of the dressing onto the salad and toss to coat evenly. Add more dressing if desired. refrigerate up to 24 hours.

Life in 1950

Life in 1950

 

Third grade found me in Mrs. Everhart’s class at Central Grade School. (I’m the first on the left in the middle row.) We skipped rope on the narrow sidewalks and played jacks at the bottom of this staircase at recess. At the end of sixth grade, this school became the junior high so I went to this school for nine years.

As I look over these dear faces, I see many are gone. Others, I wonder about their lives now almost 70 years later.

That was definitely a different era. What memories do you have of third grade?

To see my books visit http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007F5H0H4

Life in 1950

Life in 1950

Third grade found me in Mrs. Everhart’s class at Central Grade School. (I’m the first on the left in the middle row.) We skipped rope on the narrow sidewalks and played jacks at the bottom of this staircase at recess. At the end of sixth grade, this school became the junior high so I went to this school for nine years.

As I look over these dear faces, I see many are gone. Others, I wonder about their lives now almost 70 years later.

That was definitely a different era. What memories do you have of third grade?

 

To see my books visit http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007F5H0H4

Unforgiveness

Unforgiveness

In Matthew chapter 18:21-35, Jesus speaks of the necessity of forgiveness. In essence, He says if we don’t forgive those who have wronged us, we will be handed over to the torturers (verse 34) in the New American Standard Version. In the King James Version, they used the word jailers instead of torturers.

In the Greek according to BlueLetterBible.org that word means:
“one who elicits the truth by the use of the rack, an inquisitor, torturer also used of a jailer doubtless because the business of torturing was also assigned to him.”

We need to forgive others in the same measure we have been forgiven. If we don’t, we’re not only putting ourselves in jail when we refuse to forgive, we are actually turning ourselves over to the rack! Since Jesus forgives us all our guilt when we come to Him, we are to follow His lead and do likewise.

Is there a person you need to forgive so you can avoid the rack?

 

To see my books visit http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007F5H0H4

The Impossible Quiche

The Impossible Quiche

Do you like quiche, but don’t like to have to mix and roll out dough? Here’s a quick and easy recipe that makes it’s own crust.

The Impossible Quiche

12 slices bacon, crisp fried and crumbled

1 cup shredded swiss cheese (or cheddar if you prefer)

½ teaspoon chopped thyme (optional)

1/3 cup finely chopped onion

Sprinkle over the bottom of a lightly greased 9-10 inch pie plate

 

Blend together these next ingredients (below) in a high-speed blender. Pour it over the ingredients in the pie plate.

Bake at 350 about 50-55 minutes or until brown. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

½ cup Bisquick

4 eggs

2 cups milk

½ teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

Try it and tell me what you think.

 

To see my books visit http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007F5H0H4

One Stop in WW II

One Stop in WW II

The last stop in our journeys to follow my dad in the States during WW II was in Waynesville, MO. He was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood before the Army shipped the 70th Division to France. By then I was twenty months old and had already lived in Kansas, Oregon, and Missouri.

My folks called this place “El Rancho.” We lived here with other couples because there was such a shortage of housing. Soon after this picture, Dad left to arrive in Europe just in time to pick up bodies after the Battle of the Bulge. That was the coldest winter Europe had had in fifty years.

This is one of the pictures he carried with him on the battlefield.

Did you move around a lot as a child?

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A Look Back

A Look Back

 

Forty-three years ago today, I recorded in my journal, “Lord, what do you want me to do with these poems I’ve begun to write these past two years?”

I had 373 poems typed, and in a box. The box was beginning to overflow. Jesus’ admonition about hiding your light under a bushel had been heavy on my mind for several days.

Searching in the yellow pages under “publishers” brought me to the Nazarene Publishing House in Kansas City. I knew nothing about the publishing business, so a put a label on the box and mailed it to the publishing house with a letter offering them for publication.

A couple of weeks later, the box reappeared on my porch. The enclosed letter stated they “didn’t accept unsolicited submissions” and told me when they did solicit, they were only interested in two to three at a time. I took that as a rejection and shoved the poems back under the bed–although I wasn’t sure what an unsolicited submission was.

I kept writing poems, unaware of any writing groups.

Twenty-three years later, my church announced they were starting a writing group with the Royal’s pitcher, Dan Quisenberry, as the leader. Our eldest daughter, Jennifer, had recently had a spinal cord tumor removed. I wanted to tell the miraculous story of how we found a doctor in New York who would perform the high-risk surgery since all doctors in Kansas City had refused to take her case.

Through Dan’s encouragement and knowledge of other writers, I wrote the story and attended a Christian writers group (HACWN.org) and a secular writing group Kansas City Writers Group (http://www.kansascitywriters.com/kansas-city-writers-group.html).

The first story I published was about that stressful time with Jennifer. Now it’s in God’s Little Miracle Book, the first of three miracle books I’ve published.

As of today, I’ve published ten books and teach beginning readers with the Kansas City Writers Group. I also speak at writing conferences. God does answer prayer–in His timing, not ours.