Saturday, May 16, 2009

Do you get tired of that onion smell on your hands after cutting onions and cooking? Try this.

To remove the strong odor of onions from your hands, hold a stainless steel spoon in your hand while running water and rub your hands as though the spoon were soap.

(courtesy of hints-n-tips)

Mommy Marketing Moment
For today's MMM, we are venturing out of our Motherland and all the way to Africa. That's right! Amani ya Juu (meaning “higher peace” in Swahili) is a sewing-marketing-training project for marginalized women in Africa.

The project serves a two-fold purpose. First, Amani gives African women the opportunity to improve their sewing and marketing skills. The women gain experience in purchasing, bookkeeping, skill training, quality control, management and design. Second, Amani aims to sow seeds of peace in the hearts of the women as they grow in community and in their faith together.

Amani is committed to fair trade, providing a just pay and holistic development, which contrasts dramatically with the unjust conditions these women are confronted with outside of Amani. Amani implements holistic development by meeting the physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs of those who participate. As the women learn practical skills to improve their quality of life, they also experience God’s healing, moving them beyond their traumatic and difficult pasts.

You can shop the Amani store from the comforts of your home by clicking here. Some things you may want to be sure to see are this Safari Set for your own child or as a gift....

This oven glove and spoon set would be great in your kitchen or also as a gift.
If you aren't up to purchasing anything but want to support these special women, please go here. Please also lift this project up in prayer as you think about it. We can be a huge support to them even in our country.

Savory Smackerel
This easy recipe is great for gatherings, crowds, Sunday lunches. It will be a hit with everyone. Word to the wise: not the greatest, though, after frozen.

Hot Chicken Salad (a Paula Deen Recipe)

2 cups cooked chicken breast meat, cubed
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
2/3 cup crushed potato chips (I used Potato Sticks and put some slivered almonds on top to make it pretty)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with vegetable oil cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl combine the chicken, celery, almonds, salt, pepper, lemon juice, mayonnaise, and cheese. Place the mixture in the prepared baking dish. Spread the crushed potato chips on top. Bake for 20 minutes, or until bubbly.

Happy Saturday!


Glenda said...

This is so great I think this project is worth our support I have one of their necklaces and love it

Donna said...

Oh my goodness, Hannah! Roy Austin has that little animal kit from that company. Roy bought it for him on one of his trips and the kids love it. It's an adorable toy.

And that Hot Chicken Salad recipe is a good one. I make it from time to time.