The Term Is Over, the Holidays Have Begun

With that nod to C.S. Lewis, OneWord Journal has a couple of summer recipes for you to try, and some summer reading suggestions to enjoy as you sit on the back deck and savor the long days and lovely summer evenings.

Sweet Tea

  • 2 large family-size tea bags
  • 2 c boiling water
  • 1 ½ c sugar
  • 1 (6 oz) can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (6 oz) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • Mint leaves

Steep tea bags in water for 10 minutes. Stir together sugar, limeade and lemonade in a gallon container. Add tea and fill with water, so as to measure one gallon of tea. Add springs of mint. Of course, a sweet tea recipe would be from Carolyn Litfin

Strawberry Angel Food Dessert

  • Boxed angel food cake mix
  • 2 C whipping cream
  • 2 8oz packages cream cheese
  • 1 ½ C powdered sugar
  • 2 large packages of frozen strawberries (and juice)
  • ¼ C cornstarch

Preheat oven to 350
For the Cake:
Grease large sheet pan or jelly roll pan.
Prepare boxed White Angel Food cake according to directions on box. Spread batter in pan about two inches deep (try to build up batter around the edges of the cake so topping will stay on cake better). Bake about 15 min or until golden brown

For cream cheese topping: 
Whip 2c whipping cream
Cream together two 8oz packages of cream cheese and 1 ½ c powdered sugar
Combine whipped cream and cream cheese
Spread on cooled cake

 For strawberry topping:
Thaw two large packages of frozen strawberries (the berries frozen with juice). Drain the juice into a pot and thicken with 1/4 c cornstarch, bring to a boil until thickens. Add strawberries and let cool. Spread on cream cheese topping. Chill. Can be made a day ahead.
Becky Garrett has made this dessert for church gatherings. It is delicious.

 Summer Reading from Our Church Leaders

These novels are on Board of Missions Chair Jeremy Taylor's summer reading list.

City on a Hill by Ted Neill

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie

Diana Clem, board of deaconess, listed Becoming a Woman of Strength by Cynthia Heald, and Dan Haase, a member of the Christian Education Board, has Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry and Idiot Psalm: New Poems by Scott Cairns.

We will post more book titles for your summer reading throughout the month.