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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Delicious Licorice Caramel Recipe

*From past recipe group 

By Tina S. 

2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. white Karo syrup
2 squares butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. licorice flavoring
1/2 tsp. black food coloring
Combine first 4 ingredients and cook until soft ball, 240 degrees,  
stirring all the time.  Pour into an 8x8-inch buttered pan and follow  
same directions for cutting caramels.

Powerful Promises of the Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon Class
Mosiah 1:3 

Taught by Sue G.

With the exception of the words of Christ himself, no speech in sacred literature, surpasses that of King Benjamin. 

Delivered at the Temple in the City of Zarahemla around 124 BC, this text is a treasure of inspiration, wisdom, eloquence and profound spiritual experience, and insight.

His oration was a landmark in it's own day and it still stands
as a shinning beacon of truth and goodness in our day.

We will continue to discuss how this powerful speech pertains to us and our families today.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Homemade Caramel Recipe

* From past recipe group
 From Terry S, her grandma's recipe
2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c dark Karo syrup
2 squares butter
2 c. heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine sugar, Karo, butter and 1 cup cream. Stir and bring to a  
hard boil for 5 minutes.  While stirring, add the other cup of cream  
slowly, allowing it to keep boiling.  Cook on medium heat, stirring  
once in a while, until a soft ball, 240 degrees.  Pour into a  
buttered 8x8-inch pan.  Cool in refrigerator.  When cold, go around  
edges of candy with a sharp knife.  Turn upside down and drop down  
(hard) until candy falls out.  Cut into strips and then into pieces.   
Wrap in wax paper.
Note from Terry:  I always cook my caramels longer than Granny.  I  
like them a little more firm (250 degrees). Don't pour caramels into  
a glass pan, only metal.  Glass will break when you bang the pan down. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

"The Pear Guy" from Oregon

A few weeks ago we received this message from Sister Bonnie M, our Stake Relief Society President. . .

With President Strong's approval, we have an opportunity to have pears delivered to our area from Medford, Oregon, at a significant discounted price 40 pears for $24. That's $0.60 per pound!  

They are large beautiful pears - too large for the canneries and we have the opportunity to order some of this delicious fruit!

Orders and money need to be in by August 1st, and we will be sending around signups in Relief Society the next few months so that you can place your orders. 

The checks are not cashed until the pears are delivered and will be arriving mid September.  The pears will be taken to a stake meetinghouse most centrally located for all the orders given.

Mac the Pear Guy, brings the fruit in a large refrigerated truck. The fruit is loaded directly onto the truck from the farm and not taken out until the time of delivery.

Feel free to visit for more information.

Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

*From June Recipe Group

By Becky S. 

3/4 lb Fresh Fettuccine
4 Tbs Butter
3 Tbsp. Flour
2 cups Milk
1/4 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp White Pepper
1 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan

Melt butter in Pan. Add flour stir with wire wisk.
Add milk, pepper and salt.
Simmer until thick, stirring occasionally.
Stir in 1 cup parmesan Cheese. 
Mix with cooked fettuccine and top with remaining 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.
Eat and enjoy!

Here is Becky the chef in action!

 And then we have the taste testers! 

 Recipe group is SO fun and tasty!  Thanks for hosting Becky! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Swap Activity Reminder and Correction!

Hello Sisters! 

This is your final reminder for Thursdays Swap Activity! 

We accidentally told you it was at the wrong time but it is at 6:30 at Terri's house!  Everything else on the flier is correct except the time so you can refer to that for all the other information.

Also, if you can, please bring your items to Terri's house the night before. 

Thanks!  We can't wait to see you!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunday Lesson #33 - Missionary Work

Taught by Mary L.

“And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one should unto me, how great shall be your joy with Him in the Kingdom of my Father.”   D&C 18:15

Since 1955:
* Approximately 435,000 missionaries have entered the mission field, which represents more than 40% of the missionaries who have ever served in this dispensation.
* About 3,800,000 converts have been baptized, which is the equivalent of more than ¼ of the total current membership of the church.
* The total number of missions in the church has increased from 303 to 348.
* The number of converts continues to increase.

It’s amazing how much we have accomplished but there is a lot of work still to do!
For the Saviors mandate to share the gospel to become part of who we are, we need to make member missionary work a way of life.

* Be a missionary all your life.
* Overcome feelings of hesitancy or inadequacy
* Do not be discouraged because missionary work is hard.
* Be a good example and take every opportunity to share the gospel.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said, “I am convinced that missionary work is not easy because salvation is not a cheap experience. Salvation never was easy.”

Make our home a Missionary Training Center: 
* Setting goals
* Learning how to work
* Taking care of emotional health

Missionary work is not just one of the 88 keys on the piano that is occasionally played, it is a major chord in a compelling melody that needs to be played continuously throughout our lives, if we are to remain in harmony with our commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I pray that we will follow the Saviors counsel and the prophetic counsel of all the prophets of this dispensation to preach the gospel throughout our lives.

Friday, June 10, 2011

WWW Swap Boutique Activity!

Doesn't this look like the biggest blast ever?! 

This activity is next week so mark your calendars now!  Our Relief Society has been hard at work planning this great night for us so we know it is going to be exciting and memorable! 

The inspiration for this activity came from the morning show Studio 5. If you are interested in learning more about this activity click { HERE } to see the video.

To help our sisters in need, leftover items will be donated to charity.  

So get your swap stuff ready, bring a friend, and we can't wait to see you next week!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

More New Additions!

Two more amazing new sisters are joining us in Relief Society!  Lucky us!

Their names are Stephanie and Bailey and so you can get to know them better here are some fun facts! 

Bailey just graduated from high school and has BIG plans for the future.  She wants to become a Veterinarian and help animals feel their best.  She wants to attend Utah State University in Logan in the Fall and is excited to start her education. 

Bailey works at Papa Murphy's Pizza and has progressed over the years and is now the manager.  She is a hard worker and has such a fun personality!  She loves music, clothes and shopping.  She also has one incredible tennis shoe collection.  How fun!  

Bailey enjoys traveling and has been on some really adventurous trips in the last year.  She has visited Greece and Italy and has really enjoyed getting to see the world. Her loved ones describe her as a really fun girl and has exceptional style.

We are just thrilled to have you Bailey!

Stephanie is such a special girl and has big plans now that she is out of high school!  Currently she is attending DATC to finish her sign language certification.  She is very passionate about signing and is very good at it!

Stephanie has always loved theater and is thinking of pursuing something in a related field in college so that someday she can have a career behind the camera.  She has always wanted to direct a production and has the artistic and creative talents to follow her dream!  

A fun fact about Stephanie is that she is the only daughter of an only daughter of an only daughter!  She is truly a peacemaker in her family and her mom lovingly speaks of her as the glue that holds the family together.  She will be attending the singles ward and we know she will have so much fun!  Hopefully we get to see her around every so often! 

Welcome Stephanie!  

Oil Pie Crust Recipe

* From April Recipe Group
By Marilyn T 

Mix together until uniform and crumbly: 
3 1/2 c. flour 
1/2 c. powdered sugar 
1 1/2 tsp. salt 
1 scant cup vegetable oil 

Combine: 2 Tbsp. lemon juice & water to = 1/2 c.
Sprinkle and mix liquid into flour mixture until uniform. 
Press larger half of dough into 9 inch pie plate with fingers, working 
dough into an even layer. 
Flute top edge, then pour pie filling into prepared pie plate. 
Cover filling with grape sized bits of the remaining dough, flattened 
between thumb and fingers, overlapping pieces and overlapping edges. 
Lay a piece of foil over crust to bake. 
Remove foil the last 10 minutes to brown crust. 
Bake 400 degrees for 60 minutes. 
Makes 9 1/2 inch double crust  
Yummy!  Thanks for sharing your pie expertise with us Marilyn!  

Powerful Promises of the Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon Class
"Using the Very Words"
Mosiah 1:3

Benjamin, the King and Prophet, sought a blessing for his family. They didn’t become “men of understanding” by accident. King Benjamin knew that the words on the Brass Plates had been “delivered to them by the hand of the Lord.” He used them to teach his family. 

We too, must use the scriptures to teach our families, so they can become men and women of understanding. 

Understanding what? We gain understanding, or come to the knowledge of the things necessary for help in our personal lives and for our personal salvation.

If you would like to attend this weekly class, it is taught by Sue G's home on Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm. 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hello and Welcome!

The Willow Wood Ward Relief Society is excited and thrilled to launch our blog!  We feel like this will be a great way for all of you sisters to keep up to date on all our happenings and stay involved!

On this blog we will be posting. . .

*Weekly Lessons
*Upcoming Events
*Inspiring thoughts 
*Anything else we think you will LOVE!!!

Welcome and please follow us!!!

Love the Willow Wood Relief Society!

New Additions!

Ladies!  We have some adorable new additions to our Relief Society!  They are fresh out of High School and we are tickled pink to have them join us!  Here is a little information about each of these unique girls. 

Angela R. is a fabulous softball player and has played competitively for years!  She is also a talented piano player and was recently asked to serve as the ward organist.  

We have never had such a young organist before but already know from hearing her play two weeks ago that she is incredible and will do great!  She also is a wonderful cook and a very accomplished seamstress.  

She will be pursuing her education this fall in Ephraim Utah at Snow college!  She looks forward to her new adventure and we know she will do great!  Angela is so beautiful, funny, caring, and incredibly talented!  We are thrilled to have you join us!  

Natisha T. is an amazing young lady who has overcome many personal challenges in the last year and has accomplished so much in high school including becoming an honor student!  

She is an amazingly gifted artist and has been recognized in several art shows for her creative talent!  She is planning on pursuing a career in Physical Therapy and is working over at Lagoon to save for her education.  

Tisha has an incredibly big heart and has so much compassion and love for people.  She is a caring older sister to her three younger brothers and truly a best friend to her mom!  Your family is so blessed to have you Natisha, and we are lucky to have you join us! 

More spotlights to come! Stay tuned. . .

"What matters most" - Inspiring message

Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Bruschetta

* From May recipe group
 by Terry S 
 2 boneless chicken breasts
1 1/4 c. Italian dressing
4 c. torn spinach
1/3 c. feta cheese
8 sun-dried tomatoes packed without oil- chopped
1 loaf focaccia bread, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1/4 c. olive oil
Place chicken and 1 cup salad dressing in a bowl and marinate at  
least 3 hours.
Discard dressing and grill chicken.  Cool and shred.
In a large bowl mix cooked chicken, spinach, feta, and sun-dried  
tomatoes- toss with remaining dressing.
Brush bread with olive oil- grill until crispy.  Serve spinach  
mixture on bread.
Looks Delicious!  Thanks Terri!