My Girls

Fifteen years ago, when my children were just 5 & 3 years old, my friends and I began a women’s neighborhood Bible study. Over the years, we have had many women share our Tuesday mornings, most for years, some for months, all for different seasons of our lives. We have laughed, cried and prayed together, sharing each other’s joys and sorrows. We have broken bread and studied the Word together. We know that this group provides a safe haven to share our burdens. Our children have grown from babes to young adults, have grown mighty in the Lord and have struggled with the forces of evil. Through it all, we have seen God work His wonders in and through us. I am so thankful for my partner Lisa, for these wonderful women and for the God that brought us together.
At our Christmas brunch, we all raved about Annie’s recipe, and she graciously shared it:
AVOCADO and TOMATO SALAD
2 or 3 firm Haas Avocados
2 16oz pkgs. Grape Tomatoes sliced in two
2 16oz pkgs. Mozzarella Cheese cut up in 1 in pieces
2 whole sections of Scallion chopped small
1 handful of chopped Dill
1 large clove of Garlic minced
2 Tbls. Extra virgin oil
White pepper to taste – it is not sharp like black pepper

Mix the tomatoes, cheese, scallions, dill, garlic, oil and pepper in a large bowl. Keep refrigerated.

The avocado needs to be firm, but not hard as a rock. Usually if you keep it one day after you buy it, that’s about right. Peel them last so they don’t get soft.

Cut into decent sized pieces. If you make them too small, they will get mushy. Add the avocado last. Toss with the rest of the ingredients and store in the refrigerator in a 2qt covered container.

If you try fresh mozzarella, remember that it is not as firm as regular packaged cheese. You can experiment by adding other ingredients to this salad. It’s great to add other ingredients also, like parcooked asparagus.
– Nusia Dubas

Bon Appetit!!

Susan

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  • Maria

    Yes, Dill does make a difference, I always use it in my salads; fresh if I have it or dried which is in my spice cabinet.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Maria

  • Mary

    Hi Susan,
    I enjoyed reading your blog and the picture of all us is great. Your messages and prayers are very inspirational. See you at the next bible study.
    Love, Mary

  • Joanne

    Hey Susan!

    It feels like I haven’t been by to say hello in so long. I was thrilled to read that you have begun a writer’s group. I loved that you arrived when they were reading about flirting with writing. How convicting for me to read that today.

    I also loved reading this post about your Bible study group. I have been going through quite a lot, I think I told you that we are seeking God for a new church home. Well, a few days ago, with no church home to call my own yet, I resigned myself to doing a Bible study alone and told Paul this. He encouraged me to call a couple of my close friends and now there will be seven of us in my home on Monday night doing the Beth Moore study, Believing God.

    I pray that I will one day get to post something like you just did here about us.

    So..how is the writing coming along? Have you been working on your projects? Or is football season still a distraction, haha!Any writers’ conferences in your future?

    Well friend, fill me in when you get the chance.

    Joanne :O)

  • Jen

    Thank you so much, Susan! This is a wonderful place that you have created, I plan to come visit often.

    Love,
    Jen