Freshwater Academy

Fresh Water Academy was founded in 2010. It is home to four lovely young ladies of learning and their dedicated teachers. Located in the wilds of Wyoming, the name Fresh Water Academy was chosen as a Western analogy to Christ. Just as He is the Living Water, and we must have Him to have eternal life, any desert dweller knows the importance of fresh water to life, both for self, and the nourishment of crops or livestock. By taking nourishment in God and His word, we strengthen our own relationship with Him, our faith, and the quality and abundance of our fruitfulness.

Our keystone verse is from Jeremiah, Chapter 17, Verse 8: "For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit."

The fruit that we speak of is mentioned in Galatians 5:22
"22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

And the heat could be anything we experience that might test our faith in God; trials and tribulations, relationships, anything that focuses our love and attention anywhere but on Him...

Monday, February 6, 2012

Superbowl Sunday Supper with Friends and Family

The Youth went to town for a Superbowl Party, so we invited a few people over.  We started with Losse and Wendy, and Colleen, and Willy, and by the time we'd gathered our family in town, we were blessed with a visit from Audrey and Kieran with Nathan in tow, Pierre and Sandi, Little David and Alicia with Zoe, and Anthony.  A nice houseful for us :)!

As my mom says, we do everything...BIG.  We made a variety of recipes, put as much together on Saturday as we could, and prepped the rest Sunday morning so all we had to do after church was throw the wings in the oven to warm, and set out the rest of the food.

Hunks of bread and chips for dipping
Spinach artichoke dip, made by Becca
Spinach Dip created by Aunt Colleen and served in a yummy breadbowl!
Pico de Gallo from Hannah's Hands
Guacamole by Justice
Classic Wings by Paul
Asian Wings by Sonja
Homemade Ranch Dip by Paul
Homemade Bleu Cheese Dip by Sonja
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
BBQ Black Beans
Knock You Naked Brownies (which are so extra special that they have their own post).

The pork sandwiches, we created by slow cooking two shoulder roasts overnight after rubbing them with a variety of herbs, garlic, paprika, sesame oil, and putting a few bouillon cubes into the liquid.  Right before serving we dumped in an entire bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's, and provided warm buns for dishing up.

The majority of the recipes are from The Pioneer Woman!

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