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...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Switching Gears

I saw this great recipe on CafeMom today!  It was in my Kids' Health Group in the April Random post, and I thought "I love crockpot cooking on Wednesdays because it's always so busy, I have a bottle of Caesar dressing in the back, this will be great!"

Quoting new_mom808:

 I made this for dinner last night and it was AWESOME!

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts (I used Chicken Breasts)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of your favorite Caesar dressing (I used Brianna's Asiago Caesar)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley or 2 teaspoons of dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 12 slider buns or 4-6 regular sized hamburger buns

Place chicken in a 3-4 quart slow cooker with 1-2 cups of water, cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.

Remove chicken from cooker using a slotted spoon and drain the water from the slow cooker. Place chicken on a cutting board and pull chicken into shreds, discarding any fat.

Place chicken back in the cooker and pour dressing, Parmesan cheese, parsley, and pepper over the top. Stir until mixed evenly. Cover and cook on high heat for 30 minutes or until mixture is hot.

Spoon 1/4 cup mixture onto each slider bun if you are making sliders or more for regular sized buns. Top with extra shredded Parmesan cheese and lettuce to serve.

Okay, change of plans.  I went to make this, thinking I had a full bottle of caesar dressing on the shelf, and it was gone!  Hmmm.  Trying to decide if we're going to go with an Asian flavor, a buffalo flavor, or something like vidalia onion....

Except, I realized it is an hour later than I thought it was, and I don't have time to make changes.  We'll be having this tomorrow!  Tonight it's leftover city!

1 comment:

  1. I ended up making it with a squirt of Hidden Valley the next night (in the interest of time), and serving it open faced on garlic bread. It was yummy! Will definitely make this again and will probably experiment with lots of flavors! Great stuff!