Author Daneille Snowden

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I have been happily married for 26 years to my best friend, soul mate and partner in the ministry-Brad. Graced by God with three wonderful children of whom I have home schooled for 19 years. I am also an ordained minister and love to teach God's Word as well as lead worship in our churches we pastor. Oh and yes, my dh and I have Pastored for over 22 years and thank the Lord for using us.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Snowden Family's Fave' Recipes - Green Chili Enchilada Soup

                                                                   
Snowden Family's Favorite Recipes 
 Green Chili Enchilada Soup
 

 I simply avoid sharing recipes, just because I truly know there are many out there that are far superior than mine.
Yet, our family has become true 'FOODIES' thus we are quite particular on what we eat, and how we prepare it. Guess it's the day we live in. When I was a little girl; I had no idea what ethnic restaurants were. Taco's were what mom made on Friday nights as she mixed instant seasoning in her ground beef and she fried the corn tortilla's in her skillet. It wasn't until college that my pallet would dive into a sea of unforgettable flavors; thus, me turning from a bland cooking scheme to a bask array of culinary delight!
Our family; like so many American families have their 'Go-To' favorites that are a must at least on a monthly basis. It's those meals you fix when your son or daughter comes home to visit.
I will introduce to you one of a many of our Snowden Family Favorites: Green Chili Enchilada Soup!
I use to not be a soup lover, but this soup whisk me away to a caldron of deliciousness in the soup world. We have only been eating this for around two years and wish oh so much I had started earlier. I have made green chili chicken enchiladas for over 20 years.
Stir soup well, let simmer for
time slated. The flavors
emulsify all through.
 


RECIPE
For 2 Gallons of soup
Chicken (is our preference): I use good chicken breast, 8 lg. pieces.
Cumin : 1 tb
Red Chili Powder: 3 to 4 tb
Cilantro: A LOT! 5 Tb. ++
Onion Powder: 3 tb.
Basil: 2 tb.
Thyme: 1 tb.
Minced Garlic: 4 cloves
Fine Chopped Onion: 1 med.
Chicken Base: 3 to 4 tb.
Bl. Pepper: 2 tb
Salsa: Our home made salsa (yum)! Consisting of your basic roma tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeno's, vinegar, lemon juice...etc. If you don't have your own, then cheat and add a quality salsa (or ask a neighbor, friend or relative for a jar). I put about 2 pints in this soup.
Black Beans: 1 can (rinse well)
Corn: We use white corn fresh from the garden. 2 cups
Green Chili (Verde) Enchilada Sauce: 2 cans or make home made by cooking gr. chili's with your typical seasoning (cumin, chili, pepper, salt, some garlic..etc.).  2 cans or 2 1/2 cups.
 
METHOD:
Slow cook (on med./low) chicken for 2 to 3 hours. Until you are able to shred it.
Add seasoning + chicken base, onion & garlic, salsa; cook for 20 min. [Smells all through your house, you want to put Latin music on and dance.]
Add beans + corn cook for another 30 min.
To thicken if needed, mix 1 tb. of corn starch to 1/2 c. of water, then add to soup.
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Now the tastiest part for us: fry up corn tortillas, cut up some avocados...pull out some sour cream.
The amount depends on the # you are serving. Freshness is the key for the tortillas. Think 1 per person or per bowl.
Ladle the soup in the bowl, place a couple slices of avocados, sprinkle in the tortillas and a dollop of sour cream.
 
 Shred some mozzarella cheese to add a brilliant flavor!
Turn the Latin Music down low, with family gathered around...Bow your heads and thank Your Lord Jesus for providing such a wonderful meal, and a beautiful family.
Then; A él le gusta comer y bailar.
 
Enjoy!
 
 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

ENCOURAGE

Look at this word; ENCOURAGE with me.... 


EN: means 'to put into'  // COURAGE: mental or moral strength.

The entire word, ENCOURAGE: to make (someone) more determined, hopeful, or confident, to give help AND I LIKE THIS:  to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope.

To encourage is to inspire with HOPE. Encourage requires an ENCOURAGER...right? We all need encouragement almost daily. Yet, we also need to encourage...daily. It gives life, by spreading HOPE. Sometimes, those who we could never imagine needing help are the very one's who need it.

You may ask; how can I give HOPE when I myself don't have it? I'll tell ya, (from experience) -- BY GOING TO THE ONE WHO INSPIRES, WHO GIVES LIFE AND HOPE CONTINUOUSLY- JESUS! King David in I Sam. 30:6 was quite discouraged, he was the one always encouraging others --now he was facing a true hopeless situation. Yet: "... but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God."

My friend, go to the Lord...every day; He is your True Source of inspiration and courage. After you receive it, start your day then being an ENCOURAGER by ENCOURAGING others. Do this by placing strength into others today (by spreading the Hope of Jesus).
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1 Thessalonians 5:11 "Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing."
 
 Hebrews 3:13 "But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called "Today," so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin."



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TO MY FRIENDS ALL OVER THE WORLD sharing a simple note to you.

Greetings Readers!  

I am doing something this time I don't think that I have done before; that is just write what's on my mind. As late as it is right now, that might not be too much. :)

I have been working on my different Blogs when I  noticed I get 'hits' from all over the world. I envy my blog being avowed the opportunity to visit Cyprus, Spain, France, Germany, even Russia among many many more amazing countries. I can feel the warm Mediterranean Breeze blowing on my blog with a tint of saltiness...ahhh it smells heavenly.  

From when I was old enough to THINK I always dreamed of travelling. I even thought that one day I would live in foreign countries as a missionary. My degree is in Missions, studying foreign cultures was a 'lift' to my spirits. I would even now, with my family love to travel and visit my friends from all over. It was just be a thrill getting to know you and your families by teaching me your ways of living; as I would eat new foods and try out fresh adventures. 
I also would just love to share God's Love to you and the area you live. By simply ushering out His amazing Words of Hope as well as pray for healings in precious people's bodies. 

Meanwhile, I live in a sweet little...LITTLE community. I am a stranger here, even though we have took residence five years ago. Stepping out of the evangelistic field and planting a home church; we accepted a pastorate position of a small church who welcomed us with open hearts. The little town is busy, and yes it is an area where as an outsider it feels as if everyone is related. Many have grown up together, gone to church together and even went to school at the same time. There is always a tie in with one another. Our 'tie-in' is that we pastor here. We reach out by being involved with a few events on occasion or help at the local food pantry.  

So, we pour ourselves into the people we pastor. Thanking God for them and any opportunities He gives to use us. Yet, we know there is a BIG CALL out there for us to answer. To minister to the GENERATIONS here and all across this great big world. I envision the grandma who is praying hard for her family, the parents holding their heads in frustration on how to care for their children. The hungry, lonely and many in pain who need to hear if there is any HOPE in this day we all live in. [Both here and abroad.]

This takes me back to the beginning of my letter to you, my readers across the globe...1) Know I am praying for you.  2) I and my family care very much, so much we are asking God to make a way to come and minister literally as well as figuratively to you (via the blog).  We are in the midst of starting our ministry: HOPE FOR THE GENERATIONS. God has stirred this in our spirits for over 10 years now. We are burdened for every generation, especially the future generations. The Bible is FULL of promises as we pray; by proclaiming God's Word plus living out what He has called us to do, in that He will save the generations. 

Will you pray for us too? Really, really pray...we need wisdom, direction, open doors, doors of favor, of course always $$$, literal doors that would host us and help us minister to your own community, fast and pray for revival among the generations. If you are in a position and feel compelled by the Holy Spirit to help...just leave a comment and we will communicate personally after that. 

Meanwhile, here goes my blog off to the Ukraine, Turkey, India and even Hawaii. I wish I could make it come back with you, so I may meet and know my readers. 

Blessings and thanks for allowing me to just simply write you.

Daneille Le Anna Gray Snowden