Author Daneille Snowden

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When I was 7 years old I was born again! Five years later, the Lord filled me with His Holy Spirit and called me out to serve in full time service in the ministry. My heart is missions and a longing to love people into God's Kingdom.
I love to teach God's Word, pray with people and write. 
Soon, we are hoping our Jesus opens amazing doors to walk into mission endeavors.

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."