Archive for June 13th, 2007

A recipe for Laura

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007


4 Tablespoons butter

½ cup chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

4 tomatoes, sliced

2 large green peppers, thinly sliced

2 teaspoons salt

½ teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon oregano

2 long loaves French bread

4 Tablespoons oil

12 slices bologna, fried

8 strips crisply cooked bacon

8 slices provolone cheese

Melt butter in a large skillet; add onion and garlic; cook over moderate heat until onion is golden brown. Add tomatoes, peppers, salt, pepper and oregano. Cook over low heat until peppers are just soft.

Split the loaves of bread in half lengthwise; sprinkle cut surfaces with oil. Arrange layers of bologna, pepper mixture, bacon and cheese on bottom halves of bread. Cover with tops. Wrap tightly in heavy aluminum foil.

Place on grill over hot coals and heat about 15 minutes, or bake at 350 degrees for about 15 or 20 minutes. Cut into crosswise pieces.

Serves 8.

It’s been a long time since I made this, but Laura remembered it and asked for the recipe, so here it is. 🙂
This is a fun, picnic-y food. Not health food, but good for the occasional summer meal.

Martin Luther has something to say

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

I know all too well that I fall short of the standards set by God’s wholesome law. As I read in I John 1:8-10:

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Because of this awareness, I’m appreciative of the following quote from the famous reformer Martin Luther:

This life, therefore, is not righteousness but growth in righteousness,
not health but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise.
We are not yet what we shall be but we are growing toward it.
The process is not yet finished but it is going on.
This is not the end but it is the road.
All does not yet gleam in glory but all is being purified.

– Martin Luther

I found this quote on an article entitled Personal Reflection which was recommended on the Reformation 21 blog. I’m looking forward to reading that article this morning.