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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Leadership, Not Showmanship

All weekend all you've heard about is Perry and Bachman...we have another how many months to hear this...and my husband is going to watch Hannity and listen to him on the radio every single chance  he can...

But the only three words that i remember from Thursday's debate are Santorum's "leadership, not showmanship"...

How many people running for office, running our schools and communities, or even running into the local Walmart are more interested in making appearances and gaining public favor/popularity than taking a firm stand between right and wrong?

Way back in the 1600's Williams Penn advised us to avoid popularity because it has many snares and no real benefit. We should remember that right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it and that the person who does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but is sure of both in the end. Ever thought that right-wing conservatives might be called the "right" for a very good reason(?!)...

Peanut Butter Rolls

Peanut Butter Rolls
5-1/4C flour
1/4C sugar
2 envelopes yeast
1-1/2tsp salt
1-1/4C milk
1/4C water
1/2C peanut butter
1 egg
1/4C chopped peanuts---Combine 1-1/3C flour, sugar, yeast, salt.

---Heat milk, water, peanut butter to 130o.
---Gradually add to flour mixture. 
---Beat 2min at medium speed of electric mixer. 
---Add egg, 1/2C flour.
---Beat 2min at high speed. 
---Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. 
---Knead on lightly floured surface 10min.
---Cover. Let rest 10min.
---Divide dough into 2 equal portions. 
---Roll each half to 14 x 8-inch rectangle. 
---Combine 2/3C peanut butter, 1/3C sugar, 2Tbsp butter, egg.
---Spread peanut butter filling on each rectangle.
---Roll up tightly from long side, pinching seam to seal.
---Cut into 8 equal pieces.
---Place, cut side up, in 2 greased 9" round pans. 
---Cover. Let rise 45min.
---Bake at 375 for 25min. 
---Remove from pans.
---Cool on wire racks.
---Melt 2oz semi-sweet chocolate,1Tbsp butter. Stir until smooth.
---Drizzle over rolls.
---Sprinkle with chopped peanuts