Delicious (and Healthy!) Thanksgiving Recipes

Sara Correnti, MS RD LD, Manager of Health & Welfare – Member Wellness Products with Concordia Plan Services, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about delicious (and healthy!) recipes for Thanksgiving, including Mediterranean Breakfast Muffins, Whole Grain Farro Stuffing with Miso Mushrooms, and Roasted Balsamic Brussel Sprouts.

Mediterranean Breakfast Muffins by Rima Kleiner, RD, author of Dish on Fish

Set oven to 350 degrees

Combine 2 eggs, 2 ounces cooked / canned salmon, and 1/4 cup feta; combines and pour evenly into muffin tins

Bake for about to 20 to 25 minutes

These freeze well, making them perfect for busy mornings!

Whole Grain Farro Stuffing with Miso Mushrooms  
cookinglight.com/recipes/farro-stuffing-with-miso-mushrooms

Cooking spray

1 3/4 cups uncooked farro

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 pound mixed fresh mushrooms (such as shiitake caps, cremini, and oyster), chopped

1 cup chopped carrots

2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage

1 1/2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1/4 cup white miso

1 cup unsalted chicken stock

4 ounces fontina cheese, grated (about 1 cup)

2 teaspoons sherry vinegar

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat a 2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray. Cook farro according to package directions to yield about 4 cups; drain and set aside.

While farro cooks, melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Add carrots, sage, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in miso; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add stock; simmer until liquid is reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

Combine cooked farro, mushroom mixture, cheese, vinegar, pepper, and salt in a large bowl. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake at 400°F until top is lightly toasted, about 20 minutes.

Roasted Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

1-2 pounds Brussel sprouts, washed and halved

1 Tbsp garlic powder

1-2 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp balsamic glaze /reduction

2 Tbsp shave Parmesan (optional)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

For crispy Brussel sprouts, after chopping sprout in half, pull off 1-3 layers of leaves as you arrange on rimmed baking sheet

Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle on garlic powder, tossing to combine

Bake for 25-30 min or until tender, stirring halfway

Drizzle with balsamic glaze; sprinkle lightly with Parmesan cheese as desired.

Adoption Stories: Lutheran Family Service of Iowa

Kimberly Laube,  Director of Life Ministries with Lutheran Family Service of Iowa, joins Andy and Sarah during the Adoption Stories series to talk about the work of Lutheran Family Service, how LFS helps birth parents and potential adopting parents, and the different routes to adoption. Learn more about Lutheran Family Service of Iowa at lutheranfamilyservice.org, and find Lutheran Family and Children Services in your area at lcms.org/rso and search keyword “adoption.”

November Lutheran Witness: Singing at the Supper

Rev. Paul Becker, pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church in Kingsport, Tennessee, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his article “Singing at the Supper: Teaching, Praising and Praying in the Lord’s Supper” in the November issue of the Lutheran Witness, including what we confess when we sing during the Supper, how these hymns teach us about the faith, and a few examples of beautiful texts.

Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the Lutheran Witness at cph.org/witness.

November Lutheran Witness Preview

Rev. Roy Askins, Managing Editor of The Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the themes in the November issue of LW, why it’s important to have these hard conversations about the Lord’s Supper, and what we can learn about doctrine and practice through this issue. Read this article at witness.lcms.org/2020/fellowship-at-the-table-for-you.

Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the Lutheran Witness at cph.org/witness.

Mental Health Monday: Building Industry— Relationships, Ideas, Emotions

Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what it means to build industry with building relationships, thoughts and ideas, and emotions, how we make time for relationships in our vocations, and what contributes to our feelings of purpose.

Hear Mental Health Mondays each Monday at 9am CT! Find all episode with the tag “Mental Health Monday.” View Deaconess Heidi’s Mental Health Playlist on Youtube and find all of her writings at heidigoehmann.com.

Hymnody for the End of the Church Year

Matt Machemer, Associate Kantor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, joins Sarah to talk about the themes we hear at the end of the church year, a few of the hymns we sing during this time, and what we learn about our God and the end times in these hymns. Learn about Lutheran Service Book 508, 511, 512, and 516. Find your copy of the Lutheran Service Book Companion to the Hymns at cph.org.

Jesse Tree: Advent 2020 from CPH

Lisa Clark, Senior Editor for Curriculum Resources with Concordia Publishing House, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the Advent resources available this year from CPH, the wonderful “Jesse Tree” theme in the materials, and how families and churches can use these materials. Find all of these resources, including the family activity kit, at cph.org/advent.

Triennial Mission and Ministry Focus

Rev. Kevin Robson— Chief Mission Officer of the LCMS, Rev. Steven Briel— Chair of the Board for National Mission for the LCMS, and Rev. Bernhard Seter— Chair of the Board for International Mission for the LCMS, join Andy and Sarah to talk through Resolution 4-04A from the 2019 LCMS Synodical Convention: “To Expand and Strengthen the Input with Which the Synod’s Triennial Mission and Ministry Emphases Are Determined.” They discuss what this resolution means for these boards, the mission and ministry planning at the synodical level, and what congregations can expect to see in the coming year.

Find the 2019 Convention Proceedings at here.

Adoption Stories: Grant and Sarah De Jong

Grant and Sarah De Jong join Andy and Sarah during the Adoption Stories series to talk about what made adoption important to them, the process of their adoption of a child with Down Syndrome, and what they learned in this experience that would be helpful to other families considering adoption. Learn more about Lutheran Family Service of Iowa at lutheranfamilyservice.org, and find Lutheran Family and Children Services in your area at lcms.org/rso and search keyword “adoption.”