Day: December 31, 2018

Planning the Unwritten

What do you dream about? What do you wish? Or do you at all? What touches your heart, and reminds you of your fragile mortality?

When I meet people, usually online but in any way none the less, these are the kinds of questions I want to ask.

I want to know what’s been your biggest hurdle in life, and what knocked you completely down? What did you overcome when you couldn’t see past your pain… Or fear? What did you see in yourself when the Towers fell… And when Hurricane Katrina wiped out so much of Louisiana?

No, my thinking isn’t traditional, nor will I ever wish it to be. This one life, why we walking around with “How you doin?” 🤔🤔

There’s a million facts about cultures I’ve yet to learn, and people who could teach me. There’s a reality different as night is to day… From one person to the next. Experience is our teacher and our testimony to inspire others.

Isolated isn’t how we were meant to live. Jaded isn’t how we were created. Distant and no socialization throws us into a negative aura that has potential to break us.

We really need one another. We really should rely on one another… And talk to one another. Even here, beyond our fictional characters and made up stories… We are people who are trying our best with this challenge called life.

Human contact… genuine interest… Initiative outreach… Loving concern… Deeper questions… Alittle extra time to converse… Active listening… Reflective listening… checking in… Making the first move… Voicing appreciation, admiration, or gratitude. Complimenting a stranger, buying someone coffee, holding a door open, offering a helping hand.

We’ve grown so pissed off that there’s another human being ever within 100 yards of ourselves. I want to dig into your thoughts and discover what you believe. I want to know who inspires you, and what you love doing. I want to know your goals for the week, or which song has recently become “your gam”….

Life’s so short; let’s spend it doing things that’ll make a difference.

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Yummy Recipe

This is Oh My Gosh Good!! I made it some time ago and have been dreaming about it since (😂😂)! Not really, but trust me, it’s going to be one of your “go to’s”.

Taken from Life Made Simple Bakes

Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts, filleted and seasoned with salt and pepper*
  • 4 oz. crimini mushrooms, sliced (optional)
  • ½ small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 c. half and half
  • 2 tsp. kosher sea salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. ground sage
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • 8 oz. egg noodles or other pasta
  • 1 c. frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 c. frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • Pie crust crumbles (optional)**
Directions
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, add the butter. Once the butter has melted, add the prepared chicken and cook until golden brown on each side/reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Remove from the pot and transfer to a cutting board. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add the mushrooms, onion, celery and carrots, saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Pour in the chicken stock along with the half and half, whisk, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Turn the heat up to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Cut the chicken into small bite-size chunks and return it to the pot. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, sage, cayenne and paprika. When the mixture begins to boil, add the pasta and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 10-15 minutes, then add the corn, peas and parsley. Cook until the pasta is tender and the sauce is thick, about 6-8 minutes (note: the sauce with thicken as it cools). Remove from the heat and serve with pie crust crumbles, if desired.
Notes
*You can use rotisserie chicken too, shred about 2 cups. Add it in step 3.
**I used frozen pie crust, crumbled about ⅓ cup of it and baked it at 350 degrees until it was golden brown. This is totally OPTIONAL! Toasted panko breadcrumbs would be delicious too 

Recipe source: Life Made Simple

Good Morning🍩☕️

GOOOoooDddd MORNING VIETNAM💚

Hope everyone has started this LAST MONDAY of 2018 off on a positive note=}

I can say I have, couple cups of coffee in. I’ve caught up on dishes. I’ve worked through all my automatic renewal monthly subscriptions and cancelled many. Girls are entertained and it’s only quarter of ten.

How’s your day started? Anyone have anything exciting happen that they’d like to share???

🥳🥳Oh yes: TOMORROW BEGINS MY JANUARY CONTEST. Simply try and be my top or 2nd best comments blogger for January🥳🥳