Thank you all so much for the thoughts you shared in yesterday’s posts. It is comforting to read that some of you are going thru the same thing too. Here are some bits of wisdom that I found thought-provoking:
– u kind of learn to let it go and then BAM it hits you. its like a welcomed slap in the face lol.. i guess thats what happens when u clear ur mind.. u allow room for thoughts/new ideas/channels etc – Kelsey
- It’s never too late to change your mind or try something new – Sarah
- Sometimes we just gotta do what we don’t want to do until we have an opportunity to run with our dreams. – Shawnee
- I think it’s exciting there are so many things you want to do! i’m sure when you begin pursuing one it will become more clear if that’s what you want to do or not- and good thing we can always change our minds later on and try something new! – Simply Life
- It is a horrible American lie that you have to do “something that you love” or “something that defines you.” You are not what you do. You are HOW you do what you do. Work is WORK. It should be 25% AWESOME 50%okay and 25% HARD. ALmost all people I know it was a gradual progression, myself included, and REALLY ABOUT TIMING. WHO you know, WHEN. So, be open and the best advice is, have a mentor you talk to about these things frequently… – Special K
So with all of that, I am going to keep chill and wander down my path that until I stumble across the right opportunity. I’m also celebrating know that I have crossed department director at a non-profit off my list of careers. And Kelly, if I do open bakery, I am comforted to know that you would be my best customer :)
I enjoyed yet another salad tonight featuring my mom’s sesame chicken.
Today’s mix featured spinach, broccoli, quinoa, roasted red pepper, feta, parsley, a blob of spinach dip and some balsamic. Again, I don’t get excited by meat very often but this chicken does it for me. I thought I’d share the recipe as it is so good. It makes a big batch and has become a staple at family parties. What is your favorite family recipe?
Mom’s Sesame Chicken
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup White Wine
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 2 TB grated ginger
- 1 TB dry mustard
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 4 cloves crushed garlic
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion
- 3 TB sesame seeds
- 2 whole chickens quartered (Mom uses chicken breasts only)
- Combine all ingredients but chicken in a large bowl and stir well. Place chicken in a large ziplock bag (you will probably need two) and pour in marinade. Seal bags and marinate in the refrigerator for 4-8 hours. Cook chicken over medium hot coals for 15-20 min.
I am currently working on this little dessert bowl of goodness.
I mixed a blob of plain of Oikos with some cocoa powder and stuck it in the freezer while I ate dindin, about 20 min. Post dinner, I drizzled on a little Nutella and some chopped hazelnuts. Yum! Desserty but not too sweet. The yogurt was just starting to freeze and take on a different texture. I think it would have been perfect after another 20 min.
Take care friends,