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Just For Today

 

With rising gas and food prices and high unemployment we often fret and worry about the future.  We often forget the simplicity of taking it one day at a time.

Just for today………….., I will try to live through this day only, and will not tackle all my problems at once. I can do some things for 12 hours that would appall me if I felt I had to keep it up for a lifetime.

Just for today………….., I will be happy. This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln once said, “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

Just for today………….., I will adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my “luck” as it comes, and fit myself to it.

Just for today………….., I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study. I will learn something useful, I will not be a mental loafer, I will read something that requires effort, thought, and concentration.

Just for today………….., I will exercise my soul in three ways. I will do somebody a good turn, and not get found out; if anyone knows of it, it will not count. I will do at least two things I don’t want to do – just for exercise. I will not show anyone that my feelings are hurt; they may be hurt, but I will not show it.

Just for today………….., I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, criticize no one, find fault wit no one and endeavor not to improve or regulate anyone except myself.

Just for today………….., I will have a program. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will save myself from two pests; hurry and indecision.

Just for today………….., I will have a quite half-hour all by myself, and relax. During this half-hour I will try to get a better perspective of my life.

Just for today………….., I will be unafraid. Especially, I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful, and to believe that as I give to the world, so the world will give to me.

Author Unknown

NOTICE:  Because of the Easter holiday I will not be posting on Sunday, April 24, 2011. I will be back with more fun and more recipes on Monday. April 25th. I wish you and your loved ones a blessed holiday.

Featured Recipe        Zucchini Mushrooms Peppers &  Tomato Skewers

Continuing with the theme of eating a rainbow today’s recipe is bright and colorful. I use green, red, yellow, and white. This is another quick and easy dish to fix. Grilling food always is.

You can make vegetable skewers with any vegetables you wish and like. Small onions would be great with this veggie combo. These go with everything – pork, beef, chicken, or lamb. If you are a vegetarian, you can make a meal out of these by serving with another vegetable and/or serving over rice.

Another great thing about grilled veggies is they are as good cold as hot. So left overs can be taken to work for lunch the next day. They also make a great sub sandwich, either hot or cold. Use these grilled veggies atop lettuce greens for a super delicious salad.

This is what you will need for 3 people:

½ red pepper

½ yellow pepper

1-2 small to medium zucchini

6 tomatoes

6 mushrooms

Olive oil, spray or regular

Salt and pepper to taste

Here is what you do:

Wash, and cut the zucchini and peppers into big chunks. Wash tomatoes and clean the mushrooms with a brush and damp paper towel. Leave tomatoes and mushrooms whole.

NOTE 1: I do not use cherry tomatoes for skewering. I find they are too small for skewering as they often fall off theskewer. I use Campari tomatoes, a little larger, but still have the advantage pf being smaller than a regular tomato.

NOTE 2:  I went ahead and chopped up all of the peppers. I can use them in salads over the next few days (save prep time) or ready made snacks in the fridge for when I get the munchies.

Skewer zucchini, mushroom caps, peppers, and cherry tomatoes in an alternating pattern.

Spray on or brush with olive oil on both side. Add some salt and pepper, and if you wish other spices or herbs of your choice.

Cook on a grill that has been brushed or sprayed with olive oil turn and spray/brush with oil frequently till done as desired. As you can see, I only grilled 2 skewers as Idid not want to crowd the grill.

I like mine to be charred around the edges. That is what makes the vegetables nice and sweet and sooooo delicious.

Serve. I served the vegetables on a  bed of rice and with a pork chop. A salad would be good too.

Bon Appetit!!!!!

Cost

½ red pepper             $0.50

½ yellow pepper         $0.50

1-2 zucchini                $0.89             

6 tomatoes                 $1.02

6 mushrooms              $0.86

Olive oil                      $0.30

Salt and pepper

Total cost = $4.07

Cost per person = $1.36

Quote of the Day

Be true to your work, your word, and your friends.

Henry David Thoreau

 

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