Life Is All About Perspective


1 a perspectiveOnce upon a time the father of a rich family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live in order for him to learn to appreciate living in wealth.

They spent one day and one night on a farm with a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?”

“It was great Dad!”

“Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked.

“Yeah! He said. “I sure did.”

“So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?” the father asked

The son answered, “I saw that we have a dog at home, and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of1 a 2 perspective the garden; they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lamps in the garden; they have the stars.

Our patio reaches to the front yard; they have a whole horizon.”

When the little boy was finished, his father was speechless.

His son added, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are!”

It’s true that it all depends on the way you look at things.

If you have love, friends, family, health, good humor and a positive attitude towards life — you’ve got everything!

You can’t buy any of these things. You may have all the material possessions you can imagine, provisions for the future, and more. But if you are poor of spirit, you have nothing!


Featured Recipe         Pork Chops À La Grecque



This is a quick and easy recipe for one of those No Time To Cook nights. This recipe proves that even when you think you don’t have time to cook you can still whip up a scrumptious meal in no time.

And since time was important tonight, I shamelessly got my salad and orzo side dishes from the deli. No need to tell anyone. Let your family think you slaved in the kitchen for hours.

You can tell by the number of ingredients how easy this recipe is.

You could use chicken instead of pork chops. I love options.

Have you ever noticed that food always sound and tastes better when you use a foreign phrase in the recipe name?

The name of this recipe makes the dish sound expensive, rich, and fit for a King.

It is all about perspective.

This is what you will need for 3 people:

3 medium thick pork chops, bone in or out

2 garlic cloves

1 tablespoons dried oregano

3 tablespoons olive oil + oil for cooking

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste


Here is what you do:

Press the garlic into a bowl.


Add the olive oil, the lemon juice, the oregano and mix well with a whisk.



Pat the chops dry.


Salt and pepper the chops too taste. Press the seasoning into the pork chop with your fingers so they adhere to the chops.


Place a spoonful or so of the lemon mixture on top of each chop. Smear to coat, and press into the chop. Do the same to the other side.

Let the chops sit for 30 minutes to let the flvors soak into the meat and bring the meat to room temperature.


Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add about 1 tablespoon of oil and continue heating untill the oil is hot.

Add the pork chops and brown on one side for about 3-6 minutes depending on thickness.


Then using tongs, turn the chops over and brown on the other side for 3 – 6 minutes.


Remove from the pan and let sit about 2-3 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.


Serve with a salad and some orzo or potatoes.


Bon appétit!!!


3 medium thick pork chops              $6.32

2 garlic cloves                                $0.26

1 tablespoons dried oregano           $0.88

4 tablespoons olive oil                     $0.92

2-3 tbspns fresh lemon juice           $0.69 

1 tbspns olive oil for cooking           $0.46

Salt and pepper to taste

Total cost = $9.53
Cost per person = $3.18

Quote of the Day

Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.

Alphonse Karr


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