May 26th, 2021

I didn’t win the Million Dollar drawing this Wednesday but that is alright because I never really needed it in the first place. —– I just entered the drawing for the sake of winning …. which i did not achieve! — Oh well ….what else is new?

I wrote an opinion editorial about the pandemic yesterday and didn’t get a single “Like” on it. Maybe people are sick and tired of hearing about the pandemic.

I have been watching a series on Netflix called “Shameless.” — If you ever watch it, you will quickly understand the title.

There was an article I read telling about how in Russia people wash and dry their plastic bags and use them over and over again. — I figured I would try it out. — It is a lot of work so I am not going to make a habit of it. My used plastic bags are going in to the recycle bin.

Lately I have been searching for new taste sensations and so I present to you “Steamed Cauliflower With Creole Seasoning on it.” In lieu of the Creole seasoning you can substitute Louisiana Hot Sauce if you want to.

While we are on the subject of enticing new food combinations let me introduce you to the following different kind of peanut butter sandwich:

Board, Bread, Brown, Butter, Crumb, Food, Fresh, Meal
THE BEGINNINGS OF A NEW KIND OF PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH

Slather the creamy peanut butter onto your choice of bread …. and then add a fried egg … and then add some sriracha sauce to the top of the egg …. enjoy! I think you will be pleased.

SPEAKING OF RECIPES

Have you ever noticed that when some people read a new recipe for something wonderful, they will always add their own touches to it and absolute miss out on whatever the originator of the recipe had in mind in the first place?

I have offered a lot of recipes to other people over the years and when I do, the thing I hate to hear most back from them is, “Well I prefer my peanut butter sandwiches plain.” — When people react to your new recipe with a statement like that is is almost like they are saying, “No, I am not going to try your recipe because I have my own way of doing things and I am sticking to it no matter what!”

It’s not very encouraging and very often people who react like that miss out on something they actually like somewhere along the line.

THE VALUE OF EDUCATION

I was recently asked, “How did your education shape or change your thinking?”

After thinking about this for awhile, the following occurred to me:

My education taught me that the world is not the same as it is portrayed in textbooks and lectures. The world that I live in does not operate by rote answers to problems or by repetitive statistics that lead individuals to be nothing more than carbon copies of either their teachers or their contemporaries or worse yet, robots running around making the same movements as everybody and repeating the same details that everyone else has been forced by the system to memorize during classes.

My education taught me that there is nothing worse than being nothing more than another member of a well-cultivated and conditioned herd; so I learned the value in being an outlier, an independent thinker — one who thinks outside the box and never relies on the wisdom of the herd for accomplishments or achievements.

If a person can understand that nobody succeeds in life without failing a handful of times and if that same person can grasp the concept, “Whatever the mind can conceive the man or the woman can achieve.” There are no limits to the potential of that statement. It is an absolute statement and when it is understood as such then the inquiring mind can be freed of all the constraints that come with doubt and the sky is the limit.

As an example of what I am talking about here, the automobile sales person has two choices about how he or she sees themselves: The sales person can see him or herself as one who sells cars or he or she can see themselves as one who sells looks, style, luxury and convenience. I can assure you that the former of the above will sell a lot less vehicles than the latter! I know this principle works because I have had the experience of being in a place where I was forced to choose between creating a product and then finding a market for it or finding the need for a product and filling the need.

The person who earnestly desires to live in a luxury home has a couple of choices: He or she can struggle and work to earn the down payment and the subsequent payments on that home. If that is the route chosen, then the end result will be that the person ends up with a home and a mortgage.

The second choice in the above scenario is that instead of taking out a mortgage on the luxury home, the person takes out loans to buy tax distressed houses, then fixing them up and then flipping them for profit ….and using the many thousands of dollars of profit generated by the enterprise earns what is needed to pay cash for the luxury home.

FOOD ENHANCEMENT TIPS

Imagine the extra nutrition that could be gained if you were to take a can of commercially prepared vegetable soup, for example, and added some extra vegetables that you have boiled or steamed.

Imagine if you took some orange juice from the bottle that you got at the grocery store and added an entire peeled orange that you have pureed in your high speed blender. You then have “Super Orange” juice with all the pulpy fiber and added flavor that anybody could ever want.

2 thoughts on “May 26th, 2021

  1. I come late to your posts, probably because of time differences. But I did see other likes on your Pandemic one today.
    Cars tend to be more expensive over here, so most of us only buy what we can afford, even if the salesman tries hard to sell us a ‘lifestyle’ choice of car.
    I don’t like peanut butter at all, so will not be trying your new idea, John. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. I know my flavors and will adjust any recipe to suit them……PB and egg? I will take your word for it. What has education taught me? Most people like being ignorant as long as they feel comfortable with their beliefs. What good is luxury if you pay through the nose? chuq

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