Wednesday, January 26, 2011


All you can do in life is be who you are.  Some people will love you for you.  Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all
Rita Mae Brown
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;  forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; succeed anyway.
If you spent years building, someone could destroy overnight; build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.
Mother Teresa
In a few days January will be a distant memory and the cold, snowy season will slowly, but surely, leave us for better days.  Be strong and try your best to weather any storm that may come your way.  Keep the faith and be happy.  Perhaps a delicious dish will soothe your soul, hence I share today's recipes. 

Cabbage Mix

2 heads of cabbage
3 onions
8 carrots
1 bulk Chinese cabbage
5 celery stalks
1 whole garlic
assorted spices
butter and oil

Slice and dice cabbages, onions, carrots, celery and garlic in little bits.  Melt a whole stick of butter and some oil in two large frying pans (you can diminish this recipe in half.)  Saute in pans and add your spices.  Today I used sea salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, sazon and garlic salt.  Simmer covered for about 30 minutes until tender. 
Oriental noodles

Prepare Chinese noodles by boiling, draining and saute in a wok or fry pan adding a dash of teriyaki and hot sauce to taste.  Set aside and serve with aforementioned cabbage mix. 
Cabbage Soup

Take the other cabbage mix and place in a crock pot.  Add a little water to the fry pan to get all the leftover juices and put in pot.  Add 2 cans of crushed tomatoes and clean cans with more water, adding to the mix.  Can you tell I am a waste not kinda gal? Season the soup with a little more sea salt and pepper and let the flavors blend for a few hours.   Enjoy. 

We are the masters of our own fate. xo