Since life is a constant learning experience, like in the food world, here is a little story that has been told for many years and thought it was a good way to start my rambling for the day! Check it out, plus there are some interesting things that are being shared with you afterwards, that have been released from some recent studies! Enjoy!
… A man was spending his holiday in Africa. One day he watched the elephants passing by. To his great surprise these giant strong animals were being held only by a small rope, tied to their front leg. Obviously, they could easily run away any moment. However, they did not.
Then he saw a trainer and asked him, how could this happen that not a single elephant makes an attempt to break free. The trainer explained, “When the elephants are very young, we use the same size rope to tie them and at that time it is enough to hold them. Gradually they grow up, get stronger, nevertheless they never try to get away, as they believe that the rope will still hold them.” The man was stunned. These strong animals could break free any time, but they did not, because they believed that this is impossible.
Sometimes, we as people act like the elephants, we give up after the first failure. Remember, that failures are part of learning. If we want to succeed, we should never give up, but try and try again.
Did you realize that today is “National blueberry pancake day”! YUMMY! The following is a creation of mine that makes blueberry pancakes even more “Mouthgasmic!” You add some of my key lime curd into the recipe and VIOLA! You have the yummiest, most delectable pancakes that have ever crossed your lips! Get ready, for you know what? Yes my friends, today you will be experiencing multiple “Mouthgasms”! Hold on to your hats!
Mango’s Key lime blueberry pancakes
Mango’s basic Pancake 101 Makes approximately eight pancakes, about six inches in diameter.
- 1 – cup All Purpose Flour
- 2 – Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 – Teaspoon Salt
- 2 – Tablespoons sugar
- ¼ – Teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1 – Egg
- 1 – Teaspoon Vanilla
- 2 – Tablespoons melted Butter, cooled slightly
- ¼ – cup Fresh Orange Juice
- ¼ – ½ Cup 2% Milk (depending on consistency that you want)!
In a large bowl mix together all dry ingredients. Next, add the egg, butter, vanilla, O.J. and one-quarter cup of the milk and mix together, thoroughly. Add a little more milk if necessary.
Key lime curd:
- 6 – eggs
- 1 – egg yolk
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 2 cups – 10X sugar
- 1 – cup key lime juice
- Key lime zest – (optional)
- 14 T unsalted butter (1 and ¾ sticks)
In a double boiler, heat your water. Once it is boiling, turn down the heat.
In a separate bowl that you are going to place on top of the double boiler, add all of your ingredients except the butter. Whisk it all together and place on the pan on the stove. Place in your butter, cut into pieces. This is a task, because it takes about 15 to 20 minutes to cook the curd, so you have to stand there and constantly whisk or you are going to get scrambled key lime eggs! You know when the curd is done because it is thicker and leaves trails with your whisk.
Remove from the heat and cool. This step should actually be done in advance, so you can allow it to cool.
Now at this point you want to mix in approximately 1/2 cup of key lime curd and about a cup of fresh blueberries. Now you can pour the pancake batter in a medium hot, non-stick sprayed skillet or Teflon pan. When the cake is bubbling and the edges are looking a little dry, flip over the pancake with a spatula. Cook for another minute or two.
Hold the pancakes on a heatproof dish, in a two hundred-degree oven. While in the oven, place little pats’ of butter on top of the pancakes. Continue this process until all of the batter is gone.
In a little sauce pan, heat up some maple syrup, blueberries and a couple pats of butter. Then take out your pancakes and spread some key lime curd on each pancake and stack them, then pour the maple syrup over and enjoy. Hey you should probably share them, since there are probably eight to ten pancakes. Now everybody gets to enjoy! Wow, those are some goooooooood pancakes!
O.K. This is just a reminder that YOU are GREAT! Please, never forget that! Most of us have dreams and unfortunately, many of us never turn those dreams into reality, until NOW! Today is the first day of the rest of our lives, so you can start NOW, to turn those dreams around and make them your today! First off, set intentions. We will delve into that more everyday, but for today, think about this.
Imagine you are in a restaurant and you order your meal. Let’s just say for example that you order a pizza with your favorite toppings. Now you are hanging out with your friends waiting for your pizza and in your mind you are very confident of what you are going to be eating in a few minutes, because that is what you ORDERED! There is NO DOUBT what is going to appear, your favorite pizza, so you wait patiently knowing what is coming.
LIFE is very similar. From this point forward, use the same theory and ORDER from the Universe what you want and then, KNOW (FEEL) that that order is coming to you! Now we are not saying that there won’t be a few steps involved, just like with the pizza! It just doesn’t appear, no!
There is a person who takes your order *(you setting your goals, your intentions). Then in the back another person gets your order (the Universe). Now the person (the Universe) prepares and makes your pizza (your goals, your request to the Universe). Finally, your pizza gets delivered to you, when it is just right, cheese bubbly and the crust golden brown. You don’t want it to come to you under-cooked or burnt! No, we have to learn a little patience and have faith that the waiter delivers your pizza when it is ready! Hopefully they took your order correctly, too! LOL
Unfortunately, we tend to be like the elephants and we have these pre-conceived patterns programed into our sub-consciousness, to where we limit ourselves and never really see what we are actually capable of!
WOW, that is a lot to think about, but do! Hopefully you will start to change how you approach your life as you travel down the road of your journey! No matter what have Gladitude, be thankful to God or whatever your higher power is and SMILE, because someone is always watching! PEACE!
Just think how a fish would feel, if you judged him on his tree climbing abilities! The fish would never know what his true talents were.