Monday, October 2, 2006


Good Morning!  Here is a recipe I found at the Pillsbury web site.  Me?  I probably won't fix it...I hate beans, lol.  Although Ray loves this kind of thing, so maybe one night I'll fix it for him and just have a salad.  And then make sure there is a can of air spray next to the bed.  LOL

Grands!® Chuckwagon Bake
Prep Time: 15 min ; Start to Finish: 50 min
8 servings  Nutrition Information
It's chow time with a Wild West biscuit-topped casserole.

1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 can (28 oz) baked beans, undrained
1 can (15 oz) Progresso® dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
2 tablespoons cornmeal, if desired

1 .
  BROWN beef in 12-inch skillet; drain. Stir in remaining ingredients except biscuits and cornmeal. Heat to boiling. Pour into sprayed 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish.

2 .
  CUT each biscuit into 4 pieces. Roll in cornmeal. Arrange over beef mixture.

3 .
  BAKE at 350°F 30 to 35 minutes or until biscuits are deep golden brown.


I got this in my email this morning from SparkPeople and like the philosophy and decided to share it with ya'll.

"Suffering is the tuition one pays for a character degree."  ~ Richard M. Rayner, M.D., SparkPeople member
What you really learn from hardships

"Perhaps you think this isn't very ‘positive' sounding, but I find it helps people (patients and friends) put hardship, which is inevitable, to good use," says Richard. "People can use their suffering either to gain character or become bitter. The ones who choose bitterness live a long, slow death. The ones who choose character truly live." Richard is right on the money. Happiness and sadness don't happen to us- they come from within. The story of your life will be written with or without your help. The next chapter is happening while you read this. Will you wait to see what it says later, or will you help write it?
Too, too often I have found myself falling into the bitter mode.  I know that for a long time (probably from the age of 18-sometime in my 20's) I was in a near constant state of feeling bitter, angry and vengeful.   I like to think that I have moved beyond that, however there are times when I still find myself in that place. 
I am thrilled though that it only lasts for a short period of time these days.  I have my moment of anger and then realize that I don't want to give someone that kind of control over my life, or that I don't want to sink to their level.  I would prefer to move beyond that and let someone else simmer in the stink of bitterness and anger. 
If I can apologize (whether I was wrong or not, whether it was my fault or not, whether they deserved it or not) and move forward, then that it all to my benefit.  If they choose to accept my apology...fine.  If they choose to ignore it or not accept it...fine...I know that I did what I needed to for MYSELF! 
Well, I guess I had a few more thoughts about that particular little article than I thought I did, lol.  If it gets you to thinking and you decide to write about it in your journal, please leave me a link so I can go and read it.  Thanks.
Have a great day.



pippa1116 said...

I love this entry. and it is so true about letting the bitterness go.  I am going to post this in my journal. I have blogged about this same thing several times in the past but this says it so much better than i can.

jillyjae said...

I know the older I get the less I want to hold grudges and be angry.  I don't want to let bitterness run my life and make me miss the joy out there, so I do try to let many things go that I would previously worry and fret about and carry a chip on my shoulder. Life is too short to spend it wanting revenge or wanting to be right all the time.  Great entry.