Sunday, February 6, 2011

Taking Time Back

Time flies by and before you know it you have more hair coming out of your nose and ears than you do on the top of your head.  Always wondered how you could get time to slow down enough to enjoy it.  Is it money or success?  Not sure about that, because money and success is something you'll never feel you have enough of for yourself or enough to impress others to gain their acceptance.   So when does time slow down for you?  For me its when I can just stand and listen to the wind blow or listen to a song that makes me feel something real.

Time is important, and most people who have none would give their right arm to have an extra hour a day.  An extra hour to spend with their child.  An extra hour to take that nice relaxing bath with fancy candles lit.  An extra hour to just sit and let life slow down.

When life tells you your moving to fast, its too late.  Someone passes away and on the way home from the funeral you hear,

" I am going to spend more time doing the important things in life."

A week later your back to killing yourself in your job or trying to be everything to everyone.  Unfortunately, you have become nothing to yourself, and you have failed to impress those people who don't care about you at all.

With the Super Bowl today it would be a great opportunity to take some time back.  Stop worrying about work or all those folks in your life that drive you crazy.  It should be a day that you kick your feet up and just enjoy a good time with the people that mean the most to you.  And by enjoying it I don't mean consuming enough beer and wings to kill a large grizzly bear. Grizzly bears are our friends even though they want to eat your arm.

Looking for something to make for the big game try this:


Chicken wings1 Lb

Garlic cloves, crushed5 each

Rice wine vinegar1 1/2 C

Soy sauce1 C

Water1 C

Bay leaves 3 each

Black peppercorns1 TBS

Canola oil2 TBS

Coconut milk1 TBS

Scallions, choppedas needed

1. Combine chicken wings, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, water, bay leaves, and peppercorns in a saucepot, making sure there is enough liquid to cover chicken. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook 35 to 45 minutes. 
2. Remove chicken from pot. Reserve chicken and braising liquid separately.
3. Pan-fry wings in canola oil until browned on both sides.
4. Add braising liquid to pan and simmer until chicken is heated through.
5. Add coconut milk to pan and stir to combine. Garnish with scallions and serve.

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