Rhen’s Kitchen: Cioppino is “redder” (tomato base) than it looks in photo…Check out the cutting board against wall: it goes back at least to 1973 (a Morton Salt offer I purchased for my “hopeless chest”)🙂 “When It Rains It Pours” (true)
Another Friday, another opportunity to play the Glad Game—just like “Pollyanna”, the only rule is that we find something to be “glad” about (Grateful/Thankful) in life’s less-than-perfect circumstances. So, here’s my list🙂
a) First, I’m grateful to have a respite, after 3 days of unrelenting pain…thus, at 4 a.m I’m cooking a pot of Cioppino (Italian seafood stew)! Praying it will be delish, since it’s not an “economy” dish…the last things to go in will be shrimp and scallops. I’ll let it marinate in the fridge 24 hours, then reheat and serve with hot sourdough bread. Don’t you wish you lived close enough to stop by for a bowl?!
b) Speaking of food, I’m thankful for some reader-interest in fave recipes—I’ve put up a Page titled, “Hungry? Recipes!” (See Above), which I’ll add to now and then.
c) I feel compelled to apologize for my recent post in which I challenged you all to be brave and take on the new Block format WordPress introduced.
After much weeping and gnashing of teeth, I persuaded a WP staff person to “fix” a new(separate) blog…giving me back the old-school classic editor. Color me Grateful.
Should you find yourself needing assistance on this topic, go to WP Support Forums. Perhaps there will be someone helpful to you—keep in mind that, like everything else, results depend on who replies to your query.
So, I’m sorry if I sounded “mean” in that earlier post—I was preaching to myself, hopeful I’d have courageous success. (At least for now, I won’t have to go over to the “other side”…blogspot)😉
d) Grateful to have managed 2 trips up the little hill for groceries. Normally I shun boxed mixes, but Betty Crocker brownie mixes were only 99-cents—it would have been a sin NOT to get a couple, right? Oh gosh, they’re good…I added the Mexican Chocolate tip: cinnamon and a bit of chili powder—WOWZA, you seriously need to try it!! (I just realized my “thankfuls” are a lot about food!)
e) Exhausted and sentimental, I again want to underscore how grateful I am for all of you who continue to visit frequently…reading, liking, commenting. Such a wonderful world it is, to be able to “click” and find friendship among big-hearted, talented people💝
f) “F” is for FAITH—of utmost importance to me. I’m beyond thankful for Almighty God who sought me out (called me by name); offered me His embrace of love, protection, provision; and life with Him forever and ever—never-ending😇
There is none like Him, no other life of grace except through Jesus Christ. Faith is not a magic wand, God’s not Santa Claus…but even worst days WITH HIM are far better than the Best days Without Him. I promise, no kidding—“taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8)🥄
May HE bless you so Abundantly you’re knocked off your feet!♥Love, Rhen