While I was waiting at the office for my meeting to happen I took some photos. Yes, I love my photography that much. I will take a photo anywhere I can get by with it. I don’t know what prompted me to take a selfie. I guess I wanted to see how much I have changed in looks since Al has been gone. I was hoping to see a brighter face; but when I looked at myself in that pic, I still saw sadness and I have aged from his loss and my own loss feeling in life. Hopefully, this too shall pass.
I get an E-news letter from Wego Health. It shares new information and ways to help my Diabetes. I was just reading it and then I noticed the new recipe they put up there. I am placing it for you also. Wego Health, thanks for sharing this recipe. It is good for all of us but especially diabetics.
- 1 lb lean ground turkey (or lean ground beef)
- 3 red bell peppers
- 2 cups pasta sauce
- 1 tsp dried basil/oregano (or any blend of Italian herbs)
- 1 tsp garlic powder (or 1 garlic clove, pressed)
- 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup frozen spinach, chopped (or another veggie of choice) or (de-thawed and squeezed dry with paper towel)
- 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese and 6 tbsp to garnish over the top of each pepper
- Optional: 1 tsp (or 1 packet) low calorie sweetener of your choice to put in the sauce
Stuffed Green Peppers
- Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil, (for easy clean up), coat with non-stick cooking spray. Wash red peppers, and cut around the stem to remove them.
- Cut peppers in half length-wise, and remove the seeds and ribs inside the peppers. Set peppers on baking pan.
- Meanwhile, cook the ground turkey in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Stir and break up the turkey while it’s cooking. When the turkey is almost completely cooked through, add the sauce and seasonings to the pan. Stir and continue to cook until the turkey is completely cooked (when it is no longer pink). Add the spinach and parmesan and stir until everything is well combined.
- Scoop 1/2 cup of the turkey mixture into each pepper.
- Sprinkle 1 tbsp parmesan over each pepper.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until cheese is melted, and lightly golden brown.
- Remove from the oven, let cool, and enjoy!!!
What’s the best present you’ve ever received that was handmade by the giver, not store-bought? Tell us what made it so special.
Well, because there is one gift that is outstanding in my life; I am changing made by hand to words from the mouth.
As most of you know I cared for my brother, Al for seven years while he fought like hell through the turmoil and pain of MSA,(Multiple System Atrophy). We did our share of arguing because he looked at me like his boss instead of his sister.
You will have to go back and read my past posts or purchase my book, Al His Life & MSA to find out more about why he looked at me as his boss instead of his sister.
Well anyways, through those seven years I did everything in my power to show him in so many ways that I thought he was the cat’s meow. The book can be purchased through Amazon or Create Space; both online.
So through the good months I spoiled Al terribly. We went and did everything he ever dreamed of. As the months went by, I never saw one time where he showed me any love at all, but I kept trying.
The terrible MSA does so much damage to the body. As it winds its fires down, the body can no longer move. This did and does include; movements, eating, drinking, being able to see, and many more things.
The years, months and weeks went by quick. Soon it was days and I and Al both knew he was going to leave us. His voice had stopped working a few weeks before. Sometimes I could hear some sort of gurgle or mumble. He tried so hard to talk to me but he couldn’t.
I wept so many days and nights as I knew and so did Al that we were losing the fight. I stayed by his side day and night and then one bright, sunny day it happened. I was sitting by his bed.
I hadn’t heard his voice for a long time. I looked at him and he was staring hard into my eyes. Then his voice spoke. I swear on my Bible, it was a miracle from God. There just isn’t any other reasoning to it.
He looked at me square in the eye and he stated so firm and clear, ” Sis, I know you did the best you could. I know you love me and I love you too.”
Even now as I write this the tears are rolling. You see, Al passed a way on March 24th, 2014, at 8:30 in the morning. I am a bit better but far from being past this. I miss him so much; but the best gift ever was given to me by Al himself. He sealed all the thoughts about whether he recognized me as his sister or not. He confirmed it. A few days later he passed a way.