Friends for Life


There are people worse off!
Yes, I realize this; but it doesn’t help.
Quit your whining!
I am trying; but it hurts.
Find something to do!
I am. I am trying to clean my house without falling down.
Why don’t you get off disability and get a job?
I miss work so much. My own paycheck. I wish I could.
You sure do sleep a lot!
Yes, I do. I get fatigued so easy.
You are the laziest person I ever saw!
If you only knew how hard I try to get through one day.
I don’t understand what’s happened to you!
Neither do I. It came on so slowly and now I’m fighting each step.
You never go out. Don’t you have any friends?
I have hundreds of friends through my support groups. Why don’t you take me out somewhere and help me through it?
I don’t understand you at all!
I don’t understand your lack of empathy and compassion. I thought we were always friends to the end.
 
Written by,
Terry Shepherd
 
Dedicated to those who’s illness has made a difference in their lives.
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Shooting Forty Minutes From Me


https://www.wane.com/news/local-news/1-person-shot-outside-glenbrook-mall/1242118336

I live about forty minutes from where this shooting took place. I don’t give a rat’s ass why someone shot someone. I only care about why is this being allowed to happen and where in the world are the brains of these shooters?

I know there is a God; but like others, I have questions. Why isn’t he fixing this? Why are innocent by standers getting hurt? Why so many losses of children?

Are they homeless and want a roof over their head? Do they want to be on the front newspapers? Did they lack attention when they were young?

Why? Is it a good idea that we let these shooters blame their bringing up? Even if they had the most blemished childhood; aren’t they adults now and able to turn their life around making different decisions? Wouldn’t you think they would want a better adult life than they had as a child?

Is our times getting so bad that we can’t go out in public any longer for fear of being shot or too close to a shooting? What is going on? I know Satan is alive and well, but can’t God stop him at something?

 

 

Easy Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Pork Chops


Easy Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork Chops

Easy Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork Chops

Rated as 4.09 out of 5 Stars
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Recipe By:Bonnie Carter Dalager
“Simple sweet and sour topping for slow cooker pork chops.”

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Sear the pork chops until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer the pork chops to a slow cooker. Mix the brown sugar, ketchup, onion, and lemon juice in a bowl; spoon over the pork chops.
  2. Cook on Low until the pork chops are very tender, 4 to 6 hours.

Brookie Cookies


Brookie Cookies

yield: ABOUT 4 DOZEN

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 10-12 MINUTES

If you can’t choose between Chocolate Chip Cookies and Brownies, these Brookie Cookies are the answer! Soft baked brownie cookies with the perfect texture and flavor!

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE BROWNIE DOUGH:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

FOR THE COOKIE DOUGH:

  • 3/4 cup Butter flavored Crisco
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels

DIRECTIONS:

  1. For the brownie layer, in a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together until just combined. Set aside while you make the cookie dough.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. For the cookie dough, combine the Crisco, milk, vanilla, and brown sugar. Mix until well blended, add in egg. Add flour, salt and cinnamon and beat until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Using a 1 Tbsp scoopscoop all the cookie dough onto a piece of parchment paper on the counter top. Repeat for the brownie dough.
  5. Take one cookie dough ball and one brownie dough ball and press together gently to form one larger dough ball. Place on parchment paper (place the brownie side a little more on top to keep the cookie dough from spreading too much).
  6. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes, then move to wire rack to cool completely. ENJOY!

Zucchini Bars with Spice Frosting


Zucchini Bars with Spice Frosting

Zucchini Bars with Spice Frosting

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
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Recipe By:Cindy Brempong
“Zucchini bars are a Brempong family favorite!”

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Spice Frosting:
  • 1 (16 ounce) package cream cheese frosting
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  2. Mix brown sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Stir in zucchini and walnuts. Spread batter into the prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting, about 1 hour.
  4. Mix frosting with cloves in a bowl. Spread over the zucchini bars.