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Pay attention J.M.P. (2)

On Wednesday I roasted four chicken legs.  (In fact the oven did the roasting).
 I cut up the meat from two of the legs to make my famous curried chicken salad. (Well at least one person other than I like it - so it’s just a wee bit famous!).
That left two cold cooked chicken legs. Whenever I opened the fridge door they called out to me, saying “do something”   So I decided to “do” a chicken pot pie.
I chose the “quick and easy” recipe with cut up chicken, low fat cream of mushroom soup, frozen green peas, frozen black eyed peas, and a bit of cayenne pepper to spice things up – all to be covered with store bought pie crust.  I mixed up the ingredient in a plastic bowl, and set it aside for the peas to thaw.
By then I needed to run an errand.  I turned the oven on to pre-heat it, planning to transfer the mixture to a glass cooking bowl and cover it with the pastry as soon as I got home.
The errand took a while longer than I’d anticipated but when I arrived back home I was  greeted with the …

Pay attention J.M.P. (1)

Sensible news ... Sam's Club... Stilton Cheese

Brussels Sprouts - Why?

Why am I so tired at 7:03 p.m.?

On the other hand, why was I "up and at it" at 5:00 a.m.?

And so it goes. 

Nonetheless I had some wondrous Brussels sprouts with my supper/dinner  tonight!  When I eat sprouts I stop asking "why?".  I simply say "wow"!

The world would undoubtedly be a better place if more people, in more places, learned to rejoice in sprouts!

I should have known better

It was probably more than four years ago that I last ate fried chicken:that is until yesterday
I’ve abstained for two reasons.
First: because friend chicken is not a very healthy food. 
Second: because it is hard to find truly excellent fried chicken. 
I have been eating very healthily all this year (and have lost more than 45lbs in weight), with lots of good fruit and vegetables, white meat or fish, and next to no rice, pasta, bread or potatoes:that is until yesterday.
Yesterday at dinner time my body revolted against yet more stir fry or roasted vegetables, and grilled fish. It cried out “I want fried chicken”. 
Now I can scarcely pass a KFC without gagging. The smell from the exhaust pipes of the fryers is vile. 
But a friend had asserted that “Popeyes” had good stuff, so off I drove there to get my three pieces of fried chicken, with a side of coleslaw, a biscuit and a soft drink thrown in.

(Two of the pieces turned out to be nothing more than wings, and the third piece was half a br…

Sermon for 5th September 2010.

(B) Sermon for 5th September 2010. The Revd. J Michael Povey at All Angels by the Sea, Longboat Key, FL Luke 14:25-33 25Now large crowds were traveling with him; and he turned and said to them, 26“Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. 27Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. 28For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? 29Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, 30saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31Or what king, going out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32If he cannot, then, while the other is still far away, he sends a …