You are such a class act. I am so sorry that the powers that be felt the need to cut you from the team completely rather than give you the opportunity as back up QB. You've handled this turn of events with grace and style. I do hope that one day you'll be back with the Panthers (maybe as QB coach?). Thank you for all you've done! You'll be sorely missed.
Forever and always your #1 fan,
Dear Julius Peppers (former Panthers Defensive End)
Good riddance. You only played well only when it suited you, not the team. I wish Chicago the best with their choice but have a feeling they'll be disappointed as well.
Dear Carolina Panthers,
I wish you would have rethought your decision on Jake, but regardless, after reading how you handled it (see HERE) I am impressed by your integrity.
Section 205/Row 8/Seat 5
PS Good move on your decision regarding Peppers
Our Daily Bread
I had fun with a recipe on one of the blogs I follow. I decided to make garlic rolls from The Domestic Mama. (recipe can be found HERE)
Michelle is a good friend of mine from the days when her blog was in its infancy. Now she's pretty famous and has been featured on several foodie sites. I told her, oh so long ago, there would be a day when I would be able to say "I knew her when...." I think that day is fast approaching (I only hope she remembers me!)
Regardless, I had always used my bread machine in the past but now that Black Beauty has arrived I decided to put her to work. I proofed my own yeast (as per Mama's directions). I had never done this before and what a delight to watch those little buggers transform the starter into a foamy, frothy magical solution! I then followed her recipe to a "T". Poor Black Beauty...the dough was too stiff for her liking and we had to add an additional 3/4 cup of milk. That was the only change I made. And what were my results? Here, have a look:
The prayer group I recently joined was serving a meal at the local Hospice and these were for them. Fortunately, I had enough dough leftover for a small loaf of bread and let me tell you...it was very, very, good.
You may have asked why the dough was "stiff" at first. Mama and I had a good laugh over that. You see, she lives in southern Florida where it's quite humid. She needed quite a bit of flour so her dough wasn't too sticky. Where I live, I didn't need quite so much. But it all worked in the end!
I'd Like to Thank the Academy....
It's Monday so it's awards time again. Both Mummy from I'm a Full Time Mummy and Shakira from You Are Never Alone gave me the Happy 101: Sweet Friends and Beautiful Blogger award. Please go visit both of them. They are absolutely delightful blogs.
I am now convinced that I must be a very beautiful blog because I have received this nod from several blog friends. There are rules associated with these that involve telling some things about yourself. I think I'm suppose to give you 10 for the BB and 7 for the Happy. I'll give you whatever I can come up with that you may not already know: (fortunately, I just played a similar game on All Recipes)
1. I played a pretty mean clarinet in my youth and was 1st chair all the way through high school.
2. I could also belch the alphabet.
3. I was in a beauty pageant when I was 17. (no, the belching wasn't my talent, the clarinet was!)
4. When I got married I really didn't know how to cook. Having kids forced me to learn.
5. I suffered an eating disorder in my 20's. I may blog about that sometime.
6. I can pick stuff up with my feet.
7. I can't sing.
8. I was originally a biology major in college before I switched to Respiratory Therapy.
9. I've always worked in a hospital: when I was 16 I got a job in the hospital kitchen and worked my way up to the snack bar.
10. I will no longer be home schooling after this year.
I guess I will follow the rules and choose a few of you to pass these along to. This is always difficult because I adore all the blogs I follow. But in no particular order, I choose:
Shakira also bestowed upon me the following, unique award:
Isn't it delightfully cute? This will go to the men I follow:
(Okay, Christi is not a man but she's got bigger cojones than most)
And my final award from sweet Shakira (you really need to go visit her blog...it's pretty amazing)
And since I only follow the best....this is for ALL OF YOU!