Hoover's favorite place to eat is...well anywhere really, but most times he will choose Bojangles. He always orders the same thing, BUT if his dad gets the big tailgate special and brings it home, the child will inhale a container of dirty rice before we can fix our plates.
Personally, I did not use to eat it. Couldn't, didn't want to and thought it was too hot. Seems of lately the spicier the food the better I like it. Weird I know.
Anywho...I had dirty rice on the brain the other day. I didn't want to drive into town to get any so I thought "how hard can it be?" I looked around online to see what seasonings were common, I had an idea of what to put in and what my plan was. I just wanted to see if I was on the right track. BINGO! I was right on the money.
After looking in the fridge and pantry I had everything I needed. So off I went into the kitchen to make some dirty rice.
MAN OH MAN it was so easy to do and turned out so great, this will be staple and a must to keep in the fridge for snack, after school food, a side dish, lunch, whatever, anytime! Yes, I'm serious.
I mean, just look at it! And then read the post, scroll down and find my easy recipe.Yum
Well, it seems someone somewhere thinks my life should be different. I have had 3, yes 3, times now that the "secret subject" was about changing my life.
If I could easily change one thing about the direction my life has taken, what would I change? Seriously, I've said it over and over. I really wouldn't. See there have been some tragic moments, sad times, happy times, challenging times, uphill battles and times of down right despair. BUT in all those moments God knew what was going on. He didn't tell me, and I struggled. BUT He knew. AND all those times have molded my life and shaped me into the person I am today. Some may think I need to start over, hit the reboot button and begin again. Others agree. It really doesn't matter. It is what it is and I am happy where I am. Oh yes, there are times I would NEVER ever want to repeat, things I really really wish and pray had never happened but in the grand scheme of it all, I wouldn't change a thing. Why? Because it all made me who I am and for the first time in my life I'm happy with who I am. Yes I'd love to lose more weight, be thinner, be taller, prettier but those things are not me. The me deep down inside, the me that you only see when you take time to get to know me. Get past the rough exterior and see beyond the walls, cracks and fluff.
Yes. I like me. I love my life and if I changed one thing it would alter all of these and that I would not like. It would give me different kids or no kids. I would not be where I am now and that is a NO GO. Not an option.
So to the powers that be in the land of subject giving, please for the love of Pete GIVE ME SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
Now be sure to check out the recipe and all the other great bloggers!
Your “Secret Subject” is:
If you could easily change one thing about the direction your life has taken thus far, what would you change?
It was submitted by: http://www.angrivatedmom.
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RECIPE: Homemade Dirty Rice1 lb of pork sausage (bulk style)
2 cups rice
4 cups water or broth
fresh cracked pepper
salt, to taste
1/4 tsp celery seeds
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ground red pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flake
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1 TBSP parsley flakes
In a large sauce pan break down the bulk sausage and cook until done. Stir in all the spices and rice. Stir well and cook for about 2 minutes on medium heat. Next add the water and stir. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir and serve
Enjoy by itself or as a side dish