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Mind, Body, Soul
Thanksgiving Cometh
By Mona Lease

Greetings, Gals!! So - everyone keep up the exercises - breathing and relaxation for sure. We seem to have hit an "epidemic" of hurt and pain. We have the holidays coming - Thanksgiving is a mere 24 days away - as I write this. Enjoy the following!! "I've learned a lot this year...I've learned that things don't always turn out the way you planned, or the way you think they should. And I've learned that there are things that go wrong that don't always get fixed or get put back together the way they were before. I've learned that some broken things stay broken and I've learned that you can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones as long as you have people who love you." - No Known Author

"I am learning to love the sound of my feet walking away from things not meant for me." - Wild Woman Sisterhood

"Courage is looking fear in the eye and saying, "Get out of my way, I've got things to do." - Peace, Love and Everything Else

"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." - Albus Dumbledore

"Do your little bit of good where you are. It's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." - Desmond Tutu

"The day you decide that you are more interested in being aware of your thoughts than you are in the thoughts themselves - that is the day you will find your way out." - Michael Singer

"The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid people are full of confidence." - Charles Bukowski

"If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you are fooling yourself. That's like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn't eat him." - Halos and Horns Fun Page

"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts." - Marcus Aurelius

     Melting Sweet Potatos
     3# Sweet Potatos, roughly equally sized
     3T melted butter or melted extra virgin coconut oil
     3T garlic extra virgin olive oil
     1 1/4 t kosher salt
     1t ground black pepper
     3 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced or chopped
     1 1/4 cups vegetable broth

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. (2)Peel sweet potatos and cut into 1" thick rounds. Arrange on a half sheet pan with space between the slices to allow air to circulate. Drizzle the potatos with the butter (or coconut oil and the garlic extra virgin olive oil). Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the tops  of the potatos. Use your hands to flip the potatos and slide them around in the oils, making sure they are completely coated. (3)Roast the sweet potatos for 15 minutes, or until the undersides of the slices have carmelized to a beautiful deep brown. Carefully flip the sweet potato slices and return to the pan to the oven for another 15 minutes. (4)Flip the sweet potato slices once again and scatter the chopped or sliced garlic over the sweet potatos and pour the vegetable broth over the works. Return the pan to the oven for another 15 minutes or until the potatos are tender and the broth is reduced to a thicker consistency. Move them to a serving plate and drizzle the sauce from the pan over them. HINTS: Do not use glass pans - they will break at this high temperature.  There might be some slight smoking at this temperature - run an exhaust (or other) fan.  Sliced or chopped garlic works best - pressed garlic will scorch or burn at this temperature.   Bon Apetit!!

"Sometimes all you need is for someone to just be there, even if they can't solve your problems. Just knowing there is someone who cares can make all the difference." - sun.gazing.com

The best is yet to be!!    MONA


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