What now??

What is it that you are missing in your life? What is it that you’d most like to have? Would you like more love, more freedom, more peace?

In life, we strive and fight in our own lives to get whatever it is that we believe we need or want. We reach personal and professional goals and get what we can afford. But is that what life is actually about? Is that what makes our soul thrive and feel happy? Is it what makes me satisfied and complete?

What are you missing? What haven’t you got enough of? What do you want to have more of?

What would you miss?

If you dream of getting things, what need are these things trying to meet? What do they give you? What do they make you feel, power, satisfaction, peace… ? If you dream of attaining goal after goal, what does success mean to you? These things and goals are the way to fulfill your personal needs and those needs somehow mask what you desire. Ask yourself, then, what it is that your being needs, what it is that you crave day after day, what is it that will make you feel whole and complete.

As soon as you know, why not turn that into your life purpose? Imagine planning your days and actions with that general purpose in mind. Everything you do then has that ultimate purpose. Your life immediately adopts a new meaning. Imagine you select “peace” as your life purpose.Whenever dealing with others, you will now aim peace as the highest goal. Your relationships will have that ultimate goal. And so will your job. Along with your leisure time. And your everyday actions, And the objectives you would like to reach. Your life goal becomes your inner compass, your north, your way to follow no matter what. If you deviate from it, you may feel bad because you won’t be aligned with it. Which is the exact reason that will lead you to returning to it and resuming it. As soon as your life goal is defined, it is far easier to return to it. This step that I am taking, this conversation that I am having, this action that I’m undertaking… is aligned with my purpose? Is making me move ahead? Otherwise, what do I need to do to change it?

Give yourself the gift of Cocoa Beach Bat Removal. Do not you see how your life is changed? Pick your goal and re-focus your life.

Reimagined Mac and Cheese

What did foodie president Thomas Jefferson begin? After discovering a cheesy, rich pasta dish in France. The latest from France, he undoubtedly proclaimed, along with his other creations including ice cream, french fried potatoes, fine wines and exotic produce, all whipped up at his estate kitchen by his French-trained chef (not to mention at the White House), and Colonial foodies dug in. For Cocoa Beach Rat Removal, homemade mac and cheese has always been a staple on holiday dinner tables.

Once commercial production started, Kraft Foods harnessed its great potential by mass-producing and boxing it up for active mothers and hungry children, putting it on the map during the Depression, in 1937. While many cooks still preferred to create it from scratch, it created quite a stir in packaged foods, right up there with sliced white bread and Toll House cookies. In spite of a former First Lady’s campaign maligning it, boxed mac and cheese is a pantry staple.

No question, it has come a long way, and some of its latest versions are only plain outrageous. Seems each chef and restaurant wants to outdo others, and while possibly some (possibly) delicious variations, the new combinations could qualify as just plain bizarre. Here is a list of current popular creations:

Mac and cheese bagels (actually baked into the dough) from Einstein Bros.Bagels

Mac and cheese balls, breaded and deep fried for a brand new experience in hors d’oeurves (Trader Joe’s are especially good)

Pizza topped with mac and cheese is showing up at several Big chains

Hamburgers topped or stuffed with mac and cheese

Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Meatball-stuffed sandwich sliders

Mexican foods (quesadillas, burritos and enchiladas) stuffed with M&C

Hot Dogs topped off with M&C (hold the ketchup)

Rich homemade baked M&C casserole with lobster (and a very hefty cost)

Naturally, driving up the price and (occasionally) the taste level, any cheese may be used, such as Gruyere (Martha Stewart’s favorite which will run you about $30/pound, but hey, it’s Martha Stewart) and blue cheese, which adds an interesting and fresh taste for this classic dish, as opposed to traditional cheddar and Velveeta. Perhaps a chunk of butter and some sour cream to the calories up.

And at one L.A. restaurant, truffle oil and a splash of white wine is added for the bargain price of $95 per serving (you read that right). Yikes.

To put it differently, just about anything you can dream up, you can do with your basic mac and cheese, so get creative if the spirit moves you. But for you purists, nothing beats the creamy goodness of macaroni, rich cheddar cheese sauce and buttery crumb topping baked to gooey perfection in the oven. It can be all grown up, but no doubt about it. Some things are better just left alone.

History of the Burger

The Hamburg steak as it was called in the 1800’s was served on the voyages from Germany into the USA. The meat patties were cooked and served on two pieces of bread. To attract many of the sailors and European people to their eating stands vendors. They would provide the Hamburg style steak on the menu.

With hamburg steak firmly embedded the American culture in the late 1800’s claims of the way it served in today’s standard is based on Congress girl Rosa DeLaurao.

This is a disputed fact. We’ll provide you a few more names and areas of the Hamburger in the United States.

Fletcher Davis of Athers Texas sold hamburgers from the cafe in the late 1800’s before taking them into the World’s Fair in 1904.

Frank and Charles Menches seller at a county fair ran out of their sausage sandwiches and began using beef instead. It was recorded this took place in 1892 at the Summit County Fair in Akron Ohio.

In 1885 Charles Nagreen currently known as hamburger Charlie who made sandwiches which were easy to eat while walking at the Seymour Fair he was just 15 years old at the time.

Proof that Oscar Bilby in 1891 was the first to serve the Hamburger on a bun in Tulsa Oklahoma. In 1995 Governor Frank Keating proclaimed the first true hamburger on a bun was created and consumed in Tulsa Oklahoma.

With 40 billion served up in the United States alone has truly become America’s favorite sandwich. It might not have ever happened because in 1906 Upton Sinclair’s Journalistic novel “Cocoa Beach Raccoon Removal” detailed the unsavory parts of the meat packing industry in America. Ground beef became subject to much scrutiny because it was easy to add meat scraps, fillers and preservatives

It became the lead way for today’s fast food hamburger success. The White Castle restaurants gleamed with cleanliness bringing the hamburger reputation along with it.

Other national chains that followed were McDonald’s and In-n-Out Burger in 1948, Burger King 1954 and Wendy’s in 1969.

The combinations that have come with the hamburger are endless with ideas being generated without end. Lots of you have your own favorite recipe for the beans of your choice.

So next time you pull into your favorite fast food restaurant, fire up the grill or put one on the George Forman grill you will know a little of this evolution on the Hamburger.

That is some fantastic information about ground beef and the way our food always has a little history behind it.