Trendy Thursday – Featuring “Lizzo”

Hello and Welcome to Trendy Thursday!

I thought I would set aside Thursdays to discuss what or who is trending now. As you may know trends come and go with a quickness.

What’s trending today, or this week can change in a matter of an hour, day, week or month. It could be anything from the latest technology, phones, music or juicy celebrity gossip. It all very much depends on who or what is hot, or popping in a big way.

If you search the internet on how trends are created, you will get the long version about algorithms measurements blah, blah, blah but the abridge version is this, we the public decide. We check out certain things on various search engines and/or social media, such as Google, YouTube, Vudu etc. The more something is checked out, the more popular it becomes and bada bing, bada boom you’ve just contributed to making something or someone a trend!

I would be amiss if I did not mention that because of social media, there are a lot of newer trends known beforehand by the younger generation before it gets noticed or known by the older generation. Full disclosure, I am of the older generation, so you may see things posted here that may or may not be currently trending If you do, apologies in advance…If not then yay, (small pat on the back) and I hope you enjoy!

As a big fan of music, I would like to share the music of the artist, “Lizzo.” “Lizzo,” birth name Melissa Valerie Johnson, was born on April 27, 1988 in Detroit, MI, and is an American Rap, Gospel and Soul singer, and she is also a Classical Flute player.

Without further adieu, I would like to share with you three of Lizzo’s popular videos: “Juice, Good as Hell and Truth Hurt” all of which I am a big fan.

Enjoy,

Until next time,

LP

“Juice”
“Good As Hell”
“Truth Hurts”
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A Lil Inspiration…goes a long way!

Way Said Ms Angelou, may you RIP!

Workout Wednesday

Welcome to Workout Wednesday!

I am going to be honest with you, I do not like working out. However, as I continue to age (its inevitable), I am not at all happy with my reflection in the mirror.

You know how it begins, you start noticing small changes in your body. But those small changes become bigger and bigger and before you know it, you have a muffin top. Which is when you begin to panic and start trying out all sorts of diets, detoxes and even signing up for the gym of which you visit for maybe a month or two.

So what happens next? Impatience sets in and when you don’t see results right away, there goes one diet out the window. You move onto the next diet or you try fasting. You may or may not see results from the next diet but then you do, you celebrate and gain the weight right back. Then out of despair, you give up and begin guilt eating. I know, it’s a vicious cycle!

So what is the best diet? I still don’t know, but I do remember reading something on WebMD answering that question, the answer was, “The best diet would be that which works!” Simple right?

Until next week!

LP

One Pan Pork Chops With Mushroom and Gravy

Happy Tasty Tuesday Folks!

After a hard day of work, no one is looking forward to going home and cooking, am I right? Which means that most of us probably stop off and pick up something on the way home. Well no worries Cherie, for I am going to provide you with an easy one pan recipe.

Not only am I going to supply you with the recipe, but I am throwing in a video with step by step instructions. Today’s recipe is brought to you by “The CooknShare,” which can be found on YouTube, or you can click on this URL to be taken directly to the Cook n Share’s website, where you can get the full recipe, with the option of printing it and add to your own box of recipes as well as become a member. You can also click on the photo below. Once you do, please give him a “like” and maybe subscribe to his channel for more delicious recipes, the choice is yours.

So let’s get started shall we?

Mjmm, looks delcicious

Recipe instructions as posted on Shake n Share website, which can be found at: http://cooknshare.com/recipe/pork-chops-mushroom-garlic-gravy/

Pork Chops in Mushroom and Garlic Gravy Author: David Hood Recipe type: Main Cuisine: American Prep time: 10 mins Cook time:  20 mins total time:  30 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp of butter and 2 tbsp of oil for frying
  • 10 – 12 button mushrooms
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp of all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups of beef broth
  • chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Add about 2 tbsp of butter to a preheated pan followed by some oil.
  3. Put the pork chops in and sear them, over medium high heat, until cook through. This should take about 3 minutes on each side. Set them aside on a plate.
  4. In the same pan, add in a little more oil if necessary, add the mushrooms in and fry until golden brown and the water has released.
  5. Place the onion and garlic in the pan and saute until they are fragrant.
  6. Add in the flour and stir until the it coats the ingredients.
  7. Pour the beef broth in, stir, and bring to a boil, until it thickens.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Put the pork chops back in and simmer for about 3 minutes or so.
  10. Garnish the dish with the parsley.
  11. Serve and enjoy your pork chops in mushroom and garlic gravy.

Enjoy! LP

Because Negativity Will Always Hold Us Back In Life…Make The Wise Choice.

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