Being a stay at home pastor (Google the derivation of the word, pastor, to get that joke), one of my responsibilities is cooking. I would like to share one of my recipes that I've created.
The magical mud cocoa mix is based upon two recipes: Cocoa Spice Dry Rub Chicken and Chicken With Cocoa Rub
In the upcoming weeks, I will show you how to use the magical mud cocoa mix in multiple ways. The simplest recipe is take 1 tablespoon of the mix and add 2 tablespoons of flour, and mix together in a ziplock bag. Then add the meat and shake it until the meat is coated with the mixture. Sauté in a pan until meat is cooked. Take out the meat. Then deglaze the pan with a fruity wine or fruit juice. Serve the sauce on the top of the meat. Simple and elegant.
My Magical Mud Cocoa Mix
Smoked paprika: 1 tsp.
Ground chipotle pepper: 1 tsp.
Dried Oregano: 1 tsp.
Dried Basil: 1 tsp.
Dried tarragon: 1 tsp.
Dried rosemary: 1 tsp.
Dried thyme: 1 tsp.
Fresh ground black pepper: 1 tsp.
Ground cinnamon: 1/2 tsp.
Ground cumin: 1/2 tsp.
Cocoa powder: 2 tsp.
Garlic powder: 2 tsp.
Brown sugar (here I use raw sugar): 2 tsp.
Kosher salt: 2 tsp.
Grind the oregano, basil, tarragon, rosemary and thyme in an spice grinder and then put the mixture into a storage container with the rest of the ingredients. Mix till it looks like dirt.
On December 12, the negotiations began, but Gabby broke negotiation protocol by pulling out the cake frosting and pickles out of the refrigerator and announcing that she wanted a sandwich made of these things. As parents, we want our children to reflect the best we are: reproduction, while engaging an new and unknown world: adaptation. The trick in parenting is learning how to resolve these predicaments in a creative way so that your child has the best outcomes. While we might have bias toward one aim over another, the aim we choose are dependent on a lot of factors. An intuition can be developed through mindfulness activities that allows both in the moment and reflection on the moment.