Celebrate ‘Giving It A Go’

 “Well now, I get low and I get high
And if I can’t get either, I really try
Got the wings of heaven on my shoes”

“Stayin’ Alive” Bee Gees

“Do I want to be a hero to my son?  No.  I would like to be a very real human being.  That’s hard enough.”

Robert Downey, Jr., actor

“We celebrate success, but I think we should also just celebrate giving it a go.”

Phil Keoghan, TV personality

Please forgive my temporary absence from your blogs…I’m making an effort to stay alive and “be a very real human being”, with hopes of celebrating “giving it a go”.  Save my chair, and I’ll come back with cake 🙂

Blessings to all, Jael♥

Scorpion, Life Stings


Where you walk, lay head

No escape

Life’s tail stings

Betrayal, disappointment

Loss…no heart’s immune

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Recreate A Recipe


Today we’ll recreate a fave Potatoes Au Gratin recipe, exchanging cabbage for potatoes.  Don’t like cabbage?  Maybe smothered in a cheesy sauce you will 🙂

Cheddar Cabbage Gratin Casserole

Steam just till tender, and drain a cabbage head approx 2-2 1/2 pounds.  I simply cut the head in half and placed the 2 sections on the steamer plate inside a large soup pot.  When it’s tender, remove to a plate and let drain and cool.

Using the same large pot, melt 3 Tablespoons of butter with 1 clove garlic (I used garlic powder, approx 1/2 teaspoon).  Add 1/4 cup flour, stir and cook till it’s bubbly and thickening.  Stir in 1 1/3 cup milk and 2 teaspoons of spicy mustard, stir and cook till thickened.

Stir in 8 oz or more (!) of shredded cheddar cheese till smooth and creamy.  Add lemon-pepper-blend to taste.

Now fold in the drained cabbage, coating well with the cheese sauceyou don’t need to separate leaf by leaf, just pull or cut in reasonable amounts—and scoop into a baking dish (2 1/2 quart).  Add topping.

Topping:  2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese (shredded); approx 1 cup prepared bread crumbs; 1 1/2 Tablespoons melted butter.

Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes, till slightly browned and bubbly.  Serves 6


Jael, Night Unlatched, 2017

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Heart Space


Deserted island

Heart needs miles of salt-sea space

Shark waters boundary

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Day 12 — A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017: Write a poem about boundaries or a boundary. Any length.

Day 13 – The prompt is “space”. The format and length are your choice.

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