Saturday, December 14, 2019

Single Saturday!!!

Soooo I was reading through really old blog posts and came across a poem my niece MJ wrote me when she was REALLY LITTLE!!! It's the hilariously-cutest lil poem everrrrr! It goes like this:
Mary is Mary
By MJ Ginty
Mary IS MARY! Mary is Merry! Buuuuuuut Mary is NOT Married because Mary still needs to find someone to MARRY!!!
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Ahahahaha!!! WAAAAAAAYYYY TOO FUNNY AND CUTE?!?!
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Buuuuuuuut understanding the sometimes awkward happenings of the life of ME, this leaves me with a very ethical question...
Is it technically considered a lie, if when asked by random strangers at gas stations or Starbucks or the grocery store, "Are you married?" If I respond back with, "Yes, I am Mary!"
What do you think??? Truth, lie OR creative truth??? Hee, hee!!!! ;)
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, December 12, 2019

12 Apostolic Days Of Christmas!!!

I saw this post from 2010 and thought it was indeed time to repost an enjoy again
12 Apostolic Days Of Christmas
By JSC
On the twelfth day of Christmas
my Apostolic friends gave to me...

12 cans of hairspray...



11 preachers preaching...


10 Bible studies...



9 potluck dinners...



8 packs of bobby pins...

7 days of fasting...


6 Gospel CDs...

5  looooooong skirts...


4 restaurant choices...


3 days of conference...

2 suits and ties...
0 Wedding Rings
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Annnnnnnnnnd a
King James Holy Bible!!!

Does this sound like an Apostolic Christmas OR WHAT?!?!!?! HAHA!
MERRY CHRISTMAS my friends!!! :]
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Classic Mary DREAM!!!

Sooooooo I've been working on memorizing this month's memory verse for our church. "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands ye sinners, and purify your hearts ye double minded."  (James 4:7-8) And I'm doing good...I got it!!!
BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT...

I had this dream that it was testing time at church and we were going around and saying it. And in my mind's dream, everyone that would say it, said it EXACTLY right from start to finish! THEN IT WAS MY TURN and what do you know, I stood up and started stumbling all over the place!!! And what do ya know, I completely FORGOT T!!!
When I woke up in the morning, I remembered the dream and my first thought was, weeeeeeeellllll, I GUESS YOU HAVE SOME MORE STUDYING TO DO GIRLFRIEND!!!! Then I was like WAIT...

IF EVERYONE IN MY DREAM WAS SAYING THE MEMORY VERSE RIGHT...
Wouldn't that mean that I DO INDEED know the memory verse????
Hmmmmmmmm…
YES!!! Because my mind would still have to know it to quote it correctly for everyone else in my dream, RIGHT??? RIGHT-O!!!! Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaann your and airhead MARY!!!! That was such a MARY DREAM!!!
BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT what can I say,
 I guess Mary will still be MARY
EVEN IN HER DREAMS!!!! ;)))
 ♥
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Fried Rice???

Okaaaaaaaaay this story just cracks me up!!! Its NOT even MY STORY, buuuuut its soooooo funny I have to share it!!! So my sister works for a Chinese family and the mom was telling her that they were traveling at Christmas time to visit family and that they were taking a box with them on the plane with some kind of expensive meat that they couldn't get wherever they were going.
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So she says that they're going through security and the TSA worker asks her a question about her box. AND she THOUGHT that he asked her if she had any FRIED RICE in there? And she was like, EXCUSE ME??? What did you say to me???? And the workers like, "Do you have any DRY ICE in there??? And she goes OH, I thought you asked me if I had any FRIED RICE in there???
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That seriously CRACKS me up!!!
Do you have any FRIED RICE???
No, no, I said...
 DRY ICE!!!
Dry ice
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. I dont' get WHY people get offended when you relate a certain kind of food to them because of their ethnicity!!! If someone asked me if I had lasagna in my suitcase...I would NOT get mad!!! ITALIANS BE PROUD!!! Plus There's PROBALBY a good chance there actually IS!!! AHAHAHA!!!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Happy Monday!!!

Hiked into heaven this morning...
My Mom says HI!!!


♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Isn't this the coolest picture everrrrr?!!?!  And guess what?! Little O took it!!! I have to say, I'm training him well!!!! If anyone wants to edit this pic so that the road I'm on is gold...so it looks like streets of gold...that would be superrrr COOL!!! It would really look heavenish then!!!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Grandpa's Cookies

Red and white dough twisted together, infused with peppermint flavoring and little pieces of peppermint candies- Grandpa’s Candy Cane Cookies. 
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Shortbread dough dipped in milk then rolled in sesame seeds, cooked until golden brown. Best served while still warm with hot chocolate- that’s Grandpa’s Sesame Seed Cookies.
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 As one takes a bite of this next cookie their mouth will be filled with a variety of delightful goodness. This cookie is crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside. It is filled with the sweetness of almond paste and yet salty from the taste of pine nuts- these are Grandpa’s Pinoli Cookies. 
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The all around favorite cookie is a 3-layered, Neapolitan-Italian-flag cookie. In between each layer is a filling of fruit preserves and topped with a thin layer of melted chocolate. Once the chocolate is hardened they are cut into tiny, bite-size squares. We simply call these- Grandpa’s Three-Colored Cookies...
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Every year, at the end of November, my Grandfather, Joseph Mangino, a retired New York City Policeman, would begin his holiday baking. Grandpa was a big man with broad shoulders, a loud booming voice, chubby cheeks a big smile and a twinkle in his eye. Everyone loved his baking and looked forward to it. Then one year everything began to change. .
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I don’t know Franny,” my grandpa says to his daughter who is my mom. “I don’t think I am going to be able to send cookies out to everyone this year.”

“Why not?” Asks my mom.
“I just don’t feel up to it,” he says with a sigh. “I don’t think I could get it all done.” I couldn’t imagine Christmas without Grandpa’s baking. It was a part of who he was and a part of what made Christmas.
“We’ll help you make them,” says my mom. “You can teach the girls. They need to learn anyways.”
.So the baking lessons began…The thing about Grandpa’s baking lessons was that it didn’t matter if you already knew how to bake. When you were in HIS kitchen, you did things HIS way! I remember standing in the kitchen one day after putting all of the dry ingredients in a bowl; I got out the hand mixture to blend it real well. I plugged it into the wall then stuck it into the bowl, which was on the kitchen counter.
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“Uh, uh,” said Grandpa. “Stick the bowl in the sink and then begin mixing it. This way if any of the flour comes out it will go in the sink.”
“Okay Grandpa,” I said. Next I got out the eggs and began cracking them into the bowl.
“Uh, uh,” said Grandpa. You gotta get a separate bowl and crack each egg individually to make sure the egg is good. Otherwise if one egg is bad it will ruin the whole batter.”
“Okay Grandpa,” I said. I began rolling the cookies out and putting the lumps on the cookie sheets.
“Uh, uh,” said Grandpa. “Those cookies are way to big. Make them smaller.”
“Okay Grandpa,” I said with a sigh.
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When I would get something right Grandpa would nod his head in approval.
“Atta girl Maria, atta girl.” Then when I would take the cookies out of the oven and they were just right Grandpa would smile. “Beautiful, beautiful,” he would say taking a bite.
So became our tradition, each year at Christmas time, my mom, my sister and I would take turns on different days baking cookies with Grandpa.
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“You gotta get this right Mary” Grandpa said to me one year as I baked. “I might not be here next year to show you how to do it.” I was startled to hear him say this.
“Don’t say that.” I said looking up from what I was doing. I couldn’t imagine him not being here.
“Well you never know,” said Grandpa. “Everyone dies some time.”

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We all knew that Grandpa was getting weaker with each passing year. His body was deteriorating from Parkinson disease, but we didn’t want to think about it.
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Then one day it happened. Grandpa died. I remember sitting in his recliner in the living room watching as early in the morning two men from the mortuary came to take his body away. A soft blue blanket covered him as the men rolled his stretcher down the hallway, through his kitchen and out of his house. It took a while for the reality of the situation to really sink in. Grandpa was gone.
However the things that he taught us still live on...
As Christmas time comes around my family and I begin our baking. It’s a family thing and my brother John has picked up the role of BOSSING everyone around now. Through the laughter and teasing of who broke the cookies and who cooked them too long, I remember Grandpa’s words to me;
“You gotta get this right Mary, I might not be here next year.”
“ Don’t worry Grandpa. I promise, I am going to get it right!”
I start mixing the ingredients in a bowl on the counter. Then I remember and put the bowl in the sink. I pull out a separate bowl for the eggs and hope the cookies aren’t too big. As I take the cookies from the oven, I know Grandpa would be smiling, nodding his head in approval, satisfied in knowing that his cookies are still being baked. If I listen closely as I take a bite of a cookie I think I hear Grandpa.
“Atta girl Maria, atta girl.” I take another bite and savor the taste. “Beautiful, beautiful!”


♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Getting older...it's all good!!!

Sometimes, when I hear my friends and peers complaining about getting older...I just can't fully relate...I don't feel older and I don't mind saying that I'm almost 40!!! (ok, in 4.5 years buuuut I'm closer to 40 now than 30;) 
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Buuuuuuuuuuuut when I friend recently sent me a comparison photo, I realized WHY perhaps I don't mind getting older...
Check this out!!!! 
I don't particularly relate, looking good and feeling good and good health, TO MY AGE!!! I feel better older, than I did younger!!! It's been a looooooong journey, and I'm not completed yet, buuuuuuuuuuut thank God for his help in getting me where I am today!!! God's given me A LOT of tools that I've had to choose to use and work with to get here, buuuuuuuut ultimately, I couldn't have done it without God's help!!! 
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I meant to say this on Thanksgiving but ran out of time to post about it, but I really am SOOOOOOOOOOOO THANKFUL for my health! To be able to freely do active things and enjoy life to the fullest is such an amazing gift!!! Thank you Lord!!! 

♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Meeting Santa!!!

Sooooooo it was literally THE CUTEST thing everrrr last year...I just gotta remember it all over again!!! We went to a little kids Christmas play and as we were walking in, there was a group of people there for another show and OF COURSE little O just has to talk to everyone on our way into the theatre! Hi! I'm Odin, what's your name?
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 So he sees this husky, older gentleman, wearing khacki slacks and a plaid shirt and who just happened to have a white beard and he greets him as usual, "Hi, I'm Odin!" and the man says back to him, I'm Santa Clause!
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Odin just stops dead in his tracks, mouth agape, his WHOLE FACE JUST LIGHTS UP in sheer shock and joy! Then, without saying anything, he just walks over to the man and throws his arms around him in a HUGE ODIN HUG!!! 
The look on his face was liiiiiiiike NO WAY, I'M ACTUALLY MEETING SANTA!!! Everyone was laughing soooooooo hard and it completely made the man's night!!! It was literally THE CUUUUUTEST, FUNNIEST THING EVERRRRRR!!! Gotta love this kid, there's just no one quite like him!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

If MY MOM was Rudolph!!!

Soooo one day, while my mom was alive, her and I were doing some Christmas baking at her house. We're just mixin an stirring, listenening to Christmas music, havin a good sweet, mother/daughter time together.
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All of the sudden, over the radio comes on the song Rudolph The Red Nosed Raindeer! I've always liked this song, you know, its just kind of happy and fun....WELLL...My mom is like, "YOU KNOW, I've NEVER understood this song!!!" [So i'm thinkin like oh great, here comes a lecture about how this song has NOTHING to do with the birth of Christ...(Which is TRUE...BUT...its still a fun favorite of mine)] so she is like, "I've NEVER understood this song" ...she pauses then continues... 
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"if I WERE Rudolph, her NYC accent kicks in like she never left 30 years ago, I would have just told THOSE OTHER Raindeers WHATS UP!!!" She's like waving flour in her hands, "I wouldn't of let them treat me like that!!! I just woulda let them know!!!" 
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AHAHAHAHAAA!  I was  laughing soooo hard! "I'm like, "MOM, I'm SURE YOU WOULD HAVE!!! I'm SURE YOU WOULD HAVE!!!" (You know, MY MAMMA AIN'T NO ONES DOOR MAT!!! Trust me!!! ;)
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Sooooooooo I saw this and thought...
IF my mom HAD BEEN RUDOLPH!!!
Those Deers are BLESSED, that MY MAMMA wasn't Rudolph...
THEY REALLY ARE!!! BAHAHAHA!!!
I seriousley have THE AWESOMEST MOM EVER!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, December 2, 2019

Happy Monday!!!

Let the Christmas
Joying begin!!!
Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime
What will you do this week to put some
 Christmas Joy into someone's life???
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Happy Sunday!!!

You guys...it's CHRISTMAS TIME!!!
New quotes bible christmas advent calendar 57 ideas #quotes
Take some time this year, with your family, friends or even just yourself,
 to put MORE JESUS into our festivities!!! You can neverrr have TOO MUCH of Jesus!!! :)))
 
♥Mary Frances :)Marks of a Christ Centered Home. #home #Christcentered #marksofhome #goodhome #parenting #Christmas

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Guess who's cookin???

I would like you all to take a WILD GUESS, from lookin at this pic below,
WHO'S COOKING???
Hmmmmmmmmm...Whatda ya think???
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Did you guess???
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If you guessed...
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ME...AKA: MAR BEAR
You are absolutely CORRECT!!!
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No one can cook like Mary...AND noooooooooo ONE... I mean...NO ONE can make a mess like MARY!!! OMW you guys, total and complete chaos when I cook, I literally amaze my sister...In BOTH aspects I believe!!! hee, hee!!! ;)
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. God did His God of keeping me humble, everything I made turned out PHENOMINAL...Except the pumpkin fudge...it was a COMPLETE FLOP...like literally, it was FLOPPING!!! Buuuuuuuut I mean, God's gotta do stuff like that when you made a bomb Over-the-moon chocolate pie, A bomb Ritz-Caramel pie, Bomb Pumpkin Spice Cookies with browned butter icing, Delish NOT-yo-grandma's green bean casserole, and OMW I CAN'T STOP EATING THIS White-Castle-Cheeseburger Stuffing...YES MY FRIENDS, God keep me humble by letting me mess up one ONE THING...buuuuut really was it even ME or just a bad recipe??? ;) AHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Thanksgiving Results!!!

Gained 4 pounds on Thanksgiving!!!
Figure I may as well hold myself accountable to all the world...LOL
 Buuuuuuuuuuut it was worth EVERY BITE!!!

My two favorite things was my white castle burger stuffing annnnnd the turkey sandwich at midnight!!! My weight loss center was like, just fill your plate with meat first and THEN...I was liiiiiike...NOPE...it's Thanksgiving...I ain't even touching meat unless its on my turkey sandwich!!! I still have a month to reach my end of the year weight loss goal...I'm GONNA MAKE IT!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Still rocking my turkey tutu...I do it for the kids...just to hear them scream when Aunt Mary pulls up...it's ALL for them...sooooooo maybe I'm just a big kid at heart...it's STILL for the kids!!! Hee, hee!!!;)
Hope you all had a great day!!!
I gobbled till I wobbled and then some more!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Happppppy Brain-boosting Wednesday!!!

What is THANKSGIVING???
Sooooooo LAST YEAR, before Thanksgiving, buuuuuut after Halloween, my little nephew O was talking to me and he started on his own accord saying that Halloween was YUCKY!!! My sister said she never said anything to him but when they would go to the store and he would see the Halloween stuff he would say, ewwwwww! I don't like it,  HALLOWEEN IS YUCKY!!! Which, in case you didn't know, it IS indeed YUCKY!!!
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Well one day when I was getting him ready for school in the morning, I asked him, Odin, do we celebrate Halloween?! He said, NOOOO!!! He shakes his little head, we don't celebrate Halloween! Halloween is YUCKY!!! Then he points to our fall pumpkins on the kitchen table says, 
WE CELEBRATE JESUSGIVING!!!
Isn't that the cutest thing everrrr!!! 

Here's your middle-of-the-week brain booster!!!

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"Did you know???..."
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Thanksgiving: Remembering to GIVE THANKS, 
                      for all that JESUS HAS GIVEN!!! (Mary's definition;)
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"...Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll NOW YOU DO, annnnnnnnnd don't you FORGET IT!!!" (AIO BTV quote;)



"Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God." (2 Corinthians 9:11)


♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Financial Wisdumb!!! #7

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeellllll after an almost, NOT ON PURPOSE, two-year-break, Financial WiseDUMB with Mary is back!!!! You can read the last post HERE!!! My word, you would think with me being DEBT FREE this whole past year, that I would just be overflowing with columns...well...there's a few coming so brace yourself AND YOUR WALLET!!! ;)
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As you all know, THIS WEEK IS THANKSGIVING WEEK!!! WOOOHOOO!!! Who's ready to gobble til you wobble??? Me, me, me, ME!!! And also, cook, cook, COOK!!! Bake, bake, BAAAAAKE!!! Who's going to be making some pies this week??? I know I for sure am!!! 
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Are you guys looking for some good ways to save on groceries for all your cooking and baking???? Weeeeeeeeeellll, if your making anything with apples, I HAVE THE PERFECT MONEY SAVING SUGGESTION for saving money on buying apples!!!
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ARE YOU READY TO HEAR THIS????
JUST JOIN A 5k RUN ASAP!!! 

WHY????
Allow me to tell you:
5K Runs almost ALWAYS have free fruit and light breakfast foods for the runners, weeeeeeeeeeeelllllll after the run, go get your backpack, fill your pockets and your bag
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ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNND BAAAAAAAMMMM!!!!
YES, these apple pies really were made from the apples I got from one of my runs!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeellllll what are you waiting for???? Go sign up for a 5k run get yo exercise and some apples too!!!!
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♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Go Here for Mary's Mmmm, mmmm GOOOOOOD Apple Pie Recipe!!!
P.P.S I got another 5k run Thansgiving morning annnnnnd it's going to be bananas I get for free this time...I'm thinking a banana cream pie...if you got a recipe, hit me up cuz I need one!!!! Maryfranceswriting@gmail.com

Monday, November 25, 2019

Happy MONDAY!!!

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IT's Thanksgiving week!!!
Who's ready to eat??? Remember, it's ONLY ONE DAY...it's a HoliDAY, not Holi-week!!! So be good before and be good after annnnd everything will be OKAAAYYY!!!:)
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Annnnnd remember to spend the week giving God thanks for all his blessings...AND GOOD FOOD!!! ;)
"O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good..." (Psalm 136:1)
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Single Saturday!!!

Today Top 31 lol pictures - LOL MANIA CLUB
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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Anyone hear if there's any mission trips to China going on??? 
Buuuuuuuuuuut IF they hand me a Boba instead of coffee...
I'm DRINKING IT!!!
♥Mary Frances :))))

Friday, November 22, 2019

Did you practice running?

How DO Pentecostals Practice for their 5K RUN???
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WE DON'T NEED PRACTICE...
WE RUN THE AISLES at church!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
BUBBLE RUN TOMORROW MORNING!!!
WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Best Advice you were ever given! (Blog-challeng question)

What is the best advice you were ever given???
That's a very good question, thank you for asking me!!! The best advice I've ever been given was from my mom and it was simply this:
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She'd say, Mary, there's an old saying that says, you can't make all of the people, happy all the time. She'd always tell me this when I was trying to be a people-pleaser, WHICH SHE WAS NOT, then she'd say, you know what that means? What Mom??? It means...
"You can't make everyone happy,
 so just live to make GOD happy!!!"
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Annnnnnnnnd soooooo I do!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
I challenge Monse to answer this question on her blog, then she has to pass the challenge on to another blogger!!!! 
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So what is the best advice YOU all were ever given???? Maryfranceswriting@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Happy Brain-Boosting Wednesday!!! #Italian Facts


Here's your middle-of-the-week brain booster!!!
Soooooooooo growing up a family favorite dish of ours was my mom's Shepherd's pie!!! It's just sooooooooooooooo good!!! It doesn't sound like anything amazing, but to me it just sounds like HOME!!! So it's basically a casserole, on the bottom is a mixture of ground beef, seasoned with onion soup mix and corn, then on top is mashed potatoes and on top of that is melted cheddar cheese. Then you make it in the oven at 350 til everything is warmed and the cheese is slightly browned... then you... and this is strictly a GINTY THING buuuuuut I highly recommend for everyone...THEN you drizzle Catalina/French dressing on top of your piece...Mmmmmmm....I''m literally drooling just thinking about it....don't let that mess get on you...;) Ahahahaahaa!!!
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So there's all kinds of crazy variations of this dish and some of them are just really NASTY! I'll never forget eating it at these people from England's house....NO CHEESE on top and gravy in the meat and weird veggies and they would put like a mint jelly on it....I was soooooooo appalled but did manage to eat mine.
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Well my mom explained to us that the reason why Shepherd's Pie is called what it is, is because the shepherd's were always so poor, and they would just make do with whatever they had and would use scraps of whatever leftover meat there was to make their pie!!! I assumed that the shepherd's were Irish and that the potatoes were of high abundance, so this was something they could do with them in Ireland!!!! Not to sure HOW ACCURATE this is, buuuuuuuuuuut, according to my mom, IT WAS!!!!
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With all that being said...
 lets talk about LASAGNA!!!
I know, I know, abrupt, random
 subject change right?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
WRONG!!!

Soooooooooo my mom, who was very Italian, thought lasagna was to be made a certain way. Red sauce, beef, mozzarella, parm, and of course RICOTTA CHEESE...NOT COTTAGE CHEESE...EVERRRR!!!!
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Annnnnnnnd she would get into it with this "white" lady that thought she was such a good cook and thought her lasagna was better than my mom's. Her lasagna involved a white gravy type sauce, NOT alfredo though and chicken and veggies and I think maybe even BEANS...let me tell you...MY MOM WAS APPALLED!!! .


She knows how to make a lota food, and she can make it look good, BUUUUUUT she can't make it taste good!!!


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 Anyways, I was researching about IF all Italians use ricotta cheese in their lasagna and I found a whole article about how in Italy, there are many variations of lasagna depending the location due to what is available most to the people there. Which makes sense, think about how even here in the US, what is popular in one state of our country is not known of in other parts depending what is cultivated and grown there. And every Italian thinks THERE WAY is THE BEST WAY!!! That's just the way Italians are, every Italian cook thinks THEY ARE THE BEST!!!! And to be honest, THEY ARE!!! ;)
(Buuuuuuuut by the way, NONE of the variations involved white gravy, corn, beans!!!)
The article went on to ALSO SAY that basically, as far as what meat Italians chose to put in their lasagna, depended on what was leftover from that weeks cooking...meatballs, sausage, chicken, etc...
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When I read that I was like, OMW



"Did you know???..."

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Lasagna is the ITALIAN'S

SHEPHERD'S PIE!!!!
Because, Italians are just COOL like that! Most people, ugh, I'm sick of this food, just throw it out, buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut Italians???? Nah!!!!
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I imagine the first time lasagna was being created went something like this...
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Uh Joe-a, whata we-a gonna do with all these-a leftover meatballs from Little Joe's birthday party-a? Eh I don't-a know-a Maria, why don't we do-a something amazing with a them that will change the world Maria? Like what-a Joe? Donate-a them to the homeless shelter down-a the street??? DONATE THEM???? Yells Joe in horror!!! You-a gotta be-a kidding me babe!!!! I said do something AMAZING WITH THEM-A that willa chang-a the world-a!!!!
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 Let me think, ah yes-a, I know what-a we'll-a do-a with-a them-a, we'll make a whole new entrée. It will be like a layered pie with noodles and-a, we'll throw on some-a marinara between, parm on top of the marinara, mozzarella on the very top and THEN +we'll-a cutta up the-a leftover meatballs from-a Little Joe's birthday and putta them in between-a the layers of cheese and noodles!!! What do-a you-a think-a about-a that Maria???
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 Oh yes-a Joe, that seems like a great idea, Oh and-a JOE, I know, we'll put RICOTTA cheese in between-a all the layers as wella!! Ah yes, MARIA, ricotta cheese, oh my sweet shmoocums, YES-A, RICOTTA CHEESE!!! The perfect finishing touch!!! See Maria, THAT IS WHY I MARRIED YOU...because, I am-a good-a already...buuuuuuuuut-a TOGETHER, together YOU MAKE ME AMAZING-A!!! *SMOOCH♥ Oh-a Joe, I love you too and DONATE THEM-A???? FUGGETTABOUTIT!!!! *Smooch♥smooch♥SMOOOOOOCH!!!!♥
 EH LITTLE JOE, go-a getta the big pot, it's-a COOKING TIME!!!!
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Annnnnnnnnnd there you have it folks, LASAGNA,
the ITALIAN'S VERSION OF SHEPHERD'S PIE!!!
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"...Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll NOW YOU DO, annnnnnnnnd don't you FORGET IT!!!" (AIO BTV quote;)
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"WHEN LIFE THROWS YOU LEFTOVER MEATBALLS...
MAKE LASAGNA!!! ;)"
(Mary Ginty quote)
♥Mary Frances :)