Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tim Price Blogging For Rico- Happy Holidays From T.P.- Forward motion thoughts- Wild Turkey cookies & Italian Bouillabaisse Stew


You recognize when you feel good. You know when you feel at your best—at the top of your game. You realize when you enter harmonious relationship with family and friends—maybe even with foes. These are emotional states you experience. They range from negative and protective to joyous and ecstatic. The positive ones include love, peace, freedom, joy, empowerment, generosity, trust, tolerance, faith, patience, safety, honesty, and more.

These are emotional states you experience. They range from negative and protective to joyous and ecstatic. The positive ones include love, peace, freedom, joy, empowerment, generosity, trust, tolerance, faith, patience, safety, honesty, and more.

Of course most of us most of the time want the good feeling emotional states. With music, we have the escape button most do not in society today.Perhaps you think you are not as consciously aware of such states as the next person. Whether or not you are, I believe that you can grow into broader and deeper awareness of these states. Only you can determine if you want greater awareness, or whether you deserve to experience these states, or even when you are ready to explore your potential. I encourage you to choose growth. Look forward, as I say...forward motion. It's the only way to go.

I seem to think it serves as a effective guidance system. Feeling responses signal when you are aligned with your purpose—also when you are not.( Focus,practicing, relating to your lover, wife or concert) When you align with your purpose at any level from the most mundane to the most sacred, you establish integrity with what and who you are from core to skin and beyond. This involves a simple condition that allows more and more persistent experience of emotional well being. It responds to conditioning which best begins with curiosity and flexibility. Natural, effective and free! Then allowing you to free your energy into an open flow. The effort required for this may be minimal. However, it can become very draining while meeting obstacles, residue, & constriction. Clearing these blocks is essential. The results are amazing. Thinking is all you need to do- yo don't need to buy anything, just clear your mind and apply this cornerstone of balance.

OK- Now the holidays are upon us and it is time for T.P.'s holiday Xmas treats. First a Christmas cookie idea.


Makes about 48 balls.....perfect for de-stressing! ha!

2 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (best made with Nabisco Famous wafers -- 1 package -- pulverized in a food processor)

1 1/4 cups pecans

1/2 cup or more of Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon.

1 cup confectioners' sugar, plus additional for rolling

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 tablespoons honey


In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the cookie crumbs and pecans until the nuts are finely ground.
In a separate bowl, stir together the bourbon or rum, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, the cocoa powder, and honey. Add the mixture to the food processor and pulse until just combined. Let the dough rest, uncovered, at room temperature for 4 hours or, lightly covered, overnight. This will dry it out a little.

Use your fingers to roll the dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Roll the balls in confectioners' sugar. Store the balls airtight if you like them moist, or uncovered if you like them to develop a crunchy sugar crust on the outside. Sprinkle with (or roll the balls in) additional confectioners' sugar just before serving.


NEXT- I got this from a friend who runs an Italian shop in my city.Her family makes this every year and I am going to try it.It's an Italian Bouillabaisse Stew, and it is delicious. I had some last year and it is delicious. Great the 2ed day too!

OK- Here it is ;


1/2 cup olive oil
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 leeks, sliced
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 bay leaf (optional)
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 (8 ounce) bottles clam juice
2 3/4 cups dry white wine
2 teaspoons fennel seeds, crushed
salt and ground black pepper to taste
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 pound red snapper fillets, cut into 2 inch pieces
1 pinch saffron
24 sea scallops
30 small mussels, scrubbed and debearded
1 pound cooked lobster meat, cut into bite-size pieces


Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the celery, garlic, leeks, thyme, and bay leaf; cook and stir until the vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the diced tomatoes, clam juice, white wine, fennel seed, salt and pepper, and parsley. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add the snapper and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

Gently mix in the saffron, scallops, and mussels. Cook until the scallops are no longer translucent and the mussels have opened their shells, about five minutes. Add the lobster pieces and cook until heated through, about one minute.
Ladle the bouillabaisse into serving bowls, making sure each portion contains 5 mussels, 2 to 3 sea scallops, fish, and a piece of lobster.

Sounds good and fun too~~ yea !!!!

So- on that note my friends I hope that works for you.Food wise and forward motion wise.

I'll close with one of my favorite quotes by Norman Vincent Peale- " Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."

May peace be everyone's gift at Christmas,and joy and blessing to all of you.


PS- Happy Holidays means whatever you celebrate the very best to you and yours! :)

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