Thursday, April 17, 2014

Isn't every Friday Good?


Isn't Every Friday Good?


Are you looking forward to a day off tomorrow? Some people celebrate the holiday without remembering the real meaning of Good Friday. Although the phrase "Good Friday" does not appear in the Bible, Christians continue to celebrate the day set aside by the Roman Catholic Church in the 4th Century A.D to commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Good Friday is also known as Holy Friday in the Romance Languages. It is interesting to know it is only called "Good" in the English Language. It is eye-opening to learn the history behind the origin of Easter. Read about its pagan or ungodly origin at

If you have received Jesus and accepted his free pardon of sin, you know the Friday before Resurrection Sunday is good because Christ gave his all for you, for us. Romans 5:8 "But God commandeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."   John 15:13 "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Is Friday your favorite day of the week? Probably! Romans 14:5 says "One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind." I'm persuaded knowing Jesus as my Savior and realizing he was born and resurrected because he loves me, every day is Christmas and every Friday is "Good Friday"!

 What's your opinion?  Do you recognize every Friday as Good and every day as Christmas?

The Happy Handicap

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mom-ism Monday

Yep, it's Monday again! Here's a quick chuckle to brighten your day.  Mom-ism #2 because some things are worth writing down...

My Mom, that's her over there, has two granddaughters (my kids). I remember her saying this to them before they could even understand what it meant. I understood it! I pulled it out of the old brain vault and used it today with my granddaughter. She was crying uncontrollably. I was losing my patience. She didn't understand it but the words got her attention and I got a brief moment of sanity. 
Photo Credit: Jill


                "You can Stay but that Screamin's Gotta Go!"
The cute saying shoots straight just like my Mom...point blank! She's hardcore but no one loves us more.

The Happy Handicap

Saturday, April 12, 2014

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Healthy and Yummy Breakfast Smoothie

I am not a medical doctor. I am in no way suggesting this tonic will relieve any diseases or help in any way medically.
I love this quick, healthy and yummy breakfast smoothie. My kids like it too! 

I know, I know! You were excited about WINE being in the smoothie. Wine would be a healthy ingredient to add. Wine is packed full of heart-healthy antioxidants and reservatrol according to The Mayo Clinic. I serve the smoothie in a wine glass because it's extra pretty and inviting to drink!

Click for the printable recipe:

2 Heaping TBSPs Rice Protein Powder (burns fat)
1 TBSP Borage Oil (an inflammation reducing fatty acid)
2 scoops Nature's Sunshine Ultimate Greenzone (provides 1/2 your greens for the day)
1/2 cup frozen sweet dark red cherries (antioxidant)
1/4 cup frozen blueberries (antioxidant)
1 medium ripe frozen banana (potassium)
2 TBSPs honey (local honey fights seasonal allergies)
1 cup ice cubes
1 cup filtered water
Blend 1to 2 minutes or until smooth. Serve immediately in a pretty wine glass. Makes 4 wine glasses.

FYI I created this smoothie as a result of taking Nature's Sunshine Ultimate Greenzone. I just can't seem to eat as many veggies as I should per day. Tammy's Healthy Tonic is a delicious way to make sure you're eating your veggies, burning some fat and reducing your arthritis pain.

Bottoms up,
The Happy Handicap

Friday, April 11, 2014

Gluten-Free Chicken Alfredo

My husband LOVES alfredo sauce! I hate milk. 

He has gluten sensitivity and lactose intolerance. I want to keep him feeling well which means he's less cranky (know what I mean?). He requested this favorite of his. I delivered! I used the ingredients pictured right down there to make this deliciousness gluten free and allmmoossttt (I'm stretching it) lactose free. I can vouch for him. I'm pretty sure he didn't experience any discomfort because I didn't hear nor smell any.  :)

I made quite a few substitutions in the recipe I used to make absolutely sure it was gluten-free. For example, I replaced the butter with Ghee and the regular cream cheese with Go Veggie!. I used Lactose Free Milk 2% (only one cup) and our favorite gluten-free pasta De Boles Rice Penne. Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb is a flavorful staple of mine so I was excited to see it used in this recipe. I couldn't find the Parm lactose free, hence the allmmoossttt lactose free. I grilled some chicken tenders for additional flavor and tossed it on top of the pasta.

Is this the best Chicken Alfredo one has ever eaten? Probably not. Is it a very viable substitute of a favorite dish for a gluten and lactose sensitive individual? ABSOLUTELY! My husband enjoyed it or at least he said he did! Try it out and leave me a comment with your review.

The Happy Handicap