Diva Musing-Gratitude

I stand in gratitude today as I do every day.  However, I have more verve today.  My son walked in to his home last night from his overseas deployment and surprised his family.  The joy in the picture I got of his oldest son giving him a welcome home hug was immeasurable.  The Universe is Divine in its capacity to give us good in these days of storm and turmoil.

What is giving you your verve today? Find it, revel in it, do a dance of joy…like nobody is watching.  Sing with joyful harmony with the music of the spheres.  Send it out to you multi-verse and let it come joyfully back tenfold.  You have nothing to loose but dullness and gloom…

Namaste,

The Queen Cronista

Diva Tasting- Summer Menu Entree

CHICKEN CASSEROLE WITH BROCCOLI

375° Oven 1 Large Deep Roasting Pan (sprayed to coat) Serves 12

6 Cups Fresh Broccoli Florets

4 Cups Cremini Mushrooms Sliced

3 Tbsp Butter Melted

6 Cups Roasted Chicken Shredded

1 tsp Garlic Minced

3 Cans Water Chestnuts (drained)

1 Pkg Herb Dressing Cubes

Sauce:

1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup

½ tsp Himalayan Pink Salt

½ tsp Black Pepper Cracked

½ Cup Half n Half

3 Med Eggs Beaten

1 tsp Lemon Juice and zest of 1 lemon

1/8 tsp Nutmeg

2 Cups Gruyere Cheese Shredded (may use Colby if desired)

1 Cup Slivered Almonds for topping

For the Sauce ….Beat all ingredients (Except Cheese) together in a bowl and set aside until the top ingredients are done.

In a large skillet saute mushrooms and broccoli in butter until tender. Mix in Garlic.

In a large bowl combine remaining ingredients including broccoli and mushrooms, and gently fold in bread cubes and the sauce. Fold in the 2 cups of cheese top with slivered almonds. Bake for 30 Minutes until bubbly.

Note if you do not have a large roasting pan you may use (1) 9 X 13 in and (1) 8” Square pan sprayed to coat.

Diva Musings- Responsibility

The more I  listen in restaurants, grocery isles, super store checkout lines  and any public gathering I’ve noticed a growing lack of respect, compassion and responsibility for one’s own actions of the general public.  It seems most people choose to air their malignant narcissistic laundry while I’m trapped in some line or other.  You don’t hear how are you (with any real sincerity for an answer), or you look wonderful or compliments of genuine sincerity.  Is it any wonder our world is filled with very NON-Mayberry behaviors? If we want to snap our world back into a more loving, calmer aspect I think these words of the Dali Lama gives us a good model to aim at…..

“Follow the three R’s: Respect for self, respect for others, and responsibility for all your actions.” ~ Dalai Lama 

Quit boring the public with your ….”Lord knows I try” when the Lord and everyone else around your malignant  narcissistic ass knows you don’t try at all.  You shop for the next doctor to prescribe your next legal fix of the day,  you whine and complain to everyone about everything.  Sadly those of us who try to be compassionate know the story so well by now we could record it once and play it anywhere for any of you who whine and it is always the same tired old story.

Get a grip, get a job. If a job is not available start a company.  That’s what the Juicy Crones do.  We recognize that the Universe has blessed every human with gifts (in your case unused gifts) that can benefit the world and even your own whiny selves by building your Respect for self, respect for others, and responsibility for all your actions.” as the Dalai Lama recommends.  Be large and in charge of your destiny.  All of life is a choice.  If you are making bad ones “STOP”!  If you say you don’t know where to start…shut up and meditate….answers always come in the silence.  But for goodness sake give us all a break; get outside yourself, shut up, do something for others each day, and watch your world change to something amazing.

If you focus and take a few baby steps each day it will happen!

Namaste,  The Queen Cronista

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diva Tastings- Summer Menu Delight

SUMMER DELIGHT MENU…….

Our summer menu this week  begins with Angel-ed Eggs!  The Devil has no place on this blog menu! Read our blog all week for the rest of the menu……

Start with the boil.  To make easier peel eggs, lower them into boiling water (they peel much better than those placed in cold water). The difference between Heaven and hell.  Boil 12 minutes and place the eggs in an ice bath.  Let them sit for half an hour. This guards against the often green ring seen in some yolks.   I usually run some cold water, crack the ends gently and let water run through for a second or two.  They won’t actually jump our of their shells but it will feel like it.  

Filling is to be prepared like an emulsion.  Place the yolks in a bowl. Place your dozen yolks and 1 Tbsp of Dijon mustard, 2 tsp of vinegar, 4 tbsp of Mayonnaise and mix with on medium until well blended. Drizzle in 1/4 Cup extra-virgin olive oil mixing on low speed.  This part can also be done in a food processor if you choose.  

The result creamy smooth eggs as light as angel wings!

Tasty Diva Delight-Sweet & Tangy Slaw

Sweet and Tangy Slaw

1 Head of cabbage chopped or 1 Lg bag of Slaw Mix

1 Lg Can Pineapple in Juice (drained)

1 Cup Mayonnaise

2 tsp Prepared Mustard

1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

1 tsp Hot pepper Sauce

¼ Cup Sugar or Agave

1 Tbsp Poppy Seeds (Optional)

Pour Mayonnaise, Mustard, Worcestershire, Hot Pepper, Sugar into a blender and blend well. Add poppy seeds. Refrigerate if not using immediately. In a large bowl toss cabbage with pineapple, pour desired amount of dressing over top and toss to coat.

Diva Ramblings-Energies at Work in the Universe

 Lately I’ve been feeling like the Universe is kicking me in the butt!  Is it just me?  The June Full Moon on the 19th coincided with the Summer Solstice.  That won’t happen again for almost a hundred years.  Even my dogs were nutzo for 3 days.  Never disregard the fact that the Divine Source that controls every atom in the Universe large and in charge.  It affects all of us.
Anyone reading an astro calendar over the years knows that day-after-day challenging sky patterns will eventually end — usually replaced by some kind of calming or middle ground trend.
According to one source:  The more peace-loving cosmic strains of the divine orchestrators of the multi-verse are about to be played over the next 72 hours — although a few harsh notes are still happening now as the Mean North Node of the Moon squares investment-savvy Vesta (4:32AM), nurturing Ceres makes a fairly rare conjunction with outsider-iconoclast Uranus at 24 degrees of Aries (5:12AM), and Vesta forms an off-kilter, 150-degree tie with…Our point being… is that everyday in every way the Divine Source is orchestrating our multi-verse.   Our job is to meditate and learn to ride the celestial roller-coaster with grace and poise….LOL!
I recently began to study the Music of the Spheres after I heard them mentioned in an English detective show.  Yes, I’m one of those crazies that has to look up everything.  So there is yet another energy phenomena playing orchestrally in our Cosmos.  Who knew? For me it reminds me to keep the Source in mind at all times.  It explains so much of the explainable in daily life.  By the by I found this information online from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 “Music of the Spheres” redirects here. For other uses, see Music of the Spheres (disambiguation).
 Harmony of the world, 1806

Musica Universalis (literally universal music), also called Music of the spheres or Harmony of the Spheres, is an ancient philosophical concept that regards proportions in the movements of celestial bodies—the Sun, Moon, and planets—as a form of musica (the MedievalLatin term for music). This “music” is not usually thought to be literally audible, but a harmonic, mathematical or religious concept. The idea continued to appeal to thinkers about music until the end of the Renaissance, influencing scholars of many kinds, including humanists.

The Music of the Spheres incorporates the metaphysical principle that mathematical relationships express qualities or “tones” of energy which manifest in numbers, visual angles, shapes and sounds – all connected within a pattern of proportion. Pythagoras first identified that the pitch of a musical note is in proportion to the length of the string that produces it, and that intervals between harmonious sound frequencies form simple numerical ratios.[1] In a theory known as the Harmony of the Spheres, Pythagoras proposed that the Sun, Moon and planets all emit their own unique hum (orbital resonance) based on their orbital revolution,[2] and that the quality of life on Earth reflects the tenor of celestial sounds which are physically imperceptible to the human ear.[3] Subsequently, Plato described astronomy and music as “twinned” studies of sensual recognition: astronomy for the eyes, music for the ears, and both requiring knowledge of numerical proportions.[4]

Esoteric Christianity[edit]

The three branches of the Medieval concept of musica were presented by Boethius in his book De Musica:[5]

  • musica mundana (sometimes referred to as musica universalis)
  • musica humana (the internal music of the human body)
  • musica quae in quibusdam constituta est instrumentis (sounds made by singers and instrumentalists)

According to Max Heindel‘s Rosicrucian writings, the heavenly “music of the spheres” is heard in the Region of Concrete Thought, the lower region of the mental plane, which is an ocean of harmony.[citation needed]

It is also referred to in Esoteric Christianity as the place where the state of consciousness known as the “Second Heaven” occurs.[citation needed]

Namaste,
The Tired Queen Cronista

IS IT JUST ME?-Customer Representatives

Customer Representatives

I know it’s not just me.  One cannot have a conversation these days without the inevitable conversation about being mistreated, kept waiting, or hung up on by some rude, soulless droid who is getting paid good American dollars (wherever they are) to waste valuable human life “assisting” us with our problems….communication, banking, automotive, internet or any technological issue.

I am tired.  So tired that I’m considering carving out a space in a cave and giving it all up but my dogs.  Do you ask yourself why the public takes it and how we all let it get this far.  The soulless CEO of each of those companies gets huge bonuses each year… knowing his/her customer base is abused by his/her organization.  It begs one to wonder if their job application asks …”How big of a Sadist are you on a scale of 1-50?”  They laugh all the way to the bank.

I am surprised the shareholders are not holding their feet to the flame.  Because we all know they could corner their respective markets by creating a workforce that is articulate, caring, autonomous, and able to think.  Keep the money in America and grow the economy.  Their failure to do this, and continue throw away money on useless droids, is tantamount to serious professional liability and racketeering to the public at large.  Why some brilliant law firm has not file class actions against all of them is mind boggling.  The evidence would be so easy to collect and factual that it would be a simple task.  Not to mention the shareholders and board held liable as well for condoning the outrage. Deep Pockets.

But no, I must spend most of my employers day on hold, redialing idiots to get one simple answer as I’m transferred about the globe by idiots with no care or answers. I’m sorry that’s not my department…right! How do we stop the  outrage?  Film at 11:00!