You know…people aint sh!t!

No, wait, that’s not fair.  And I still have to believe that people are basically good, for the most part.  But there are just some character flaws that I cannot look past.

What ever happened to the value of your word?  No serious up tho yall, what happened to your word being your bond??? Do people not do that any more? I don’t mean with like life or death type situations, but basic things like voluntarily stating that you’re going to do something and then going straight MIA.   To me, when you say something and then don’t do it, or renege without good reason then that makes you a liar.  And I don’t do liars!

But then I have to remember something: people are fallible.   If yall really wanna know the truth.com, we’re not supposed to put our faith in man anyways; that’s in the Bible, serious up look it up.  But rather, we’re supposed to trust the godliness that the person possesses.  Being that I’m a human being I try to subscribe to the standard that you should trust people (to a certain extent) until they give you a reason not to.  Its just that sometimes the whole let down routine gets real old.

I’m adult enough to know that it is inevitable that everyone, at some point in your life, that you have some type of relationship with, will disappoint, fail or even hurt you.  This is basic human nature and I’m ok with that.

Nevertheless, rather than retreat back into a socially isolated bubble, I have to maintain my belief that people, for the most part, don’t mean me any deliberate harm.  That is until they prove otherwise.  But I will always, make every effort to put myself first; not to allow anyone to take anything away from me that does not get reciprocated back to me in some shape or form, and constantly remind myself where my faith should lie.

Just something I wanted to get off my chest real quick yall!

Blackened Sammon

4 boneless skinless salmon fillets- the portions are usually between 6 and 8 oz each

(you can get these in the frozen foods section or at a fish counter, of course wild caught is the best but it’s not necessary) 

5 tbsp canola or olive oil

The juice of one lemon

Blackening Spice: 

now, you could very well go buy some Old Bay Blackening Spice and call it a day- I happen to like this brand and it works just as fine.  But for those of you who, like me, like to mix up their own seasonings here’s a quick easy recipe for blackening spice

  • 3 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper 
  • 1 tsp dried ground thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

1.  In a small bowl combine all of the spices.  You can store the excess in an air tight container or spice jar for later.

2.  Rub the spice mixture on each side of the salmon fillets- be as liberal as you want here.  Sit the fish aside for about 15 mins at room temperature before cooking to allow the spices to soak in.

3.  In a large cast iron skillet, heat the oil on medium-high until it almost smokes, but doesnt burn.  Turn off the heat before cooking the fish!!!

4.  Cook the salmon in the skillet for about 2-3 mins on each side. If the pan needs to be re-heated then do so but turn off the heat while cooking.

5.  Remove from heat, sprinkle with lemon juice if you want and enjoy!