You ever feel sometimes that your body needs a tune-up, just like that sluggish old car in the winter time, it just doesn’t seem to work as well as it should. The way I view it, and have lived it, this seems more true than just a statement. How often do we take our car/truck into the shop to get tuned up and change the oils? Personally, I don’t do it as often as I should, plus I never learned to care for my own vehicle, so I must rely on someone to help me. Just like our bodies, sometimes we can’t do it ourselves. My medicine is also my motivator, Medical Marijuana. It oils & lubes, it makes minor and major adjustments, it keeps my body doing what it was made to do, just like that needed tune-up!
My body requires routine maintenance, and regular tune-ups. If I don’t medicate, I break down, stall out, and end up getting towed into the shop, for major repairs, just like that ‘ol Volkswagen Van I had back in the early ’70’s. I’ve learned it is easier and less costly to just do it, and therefor put off that costly call for a tow. Keep everything well oiled and lubed, and the batteries charged full, all the time, not just when it is convenient.
I’ve been fighting with a lawn-mower the past few weeks, rather new, I bought it new in 2000, used it for four summers, then stored it away for 7 years. I did everything the manual told me to do before storing it, drain out gas, change the oil, get a new blade and spark plug and store with mower until needed. When I dug it out of storage, I figured all I had to do was change the oil, change out the spark plug, put on the new blade, fill it with gas, and get to mowing. Not that easy, after changing out the oil for fresh oil, I couldn’t find a tool to take the spark plug out, so figured I’d do that later, lets see if it starts on the first pull like it used to do……added gas to the top, and added some expensive carb cleaner, walked around to pull the cord, and I notice the gas hose that is only about 9″ long, has about 20 leaks, and all my gas just leaked out onto the mower and lawn. Clean up the mess, dig up the dirt and burn it at the burn pit. Back to the hardware store where I bought it, bought a new piece of hose, ordered a new air filter, that I forgot to change out. Changed the hose, changed the spark plug, filled it with gas again, and it still will not start. I’ve done everything right, I’ve replaced all replaceable parts and I still have to take it into the shop for adjustments and repairs. My body acts the same damn way sometimes, but I can medicate it with marijuana, I wish I could do that for the lawn mower too! I guess my point is even when we do everything right, sometimes STUFF happens; but imagine what could happen if we didn’t do it right in the first place? Scary, isn’t it.
It’s the difference between plugging away in a miss-firing car, smoking up the environment, and slowly destroying the vehicle until it breaks down and destroys you financially and or mentally, or, that feeling of coasting down the road in my old ’53 Ford and pulling out that Flathead V8 lever on the dashboard and putting it in ‘cruise mode’ to enjoy the ride from Eldora up and over Berthod Pass in the dancing starlight heading to Hot Sulfur Springs for a soak! Myself, I’d rather forgo the stress of a breakdown and the tow and repair bill, for the peaceful ride through the mountains for a soak.
People have laughed at me when I say “Don’t forget to medicate!” They just don’t realize how it gets when the body breaks down, and you’ve repaired it with the simple solution of Medical Marijuana in your diet, then you start feelin’ so good that you forget to medicate, and the next thing you know you are playing catch up before you break down again. I prefer the preventive maintenance route.
Here is something to help jump-start you on that next sluggish day or night. Get into your Bitchin’ Kitchen and make your body this treat, before you need it, because you deserve it! (Don’t forget to freeze a piece or two for a rainy/snowy day). A piece of this in the morning with a cup of tea will give your day that feeling of pulling out the Flathead V8 lever and gettin’ into cruise mode! Why not start your day with desert? Or, if you think this treat too decadent for breakfast, it’s good for that afternoon pick-me-up, or late night in front of fireplace with the cats & dogs and a great book………
Marijuana Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
I) 2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (make sure you scrape off all the white frosting if using sandwich cookies)
1/2 cup green ‘Bud’der, melted
II) 2 pkg. Neufchatel cheese, softened
1 cup SPLENDA
1/4 cup marijuana infused cream de menthe
3 farm fresh eggs
3 – 8oz containers of plain low-fat yogurt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, coarsely chopped
III) 3 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1 Tablespoon green ‘Bud’der
This is best made using a 9″ Spring-form Cake pan, for easy removal and slicing.
A. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
B. Mix step I well, and press into bottom and up sides of a ‘bud’der’d and floured cake pan.
C. In large mixing bowl, blend step II, starting with the cheese and SPLENDA, then adding cream de menthe,
blending well, adding eggs one at a time while beating batter smooth, then add the yogurt and blend well, hand fold in the chocolate chips and pour into cake pan with crust.
D. Put cake-pan on cooking sheet, and place in oven, bake 45-55 minutes (shake pan lightly, if center seams
nearly set it’s done).
E. Cool on wire rack half an hour, then using knife loosen crust from side of pan, let cool another 1/2 hour before releasing spring-form pan.
F. In small bowl or pan melt step III, then drizzle mixture over top of cheese cake for decoration, be creative make a pot leaf and some spirals, or a checkered pattern. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint on top of fresh marijuana leaf with a quartered or fanned fresh strawberry.
Being diabetic, I always use SPLENDA, and go for the healthier style cream-cheese and yogurt. You may substitute sugar for SPLENDA, Cream Cheese for Neufchatel Cheese, and sour cream for low-fat yogurt, but beware you are adding a few hundred unwanted/unneeded calories when you do.
Don’t forget to let me know what you think when you try this treat I’D VERY MUCH ENJOY SOME FEEDBACK… 😉
Keep it PHAT… and don’t forget to medicate!
PS: Time to try and get this *&^%#@* mower started……so my back yard will be ready for some grillin’ & chillin’ when the weather improves!
PS#2: Hey Granny Green, you ever have homemade hand cranked Huckleberry/Marijuana Ice Cream? Or, Marijuana Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream? Goosebumps upon goosebumps hey? Kind of like my Cinnamon Pecan Cranberry Fudge, just plain indulgence, and again we do deserve it!!! ALL OF US!!!