28.May – Chicken Noodle Soup for the Busy

Ok movers-n-shakers!

Here’s a recipe that will put you to sleep right where you sit.  Every single time I make this the rhythmic sounds of snoring fill the air – seemingly orchestrated by a composer.  Now the key to this cheating recipe is to go ahead and purchase a rotisserie chicken from your local friendly grocery store – that’ll save you a lot of time…although taking your time and picking all of the meat off of the bones can prove nerve-wrecking for those like me that contend with A.D.D!

All you need is the following:

3 – Chicken Bouillon cubes / 1 Rotisserie Chicken / Carrots (chopped) / Celery (chopped) / Sage / Thyme / 2 Bay Leaves / Basil / Fresh crushed Garlic / Sea Salt / Black Pepper / Butter Noodles / Butter / Baking Powder / Hawaiian Sweet Rolls (yes, I know)

1. Put a little water in a pot…when the water starts to boil drop your cubes in there.

2. Add more water once dissolved and then add your butter.

3. Add your veggies (carrots and celery) – and also add all of your seasonings, add your bay leaves as well – season to your taste – I prefer robust flavor – the soup needs to speak for itself – Dig me?

4. Now add all of that chicken that you’ve pulled from the bone – try not to do what I do and eat the chicken…lol one day I was so hungry i made a chicken sandwich on the side 

5. Let the soup come to a slow boil – taste it! – add more seasoning if you have to –

6. Add the butter noodles – let it cook for about 10 more minutes and then add a pinch of baking powder to thicken the broth

7. Eat – …..make sure you get enough Hawaiian Sweet rolls –

8. Sleep –

9. wake up and email me to tell me if you liked it or not –

***you will notice I did not give measurements – i don’t cook using them – because I’m the man.

Chef Ken

27.May – The Law of Progression

There is something in synergetic flow that allures those that seek upward mobility in life.  I have often surrounded myself with those that were in position to mentor me to the next level (whatever that level may be).  In life you should always seek to do greater, be more, achieve – and just plain old impact the lives of those around you.  A good rule of thumb is to pay attention to the company you keep.  If I am keeping the company of people that aren’t doing as well as I am – please believe it is to bring them up to where I am…Otherwise my time with them would have the opposite result – BRING ME DOWN! – This is a very intentional relationship. There aren’t any arbitrary acquaintances – only those that fit strategy – either I’m helping you…or you’re helping me – besides that you can keep it moving –

It’s the law of progression. How can I expect to be great and I’m not around those doing great things? People wonder why poverty and dismay is cyclical – because people aren’t breaking the pattern.  Seek out those that have the recipe, learn to cook with their ingredients…and then in turn, return to where you came from and teach others how to cook. Show them the better diet of life.  What you will realize is that most won’t eat – but those that are hungry – will.

– Ken

24.May – I Believed

When I was a child – someone messed up and told me that I could do anything that I wanted to do, and that I could be anything that I wanted to be – and I believed them.

I was in the first grade and I had to memorize and deliver the MLK speech (partially) – most of my confidence (like most kids) relied on my parents presence – well…neither one of them for one reason or another showed up to hear me deliver the speech.  I had studied that speech with great discipline and i was very nervous about speaking.  The night of the speech, as I panned the room and looked for a familiar face, or some sort of support…I found that there was none…my teacher pulled me to the side and wiped the tears from my eyes and said “kenny, you can do whatever it is in life that you want to do, and you can be whatever it is you want to be…and right now i need you to be a brave boy”…I never forgot her words – I believed her and went out and delivered the speech with great confidence.

Today – I have achieved things that little project kids like myself are not supposed to be achieve – next year I will be a commissioned officer in the US Navy (first in the family) – and one day…because i truly believe i can be…I will be the Mayor of mid-sized city.

“Don’t believe me – just watch” – T. James.

23.May – Dope, Fresh & Cold Bustin’

 

Yooooooooooooo….

For some reason I have always felt like the 80s & 90s had the bestest (yes bestest) of everything.  Topping the list of the bestest things besides Hip-Hop would be clothing.  I know that now-a-days the youngins rock “snapbacks” and follow the likes of Tyga and Big Sean and think that they have stumbled upon something dope. Well I come from an era where we just called them hats – and even before they came back you could catch your boy rocking some fresh 90s era NCAA hat (that of course snapped).  If you were to watch my video “My Story” (over in the vLog) section of the my site  – you would notice that I’m rocking a vintage Karl Kani sweatshirt that would make PAC himself proud! All I need now is a a denim jacket with the jeans to match that only Cross Colour’s could deliver.  To me… to dress vintage is more of a state of mind than anything – sometimes I feel like I embody what it means to be in C.M.B and walk proudly through the streets yelling “yes I am” even though no one asked me if I was my brother’s keeper.

Now I wouldn’t normally do this and actually I like to keep certain things secret – but there is a vintage boutique in Canada that sells all of the glorious apparel that I speak of – and this store is called “F as in Frank Vintage” – please go there and support and tell others about it that share the same acquired taste of a FAB 5 FREDDY – and in no time I will be hi-fiving others that sport cazals, M.C.M (making cash money), and Malcolm X hats!

www.fasinfrankvintage.com

Ken a.k.a Rocksteady B