We all have definitions of what a “Hero” is. It could be various items that we feel take courage to accomplish. We live in a world that requires multiple bouts of courage sometimes just to make it through our day. I look at heroism in a broader perspective. For example…
I’m sure when Kurt Cobain decided to leave this world, it broke many hearts. However, he made his mark while he was here. He was a hero for many I’m sure, but not in the way that his life ended (in my opinion). I have a friend that made the same decision, and I certainly don’t wish for anyone to feel the pain of losing a friend or loved one that way. In fact it pains me every time someone makes a joke about this act. It’s not a joke, grow up….. (Ok, off my soapbox.)
Minus the soapbox…This brings me to the point that there are men and women that are going through horrible struggles in life that most of us would not be able to carry the burden of. Some of those men and women have also made their own decision and decided this may not be the world they want to continue in. The ones that are still here, trying to make their situation better, should be considered heroes…heroes to many by saying it’s ok to struggle, because things really do get better and return to normal. They have the courage to make it through another day.
The single parent that does good to feed their children. The people in the past and present that stand up for what they believe in. People that fought for our rights that we have today (even if it’s fighting for our right to party). The person that decided it was time to tell their parents that they were gay. The person that decided to stand up to the bully at school. The person that opens themselves and talks about their struggles in a daily journal for the public to read and grow from. The person that had the courage to start over in life. We certainly should never forget the men and women that risk their lives every day in our Military and forces here at home to keep us safe. There are many other ways people are heroes. Many more ways.
It’s like the old adage of why we should always smile, because you never know who’s falling in love with your smile. Try to achieve your dreams and improve your reality, because you never know who’s hero you are becoming. Be an inspiration to those around you. Life is good, it’s time to live it!
This week’s “Will Cook for Foo” comes from their song My Hero.
The selected lyric was “truth or consequence, say it aloud, use that evidence, race it around”
My Twitter update “@foofighters Truth or consequence, I’m saying it aloud, use my cooking as evidence, please come around!”
Next step for you, take a second and enjoy the song…Click here for the song “My Hero”.
Find the previous “Will Cook for Foo” posts by clicking here.
For the recipe…I did a play on words and word association…I thought I could make a Gyro…but, I decided I wanted to make Souvlaki instead, so I stayed in the same cuisine, Greek. This was a really easy recipe I found on Food.com, and it ended up delightfully light. Enjoy!
- 1 1/2 lbs boneless pork loin or 1 1/2 lbs pork tenderloins
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, smashed
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano ( I did a twist and used fresh Cinnamon Basil…very good!)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3/4 cup prepared tzatziki, sauce
- 6 Greek pita breads
- Trim and cut pork into 1 inch cubes.
- In large bowl, whisk together lemon juice, oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper.
- Add pork and stir to coat.
- Marinate for 10 minutes (make ahead: cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours). (I marinated mine for 2 hours.)
- Evenly thread pork onto six 8 inch skewers; place on foil lined baking sheet. (I did NOT use skewers, and just dipped the cubes out of the marinade and placed them on a foil lined pan.)
- Brush with marinade. (Yeah, none of the brushing stuff, that’s just another thing to clean…I just drizzled the remainder over top. *smiles*)
- Broil 6 inches away from heat, turning halfway through, until just a hint of pink remains inside, about 12 minutes.
- Spread Tzatziki over each pita. (I used store-bought Tzatziki)
- Remove pork from skewers and place on pitas; fold over.