Italian Spice Rub for Chicken and Pork

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A few weeks ago I had an experience that affected my belief in the basic goodness of my fellow human beings.  It left me a little bitter and a whole lot angry.  I was kind of falling into a dark place.  This afternoon something happened that reminded me, there are good people in the world and I needed to come back from that dark place and rejoin the good side of the world again.

This afternoon I was trying to help a customer.  There had been some kind of glitch in our computer system and it wasn’t taking her card, no matter what I did.  My customer was getting frustrated and I was getting frustrated.  This random lady walked up to my customer, handed her a 100 dollar bill and said “if you are having trouble with your card, use this.” As my customer and I stared at this lady, not quite knowing if she was serious or not, she walked out the front door and disappeared.  My random customer didn’t wait for her change, a receipt or information so she could be paid be back.  She just saw my customer need help and helped.  I know not all of us can give random people 100 dollar bills but if we see a need, whatever it is,  shouldn’t we stop and help if we can?  Wouldn’t it be a better world if we helped people instead of taking advantage of them? Just something to think about.

Italian Spice Rub for Chicken and Pork

1 TBS brown sugar

1 1/2 to 2 tsp kosher salt

1 TBS oregano

1 TBS basil

1 TBS parsley

Combine all ingredients together and mix well.  When ready to make dinner, use the spice blend to generously coat both sides of the chicken or pork. Use your favorite method to cook your chicken or pork. 

 

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