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THIS BLOG is about those things that have left their impression on me. I'd love for you to comment on what affects you.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Souvlaki and Mom's Lasagne

Posting here I feel like a souvlaki--or a "gyro", as non-Greeks call the Gk. fast food made of meat shaved off a spit. I'm exposing my innards for the world to see. Hope I don't get roasted!

Anyway, 1st topic: Who has inspired you most, and how?

Next to the Lord Jesus, I have to say my mother. She is the kindest, most selfless person I have ever known. I've seen her deny herself food, afraid others in her house might not have enough to eat. She'll open her home freely to those with nowhere to stay, even give up her own bed. Sacrifice. My mother never thinks twice when it comes to relinquishing her needs and wants for those of others. She is love in action, the embodiment of 1 Corinthians 13.

Everything my mother does, she does with all her heart. One only has to sample her lasagne to see. Mom doesn't cut corners, using no-boil noodles or jarred tomato sauce. Her lasagne is the real Italian thing. She uses 2-3 kinds of meat in her tomato "gravy" and simmers it slowly--at least 3 hours. Mmmm! Tastes like love.


Dot said...

AMEN to Lyd's account of our Mom's selfless love!
Those of you who don't know the special blessing of such a parent's love in your lives- our Heavenly Father provides more love than is humanly possible through His Son, Jesus Christ. He loved you even before He created the world! (John 17:24)

Vasthi said...

I'm so proud of you! Blogging! Go girl! I love lasagna but I eat the store bought kind, since the one time I attempted it, the lasagna came out skinny and runny. But I have a friend who made tomatoe sauce from scratch and I'd get to her house and be welcomed by the smell of sauce simmering on the stove--delicious!

Lydia Trecroce Tsirozidis said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Vasthi. And blessings on your book, A BIG APPLE CHRISTMAS.

Vasthi's debut novella is now available online at Amazon Books &

Christmas in New York City, what fun! And a wonderful, heartwarming, holiday gift idea. Included in this anthology is Vasthi's colorful story about two lonely young Latinos, childhood friends who meet again after having gone their separate ways. As they renew their friendship then fall in love, they receive the gift of the Magi.

Anonymous said...

This is the Lasagna Maker herself!
Hi Lydia
Thank you for the plug, and most of all leading me to the Lord. Great pictures of your trip, I really liked those drying squid. Enjoyed reading your blooper, keep up the good work, but don't stay up too late !
May the Lord keep you and Peter in His care.
Love Mom and bro Armand