Review: Mack Brock “Covered” CD

Review: Mack Brock “Covered” CD.  This CD is to be released on March 22, 2019!  Over the last 3 weeks, I feel as if I am spinning out of control.  That there is no real thing I can latch onto to make life seem like it makes sense.
Does that even make sense?
I mean, between Hunter’s Make a Wish trip (the second week of February), our surprise “stay longer than we intended” trip to Pennsylvania (the week after we got home), and some devastating news on the family front…life had been hard.
That was a long sentence, wasn’t it?
Sigh.  Life moves on whether you want it to or not.  Reality is, is that no one is in control.  Well, no human being that is.  It gives me comfort to know the One who is in control of my life.  The One who had numbered the hairs on my head since before He created the Earth.  He also had all the days of my life planned out and knows the end of my story.
So, the song that is on the “Covered” CD that spoke to me the most was the one called “Still in Control.”  When my life is spinning out of control…I know that He is the One that will stabilize all things.  He has the perfect provisions already in place for all things in my life and in yours.
In all times, just keep your eyes above the waves.  You will not sink because He is who you are standing on in the ocean of life.
If you pre-order the EP, you get the single “I Am Loved”.  Here is the OFFICIAL LINK to Mack Brock’s “Covered” CD.
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My Boy is 18

My Boy is 18.  I just really can’t even go there.  How did 18 years fly by so quickly?  I mean, he has facial hair.  More than me, so that is definitely saying something.  His voice is deeper, his Adam’s apple is all visible and such.  The hair on his legs I could probably braid if he would let me.

Today, at lunch, we talked about the fact that he is graduating high school in May.  Also, the boy is starting college in the fall.  How is this possible? He was my first son, the first birth I allowed anyone to witness (besides my husband). The first child to be blessed by both sisters.  In fact, he was the first, and only, grandson on my husband’s side.  The only grandchild named after my father.  He has the most birthmarks (in the strangest places) of any of my kids.

I cannot even accurately describe how much I adore this child.  He is so fun to be around.  Honestly, he chiggers me to my core, but in a good way (most of the time).  I dread the day that he moves out because I struggle when any of my kids have left. Thankfully, that has only happened once and I have survived LOL.

He is a beacon for Jesus.  I pray that he always follows the leading of the Lord.  That, as he continues to grow and move on, that he is able to lead, provide, and protect.  He is my treasure.

Happy Birthday, Boo!  You are loved.

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Seasoning Recipe Mix

Somehow, I cannot find my other Seasoning Recipe Mix.  With that being said, I thought I would type one out again.  I do this because I refer to this *all* the time.

Seasoning Recipe Mix

1 c. kosher salt

1/2 c. Garlic Powder

Onion Powder, 1/2 c.

1/8 c. Pepper

How I use this:

I use an old parmesan container.  Therefore, I can double this recipe to make it last longer.  I have also used a baggie, Tupperware, or a mason jar.  So really, you can use anything.  I keep it in my spice cabinet.

Once I get it all mixed up, I shake it up and use this on the daily.  I tend to be an “over garlic” person, so this is a happy medium and we don’t scare the vampires away.

Philly Cheesesteak Hoagie Sandwich

Hot on the heels of returning from Pittsburgh, this Philly Cheesesteak Hoagie Sandwich is still on my mind.  I ate one there and now I’m making it here!  However, I ended up making fries with the sandwich cause my brain is still too tired to do anything else.  Fries are easy plus Big Daddy handled the deep fryer.

Philly Cheesesteak Hoagie Sandwich

Round Steak (I think I had about 4 in each package)

Worcestershire Sauce

Seasoning Mix (Combine 1 c. kosher salt, 1/2 c. garlic powder, 1/2 c. onion powder, 1/8 c. pepper in an old parmesan container.  Mix well.  I use this seasoning mix for all my recipes).

Bacon Grease (or some other type of oil for cooking the meat)

Green pepper, yellow pepper, 2 orange peppers, and red pepper (this is what I had on hand)


Minced garlic

2 packs Hoagie Rolls (scoop out the inside of the bottom 1/2 of the roll.  I save this in a baggie and freeze.  Reuse when you need bread crumbs)

2 packages Provolone

**Remember this recipe has to feed my whole family and there are 10 on any given day, so adjust accordingly.**


First, I slice my round steak very thinly.  Next, I place it in a bowl with a sprinkle of the seasoning and some worcestershire sauce.  Stir well and let marinate for about 30 minutes to an hour.  This helps soften up the steak.

Once that is done, I get out my mandolin and I thinly slice the peppers and onions.  I get them in my big skillet with some bacon grease (and some extra virgin olive oil).  Also, I add minced garlic.  I season this a bit too.  You can also add mushrooms if you want, that would be good too.

I scoop out all the veggies and then I start working on my meat (in the same skillet).  I get that cooked up and taste test to make sure that it is seasoned well.

I take the bottom half of the hoagie and I scoop out the innards.  This needs to be toasted, just a bit at 350 for about 5 minutes or so.  If you don’t do that, then your bun will get soggy.

Once that is toasted, I place 1 piece of provolone on top of that toasted bottom bun.  Next, I place some meat on top of the cheese layer.  Then, I add the veggies.  Lastly, I put another slice of provolone on top.

I place in the oven at 350 for about 10-12 minutes.  Honestly, just making sure the cheese is melted.  The last couple of minutes on the timer, I will add the top of my rolls just to get them toasted.

They turned out really well!


Philly Cheesesteak Hoagie Sandwich


Philly Cheesesteak Hoagie Sandwich

Happy 1 Year Anniversary

Happy 1 Year Anniversary

Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Bug and Ben!  You have arrived!  This year has been full of watching you two get to know each other.  It has been an interesting ride full of interesting conversations.

Theme Song

I feel like the theme song “I Will Survive” should be dedicated to you both.  You have both grown up tremendously.  Thankfully, you didn’t kill each other.  There is still so much for you both to learn.

I pray this year is a year of continuing to get settled.  Also, that you grow in the Lord.  I pray that Ben continues to learn to lead while Bug continues to learn the beauty of Biblical submission.  Pray for one another, privately and out loud.

Continuing to Learn

Ben, open your mouth and enunciate.  Oh and let’s work on that food thing you got going on.  Bug, continue to channel calmness to break those anxious moments that you have.  Spread your wings and create a space that is unique to you both.


I am so glad this first year is under your belts.  Gracious.  It does get better.  You will not fight, so much, over the little things.  Compromise will become second nature to you both.  You will probably have walked through a fire.  Remember that that fire refines you and makes you stronger.

Lean into each other during those times.  You will see what each other is made of and you will love more deeply.  I am so proud of both of you and I look forward to what the future holds!

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