• Lauren Freckles

Good Friend Fries!

Updated: Feb 2, 2019

Are you a good friend? Try this calorie free Good Friend Fries recipe!


Good Friend Fries

Recently I was thinking about a friend I had back when I was a freshman in college. I mean she was a REALLY good friend. When she heard that I needed to move out she offered for me to be her roommate, then she helped me to land a good paying job out of town. Sure, we laughed and had fun together, but often she was like my friend counselor. You know that friend where you can tell them anything, and they’ll sit there for what feels like hours listening and trying to solve your problems. She was THAT really good friend.


I remember a few years later we were living in different states and she randomly sent me money in the mail. For no reason at all, she just wanted to make sure that I was ok. The last thing I remember was she sent me a book of Mother Teresa's poems, and she said that I reminded her of Mother Teresa because of my love for orphans and foster children. Of course, I knew I was nowhere on Mother Teresa’s level but it inspired me, and I hope to make even half the impact Mother Teresa did.


Well that was many years ago, and since then we’ve lost connection, but as I was thinking about my good friend, I thought about how I wasn’t sure if I was as good of a friend towards her as she was towards me.


Unfortunately, I may not ever find out her rating of me on the good friend meter but I know one thing that is for sure, she taught me a lot about how to be a good friend. Today, I try my best to consciously set out to be a good friend towards others. That’s why I created the Good Friend Fries recipe. Inspired by my good old friend Catrina.

Have you ever sat back and thought about what type of friend that you are? Most of the time we think about who is a good friend towards us but how often do we access if we're a good friend towards someone else?
Well, today's a great day to try this delicious recipe. Good Friend Fries. The best part is they’re calorie-free and very healthy for your body. I promise once you try this you'll remember what a good friend truly is.

Directions

First access your relationship with your good friend. Are there any areas that you need to change? Are you there for your friend as much as possible? Sharing gifts with your friend is great but also think about sharing ideas, encouragement, and compliments. Life can be challenging and believe me; they could probably use all the support that they can get. Also, don’t forget about sharing creative ideas and connections. Sometimes friends struggle with how to solve a problem, and you might have the skill to solve that problem or maybe you know someone that can help them. Come on don’t be stingy. Also, don't forget to be honest with them too. The truth can hurt, but it’s all about how and when you say it. Oh and remember don’t expect for your friend to be perfect. Say a prayer for them; we can all use a little prayer. Make that a LOT of prayer!



Ingredients

Cut off jealousy and pride

Share thoughts, connections, gifts

Forgive them (Don’t expect perfection) Celebrate Them

Pray for them Be There for them

Be honest


*Special Note

If your good friend is celebrating a birthday, graduation, promotion, wedding or any other milestone, make sure you are there for them as much as possible. Be sure not to bring any jealousy or pride; This completely ruins the Good Friend Fries recipe.


Well, I hope you enjoyed this recipe, please feel free to share your personal "How To Be A Good Friend," recipe with me. I always say some of the best recipes are the ones that are passed down. Until next time, Chef Ya Later!




Cool Deal's For Your Friends!


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Uber


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Groupon


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Airbnb

Who doesn't love a vacation? Last year, I traveled about 17 times, hotels are nice, but they can get a bit boring. So occasionally I use vacation rentals, especially for big groups. Right now you can send a friend a 40$ dollar travel credit. For more details. Click here



Great Friendship Book Recommendations!




How To Win Friends & Influence People

Its an oldie but a goodie. I haven't read this book in years so I'm due for a revisit. This is an excellent book for learning how to build connections with others.


My Friend Is Sad ( Kids)

I love children's books, they're some of my favorite reads and great for adults to be reminded of lessons too. Here's a cute short book by Mo Willems that you can read to your young child and talk about friendship afterward.


The Five Love Languages

A friend recently offered to buy me this book because she loved it so much. I can't wait to read it! I've heard so many great things about this book, and I understand that its great for building better friendships and love relationships.

























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