I have to say...the political buzz on Facebook is at an all-time high. It cracks me up when people post that they're 'so sick of people posting political beliefs on Facebook.' I for one, love seeing people involved and participating in Democracy and free speech and I'd much rather see all of the awareness that's going on right now than nothing at all. If everyone was aloof and not mentioning anything, that's when you should get annoyed. Who said that Facebook was only for fun, casual, sweet things? No one. Facebook is an outlet to keep in touch and reach mass populations with the click of a mouse. It's absurd to 'defriend' someone because you don't like their beliefs or how they go about displaying them. If you ask me, that's the epitome of what's wrong with the world today (If I may be bold enough to make such a HUGE broad statement)...if you don't agree with someone you 'defriend' them...well isn't that easy? What happened to sitting down and having a conversaton about things? Part of the equation of having a belief, afterall, is knowing the other side of the argument and disagreeing with it. I just envision a bunch of two year-olds running around with their hands over their ears and humming so they can't hear their mom telling them it's bath time. I don't have a problem with my friends posting whatever they please on Facebook (nor bath time, just in case you were wondering).
So I made super yummy soup last night for dinner. My 10 month-old loved it, too which is an automatic score, in my book. Perfect for this time of year...tomato basil parmesan soup. Yum yum eat 'em up!! It's a crock pot recipe, but I just did it on my stove top. Just make sure to not put the parm in until the end. I threw it in thinking it was no big deal but it bacame a gooey, stuck-on mess on the bottom of the pot.
Wish me luck! I'm running my first race since Everett was born, tomorrow. Yes, it's only a 5k, but ya gotta start somewhere! And the weather looks just lovely...thunderstorms, wind and possible hail. Awesome.
One of my favorite recipes as a kid and now as an adult...enjoy!
Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
3 acorn squash
salt and pepper to taste
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
3/4 to 1 pound ground turkey mixed with 1/4 pound turkey sausage (I buy turkey brats and take off the casings. I use three of them.)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped onion
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut squash in half, and remove the seeds. Brush (inside and out) with butter, season with salt and pepper. Bake the squash with cut sides down for 30 minutes.
While squash is baking, brown the ground turkey, sausage, onion and celery in a skillet. Add soup and cook until heated. Remove squash form oven and fill with meat mixture. Cover with bread crumbs. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve.
The extra filling can be served so people are able to add it to the half of acorn they have on their plate.
After all of the studies and proof that it's really NOT a good thing to skip breakfast and you're still not catching the most important meal of the day?! Really?? If your excuse is that you don't have time, you officially can't use that anymore. Here's a recipe that will literally take you about two and a half minutes to assemble and cook.
1/4 cup of quick oats
1 tsp of brown sugar
a handful of blueberries (or any other fruit, really)
a swig of milk
a dash of cinnamon
Mix everything up in a big ol' coffee mug and toss it in the microwave for two minutes. Ta da! A healthy, warm breakfast of champions.