Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fun With Food

A habit of mine is to draw on the eggs when we bring them home from the store.

Heck, I think I love the howl of my husbands laughter billowing from the kitchen the most!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

#OccupyWallStreet Trending on Twitter YET? Nope.

There has been debate going on that Twitter has been tinkering with trending topics relating to Occupy Wall St.

I like to check my facts so here you go - screen caps from @tobybenjamin where #occupywallstreet was showing in his trending topics and 3 minutes later it was not. and

It also appears as though JP Morgan has a stake in twitter. "JPMorgan Chase & Co. has invested in a fund that has bought about $400 million in Twitter Inc. shares" . . . read more :
Thanks to my Friend Eric Lusion sharing some pictures from the peaceful protest in NYC yesterday - I saw a few people carrying cardboard signs calling for the re-instatement of the Glass–Steagall Act. A line from the Wiki page on this reads " . . . economists believe this repeal directly contributed to the severity of the Financial crisis of 2007–2011 by allowing Wall Street investment banking firms to gamble with their depositors' money that was held in commercial banks owned or created by the investment firms."
There is currently a petition for the President to officially recognize the Occupy Wall Street movement by citizens in NYC on Wall Street and open a dialogue on the corruption plaguing our country. There are currently over 6, 600 signatures on this petition.

What do you know about Occupy Wall Street?

Where did you get your information?

Will you be signing this petition?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunday Cooking

One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is cook.

During the week it's often hectic . . . and cooking is the last thing I want to do.

My solution? Prep meal starters and snacks for the week ahead on Sunday. It saves me time and keeps my family eating healthy and away from too much processed food.

Plus it's quiet time that I can watch movies or read while I cook.

This weekend my husband (the bread maker) made a fantastic garlic starter dough. We had one large pizza, crackers, flat bread and a mini loaf (all from one dough ball!)

I also made a double layer chocolate cake in honor of my husbands birthday month. I'm pretty sure this thing won't last the day!

In addition to his birthday sugar bomb - I made roasted red pepper and garlic salad (my secret ingredient is East Coast Wings hot sauce!) which is a favorite snack on fresh bread.

I also broke one food processor for the home made roasted red pepper hummus. My ears are still ringing from the high pitched whirring of the second blender. Oy!

But hands down my favorite thing by far that I made this weekend was this sweet recipe I remember from my childhood. . . It's a bag of carrots (finely chopped), Sun-Maid raisins, a couple of table spoons of sugar and, of course, Duke's Mayonnaise.

So what do you like to cook?

Share some of your favorite 'get me through the week' recipes!

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Social Media and Politics : A Change in the Game

Internet politics: Social media a defining force in presidential campaigns -- This is a great read about social media and politics.

My theory - if a candidate (any level) isn't willing to invest what it takes to do it right and learn why it's important to use social media to connect with voters and not just shove a "vote for me" message out there - they should leave it alone.

My vote will go to the candidate(s) who makes me feel engaged in the process not those who are running a poor attempt at a puppet show.

Case in point - Cory Booker. He's called the "Social Media Mayor" for a reason. He and his staff make voters feel that they are valued.