Archive | November 2012

What’s for Dinner: Thanksgiving Meal Edition

This is a few days late, but here’s a few of the things I made for Thanksgiving this year:
Full chicken with potatoes and peas (because I don’t like turkey):
Yummy is the only way to describe this.
I had been wanting to make these for such a long time now, and I finally did — they turned out great!
Seven Layer Bars:
Absolutely delicious! These were so easy to make and everyone loved it!
Rolo Bars:
These were too chocolate-y in my opinion.
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What’s for Dinner? Spicy Sautéed Shrimp with Pomegranate Caesar Salad

P.S. This post is a part of my “What’s for Dinner” series, where I share what I’ve been cooking and my recipes. Grab and share my button:

 

VOTE Tomorrow!

As always, this is a friendly reminder for you all to go vote tomorrow in the United States as it is finally Election Day 2012!

At the end of the day, I don’t care who you vote for, just don’t forget to vote and remind your friends and family to do the same. Side note: I actually do care who you vote for, but it’s not my opinion, it’s yours that matters.

I want to remind you all how important it is that you cast a vote tomorrow, even though you may think your state is “strongly democrat” or “strongly republican” and your vote does not even matter…exercise your right to vote! Not only is the presidency at stake, but local competitions as well.

It always irks me that the ones who don’t vote are usually the first ones to complain about everything and when I ask them why they didn’t vote – they don’t usually have a reasonable answer. Have your opinion be counted tomorrow.

For those of you on the east coast and directly effected by the wrath of Hurricane Sandy: don’t let Sandy be an excuse for you not to vote. Instead, it should actually be yet another reason for you to vote! As it turns out, funding for FEMA is one of the topics the two major candidates differ vastly on (Romney said in a debate in June 2011 that he’d cut funding to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and send its power to the states and the private sector). Tell me how a state that is hit and devastated as badly as NJ is currently by Hurricane Sandy is supposed to get by without federal help?

While it may be a bit more challenging than normal for you to vote this year (lack of power, voting locations changed, etc.), take the extra effort and make your voice count. The three hours you stood in line to fill up gas in your car? The time you took driving around to find a place to charge your electronic device because you don’t have power at home? Set aside similar time to go and vote tomorrow!

Detrimental issues like healthcare are at stake!!

Not only does your future depend on it, but those of the future generations.