Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Corn and Tomato Pizza

This is a great pizza and easy to make:

First step is to make the pizza dough using this recipe.  This recipe makes enough dough for two pizzas that will fit on a traditional sized pizza stone.  I have two stones.  Be sure to place the stones in a cold oven and then preheat the oven and the stones to 400.

Ingredients

28 oz can chopped tomatoes, drained
2 cups corn (frozen corn that is thawed)
1/4 cup freshly sliced basil
salt
pepper
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded Asiago cheese

In a bowl combine the tomatoes, corn, basil, salt and pepper.  Stir.

Put each pizza round on a stone, which is spread with some cornmeal to prevent sticking.

Spread one cup of mozzarella cheese on each pizza dough, followed by 3/4 cup of asiago cheese on each dough circle.

Spread half the corn and tomato mixture on top of each round.

Place in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Health Care - a few thoughts

Many of my readers know that health insurance is important, and I believe Americans should have the ability to access and afford quality health care.  There are so many things that bother me about the new proposed health care act, including the pre-existing conditions.  So many Americans who exercise and eat healthy, still have pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes and sleep apnea.  Some of us have bad genes but we still eat healthy, don't smoke and exercise.

Let me discuss one point that angers me - mental health issues.  In this country, if you have a cardiac episode you are treated with dignity.  If you go into the same ER with a full blown mental health issue, most likely you will be released because there are not enough in patient beds to treat people who are in crisis for mental health, because we as a country have created that situation.  We have young people who are in crisis.  We have older people with dementia and there is NO safe and healthy place for them to go.

Let me tell you, the first people I notice to blame an active shooter for killing innocent people are pro gun rights.  And they will then tell me that the person had mental health issues.  I can tell you that the person who has been struggling with mental health issues might have tried to see a therapist, however the therapist might not accept their health insurance or have any space.  It is time for our country to come together and treat patients with mental health issues with the same care, compassion and medicine as heart attack patients.  They are all patients and they all need medical care.  The person with the mental health issues needs help, but our country is on the road to now label that as a "pre existing condition" and many health insurance companies will not cover treatment.  Unless you have the wealth similar to the Trump Family or the Gates Family, the ability for you to help a family member receive mental health care will disappear.

Please help American's save their own access to health care.  Please make sure mental health is included in all health plans.  Please make sure every American can access good care and affordable care.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pasta Maker

As loyal readers know, I love my food appliances.  I love my food processor.  If you follow my Facebook page, you will know that I was OUT of the food processor business from December to the beginning of April, which really put a crimp in my food prep.  I was unable to use it due to the recall of the blade, but I am back in business.

One of my co-workers raved about a pasta maker, so we purchased one and we love it:

Pasta Maker

We really love it, and I plan on using it tonight for dinner!



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day, and women wore red and many did not attend work (similar to a day without immigrants in February, 2017).  I decided to work today, as did many other women in my company.

Here is one article from CNN.

Here is one article from MarketWatch.

Another interesting article from Kveller.



Thursday, January 26, 2017

January 20, 2017

The day that I vowed to be a more active participant in this country.

Post election, I have gotten more active in my country and learning how I can help Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and other organizations that help this country.

Since January 20, I have learned that President Trump is STILL complaining about the election.  He has offered no proof of voter fraud, but harps on the topic.  I am willing to open my mind to the dialog, if I had some proof.  But right now, I have no proof.

He built his campaign on building a wall on our southern border, and he repeated that Mexico would foot the bill.  Guess what.  I am footing the bill.  If you pay Federal taxes you are paying the bill.  He claims that Mexico will pay us back, but I am not holding my breathe.  Because if Mexico was going to pay for it, they should pay for it now.  I don't want my tax dollars used for that wall.

His pick for top teacher in the country is a joke!  She wants guns in schools to defend against bears.  I will admit that I don't have to worry about bears attacking my kids in school, and there are a few schools that have that concern.  My concerns are about class size, kids having the best education and the best teachers, class size and funding special educations.  Keep guns out of the schools.

The free press is part of what makes our country amazing.  We the American people pay for great reporters to dig and find the news - the real news.  The Globe Spotlight team uncovered sexual abuse within the Boston Catholic Church - and the light that was shed on this turned out to be worldwide.  We need reporters to dig deep and find the truth.  We do not need the President declaring war on the media.  We do not need "alternative facts."  We need the truth.  I will continue to pay for news so I can make my own decisions.

I am a more active participant in this country.  I want to learn more and learn how to support the organizations and the people that I want to succeed in this country.  And I am allowed to do this because I am an American citizen living in America.  I have the right and the ability to support Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.  Use your rights and your abilities to support what you believe is important.

Vote in every election - local, state and Federal.  Make your voice heard.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Why am I marching

Why am I marching?

I am marching because I am equal to a man and I should get paid equally.

I am marching because women didn't always have the right to vote in the US and some women in this world still can't vote.

I am marching because I support women's right to choice for their bodies.

I am marching to support Planned Parenthood.

I am marching to support diversity. We are all equal. Diversity is skin color, religion, sexual orientation and gender.

I am marching to have affordable health care for all. We should all be able to obtain good health care and we should be able to have good and affordable health care. Not just the wealthy.

I am marching to keep all public schools great and without guns.

I am marching because there are countries in this world that people can not gather as a group and support an opinion that is different from the leaders of that country.

I am marching for all those who can't.

I am marching because my son wants to.

We are all human. We all deserve safety, health, clean water, safe housing, jobs and clean air. We are all human.

I am marching because I can!

Friday, December 23, 2016

On the Way to the Promised Land

Our synagogue is taking the 9th graders to Israel . . . . . . and the trip has started.  There was a nearly three hour delay of the flight, but the kids have taken off and are on their way to the trip of a lifetime.