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White Pizza with Garlic Arugula Sage & Red Onion

This recipe is vegetarian & GF…and absolutely delicious!


What you will need:

2 Undi’s frozen pizza crusts

White Sharp Cheddar Sauce

    2 tbsp. GF Flour

    2 tbsp. Unsalted Butter

    1 c. Whole Milk

    1 c. Grated Sharp White Cheddar Cheese

    1 tsp. Fresh Ground Black Pepper

    1 tsp. Salt

1c. Grated White Cheddar Cheese

1/2 Red Onion, thinly sliced

2 Cloves Garlic, peeled & thinly sliced

2 handfuls of Fresh Arugula

1 tbsp. Fresh Chopped Sage






For the Sauce:

Heat the 2 tbsp. flour & 2 tbsp. butter on medium heat, in a medium sized saucepan.

If you haven’t made a rue before, this can be intimidating, but it is actually very easy. Just don’t leave the stove, and continue stirring the mixture intermittently with a wooden spoon.

As the rue continues to cook, it will become very liquid and bubble and it will get more brown in color. As soon as this rue begins to turn light brown, you can add the milk. Keep cooking the mixture until it begins to bubble again. Allow it to bubble for three …

Wedge Healthy

Wedge Healthy

This recipe is vegetarian, but not vegan.

I don’t know of a vegan blue cheese dressing out there, but if you do, then go for it!

You will need:

1/4 head of Iceberg Lettuce - rinsed, dried, & cut onto a wedge
1/2 Vine Ripe Tomato - diced
1/2 Avocado - diced
1 handful of Broccoli Sprouts
1/2 c. Garbanzo Beans - rinsed & dried
Blue cheese dressing - quantity to preference
Salt & Pepper to taste

Place your sprouts on the plate first, then add some dressing and place the lettuce wedge on your plate. Add the tomato, avocado, & beans. Drizzle with more dressing to your liking and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Misogyny is SO Alive & Well

misogyny
dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women.


That image up top is me with my are-you-serious face on.

My husband and I attended a blog con here in Central Florida yesterday.

I tend to be far more isolationist than my husband is. It is with good reason. I refuse to ignore things, so society normally hits me pretty violently and emotionally, and it takes me time to recover from it.

From my carefully crafted friends lists on social media, my working from home & at the Unitarian Church, and my fervent avoidance of malls, I don’t have to put up with a whole lot of ass-hattery  on a daily basis, and I thank the fucking benevolent universe for it every day.

Yesterday, I couldn’t avoid being thrust right back into the butthole of American society though, arm’s length deep too. It sucked.

Not that I didn’t learn things at the con, & not that my husband didn’t get in some great networking time…God-dammit, did I fucking write THAT? Anyways…

To begin with, I was wea…

Speak up Now or…

Prologue: Yes, this piece is far too short to actually get a prologue, but after having had my husband review it last night, I had a few thoughts to add. He told me reading this made him feel a bit uncomfortable and guilty.

He will not be voting for the Trumpster. He does however associate with the challenges of acceptance that I describe below and also with guilt for what I believe is very normal human selfishness.

My intention here is not to shame anyone for these extremely natural feelings, but rather to empower people to understand them. I am not expecting my demographic to be the person I am describing, but rather the friend who might undertake compelling them in a positive way by understanding what they are going through.

Additionally, not that it is all that important, but in regards to my blatant name calling below: I do not do this often. In this special case, pent up years and years of watching a man who represents absolutely everything that I detest about the “rich” white ma…
10 Reasons Their Argument Is F*****g Stupid !


~ The only reason this story is even in the media is to DISTRACT you. It is disgusting that I am writing about it. Go find out what your circus of a government has done while you weren’t paying attention. GOOD JOB on your patriotic participation in that shit show BTW.

~ Our National Anthem is a racist diatribe written by a racist slave owner. Look it up. No black man, even one who performs sports tricks to amuse you should ever be expected to stand for it, quite frankly. I wonder why I do.

~ Did you forget that our country is ABOUT FREEDOM? The right to PROTEST is not in existence merely for you to fall back on when something is actually important to you. Freedom is there for all citizens of our country. Not just you!

~ And FREEDOM is exactly what every single person who fights for this country is fighting for. Yea, that, FREEDOM. The freedom to stand, to sit, to pick your nose. THAT!

~ Performing mass rituals in public may actually mean some…
Adulting

You would think that by a certain point in life you would feel “grown up” right? I mean, when I was twelve or something, I imagine that I expected myself to feel like I was an adult by the time that I was twenty five or so. Just like I thought that all of my pimples would magically disappear at the age of eighteen, never to return.

So…it doesn’t work out that way. MAN, does it not work out that way! I think that many people feel the same. I told a close friend of mine recently that he was the adult that I looked up to to be adultier than I am. I had no idea that he would be so surprised or that it would mean so much to him.

I swear, I still feel like I just moved out of my parent’s house sometimes, and that I am still just playing house. Even after 14 years of marriage, seven foster kids, three biological ones that we are currently raising as teenagers, and jobs, and mortgages and, stocks, and wills, and life insurance…I still feel like I am totally unprepared for all of this …
Pizzaquitos


Well, these disappeared before my eyes when I set my family loose on them.

Good thing I made them wait for me to take the picture.

The biggest trick is getting used to wrapping the hot tortillas very quickly so that you do not burn your fingers.


What You Will Need:

A fryer. I have a small home sized deep fryer that I use, but oil heated in a pan on the stove to medium heat will work as well. You will know that your oil is hot when you can flick water into it from your fingers and it sizzles. The oil is too hot if it smokes.

Tongs or a high temp spatula to get your tortillas in and out of the oil.

A large sheet pan covered in foil.

Toothpicks.

Paper towels on a cutting board.

Corn tortillas.

Mozzarella cheese.

Pizza sauce and Creamy Garlic sauce for dipping. Both can be made or store bought. Sever these heated with your Pizzaquitos.

Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.


What to do:


Make sure that your oil is hot and that you have your tongs or spatula handy & a few paper to…