Thursday, January 1, 2015

Week 51 Thursday (1/1/15)

   Happy New Year! 
                  May our new year be full of blessings!

 Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location:           Pasta Puttanesca
Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

         This recipe was quite unique. It had a lot of tomatoes and olives and even anchovies. It is an interesting mix of ingredients, but when you see the pasta it just calls to be tasted. According to Websters, the owrd puttanesca means: “served with or being a pungent tomato sauce typically containing olives, garlic, capers, hot pepper, and sometimes anchovies.” 

Random Reflections

         Over break, I was reading the Chronicle from Friday, December 19th. I was surprised to see an article about Amy Roloff. She is the wife on the reality show called “Little People, Big World.” I loved the fact that she was volunteering at the Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva. The reporter claimed that she was just another volunteer and didn’t expect “star treatment.” I wish I had met her.

Irksome Ideas and Images

         One of my pet peeves is letting a door slam in the face of another person. At school, my classroom door is almost always shut. As the kids enter, I frequently have to remind them to be polite, and not let the door slam into the next kid.
         I cannot blame kids alone for this infraction. I have encountered many an adult who does the same thing.  All I can do is remind the kids to be thoughtful, and think of it as an act of kindness.

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