Ok, I hate getting all political, but hey, congress, GET OVER YOURSELVES. NO ONE IS GOING TO LIKE EITHER SIDE IF YOU SHUT DOWN TAX-PREP A WEEK BEFORE YOU ASK FOR WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO SPEND.
Here is my idea.
Our country needs to be MORE not LESS competitive, so we need more $$ toward schools, colleges, tech.
Our country does not need to give as much $$ to private institutions as we do to public institutions. (This is why they are private, if our public schools were better, private schools wouldn’t be as necessary)
In the end, we will be judged by how we treat the least of us. If we de-fund, you know, everything that helps our elderly and impoverished, pretty sure we deserve whatever judgment we get. Those elderly people were our soldiers, our teachers, and our parents. Those people currently impoverished could be our future Presidents, Doctors, and Teachers. I understand self-reliance and I agree that we should be promoting it, (see my first idea) As a Christian, and someone who has a pretty liberal view, I think we can be the strongest witness of our faith by treating people well and empowering them. Sorry for the rant, but man oh man, these people just CAN’T GET IT TOGETHER.
On to some deliciousness.
I had a can of pumpkin in my pantry and was feeling harvesty-in-April. I did a quick search and found a yum recipe for spiced pumpkin waffles and did some doctoring. I used organic eggs, milk, butter-used Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat flour, Trader Joe’s pumpkin pie spice, and dark brown sugar. (I was out of light brown) Let me tell you, these may get a bit dark, but with just a light drizzle of cinnamon infused maple syrup, wowzers. These are good. Elijah was certain they needed nothing added. He was a major fan. I am sure they’d also be great with some cranberries or chocolate chips added to the batter. My husband, Tim will LOVE to throw one of these in the toaster oven tomorrow morning for his breakfast.