Do you ever have a week where three books from series that you love come out all at once? Yeah. That.
That, and the SCOTUS arguing Prop 8 and DOMA have me spinning.
That was all anyone was talking about last night at the gym. You see, my friends are mostly bi-coastal, meaning they reside in NYC and LA. Here in NYC, we have gay marriage, in LA, they had it for a hot minute, and then decided that the word “rights” don’t mean what we think it means, and decided to put it to a vote. Just like that *poof* rights mean nothing. Even with gay marriage in NYC, without federal recognition of the marriages, people still get screwed. Social Security, Military Benefits, and taxes, are just some of the areas where our fellow citizens are being royally effed over. It needs to end.
If you try give me a fundie reason why you think marriage is between only one man and one woman, don’t. I don’t buy it. If we start arguing religious perspectives over everything I’d cooly point out that while I am a person of faith, that is no longer the prevailing norm. The two fastest growing religious labels in this country are “Muslim” and “no-affiliation/atheism”. (atheism/agnosticism is outpacing all others) So, in order to bring the US’s religious laws to bear in our supposedly secular government, we’d have to consider all of their religious laws as well. Personally, I’d go with the Buddhists. My friend, the Navajo is Buddhist, and he’s pretty much the best person ever; apart from my sister, whose religion is loving her nieces, nephews, and cats. (ok, and DMB) BUT, strict Buddhists are vegetarian. I’m down for that, but I don’t think that’s the favorite idea of farm country.
We are a country founded on the idea that religious persecution is worthy of escape. It is important enough that we set it in our constitution that we recognize no one religion.
Can’t we go an celebrate our country’s real heart and soul?
Breaded, cheesy foods? I think we can all agree on how awesome those are.
This recipe SHOULD NOT BE MADE PALEO. It will break my heart if you remove the cheese and bread it in almond flour. It just will. In fact, if you do it, I think a zombie eats a puppy, and then pushes an old woman in a wheelchair down a flight of stairs into a crowd of 50 cloned Donald Trumps. Would you do that to the old woman?
These are a “process recipe” more than an actual recipe, so feel free to mess around with the guac recipe.
Guacamole Cheddar Jalapeno Poppers
These couldn’t get easier. Preheat the oven to 425F cut a block of white cheddar (yellow has color added) into 1/2″-jalapeno length spears. Smear some guac in halved, hollowed out jalapenos (RAW) shove the cheese spear inside, cover with more guac, dip into salted whole wheat or white panko, spray with oil, bake till brown and bubbly.
My guac is simply mashed avocado, lime juice, salt, cilantro, and a few tbsp per avocado of drained, crushed pineapple. It gives it something extra.