Having joy when those around are discouraged and discontent
Practicing patience when those around are hurried and frantic
Shining in goodness when those around do evil
Reaching out in kindness when those around are difficult
Blue Cheese Crips
1 Baguette 1/4 cup olive oil 1 5 oz container of blue cheese crumbles, softened 1/2 stick butter, softened 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Slice baguette into slices about 1/3 inch thick Brush with olive oil and bake at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes. Mix softened blue cheese, butter and pecans in small mixing bowl. Turn baguette slices over and spread cheese mixture on each slice. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
Favorite Salsa Recipe
1 block of Monteray Jack Chees with Jalepeno Peppers,grated 1 can of chopped green chilies 1 can of chopped black olives 3 Roma tomatoes, diced 3 green onions, chopped 3/4 cup of Zesty Italian dressing
Mix all ingredients and chill. Serve with tortilla chips. Ugly but delicious!
Trig Palen has caused quite a stir on the campaign trail. Trig, Sarah Palen's baby boy, has Down's Syndrome and his presence in the media has brought much needed attention to the population with special needs. Families with special needs children have been turning out to support Sarah Palin in droves. A precious young lady with Down's Syndrome was in the news because she was elected as her high school's Homecoming Queen. Familes that have children with special needs often feel as if they are invisible to the public and their needs often ignored. Many times they are viewed as being less important and Trig is helping to change this image. These families need our support and we need full funding to be able to implement No Child Left Behind in our school systems. In my experience working with families with special needs children, I have found that these children teach us more than we teach them. They teach us about unconditional love, patience and about the real priorities in life. Perhaps we all need to be paying more attention to these children and their families. I vote for Trig!