Monday, April 18, 2011

Thursday: Lynnda's Tex-Mex chicken soup

• Nickelsville is  MOVING & YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!! - please, read the bar on the right.

• Lynnda got sick with that nasty bug going around, but she still pre-cooked the chicken in the broth, soaked 3 lbs of beans overnight and delivered it all to Nickelsville with bunch of red peppers and huge bag of frozen corn + jar of Tex-Mex seasoning and instructions on how to assembly the soup.  She also brought Brooke's cupcakes, which Jeremy promptly hid in the office, so nobody mistook them for appetizers :)...

Glen the poet shredded the chicken which we added to beans cooking with onion and carrots. Richard and Nam were chopping veggies - Nam not too successfully, as he didn't sort out bad veggies from good ones in donated bags that were lying around for a few days; my assumption that everyone is good in the kitchen turned out wrong - Nam said (afterwords) that he is 'lousy' at kitchen tasks as I took his bowl of chopped veggies to the compost bin:(..  We added a package of broken into small pieces linguini pasta for volume, found some frozen veggies, then threw in chopped fresh peppers and a bag of corn.  Tex-Mex seasoning and a head of chopped fresh garlic (Richard's steady job) was just what the soup needed for finish - wonderful smell had people commenting well before we were done cooking. Along with the first bowls ladled out, Jeremy assembled Brooke's cupcakes on a big tray - THANKS, BROOKE!

•  The date for Japanese butoh dance performance has been fixed for Saturday, April 30 at 7 PM. It'll be private event just for Nickelsville residents, titled: IMPRINTS, collective and individual images and stories of our lives we share with our bodies in motion.  THANK YOU ALL SIX DANCERS, and especially Will, who created this beautiful poster for the occasion (click on the pic to enlarge):

•  Mental chew for today:
Tent Cities in America - compilation of links, videos, articles about homelessness from Squidoo - a popular publishing platform and community that makes it easy for you to create "lenses" online. Lenses are pages, kind of like flyers or signposts or overview articles, that gather everything you know about your topic of interest--and snap it all into focus. This one is about homelessness:

This is the most desperate our citizens have been since the great depression. Tent cities are springing up everywhere.  People are simply not able to support themselves right now.  What are we doing about it?
I am seeing a lot of blame, but is that really helping? Do we really think it is helping these people to make it a poltical issue?
It is a humanitarian issue.
Let's get down there and help our neighbors, folks.

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