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Where do I start? by Moxie Gusto

September 17, 2012 • Paige

A fairly common goal in our rag-tag community is to inspire others to help those in need and generally do more good in the world.  We all have our own methods of drawing attention, but what do you do once you’ve got it?

More often than not, the response we get from people is very positive and often a person will ask how they can help.  Usually this isn’t a person who is looking to dress up like a ninja or go on patrol.  In my recent experience, those most interested in getting out and doing something good are older people or mothers who want to teach their children about helping others.

When this happens – and it will – have a well thought-out answer ready for the non-ninjas. Even better, print up a few business cards with contact information for outreach organizations in your area. There is a much better chance a person will follow through if you can put the information directly in their hands.

There is no reason not to do this. A pack of break-apart business cards can be had for about $3.00. You can find free software similar to Microsoft Word at http://OpenOffice.org , and free business card templates to get you started here: http://templates.openoffice.org/en/node/1163

If YOU are wondering where you can start:

It doesn’t matter what you do, or how you help. Just pick something that appeals to you and get started.

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Chicken Spaghetti

September 9, 2012 • Paige

This recipe was born out of “use what you have”.  I had chicken, whole wheat pasta, and some canned tomato paste & sauce.

Chicken Spaghetti

 

2 chicken breast
3 cups (approx.) broth from boiling chicken
1 ½ cup diced celery
1 ½ cup diced onion
1 small can tomato paste
1 15oz can tomato sauce
2+ TBSP minced garlic
a big handful of crushed basil, or pesto
dried oregano (I used a bunch)
handful of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cube chicken boullion
Pepper or Cavendar’s Greek Seasoning
Tiny bit of Tony Cachere’s (green can)
liquid smoke
salt

 

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Boil the chicken breasts, keep simmering until ready to use.

In a large pot, sauté onion and celery on high.
Add “some” of the chicken-broth and turn heat down.
Add tomato paste and tomato sauce and simmer gently.

Dice or shred chicken breasts, then add to the sauce.
Add as much of the chicken-water as is needed.
Simmer gently while adding everything else.
Serve over whole wheat pasta.
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