Sunday, October 30, 2011

What are you doing for Samhain?

Well tomorrow night my family will be doing a small round of trick or treating. Tonight I'll be doing my little ritual outside even though it freezing cold where I live. This will be the last chance I get until the Spring Equinox because by Yule my circle will be under 10 feet of snow!

What are your plans for Samhain?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Good News!

My prolonged break from blogging was to allow me to decompress, after nearly 6 months of stress and outright frustration hubby has been called back to work. I needed some time to process the good news and allow myself to breathe. We have been going on a little bit of a spending spree now that we know we aren't going to run out of money anytime soon. Now it's a slow waiting game to sign up for our local Child Heath insurance plan (we cannot afford the insurance offered through the company) so the little 'un can get caught up on his shots, and finally go to the dreaded allergist appointment to confirm his list of allergies. Then off to get his broken glasses fixed. It's unfortunate that we will be earning too much to qualify for the whole family insurance so I could find out why I ache so much but with how bad it could be I will try not to complain!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Blog Action Day 2011

Well the pictures and info are still coming in from our local Occupy movement so I think I'll wait on that post until I have more. However for all of you out there in the know today is Blog Action Day 2011. There is so much that I WANT to say about food and how important it is.

It's Spiritual:

 On a very basic level we eat the produce of the earth and as a Pagan that makes it a very meaningful spiritual experience. When it's fresh grown from my garden it becomes more of a ritual than a meal. The God and Goddess sharing of their bodies that my body may thrive. It's something I like to share with both my friends and family. Family meal time is so important (ask anyone), and having good food to share is important too. Give me food from my own garden, from my own hard work, and transport me to heaven. When I get to share it I hope that I share the trip!

It's Political:
In the U. S. there is a famine, we lack good healthy food. Corporations have come in and taken land from Mom and Pop farmers to plant hyper pesticide GMO food to feed to the masses. That is then processed beyond recognition before they send it to super markets all over the country. Not only does this pollute our water and air, it pollutes our dinner tables. These same corporations want our politicians to turn a blind eye to what they are doing. They want to git rid of the EPA because it infringes on their "right" to pollute the air everybody breathes, and the water they drink, and the food that they eat. How much can these corporations give to those running for office? How much can a small farmer raising organic fruits and vegetables give?

It should be a Basic Human Right:
Right now it would cost 30 billion dollars to feed every person on Earth for a year. Now that does sound like a lot of money doesn't it? That's how much  first world countries spend on their military every eight days. Food is a basic need for survival, and it should be a basic human right. Enough food for you and your family so they no longer suffer from hunger and not so much that you become obese and unhealthy. There is enough food and money to feed every person on Earth, why then do so many know hunger?     

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fight the Man

Well tonight I'm going to try and get some pictures of our local Occupy movement! Wish me luck!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Does Anyone Else Do This?

I made Halloween cookies last night, is that weird? I like to bake so I make cookies to celebrate most holidays. Little early yet but I can make more!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Cooking Post

For my next post for the Countdown I am posting my "recipe" for chicken soup. Little 'un has that nasty cold that has been going around so I made this soup for him so that I could make sure he was getting veggies as well as fruit while he was sick. Plus now that the weather is turning colder it's soup season anyway!

2 cans (or 32 oz) of Chicken Broth (I used my homemade kind but any type will do.)
1 quart of water
Chicken pieces (I used chicken tenders but again anything will do.)
8 oz Lentils
3 cups rice
2 cups corn (I used frozen)
1 cup green beans (I used frozen)
1 onion
Garlic Powder
all to taste

Mix together the chicken broth and water. Into the mix place the chicken pieces cut up to your preference. Bring this to a boil; stir frequently so that the meat does not burn. To this add the rice a lentils. (Don't forget to rinse.) Let this cook for up to one hour. Keep stiring! Add any frozen vegetables, if you are using them. Let boil for another hour. Then add the onion and remove the pot from the heat covered. Serve!

And whatever you do don't be so worried about taking care of your sick little 'un that you forget to stir too long and scorch the lentils! It will take a ton of spices to cover the taste!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pirates AHoy!

For my first Countdown to Halloween post I have some pictures from little 'un's Pirate Themed birthday party. Argh mateys there be Pirates ahead!

 You can't see it but his shirt says "Pirates Only!"

 This Wall hanging took forever to put up but it was totally worth it!
The whole family!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Just a Short Post

Just popping in quick during the early morning hours to let ya'll know that I'll be posting my first official Countdown to Halloween post tomorrow once I get some pictures taken. Look out for Pirates arrgh!