Piece of cake

Gifts are not required when our nonprofit partners come to the warehouse for basic household necessities for their clients. But they are always appreciated. Tim Mitchell from Progressive Directions has been a partner with CRC for many years. But Tim’s become more than a partner. He’s also a friend. When the Chicks first moved to…

A place at the table

“For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.” Matthew 25: 35-36. And CRC provided…

Pat Summitt’s Definite Dozen

CRC gets donated books now and again and one written by former Tennessee Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt caught my eye (how sad to even have to write “former” in that sentence). In the book, Reach for the Summit, she lists a Definite Dozen she refers to when she needs to reaffirm what’s really important…

Bacon Wednesday: Bacon, egg (and cheese) sandwiches

It is Bacon Wednesday once again at CRC World Headquarters and today the three chicks enjoyed the classic bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. However, we couldn’t help but notice that we all fixed them a different way. I go with what I think of as the classic: Buttered toast, three strips of bacon, fried egg…

Getting your money’s worth

This is just a great opportunity for horn tooting. Nonprofit agencies pay anywhere from $125 to $300 a year to be members at CRC. Tennessee Cares for Kids is a relatively new member. They are a great group that helps children entering foster care. Since joining CRC a few months ago, here’s what they’ve gotten…

My Medal of Awesomeness

I do not want,  in any form, to take away from the Olympic athletes who have won medals during the London games. We are so proud of all of them. But. BUT. Have they won the Medal of Awesomeness? I have. Last week, I chronicled my struggles to comprehend the new Emma e-mail system and…

Bacon Wednesday: Roasted tomato and bacon tart

The Chicks have had a bountiful harvest of tomatoes from the community garden at CRC World Headquarters this year. Chick One is the gardener. Chick Two is the consumer since she proudly states that “I don’t stick my hands in dirt on purpose.” That’s O.K. I find gardening – particularly in a small, controllable patch…

Trading partners

We do a lot of trading in the nonprofit arena. Happily, many nonprofits are the recipients of generous donations in surplus inventory from a number of places. But they can’t always use the donation. So we have an informal network of trading partners so that the donation eventually finds its way to a new home….

Operator error

Operator error. The two words that best describe someone who is trying to learn a new system, technology, procedure and just can’t quite figure it out. For example, me. I am eat up with operator error. So, this is what I’ve looked like the last two days, sitting in front of my computer by the…

Bacon Wednesday: bacon cheese tartlets

The Chicks worked hard for our bacon this week. Two days of hot work in the warehouse for the School Supply Giveaway. So we deserve our bacon cheese tartlets. The recipe is from our good friend, Mrs. Pillsbury. You can just use the recipe below or hop on over to the Pillsbury site. Bacon cheese…