School daze

So for the past two days, the Chicks have been giving away backpacks, notebooks, pencils, glue sticks….all the good stuff that makes up our annual School Supply Giveaway. The Community Resource Center serves 600 extreme at-risk children every year, not only with school supplies but also personal hygiene products and clothing that helps them return…

Cherry tomato and basil pasta

The community garden at CRC World Headquarters has yielded an embarrassing bumper crop of tomatoes, which came in handy today because it’s the first of two days of CRC’s giant school supply giveaway. Every year, we get extreme at-risk kids back to school ready for success with school supplies, personal hygiene products, socks and clothing….

Bacon Wednesday: Bacon-wrapped cocktail weenies

This week for Bacon Wednesday, CRC World Headquarters presents bacon-wrapped cocktail weenies. You know you already want one. Or 10. There is obviously no nutritional value whatsoever in bacon-wrapped cocktail weenies, but the Chicks have been working diligently in our 95-degree warehouse getting ready for the annual school supply giveaway. Next week, dozens upon dozens…

Harvest

For the three of you following the progress of the vegetable garden at CRC World Headquarters, here you go. Visual proof that the garden is yielding actual produce. No, I did not get this stuff from the farmer’s market. These are actual vegetables produced in an industrial park about two miles from downtown Nashville. Since…

Food deserts

Here is an example of how educated people sometimes don’t get that the poor aren’t rushing to McDonald’s because they just love a Big Mac. This was a conversation stream on Facebook that started with the correct assumption that if people ate healthier food on the front end, they’d have fewer medical bills on the…

Bacon Wednesday: Bacon cheeseburger dip

You just cannot go wrong when Bacon Wednesday involves bacon¬† and Velveeta. There are certain people, uninformed people, who believe that Velveeta is not really cheese. Haters gonna hate. But that’s okay. More Velveeta for the Chicks. Betsy basically made this recipe up after finding something similar on the Internet that involved “beef crumble pizza…

Many hands make light work

The Chicks have been totally blessed with lots and lots of donations of surplus inventory. What is surplus inventory, you might ask (or might not so I’m asking on your behalf)?¬† Companies generally end up with extra stuff. It might be – and these are real examples of items donated to CRC – cases of…

Spiced bacon twists

It is Bacon Wednesday and we have hit the friggin’ jackpot this week. Spiced bacon twists. They are better than pig candy. We ate a whole container full. All of them. I am going home and making some more for tomorrow, even though Thursday is not an officially sanctioned bacon day at CRC World Headquarters….

Blessings from the flood

It’s been two years since the historic flood that devastated Nashville and Middle Tennessee, but blessings continue to come from the disaster. Our partner agency, The Ark Community Resource and Assistance Center, got one this week. The Ark has a variety of programs serving those in need in south Cheatham County. They operate a weekly…