The West wasn’t won on salad

That is from a North Dakota Beef Council advertisement in 1990, but I think it’s an entirely appropriate way to begin a post on the fruit and vegetable garden at CRC World Headquarters. We have significant progress, especially compared to last year when Bad Mommy decided she was too cheap to water and bad veggies…

Bacon Wednesday: The Bacon Butty

Oh, yes. I anticipate a lot of porn traffic on this one. The bacon butty is an English sandwich. It’s about as popular across the pond as the hamburger is here in the states. And it’s the essence of simplicity. There are only three ingredients: bread, butter and bacon. Really, what else do you need?…

The queen of toilet paper

CRC got a very generous donation of toilet paper today. We re all about the toilet paper. Can you think of anything more basic than toilet paper? Now think of what you’d do if you didn’t have access to it. OK, don’t. But that is the sad situation many people in need face. Betsy, hereafter…

Pig Candy

I will make this brief. We all have places to go and people to see. If you want to bribe someone to do something unpleasant that they would ordinarily refuse to do, you just need to say two words. Pig Candy. If you promise to feed people Pig Candy they will do any odious job….

Remember

On this Memorial Day, let’s enjoy the lake or the picnic or the backyard barbecue. But let’s also put at the front of our minds the veterans who have served our country honorably and have paid the ultimate price for freedom. Many come home to lead productive and exemplary lives. But many do not. They…

The third Chick

It was somewhere around 11 a.m. four days after the May 2010 flood when I realized Betsy and I could not handle providing flood relief for thousands of people by ourselves. I called my friend, Kim. “We need a third general,” I told her. She showed up a couple of hours later. That was more…

Bacon Wednesday: Juicy Lucy

A Juicy Lucy. With Bacon. Oh, yes. Yes, yes, yes. A Juicy Lucy is two hamburger patties encasing, like a gold nugget, American cheese. Yes, American cheese for its superior melting capabilities. What you do is this. For four people, use a little more than a pound of hamburger. Flatten the meat into eight thin…

Sharing Spree

Saving a buck and social change. What a great combination. That’s Sharing Spree. The idea behind Sharing Spree is providing really substantial online coupons that also allow the buyers to select a nonprofit agency to receive part of the proceeds. Obviously, the Chicks would like you to pick the Community Resource Center. Using your power…

Vegetables in training

The fruit and vegetable garden at the world headquarters of the Community Resource Center has been planted and is now officially growing. Last year, I made a terrible strategic mistake due to my extremely cheap nature and the fact that I didn’t have a hose. I decided to let nature take care of the watering….

Bacon Wednesday: Bacon Mac and Cheese

The Chicks held a party a few weeks ago to thank our wonderful Oyster Easter committee for all the hard work they do to make our biggest annual fundraiser a success. Attendance was very good because we served them Kim’s Bacon Mac and Cheese! Bacon Mac and Cheese. So wrong, but so very, very right….