Sunday, January 16, 2011

Gaming to re-engage boys in learning

Great video that I want to share with you about American schools with boys and girls.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Words to Live By

To glorify God in the performance of our music.

To reflect the importance of Christ in our lives through the love, respect, acceptance, and forgiveness with which we treat one another.

To honor God who created us, and the congregation that sponsors us by our appearance, behavior, and attidude.

To leave all who encounter us with a greater hope for the future by demonstrating what youth can accomplish through hard work, commitment, and teamwork.

To create lasting friendships built on fun times shared, difficult times overcome, an abundance of new people, and places encountered and groups goals accomplished.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Thought this was interesting so I thought I would share it with you all.

You Are Ariel!
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Headstrong and fiesty. You have a mind of your own that's full of romantic dreams about the world around you. Exploring exotic places is your ultimate dream, and although you can be a little naive you'll realize that there is something to be gained from your family's wisdom.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Monday, April 28, 2008

Tell 10 to Tell 10!

The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman.

It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on "donating a mammogram" for free (pink window in the middle). This doesn't cost you a thing.

Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Here are my Recipes

Here are my Recipe's for the recipe exchange....

I thought I would share some Cape Verde recipes for all so here there are:

Cachupa -- Cape Verde's National Dish
3 C dried white corn
1 1/2 C white beans
1/2 C red beanswater
1 - 2 kg meat (pork, fish, or just vegetables)
salt & other spices to taste
1/4 C tomato paste
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/8 C olive oil
3 - 4 crushed malageta (like cayenne pepper)
2 medium manioc
2 C cubed squash
2 C cubed potatoes
1 medium cabbage
any veggies you want (carrots, couve, sweet potatoes)
2 bouillon cubes
3 med onions, diced

Soak corn and beans in a large pot of water overnight. Marinate the meat, salt, and other spices. Refrigerate or leave aside for a few hours. (If using dried pork, do not marinate. Rinse well and add to cachupa when adding the rest of meat.) Fill a large pot half full of water. Add corn, tomato paste, and garlic, crushed. Bring to boil. Add oil and malageta. The corn needs to boil for about 2 hours or until it begins to get soft. (Try to squeeze a kernel between your fingertips.) As the water boils off, add more to keep the corn covered. After the corn has cooked for about 2 hours, add beans. A bit later, add manioc. A bit later, add the other vegetables, except the onion. 10 minutes later, add meat and bouillon cubes. In a separate frying pan, heat olive oil and saute the onions, adding a bit of tomato paste for color. Add the onion and tomato paste mixture to the pot of cachupa. Once the fish or meat is cooked, the cachupa will be ready to serve.

1/4 C sugar
2 C fine cornmeal

Mix ingredients, slowly adding water, and stir. After sifting into a steamer, cook over boiling water for about 25-30 minutes. Serve with cinnamon, butter, etc.

Doce de Coco (Coconut Candy)
1/4 C sugar or molasses
1 kg coconut, grated
1 kg sugar
1 tsp grated lime peel

Burn the sugar/molasses in a medium sized pot over low heat. Combine with coconut, adding in a little bit of water. Next, add 1 kg sugar and cook. When the mixture is just about done, add lime peel and mix. Remove from heat. Next, pound and stir the mixture well for 5 minutes. Spread in a pan and cut into square shapes. Let harden.