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Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches
When you introduce your significant other to your family, you hope they get along. But even more than that, you hope they bond.

Luckily for me, Wesley and my brothers were able to bond quickly over a shared love. Their shared love is not of me. Yes they all love me, but I think they love Gushers fruit snacks even more.

Wesley loves Gushers so much that he actually spent some time this evening Googling them, their factory and reviews on them.

No, I am not making this up.

He stumbled across a negative review. The only negative review he could find.

What he found was so ridiculous that I had to share it. I don’t know anything about the woman that wrote it or her son. If he did indeed pass away, my heart goes out to her and I want her to know (in the off chance that she somehow reads this) that her and her son are hero’s and that I am in no way trying to mock her.

I am just really impressed at her ability to find parallels between Shrek Gushers and the war in Iraq. Very impressive.

To Whom It May Concern,

In 2004 my son died fighting an unjust war sold to the American people on lies. In 2006 I purchased a box of Shrek Fruit Gushers with "natural" Fruitomic Punch flavor. I have several issues with your Shrek Fruit Gushers and these are closely linked to the sadness I feel every Mother's Day when I realize that there will be no card or phone call from Casey. Your Fruit Gushers (Fruitomic or conventional) are waxy fruit candies full of juice that promise "an explosion of flavor", just like the IED explosion that killed my son, Casey. Very offensive.
I spoke to Hugo Chavez and he assured me that he supported my effort to bring our troops home and to receive a complete refund from your Shrek Fruit Gushers. Why do you only have two flavors in the Fruit Gusher pouch? I'm stricken with grief at the thought that even one more soldier will return home wounded from Iraq, buy a box of Shrek Fruit Gushers, and receive only two flavors.

I accuse you of false and deceptive advertising. There is a picture of Shrek on the box, yet the Fruit Gushers themselves vaguely resemble gems. What do gems have to do with Shrek? I have a t-shirt with Casey's face on it and I have a lot to do with my son. Maybe your Fruit Gushers taste like Shrek. I wouldn't know for sure, but what I do know is that they taste like lies. The same sort of lies Colin Powell told to the United Nations that got us into this tragic war. Flavor lies.
While I was visiting Cuba a few days ago I noticed that they did not sell Fruit Gushers anywhere in Cuba, yet Cuba has never launched a preemptive war based on faulty intelligence. Are the two connected? You tell me, Herr Crocker!!! I find that now when I place a Shrek Fruit Gusher in my mouth and bite down, rather than the explosion of flavor promised I find only the bittersweet burst of gooey forlorn hope. Hope for our nation's future and hope that our children and their children can live in a world of peace and refunds for unsatisfactory products.
Israel may support Shrek Fruit Gushers, but was that Zionist flavor explosion worth the life of my son?
Let me tell you, Betdolph Crockler, at a rally in New York City, Jesse Jackson spoke to over 5,000 veterans, Gold Star Mothers and friends and family of our troops and pledged to take up the fight to guarantee me a refund for these inferior Fruit Gushers. He insisted that I receive a full refund and not just coupons for more Betty Crocker products. It's what Casey would have wanted.

I want you to know right now I am crying. If I ever wore makeup it would be running down my cheeks. My tears are falling on this page so if some of the ink is running that is why. They accuse us of supporting cut and run, but I would rather support a new direction and a new refund. I cry for the loss of my son and the loss we all feel whenever we taste your terrible Shrek Fruit Gushers.
This is the only warning we are going to be giving. You know our demands and until those demands are met, myself and all Gold Stars Mothers (that star means their children died for a false war and bad Fruit Gushers) Against Shrek Fruit Gushers will be speaking to the media about your actions.
If these demands still are not met, we will begin camping outside your Fruit Gushers factory in Guadalajara, Mexico. I already have a suitcase fully packed with candles, card stock and markers as well as a whole notebook full of rhyming slogans we can yell.
Writing this letter because Casey can't,
Cindy Sheehan

On that note, I am going to leave you with something I hope is much less disappointing than Shrek Gushers. And much less controversial.

You will need…

4 small chicken breasts


¾ cup Greek yogurt
1 lime, juiced


2 teaspoons mild curry powder
2 green onions, thinly sliced
½ cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped


1 cup arugula
4 large rolls (your favorite kind)
Salt and pepper to taste

Start by bringing a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Add the chicken until it is cooked through. About 20 minutes.


When the chicken is cooked, remove from the water and allow to cool.

As soon as the chicken has cooled enough to handle. Use 2 forks to pull apart the chicken until it is shredded.


Toss the chicken in a bowl with the chutney, lime juice, curry, scallions, cilantro and season it well with salt and pepper.


Toast the rolls and top them with arugula and ½ cup of chicken salad.

 

Serve warm or at room temperature.


Love and Beer Floats
Angela  

Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches
4 small chicken breasts
¾ cup Greek yogurt
1 lime, juiced
2 teaspoons mild curry powder
2 green onions, thinly sliced
½ cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
1 cup arugula
4 large rolls (your favorite kind)
Salt and pepper to taste

Start by bringing a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Add the chicken until it is cooked through. About 20 minutes.
When the chicken is cooked, remove from the water and allow to cool.
As soon as the chicken has cooled enough to handle. Use 2 forks to pull apart the chicken until it is shredded.
Toss the chicken in a bowl with the chutney, lime juice, curry, scallions, cilantro and season it well with salt and pepper.
Toast the rolls and top them with arugula and ½ cup of chicken salad.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Roasted Eggplant Dip
Not going to lie. Until last night, I had never had eggplant. Not only had I never had eggplant, I was discriminating against eggplant. Hard.


But I was a dummy. Because last night I finally got some guts and decided to attempt something with eggplant. And it was damn tasty.

I found the raw eggplant to be mild in flavor with an enjoyable texture.

Did you see how I got all fancy and food critic like on you just then? Nice right?

Seriously though, this was great little appetizer. And, it was a great snack at work today with some dipping veggies.

You will need…

1 large eggplant, ends trimmed and cut into chunks


1 large red onion, trimmed and cut into chunks


1 large bell pepper, trimmed and cut into chunks


6 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled


¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons garlic powder


1 teaspoon curry powder


½ teaspoon red pepper flakes


½ cup cilantro, chopped


Salt and pepper to taste

Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the eggplant, red onion, bell pepper and garlic.

Toss the veggies with the garlic powder, olive oil and some salt and pepper.

When all the veggies are lightly coated, spread them out on a baking sheet.


Roast the veggies for 45 minutes.

When the veggies are browned but not soggy, remove from the heat.


Let the veggies cool slightly and then add them to the bowl of a food processor.


Add in the curry and red pepper flakes and pulse until pureed.


Then, add in the cilantro and pulse until it is completely combined.


Season with salt and pepper if necessary.


Serve warm or cold with bread, crackers or veggies.

Love and Beer Floats
Angela

Roasted Eggplant Dip
1 large eggplant, ends trimmed and cut into chunks
1 large red onion, trimmed and cut into chunks
1 large bell pepper, trimmed and cut into chunks
6 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ cup cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the eggplant, red onion, bell pepper and garlic.
Toss the veggies with the garlic powder, olive oil and some salt and pepper.
When all the veggies are lightly coated, spread them out on a baking sheet.
Roast the veggies for 45 minutes.
When the veggies are browned but not soggy, remove from the heat.
Let the veggies cool slightly and then add them to the bowl of a food processor.
Add in the curry and red pepper flakes and pulse until pureed.
Then, add in the cilantro and pulse until it is completely combined.
Season with salt and pepper if necessary.
Serve warm or cold with bread, crackers or veggies.