1/3/2010 Shelter Spotlight

January 3, 2010

Hey There Readers, I Hope You Are Enjoying The New Year !! Today’s Post Comes To Us From Monroe County, Indiana. Thats Right, There’s An Organization Called The Community Kitchen of Monroe County And The Efforts They Have Displayed Are Outstanding. They Are A Multi-Tiered Organization Focusing On The Elimination Of Hunger In Their Community. I Would Like To Personally Congratulate Their Organization On Reaching Several Milestones This Year When It Came To Total Meals Served. Way To Go !!! They Are Not Only Very Involved In The Hunger Elimination Project, But They Also Host A Wide Range Of Events Throughout The Year. So If You’re In The Area And Have A Few Hours To Lend A HAnd, Stop On By. Feel Free To Give Them A Ring At (812) 332-0999.

“At Community Kitchen our mission is to work, alone and in collaboration with others, to eliminate hunger in Monroe County and surrounding areas through direct service, education and advocacy. Our philosophy states that Community Kitchen provides free nutritious meals, nutrition education, referrals to other agencies, and a clean, comfortable social environment for patrons, staff and volunteers. Through daily operations and educational outreach, Community Kitchen works to educate the public about the extent of hunger in Monroe County, explain probable causes of hunger, and provide ways to respond to hunger needs. The agency’s ultimate goal is for individuals to achieve regular access to an adequate diet through normal means. A soup kitchen is not considered “normal” means, but rather a “safety net” for people who have not yet achieved food security on their own”. – From Their Website – http://www.monroecommunitykitchen.com



How Was Everyone’s Thanksgiving, Good? Same Here. Actually The Butternut Squash Was Amazing As Was The Turkey, Stuffing, Potatoes and Coconut Custard Pie, But I Noticed We Might Have Been Lacking Something. That Something I’m About To Put Together For You, And Trust Me You Might Want To Put Those Kids To Bed First. This Is An Alcoholic Beverage I’m About To Construe, So Please Drink Responsibly. What You’ll Need Are The Following Items:

  • (6) Ice Cubes
  • (1) Drink Mixer/Shaker – These Are Generallt Stainless Steel
  • (1) 1oz. shot Jagermeister
  • (1) 1oz. shot Southern Comfort
  • (1) 1oz. shot Sour Apple Mix
  • (1) 0.5oz shot Lime Juice
  • (2) Shot Glasses

In The Mixer, Place Your Ice Cubes, Then Your Lime, Then Your Southern Comfort, Then Your Jager, Then Your Sour Apple Mix, Close The Top. In Your Hand Shake The Mixer For 45 Seconds to a Minute. Shake, Shake, Shake and Keep on Shaking for about Another Minute. Then Remove The Top Of The Mixer, You Should See The Strainer Holes. Pour Into Each Shot, Filling Them To The Top. Shoot The Shooter And Enjoy.


Hey You Crazy Freaks and Foodies, It’s Hatter Here and I’m Back With An Amazing Post-Turkey Day Sandwich. We’ve Been Anticipating Something Spectacular And That Folks, Is What You’re About To Get. It Start Off With A Bagel And Eats With That Warm Holiday Feeling Knowing You Have Just Under A Month Until Christmas. So Here Goes This Goodness, Let’s Start Off With Your Left Over Building Blocks and End With A Delicious Treat. Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • (1) 1 New York Bagel (And Others Just Won’t Do)
  • (1) 1 Ziploc Bag® of Left Over Cranberry
  • (1) 1 Ziploc Bag® of Left Over Turkey (Dark Meat & Skin Preferred)
  • (1) 1 Ziploc Bag® of Left Over Stuffing
  • (1) 1 Ziploc Bag® of Left Over Mashed Potatoes
  • (1) 1 1/4 Cup of Left Over Gravy
  • (1) 1 Tsp
  • (1) 1 Bread Knife (That’s One THat’s Kinda Big With The Shark Teeth)
  • (1) 1 Large Plate
  • (1) 1 Empty Stomach ( Yes, I Personally Suggest This)

So Here’s How We’re Gunna Get Busy Guys & Dolls, We’re About To Embark On Yet Another Sensual Culinary Adventure. We’ve Got Our Tools, We’ve Got Our Blueprints, Let’s Get Crazy !!! First, You’ll Need To Cut That Bagel In Half, That Lay It Out On Your Plate. Second, You’ll Need To Take That Teaspoon & Take A Scoop Of Cranberry Sauce And On Put It on Each Half Of The Bagel. After That, Do The Same Thing With The Stuffing (Both Sides Makes A Bigger Sandwich). Now Carefully Select Your Turkey Meat (Dark Meat Chunks Always A Plus, And If You Throw Some of The Skin In There, There’s An Extra Crunch), Place That On Your Sandwich, Just One Side. Now Pop Your Gravy In The Microwave (45 Seconds Max). Gently Drizzle The Gravy Over Your Sandwich. Finally, Take The Left Side And Place It On The Right Side And Cut The Monster In Half With Your Bread Knife. Garnish With Some Extra Mash or Maybe Some Potato Chips And You Are Good To Go.


As I prepare for my afternoon tasks, I notice that the gym is starting to pay off. Kudos to my trainer Leeza who rocks. That being said here’s a healthy lunch idea that you might to enjoy with a bottle of water or green tea. By the way its light, healthy and affordable. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  1. (2) Slices Multi Grain Bread – 12-Grain or 15-Grain works too
  2. (6) Slices Honey Turkey – You can get this at your local deli counter
  3. (4) Slices Fresh Avocado – Super Good Stuff!
  4. (2) Slices Boston Lettuce
  5. (2) Slices of Fresh Tomato
  6. (2) Slices Aged Cheddar
  7. (1) Table Spoon Honey Mustard
  8. (*) Salt & Pepper Optional
  9. (1) Paper Plate
  10. (3) Napkins – Honey Mustard Sometimes Drips

Ok now that we have what we need here’s how we put this killer sandwich together. By the way your mouth should have started to water already, but if it hasn’t I promise the flavor sensation will be well worth it when you bite in.

  1. Place the Multi Grain slices of bread on the plate next to one another.
  2. Take a butter knife and gently spread the Honey Mustard on both top sides of the bread.
  3. On the left side lay the Lettuce slices on first, then the Tomato.
  4. One the right side layer the Aged Cheddar slices then the Avocado, then the Turkey Slices.
  5. You should Fold the Turkey slices in Half when placing them on the Bread.
  6. Add some salt and pepper on the Turkey if you’d like for extra Flavor.
  7. Take the left side of the Sandwich and Place it Lettuce Side Down on the Turkey.
  8. Cut Your Sandwich in Half Diagonally.

Hey Fans, Keep An Eye Out This Weekend…We’ve Got Some Great Updates & A Poll or Two Coming Out. P.S. If You Think You Got What It Takes To Contribute We’d Be Happy To Hear Your Comments. Have A Good One !!!!