Friday, November 5, 2010

Speechless, Wordless, and Hungry

Since Tuesday’s election results, I’ve been feeling like Chicken Little after the sky has fallen. What is there to do next? Well, don’t say I didn’t warn everyone that I could. At least in my little corner of the sky, Evanston, Illinois, some of the votes did come in as I hoped. Jan Schakowsky was reelected to Congress and some other local progressives won as well.

Now the election is mercifully over and we’re free from hearing and reading lies about politicians for the next year. Did people really vote to dismantle our extremely frayed social safety net from our most vulnerable citizens (which could be any of us at any given time)? That’s how it seems. Hopefully there is still something that we can do to still salvage some of it.

 What would the Women’s Strike for Peace have done after seeing the results if they still existed? They would have kept marching and kept writing letters to the editor and kept selling cookbooks to raise funds for their activities. Many of their recipes are really good. After Election Day, we were still hungry. I decided to make the Two In One Casserole. It’s very Green and only takes about 15 or 20 minutes to prepare. While it’s cooking, you can finish reading The New York Times or watch a funny movie to take your mind off the day’s events.

                                                            Two In One Casserole

1 pkg. Chopped frozen spinach
3 zucchini
¼ cup breadcrumbs
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
Salt, pepper, oregano, and basil to taste
1 clove garlic, minced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Butter a casserole dish
Cook and drain spinach well. (Or defrost the spinach in the morning and drain well.)
Saute sliced zucchini with minced clove of garlic
Combine all ingredients and put in casserole dish
Bake for 45 minutes
Serve with brown rice


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