I had to steal this from Soldier’s Angels this morning:
“I do not always agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. ” -Voltaire
Yesterday, I felt glued to my computer. Why? The budget of course! I’m more concerned with funding the troops, not for personal reasons because we’d be okay, but more for those who can not go without a full paycheck.
I guess I’ve never really watched the House debate things. I’ve watched CSPAN for a couple minutes here and there. I’ve been to the Capitol building. I’ve never watched a bill be passed…or vetoed. It.Is.Crazy! There I was, in my kitchen…furious. Instead of talking about troop pay, they are talking about debit card fees. Yeah, that’s super important (okay, maybe it is, I don’t know. I love the troops more than I love debit card fees that stores pay).
Put our troops first, people! I know there is debt. We can figure that out, but lets not wait and figure it out at the cost of troop morale (because without a doubt, it WILL be impacted). I can only bake so many cookies (haha)!
In my kitchen, watching HoR banter then this press conference pops up and all I see is this guy.
Look at this guy. Who is he?! He looks MAD! Oh…he’s a Marine…that makes sense. Grrrrr…
I would like to go to the HoR and let my 3 year old sort all of this out. I asked her how she felt about it and here is what she said.
Me: How do you feel about what is going on?
Child 1: I feel hurt.
Me: Why do you feel hurt?
Child 1: My finger.
Me: What’s wrong with it?
Child 1: It hurts.
Me: Are you concerned?
Child 1: I has a itchy heart.
Me: Is that bad?
Child 1: Nooo.
Me: So what do you think about the budget?
Child 1: I don’t know.
Me: What do you mean you don’t know?
Child 1: What?!
Me: About the deficit and budget.
Child 1: What’s that?
Child 1: *Gasp* WHAT?!
Me: I know, it’s crazy.
Child 1: Yeah. I can’t like it!
Me: How are you going to fix it?
Child 1: I eat it!
See? She can really get stuff done. Bright, that one. She’ll eat the deficit and I’ll bake something.
Stromboli. It’s seriously easy, seriously quick and seriously delicious.
Buy premade pizza dough (unless you are an over-achiever like me and want to make it from scratch). You’ll need a little more than a pound.
Meat. I used Hot Capicola, salami and pepperoni. (half a pound each)
Cheese. I used provolone and parmesan (half a pound of provolone and 1 cup of parm)
I also added some red pepper for flavor
Quarter the dough and roll out to 9×7 rectangles. Lay out the provolone out making sure the leave 1 inch around the perimeter of the dough. Layer the meats and then sprinkle the parm (should be freshly grated) and red peppers. Roll tightly, pinch ends and give it an egg wash (I sprinkled a bit of salt on top). Repeat with other three balls of dough and meats.
Preheat oven to 425. Place on a piece of parchment (or SilPat) Bake covered with foil for 10 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 15 minutes.
This was sooooo incredibly good. Super easy to make and absolutely delicious. Even my husband commented on how easy they are to make.
For dessert…Boston Cream Pie. One of my very favorite things. Junky picture, yummy cake. Cake, pastry custard and chocolate, doesn’t get much better than that.
If for whatever reason Congress can not get it’s self together. Spouses, remember, we’re some of the toughest people around. We can survive deployments, training, etc…there is no reason we can’t survive this too. To my Navy and Marine Corps readers, remember that in the event of a shutdown, NMCRS will be available to help if you need it (I’d say…use this as a last resort, but before going to a loan shark in a dark alley). Put a smile on, hold your head high, call your bank, lean on your fellow milfam’s if you need to (hey I’m always good for a dinner or two!). Let’s continue to support each other, as we always have/do.