First, the recipe: Easy Gluten Free Meat and Veggie Spaghetti! This recipe is so so so easy, but a few prime ingredients make all the difference! If you are interested in the particular brands that I use, please stay tuned for a subsequent post where I will delve into more detail. For now:
gluten free spaghetti
good, rich, spaghetti/pasta tomato sauce
ground red meat
gluten free Italian sausage
2 bell petters, chopped
a few cloves of garlic, crushed (always add garlic to just about everything)
frozen mixed veggies
Directions: brown the meat in a pan (cut sausage in pieces) and start boiling the pasta water. Add onions immediately to the meat until they start carmelizing. Add a bunch of tomato sauce, then add the frozen beans, then the rest of the frozen veggies. Ensure that the meat is cooked through, simmer for about 20 minutes, Put on the green peppers at the very end so there’s a little bit of a crunch, and add a little olive oil to the pasta when it’s on the plate. That’s it! And it’s really good. Make sure not to overcook the pasta.
Now, Part I, Sept. 12 ’19 debate analysis (stay tuned for Part II):
1. Andrew Yang. He knows how to get to the point. Through all the debates, Andrew Yang has contended that more money in the pockets of middle and lower income class tiers will make a big difference in their lives and also rev up the economy.
During his opening statement in the Sept. 12th debate, he said:
"In America today, everything revolves around the almighty dollar -- our schools, our hospitals, our media, even our government. It's why we don't trust our institutions anymore. We have to get our country working for us again, instead of the other way around. We have to see ourselves as the owners and shareholders of this democracy rather than inputs into a giant machine.”
Yet, a few sentences later, he then used the promise of the almighty dollar — that is, what he termed a “freedom dividend” to try to drive people to his website, promising $1,000 a month for year to 10 American families ostensibly chosen by his campaign from among those who he asked to go to his website and tell how $1,000 a month will help them solve their own problems “better than any politician.”
2. Cory Booker had a pretty good night, stressing again and again how he lives in a “black and brown community below the poverty line.” He also was one of the first debate candidates in recent memory to use the word “dagnabbit.”
3. Elizabeth Warren’s opening statement was tailor made to the Texas audience, as she was able to emphasize her Oklahoma upbringing, that her three brothers served on military bases in Texas (“their ticket to the middle class”) and, that she, herself “got my big opportunity about a half-mile down the road from here at the University of Houston, back when it cost $50 a semester.”
More later . . .