Thursday, July 24, 2008

"Nontraditional" Charities

Everyone has heard of your typical American Cancer Society, The American Heart Assoiciation, etc. but you can also be charitable and help ordinary people who are in need!
Remember Cookies For A Cause and The Divas In The Kitchen want to help make a difference one morsel at a time.
Learning of others who need our support inspires us all to give back. And if we all give back just a little, we'll make a huge difference in this world.
I am writing today about a little boy named Camden who was brought to my attention by a friend. He is four months old and has recently been diagnosed with Leukemia. He started his chemo treatment yesterday. He along with his mommy and daddy will be living at the hospital for about four to six months depending on how his treatment progresses.
As one can can only begin to imagine the grief, sadness and other emotions this family is going through.....they will also run into financial burdens along the way. So I was asked by a friend to say a prayer, and pass the message along.
If you can say a prayer or want to donate, it would be more than appreciated. This type of situation will bring a community together that these people didn't know existed and I am hoping to help make a difference in the life of this little boy.
Please visit his journey at and if you would like to donate please send a check or money order made out to Camden Kibler.
Mail it to:
Camden's Journey
P.O. Box 1065
Oakland, FL 34760-1065

Thank you for all your support! Remember to be kind to others!

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Easy Chicken Pasta

Easy Chicken Pasta

What's For Supper Ya'll?

White Beans, Pasta and Chicken
8 ounces dried cavatappi, fusilli, rotini, ditaloni, or other short pasta tubes
1 15- to 19-ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
12 ounces cooked chicken, shredded
1/4 cup snipped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley sprigs (optional - I usually skip it)
Olive oil (optional - but I recommend at least a little for moisture)
1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
2. In a blender or food processor, combine 3/4 cup of the beans and the chicken broth. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Place bean puree in pan used for cooking the pasta; bring to boiling. Return pasta to pan.
3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook garlic in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil for 1 minute. Add tomatoes; cook for 1 minute. Add the remaining beans, shredded chicken, snipped parsley, pepper and salt. Heat through.
4. Add the tomato mixture to hot pasta; toss to cost. Top with parsley sprigs and additional olive oil. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
Posted by Stacy Nelson, Easy Dinner

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