Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Did you know that 25% of people do not recycle?? That is crazy....and much in part to do with laziness and not knowing what to recycle.

Fact: If you recycle 1 aluminum can you can save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours! Imagine what your cans, plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, glass jars and newspapers could do!

Before you throw that glass jar or toy in the trash, ask yourself..."Can this be recycled?"
Consult your local sanitation or public works department for specific recycling guidelines or visit http://earth911.org and plug in your zip code.

Different things to consider for recycling~

Paper: newspaper, phone books, magazines, junk mail and computer paper

Cardboard: cereal and shoe boxes, cardboard packaging, toilet paper/paper towel tubes

Aluminum: cans, clean aluminum foil

Glass: bottles, jars, condiment and spice containers

Plastics: soda, water bottles, milk jugs and all things labeled a 1 or 2 on the bottom

Be part of the solution, not part of the problem!

~Together we can make a difference~

1 comment:

Sandi said...

Another great post. I recycle common things but did not know about some of the other items you listed.

Thanks again for making me aware and helping to save our Earth.


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 Recipes.blogspot.com

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