Well, Christmas is over. We had a nice day with great company and good food. MrsM made a wonderful prime rib roast that was literally good enough to drool over, as was the homemade bread. I baked deserts this year which was a first for me. I made Snickerdoodles and Oatmeal cookies, tried my hand at a Lemon Meringue Pie, and baked my very first New York Style Cheesecake. I had a near disaster with the Lemon Pie and although a crisis was diverted it didn't really turn out the way that I had hoped. It's all good though.... it's edible and mostly you can't tell that anything was wrong. Mrs M says that is how you become a good cook! She should know, she IS one. The cheese cake was absolutely wonderful. I'll post the recipe for it soon.
I found it hard to get into the Christmas spirit this year. One of the reasons is the craziness of the government and the destruction of what was once a great nation. Oh, I've seen it coming, many of us have. We have expressed our anger in our emails and phone calls to our elected representatives, who in turn vote to do exactly the opposite of what we want. We have blogged about it, made YouTube videos, posted to hundreds of forums, marched and protested, all of which have had no apparent effects.
The lame duck session is finally over and now we are left with what they have done. The insane disregard of what WE THE PEOPLE have loudly expressed our wishes cuts me to the quick. The passing of the Food Safety Act is much more evil than it appears. Those who say that this Act is not intended for the small farmer and the backyard growers have obviously not been paying much attention to what has happened to our freedoms over the past few years. How the passing of seemingly harmless laws have changed the very fabric of what this country once was seems to have escaped the notice of those who will say it will not affect us. Monsanto will soon be in complete control of the crops and the food. There are those who say that 75% of the foods we eat are already genetically altered. Processed foods seem to be the rule rather than the exception these days.
It only makes me want to try harder than ever to raise our own vegetables. I want to thank one of my dear readers for his generous donation. I will be able to purchase of some of those seeds I have been drooling over now! Thanks again FK!
I won't even go into the passing of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law. I personally feel that all this publicity was just another way for them to take the attention off of the other evil things they have passed. A false flag with which to distract us while they pushed through more things to take our freedom from us.
A New Year is upon us and it is yet to be seen just what will come of it all. I am still waiting to hear word on my Disability judgment. If I do get it I have to wonder just how long it will last. The powers that be are talking about making some serious changes to the Social Security system and none of us know exactly what that will mean. I just hope I will still be able to realize my dream of getting out in the country, as far away as I can from the craziness that surrounds us. To raise a good size garden, some chickens and rabbits and maybe even a couple of milk goats is still a dream I hope to realize.
~~~ Hey ... I'm Just Sayin' ... ~~