Hmmmm…Was it just me or

was McCain afraid (or more disrespectful, is more like it) to look at Obama tonight?  What’s up with that?  Not once did he look at Obama. He’s stuck on surge and that’s it…it was just awful. Very painful to listen to. 

Once again, as stated before…this registered Republican will be voting for Obama in our early elections here in Nevada.

For all of you in the Reno area…Obama and Biden will be at UNR in the Quad September 30th at 8am.

Barack Obama in Reno
Please join us Tuesday, September 30th, for a rally with Barack Obama in Reno:

Change We Need Rally
with Barack Obama

University of Nevada, Reno
Quad
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89557

Tuesday, September 30th
Doors Open: 8:00 a.m.

The event is free and open to the public; tickets are not required but an RSVP is encouraged. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP using the form to the right.

For security reasons, do not bring bags and please limit personal items. No signs or banners permitted.

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Recipes ~ Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last night I tried a couple of recipes ~ one of Rocco DiSpirito's recipes from the Biggest Loser.

Grilled Chicken with Warm Mango Salsa.

Click on above for the recipe ~ and below are my adaptations.

Instead of chicken thighs (which I don’t like) I used 4 skinless/boneless chicken breasts. I don’t know what nu-salt is, so I didn’t use salt at all. I peppered the crap out the breasts and then bbq’d them.

Then for the Mango Salsa I used 3/4 of a large red onion, 3 Roma tomatoes, 2 roasted Hatch Green Chiles, 1 large mango, juice and zest of 3 limes, and 1 cup of cilantro.

I only used 2 of the chicken breasts as there are only 2 of us ~ cut them up in strips and piled it onto our plates with the Mango Salsa and served with warm corn tortillas. Both my husband and I LOVED IT! Very tasty!

Leftovers will be used in a salad tonight…will use romaine and spinach and slice the rest of the chicken with mango salsa on top.

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Next was Dutchess' Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!

I love, love, love Pumpkin ~ so had to try this recipe when Dutchess posted it on her blog.

If you click on the link above, that will take you to her recipe. I added 1/2 cup more pumpkin and 1/4 cup more flour…didn’t have almond extract for some reason (must pick some up as I’ll need it this autumn) so I upped the vanilla. And used pecans instead of walnuts (walnuts hurt my mouth…and pecans taste better!). The chocolate chips I used were Ghirardelli’s 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips.

SORRY FOR THE BLURRY PIC ~

I didn’t know if the cookies spread while baking so I placed them far apart on the cookie tin. FYI ~ they don’t! Pack ’em on that cookie sheet! 😀

Very good cookies! I highly recommend them!