The photo challenge at IHeartFaces this week is Pink in honor of breast cancer awareness. Our previous entry tells of a friend who recently discovered she had breast cancer. An elementary school teacher(35), her entire school donned pink on the day of her surgery.
Our town was pink this week as we had the 13th Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Our Friday night football game was a Pink Out game and this the shirt my daughter wore. My daughter is 13 and will never remember a time when we didn’t take time in October to remember those who we’ve lost, honor those who have fought, and pray for those in the battle. She will also know the measures to protect herself.
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What exactly does pink for Breast Cancer Awareness mean? For my friend, Carrie, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer it was hope and reassurance. A 35 year old mother of two young kids, she was waiting for surgery for her newly discovered breast cancer when someone showed her the texts from her co-workers. Her entire elementary school was snapped wearing pink. I still get goosebumps to think of it.
This video is from our town and I think it is amazing. Please vote for it to win. You can vote here.
I will link back to the first story we did about breast cancer. One of our young cousins has fought the battle. It was shocking for us to have someone so young in our lives diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s a lesson to all of us that this disease doesn’t discriminate.
This Friday my daughter will take part in a pink out game at the Friday night football game. It doesn’t seem too long ago that we couldn’t even say the word breast. Now, we don’t let anything prevent women of all ages knowing the signs of breast cancer. My daughter will not remember a time that October wasn’t pink.
For some bizarre reason, I started thinking about a cheese ball I made a while back and wondered what it would be like with jalapenos. The my mind wandered to other places and I thought about what it might be like if I put it into a pinwheel form. The result was something that I have to say was pretty delicious, and for sure something that I will be making for holiday parties this season. You will need:
1 package of crescent rolls
1-8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
6 slices of thick cut smoky bacon, crumbled
2 medium jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
salt to taste if desired
Mix together your cream cheese, bacon,and jalapenos. Taste this mixture and add a little salt if needed. Then take the crescent rolls out of the fridge and spread them into two large rectangles. Most recipes will tell you one large ractangle, but I find that two smaller ones is always easier.
not a perfect rectangle but close enough
The spread half of the cream cheese mixture onto the crescent, keeping it about 1/4 inch away from the edges.
Start from the bottom and slowly roll the crescent up. Repeat with the other section of crescent and cream cheese mixture. Place both rolls in the fridge for at least two hours. These can be refrigerated over night. If you were having a get together with these as an appetizer it would be easy to prep them the day before and slice and bake when you’re ready. When you do decide to back them, slice them about 1/4 of an inch thick with a serrated knife. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes depending on your oven.
I seriously could have eaten this entire plate full.
This recipe should make roughly 36 pinwheels. Try not to eat them all at once.
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