A few days ago someone 'tweeted' that isn't a shame Memorial Day weekend is mostly about barbeques and picnics ~ instead of about the men and women who have decided their jobs are to protect our country.
I say, isn't a shame in the first place that we need to 'protect' our country? Why do we still have wars in this modern age? Why do we hate so much that we want to kill others?
Why does religion and resources often play a central role in the history of hate between nations?
As I go through the pages of history with my kids I often hear the comment from them, "Nations are really like little kids who never learned that bullying and greed are wrong."
I leave you with a video today that talks about 'love'. Not amorous love but that need for everyone to feel 'loved', accepted, and appreciated.
Let's pause to give sincere thanks to all of the people, in ALL of the nations whose job it is to protect their countries.
My two grandfathers.
But...I ask again, why do we send these human beings to protect us from our fellow nations? Can't war and hate ever end?
It's a simple question really.
Hamburgers with Kale "Slaw" and Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise
(adapted from Marin Mama Cooks blog)
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 scallions, sliced
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1 Tbs. red pepper
- 1 Tbs. paprika
- 2 eggs (I used these to hold everything together)
- salt and pepper
In a medium bowl, gently combine the turkey, scallions,
1/4 cup mayonnaise - regular mayo not miracle whip - 1/2 cup
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro - 4 tablespoons
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice - 2 teaspoons
1 garlic clove, minced
3-4 kale leaves (depends on size), washed, de-stemmed & thinly sliced
1 medium carrot, coarsely grated
2 tablespoons mayonnaise - regular not miracle whip
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
pinch of salt and pepper