By Teri Cayton
The Parsons Advocate
At this time of year it is hard for me to see to drive to work in the dark. It has been raining and that is even worse. I don’t know why the Department of Highways can’t use the paint for the lines like they used to. Before it reflected light and you could see the lane divisions. Now it is like driving into a big dark hole. It is a little easier on the interstate because of the little reflective things that are in the middle of the road. Momma Said, “Please just let me find my way in the dark.”
I know it seems like a trivial thing but I have a hard time with it and I am sure I am not the only one out there that has this problem. The paint used before would illuminate and you could find your way. Now it is pretty when they first paint it, but after a few weeks it seems to just disappear.
It is an election year so there has been road paving going on everywhere but I watch the evening news and there is a section that shows some roads in our state that are not safe to even ride a bicycle on. But people live on these roads and the school bus has to run on them. Why can’t these roads get some attention also? I guess this paving is going on in the areas of high visibility so the candidates can get more votes. Momma Said, “It is sad that this is the only time politicians feel we need our roads paved.”
I will be glad when this election is over but I know the drama will not end on the day of the election. The stuff is going to hit the fan the day after the election is over. We have people rioting from shore to shore and for what? I don’t see how it is imperative to break into a store and steal a TV or shoes or whatever when you are protesting against the police or whomever is in your sights at the moment. Why not expend that energy on something worthwhile.
5-Minute Strawberry Sorbet
Yield: approx. 3 cups
- 1 (16 oz.) bag frozen whole strawberries
- 1/2 cup non-fat vanilla yogurt
- 3-4 tablespoons honey or sugar
- bananas or other frozen fruit, optional
- Place whole strawberries in food processor and pulse until (mostly) smooth. 30-45 seconds.
Note: mixture will be gritty at first, just keep pulsing.
- Spoon in vanilla yogurt and pulse until smooth and incorporated.
- Add in 3 tablespoons honey. Taste and add more honey or sugar as needed.
- Serve immediately, or transfer to an air-tight container and store in the freezer.
Note: if keeping in the freezer, let sorbet sit for 10 minutes to soften a little before serving.