We are currently in the midst of impeachment hearings in House. We are hearing a lot of evidence from respected public servants that point out how Donald Trump attempted to bribe and extort the leader of the Ukraine (for Trump’s personal gain.) The evidence is damning. Seriously, it is. There has been no evidence at all exonerating the president, as of yet, and in fact he has continued to exhibit his lack of respect for the norms and laws of our nation by intimidating a witness while the hearings take place. These hearings will determine (if any) the articles of impeachment, which will then be voted on to determine if the president should be impeached, and then these articles of impeachment will be sent to the United States Senate where there will be a trial to determine if the president should be removed from office for high crimes and misdemeanors. Spoiler alert: HE TOTALLY SHOULD BE REMOVED. He is without a doubt the most corrupt, cruel and unqualified president to ever attempt to lead our great nation. The sad subtext to this story is that the rule of law and our government’s ethical norms have been so damaged by the corruption and extreme political partisanship by the Republican-Fascist party, that the Senate will likely acquit and allow him to remain in power. Are we totally f-cked? Maybe. My hope is that the mountain of evidence being revealed will somehow bring enough members of the Senate to their senses and they will vote to save our country. BUT we have seen a constant stream of hatred, denial and refusal to act from Republican senators. Statistically speaking, that is unlikely to change. My one bit of advice: CALL YOUR SENATORS. Tell them how you feel. Tell them to stand up for the rule of law and remove Trump from office. My senator is Kamala Harris, she knows how we feel and Ilove her for that, but if you are in a red state, we really, really, really need you to contact your reps and tell them to stop being fascist asswipes, and then let them know that you will VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, because no joke, it does. Don’t forget they are coming for your healthcare too. Go here to contact your senator throughout the impeachment process: https://www.senate.gov/senators/How_to_correspond_senators.htm
AFTER you have contacted your reps, remind yourself that it is the holiday season and celebrate the excellent job that the Democrats in the House (and the brave witnesses) are doing bringing evidence of corruption to light with the impeachment hearings, and have some pie!
Please enjoy my recipe for Easy (im) Peach Mint Pie.
This recipe is made with frozen peaches cuz it’s easier!
2 bags of frozen peaches (approx 41/2 cups)
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh mint*
3 Tablespoons corn starch
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon almond (or vanilla) extract
2 pre-made refrigerator or frozen pie crusts (thawed)
1/4 teaspoon salt
FIRST: Thaw out peaches in a colander retaining any juice that drips below in a mixing bowl.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Place one of the thawed pie crusts in pie tin.
Mix all your dry ingredients together, including the chopped mint in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, take any retained juice from the thawed peaches and add lemon juice and almond or vanilla extract and mix. I prefer almond extract for peach pie but if all you have is vanilla, that’s fine!
Add the thawed peaches back into the juice, stir. Then fold in all of the dry ingredients and stir until the peaches are evenly coated. Put everything in the pie dish.
Add dots of butter on top of the mixture and then cover with your remaining pie crust. You can make these fun strips or just place the whole pie crust on top. If you use a solid pie crust, cut a few slots in the top so steam (like the hot air coming out of trump) can escape. Use a fork and a bit of water to press the two crusts together along the edges.
Add tin foil (what I assume the MAGA hats are actually made from) around the edge of the pie crust to prevent burning.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 60 minutes. Remove tin foil after 40 minutes of baking.
Remove pie and let cool for an hour. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Then CELEBRATE by eating as much pie as you can- while you have the freedom to do so!
*FAKE NEWS ALERT: Peach and mint together is weird. I didn’t even put the mint in. I just used it as a garnish. Did you not notice that? You should be more skeptical of blog posts and news sources that are maybe just messing with you. Long story short: You can totally follow this recipe if you want, OR you can omit the mint altogether and have a totally delish peach pie on its own.
Either way, this recipe is fast, easy and sooooooooooooo good. Hang in their good people, we still have good old-fashioned American pie… and hope. Now bulk up on pie so you have the energy to fight for freedom!