Thursday, April 23, 2015

Meeting the President of the United States-Part 3 and final part!!

         A deep voiced announced in a very serious deep tone-The President of the United States!!

The crowd went into clapping and cheering. 

Within 5 feet of me was Barack Obama and I was in shock. I fought back tears as I saw him and not 

because I was sad, but because I was so happy to be in this place and I really was still expecting some 

secret service guy to come remove me and tell me this was all a mistake. 

President Obama

The President is a tall, thin, handsome man wearing a tailored blue suit and white shirt. 

He waved to the crowd and took the podium for a few words. 

As he spoke about joining BlogHer and SheKnows Media for this Town Hall meeting it was one of 

those moments when you want to jump up and down screaming, hey  I know them, I know them. I 

am them, I am them! 

But I smiled and kept my seat.

Lisa Stone interviews Barack Obama

After speaking for a few moments the President took a 

stool beside of Lisa Stone of SheKnows Media. 

Lisa fielded questions from online and audience members to Mr.Obama.

He took thought in his answers and spoke to the heart of women and families.

 He made jokes about raising kids, being married and just life in general. 

He really warms you up to him in a short time.

Selfie with the President

This pic here was a now or never shot. I took it and I am glad I did. 

I had my official picture made with him but, that is being mailed from The White House.

 Can't wait to get that mail.

At this point in my day I had, waited for hours outside of secure areas in the rain, then moved to 

secure areas, but still in the rain, then inside to go thru just in case some more security checkpoints. 

I got to keep my phone and IPad but, the water bottle had to go to the trash. It was all good.

Below are just some of the media outlet links and links from BlogHer and SheKnows Media. 

Check them out when you get a chance and let me know what you think.

A very big THANK YOU to BlogHer and SheKnows Media for this once in a lifetime opportunity!

On this day it was a great day to be blogger and a women! Town Hall: Women of Influence Town  Hall: The Wage Gap and Workforce Issues Impacting American Woman

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Simple Tuesday-Bacon Chicken Mac & Cheese

This simple Tuesday meal is one of my fav's, so easy and good.

If your on any kind of diet just keep scrolling because, this recipe is not for you.

 It is a modified version of the dish that Rock Bottom serves.

Bacon Chicken Mac & Cheese

I use Rotelli pasta, its just my kids prefer. After I cook the noodles, I drain them and remove from heat, I then add heavy cream to my liking, I add a mixture of American Cheese, White Cheddar Cheese and Asiago Cheese.

Really, you can make your Mac & Cheese however your family eats it, and go from there.

I fry about a 1/2 bacon and drain(Make extra Bacon on the weekend and save for this meal)

Grill Chicken breast and dice(I grill a bunch of Chicken at a time so that I always have some on hand)Monitor the dates closely.

Mix the Mac & Cheese, bacon crumpled, and the diced Chicken all together in a shallow dish. Cover with more cheese mixture and Italian Bread crumbs place in the oven on broil, WATCH CAREFULLY, remove when cheese is melting.

Bacon Chicken Mac & Cheese