With no Walmart, Texas town has no grocery store – Videos – CBS News

Walmart has closed 154 stores in 27 states, resulting in over 10,000 employee layoffs. Many of the stores that closed were the only source of groceries in the areas they served. David Begnaud is in Whitewright, Texas, where residents now have to drive 22 miles for groceries.

Source: With no Walmart, Texas town has no grocery store – Videos – CBS News

When Walmart moved into these communities they led to the closure of stores that existed for years before. Pretty crummy if you ask me.

Shrimp Zcampi

Dinner tonight was different and good. Zucchini noods are great for you.

The Soup Diva

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp minced or crushed garlic or garlic paste (not powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp white wine (optional)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 medium-sized zucchini
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp dry bread crumbs (seasoned or plain, your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Use tool of your choice to make “zoodles” (long noodle-like strips) from the zucchini (there are countless ones on the market; you can also use a vegetable peeler but it will take longer). Melt butter in a LARGE skillet over medium high heat (7 on my stove). Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes until incorporated, then add zoodles. Stir in liquids; season if needed with salt and pepper. [At this point, turn the oven on broil.] Bring to a simmer and cook until zoodles are softened. Add shrimp and sprinkle with…

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Continuing the quote challenge theme of hope.

On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we’re going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future… US President Barack Obama

Bonus Quote

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world… The late Jack Layton, MP



Continuing today’s quote challenge theme on hope…

When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there… Jim Henson


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