Kansas Presidential Caucus – Saturday, March 5th, 2016


Dear Fellow Kansas Millennials,

I know our generation as a whole isn’t a fan of using calendars or committing to activities or events ahead of time and FOMO (fear of missing out) runs rampant in our minds, but this is IMPORTANT.  Living in Kansas, our vote in the general election may mean very little, but that’s not the case this weekend, at the Kansas Caucus events.

Wherever you live, whatever your political affiliation may be, please, please, please don’t skip the caucus on Saturday.  Millennials now outnumber Baby Boomers and it’s time to make our voice heard and stop making excuses for why we’re not.  Nothing is going to change unless we speak up and take control of the future that we and our children are going to be living through.

Yes, if you’re a Democrat in Kansas, the caucus is probably going to take up a good portion of your Saturday afternoon.  Is one afternoon of your time worth avoiding 4-8 years under a President who makes you want to leave the country?  I hope it is.

Yes, both KU and K-State have basketball games on Saturday afternoon and if you go to the caucus, you’re probably going to miss seeing those games live.  That’s why we have smart phones and DVRs.

I hope you will choose to attend the caucus and spend the afternoon with people from your community who have the same values and beliefs.  Who knows, you may make a new friend or run into someone you haven’t seen in a while.  No matter what happens, if you’re there, making your choice heard, you’re doing the right thing.

Don’t know what the caucus is?  Democrats find out HERE.  Republicans find out HERE.

Don’t know who to caucus for?  Find out HERE.

Don’t know which Kansas Senate District you live in?  Find out HERE.

Don’t know where to caucus?  Find out HERE.

Don’t know if you’re registered to vote or what party affiliation you’re registered under?  Find out HERE.

Need to register to vote?  Find out how HERE.

Sincerely,

A Kansas Millennial who has voted in every local, state and national election since 2000

S’Mores Cups

Don’t these look just divine?  When I first saw these in the new Simply Sweet Cookbook from The Pampered Chef, I was immediately drawn to them and began to reminisce about my days as a Girl Scout.  We consumed many, many S’Mores in our day and usually, someone’s marshmallow would become a flaming ball of molten sugar as some point.  Some people liked them extra crispy, but I preferred to have mine just barely golden brown and melty.  That makes a perfect S’More in my opinion.

These included all of the classic S’More ingredients.  Graham crackers, Hershey’s chocolate bars and marshmallows, but they didn’t require a fire and were slightly less (alright, way less) messy to eat.  They were pretty awesome!

Click HERE for the recipe.

Day 4 Food

Again, no menu photos.

For starters on day 4, I had the Corn Chowder and the Cream of Broccoli Soup, which were both very good.
 

Josh has the escargot, which he always enjoys.
 
He also had fried oysters.

I don’t remember why I don’t have photos of both our main courses this night, but I did get a photo of the shrimp dish that we shared in addition to our normal main course.  Neither of us thought it was amazing.

I got an artsy shot of the table since there wasn’t anyone sitting across from me this night.

Baked Alaska. . . I love Neapolitan ice cream!

And this was some kind of chocolate cake that Josh ordered.  I don’t remember specifics about it.