So I looked for a recipe with onions and bell peppers.
1 16-ounce can of green beans
1 16-ounce can of corn
1 white onion diced
1 bell pepper diced
1/2 cup of sour cream
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 stick of melted butter
8 ounces of shredded cheese
Drain cans of beans and corn, then mix together in a bowl, drizzle with 1 stick of butter (melted butter), add onion and bell pepper. Mix in the sour cream, cheese and the soup. Add a dash of pepper (and salt if you use it) and place dish in a 350 degree oven to cook for 1/2 an hour. Serve hot.
Now the economy. Carrie Budoff Brown (POLITICO) reports, "President Barack Obama will release a detailed deficit-cutting plan soon after his jobs speech, the White House said Friday, answering Republican critics who demanded more specifics during the debt-limit debate but reopening old wounds with the Democratic base." If you missed it, the latest unemployment report was released. It's still 9.1% -- it would be much higher if it weren't for the people who have stopped looking after months and months -- years -- of looking for a job. And here's Bill Van Auken from WSWS:
Obama’s “jobs” proposal to be unveiled next week is consistent with this strategy. It will consist, according to a White House letter to congressional leaders, of a “series of bipartisan proposals that the Congress can take immediately…while still reducing the deficit and getting our fiscal house in order.”
The measures will likely include additional tax cuts for corporations, which are already paying lower taxes on higher profits than ever before; the extension of payroll tax breaks and unemployment benefits; and the completion of certain trade pacts. In addition, Obama is set to propose federal funding to rebuild schools. This latter measure is not only grossly inadequate to meet the need for jobs, but it is included largely for cosmetic purposes, with little prospect of actually being implemented.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Friday: