by Paula George
June 26, 2006
As Independence Day approaches, many thoughts and memories travel through my
mind and heart.
Thoughts of the freedoms, others have sacrificed home and lives for bringing us
to this point in time.
Families divided, others brought closer as they faced enemies seeking to destroy
Goodbyes said as loved ones shipped to foreign lands, never to return, yet;
giving their lives to protect their homeland.
Unfortunate the divisions in our own homeland, families divided, others
reunited...infiltrated within by...
Outsiders...taking advantage of our freedoms and government, unwilling to accept
our land according to the laws it was founded upon.
Only taking of the opportunities...unwilling to become an intricate part of the
Independence we have because of lives sacrificed.
Reflections still remain that I have the opportunity to live in "freedom" and I
am a "citizen" of the "Land of Independence".
Refections of those who serve in our military forces...those near and
far...those past and present...those willing to sacrifice home and family to
protect our freedom and homeland..."Reflecting Independence".
This is my version, as I recreated it per Ricks taste buds!
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 - 1/3 cup dried minced onion
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp red/cayenne pepper
3/4 tsp cumin
1 lb original Velveeta cheese
1 -1/2 cups milk
Melt Velveeta in a large microwave-safe bowl
Mix dry spices into melted cheese
Heat milk, slowly stir into melted cheese, reheating cheese as needed