March 2019 Hot Flashes

Minimal Effort. Maximum Taste!

You don’t need to be a culinary chef to make some pretty tasty and amazing one-pot dishes. We have an easy one to share with you—Crockpot Chicken Fajitas.

What we love about it is that everything cooks together at once. You add all the ingredients and walk away. Six hours later, you’re the hero for the day! You won’t believe how easy it is. Then take your taco shells and add whatever essentials you like, guacamole, cheddar cheese, salsa and/or sour cream.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (14-oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Place chicken, bell peppers, and onions in slow-cooker then pour over diced tomatoes. Season with cumin, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Cook on low for 6 hours, or until chicken is cooked through.
  2. Place chicken, bell peppers, and onions in slow-cooker then pour over diced tomatoes. Season with cumin, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Cook on low for 6 hours, or until chicken is cooked through.

For Serving

  • Tortillas
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheddar

Teach Your Kids First Aid

If your children can operate your smartphone, they can learn a few tips and tricks to respond quickly in the event of an emergency. Start with teaching them how to use 911. The most important thing is having them know their home address. Explain that they must be careful whom they give it to, such as the police, school officials, and 911 operators.

If they get cut, teach to apply direct pressure. If it’s someone else, have him or her use plastic (like a sandwich bag) as a glove or show the injured person how to apply pressure.

Burn? Teach them to “get to water.” Water can cool a burn and later someone can clean the wound and apply aloe vera.

Bee sting? Swipe it off. A bee sting is a barb that can be seen. If they see it, just swipe it off as quickly as possible.

“Stop. Drop. Roll.” This is a simple but effective way if they find fire on them or their clothes. Place the hands over the face as you drop. Roll on the ground until all of the flames are gone.

“Stay Calm.” This applies to any situation. Panic or fear can set in and really make things worse. You can’t think clearly if you’re not able to control your emotions. When something happens, start making a plan. What will work? What do you have around you to help you? Tell them to remind themselves to “stay calm.”

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

President Clinton first declared March as national Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in 2000. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colon cancer community. Thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates throughout the country come together to spread colorectal cancer awareness. They wear blue, hold fundraising and education events, talk to friends and family about screening and so much more. It was once a taboo subject to talk about, but thanks to the National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, getting a screen test is a fairly common and easy procedure to undergo.

To learn more about Colorectal Cancer and how you can participate this month visit www.ccalliance.org.

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