Easy Weeknight Dinners: Chipotle Shrimp Tostadas Recipe TOTAL TIME: 40 MIN SERVINGS: 4 contributed by Melissa Rubel Jacobson To create this Southwestern-inspired dish, Melissa Rubel Jacobson tosses shrimp with chipotle chile powder (made from dried, smoked jalapeños), grills them, then layers them on top of crunchy fried corn tortillas and crisp, citrusy slaw.1 teaspoon vegetable oil, plus more for frying 4 corn tortillas Kosher salt 24 large shelled and deveined shrimp (about 1 pound) 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder 4 cups shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix 1 medium tomato, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch dice 2 scallions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup sour cream 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 1 Hass avocado, thinly sliced 2 medium radishes, thinly sliced 1/4 cup cilantro Continue Reading
Waiting Is Not Easy! by Mo Willems Gerald the elephant and Piggie the pig are best friends, but that doesn’t mean that they are identical. In fact, in some ways, these oddly-matched bosom buddies couldn’t be more unlike. But those differences in temperament don’t mean that their BFF status is ever really endangered. A helpful book for boys and girls learning about what closeness really means. — Barnes and Noble
Guest Column: Compass for Kids Photo: Julia, a graduate of the COMPASS Community Collaborative, with one of her daughters. After graduating she was hired by her CCC internship employer partner, Little Sprouts, and has since been promoted to Lead Teacher!   COMPASS for kids’ is a non-profit organization based in Lexington. Their COMPASS Community Collaborative program provides homeless parents with a structured education and workforce training program that leads to jobs, sustained employment, increased self-sufficiency and a brighter future. The COMPASS Community Collaborative has operated in Lawrence for over two years, graduating 64 parents. Nearly 90% of these parents have become employed. COMPASS is developing a similar program Continue Reading

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