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Litter bugs stink or simply: Don’t you have trash cans at home?

March 12, 2010 - Taste Buds

THE BUDS are so happy those mammoth piles of snow are melting.

Yeah, they looked nice and white for about a minute then the streets just became a mess with black cinders and mucky slush.

The melting of snow means a lot of cinders and dust are left behind and the Buds can deal with that - we not only own brooms but we know how to use them! What the Buds can’t stand is all the garbage left in the wake of melting snows by lazy people!

You see it everywhere -- pop bottles, cans and paper bags. There are candy wrappers and pieces of paper - as well as the occasion winter glove -  clinging to the sides of roads all over the valley!

Worst of all is the amount of fast food containers strewn willy nilly over the landscape. Take a quick drive and we’ll bet you can find enough of those containers to fill a tall kitchen bag within a mile or two!

What is up with that?

Don’t these people who carelessly toss their trash out car windows realize they are breaking the law and our hearts by ruining the landscape!?! Those things take a while to break down for cryin’ out loud!

No don’t get us wrong. The Buds love fast food but we put the containers where they belong - in a proper trash receptacle!

Besides, we can think of no Earthly reason which would cause one to be in such a hurry to get rid of their fast food containers that it would be necessary for them to be tossed out the window of a moving vehicle!

Were they used in the commission of a crime? Are the containers wanted by the FBI?

We doubt it!

Apparently those litter bugs did not take old Woodsy the Owl’s advice: Give a hoot! Don’t pollute!

Here’s a recipe from Laurel Zoeckler of Shadyside that can be made in a hurry and all the trash can be disposed of in your own home!


2 packages refridgerated crescent rolls

1 package ranch dressing dry mix

1 cup Miracle Whip

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 tablespoon finely chopped onion (optional)

1 cup fresh chopped broccoli

8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Roll out the crescent rolls and press onto cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees 7 minutes or until golden brown. Let crust cool.

Mix the dry dressing, miracle whip, cream cheese and onion.

Spread mixture over cooled crust.  Top pizza with fresh chopped broccoli and sharp cheddar cheese.

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