William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon"According to historians' best guess, William Shakespeare's 450th birthday would be today, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Stratford-Upon-Avon is a town synonymous with William Shakespeare where he was born and grew up there.
Love Sonnet 18
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.
by William Shakespeare
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Cook's notes: A easy dinner that will please all ages. It has color, crunch and bursts with flavor.
adapted from Ree DrummondWhen you’re going to sauté garlic, slice it rather than mincing it — it's less likely to burn that way.
- 3/4 cups prepared Ranch Dressing
- 1/4 cup salsa (as spicy as you like)
- 3 TB. finely minced cilantro
- 2 TB. dry taco seasoning mix
- 2 whole boneless, skinless cooked chicken breasts, diced
- 1 head green leaf lettuce or two regular heads, shredded thin
- 3 whole Roma tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 cup grated Pepper Jack Cheese
- 1 cup of corn
- 2 whole avocados, diced
- 3 whole green onions, diced
- 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
- Tortilla chips, crushed slightly
- Cook chicken breasts sprinkled with 2 TB. dry taco seasoning mix
- Combine ranch dressing and salsa cover and refrigerate at least one hour
- Assemble the salad by layering shredded lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, cheese, corn, avocado, green onion, cilantro, and crushed chips on a big platter. Drizzle the dressing all over the top