FC: Linda and her District Court Family
1: What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. Pericles
2: The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.” Albert Einstein
4: Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray/Cynthia Marr Ingredients Crab Cakes: 1 cup cracker meal 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup milk 12 ounces lump crab meat, picked over to remove any shell fragments 1 rounded teaspoon crab boil seasoning 1 tablespoon baking powder A handful flat leaf parsley, chopped 1 lemon, zested, plus 1 lemon, cut into wedges, for garnish 1 rib celery from the heart of the stalk, finely chopped Several drops Worcestershire sauce Several drops hot pepper sauce 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or ranch dressing Vegetable or canola oil, for frying Red Pepper Sauce: 1 (8-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained, or 1 large freshly prepared roasted red pepper 1 cup mayonnaise or reduced fat mayonnaise 1/2 cup prepared chili sauce | Directions Place cracker meal in a bowl and make a well in the center of the meal. Beat egg with milk and pour into well. Moisten cracker meal and combine liquid with meal using the tines of a fork. Add crab meat, crab boil seasoning, baking powder, parsley, lemon zest, celery, Worcestershire, hot pepper sauce, and mayonnaise to the bowl. Mix all ingredients well and form into 8 (3-inch) patties. Add 1/2-inch vegetable or canola oil to a skillet and heat to medium high temperature. Fry cakes 3 minutes on each side and drain on paper towel lined plate. Cook 4 cakes at a time, so that oil temp does not drop too low. For red pepper sauce, combine drained red peppers in a food processor bowl with mayonnaise and chili sauce. Pulse/grind the ingredients into a smooth sauce. Transfer sauce to a small serving dish. Serve crab cakes with sauce and lemon wedges.
5: Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.”
6: Dear Linda, Our traffic court handles almost twice as many cases per employee than any other district court in Washington. This achievement is directly traceable to the staff and management at the Hosmer court. The court enjoys the respect of the citizens of Pierce County because of its devotion to consistently giving the public extraordinary service despite drastic reductions in budget, introducing bridge tolls, new technology, adding 5 new judges, and now moving the entire traffic operation to the County City Building. Maintaining service levels and public support throughout these challenges demands a manager who is special. You are that special person. You represent what we all seek the court to become, a place where time sensitive work gets done correctly- usually under considerable pressure, and without complaint. Your commitment to getting it right, and acting for the public good, will serve as a standard for all of us to follow. Thank you, Pat O'Malley
7: Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.”
8: A true friend is someone who thinks who thinks you are a good egg even though he know you are slightly cracked.