USE BY DATE COMMENT

“Brothers make the best friends.” A few posts back I printed some information/opinions about “use by” and “sell by” dates on foods.  My brother, an amazing young man, who works in the brewing industry, had additional information to consider.  Below are his comments in entirety. Thanks, Dan. As the brother working in food manufacturing compliance,…

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WATERMELON SALAD

“One in a melon.” Came across this great, easy recipe for watermelon salad that had my husband remark, before he even tasted it, “I like plain watermelon.” Well I happen to have some limes in the house so this is what I served, along with some plain watermelon.  I are a good wife! INGREDIENTS: 4…

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CAT SUPPORT

“Motivation comes in many flavors.” As I’ve already mentioned in a previous blog post, we bought an automatic cat feeder.  This gives our cats a chance to believe that we forgot to feed them and that we need to be reminded incessantly.  When we were on the other feeding program, food appeared every time our…

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NUTTY IDEAS

“Stop chasing success.  Seek significance.” A while back I posted a snack idea involving bananas and nut butter.  Being an adventuresome person, whose sense of adventure is often greater than my common sense, I decided to make a nut butter.  It turned out gritty.  That recipe will not follow. And then I went to my…

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COLLARDS – MAKE HASTE SLOWLY

“Make progress, not excuses.” The quote at the top is a note to self.  This past week I was a participant in numerous “events”.  Translation – bad food days.  Chocolate cake on top of nachos on top of deep fried cheese curds and mushrooms were only part of the picture.  Help! After I’d waded through…

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USE BY DATES

“I think I’ll just date myself.” Good news from the Internet for those of you who are wondering and saying, “But it doesn’t smell spoiled”.  To explain – Most of the food you buy comes with a “sell by” or “best by” date stamp.  However, these dates are, essentially, made up. Nobody regulates how long…

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BEEF STEW QUICHE

“Stop comparing your life.  Start living it.” Every day my husband takes quiche squares in his lunch.  They’re an easy finger food to pack.  Plus, they don’t have the carbs from bread that sandwiches contain.  Winner! But the best part, if you wonder if it could get any better, is that you get to use…

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COMPOSTING PLUS

“It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be.  I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you find the strength to start over.”  F. Scott Fitzgerald Whoa!  Long quote, but it is so appropriate in a number of ways. First, regular…

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HOSTESS GIFTS

“Memories are perhaps the best gifts of all.”  Gloria Gaither At our recent taco/nacho party all the guests brought the present of their presence.  The group was amazingly fun to have in our home.  Men in the living room and women, plus two renegade men, around the dining room table.  Conversations flowed and the women…

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TACO PARTY

“May all who enter our home as guests, leave as friends.” Last year at an annual gathering of hobbyists, we put out an invitation to the assembly to come to our house on Thursday night for a taco bar.  Only about 15 or 20 people showed up.  We had a great time. In fact, the…

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