Cooking With Grandma Pat

The quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, unless you’re a surgeon.

Last night I visited with my son and his wife and eight of their twelve children.  That’s a story in itself.  My daughter-in-law, who fears I might become infirm and foisted upon them in the future, told me I should start a blog.  “You can make lots of money doing that and you’re so funny.”  Notice, she didn’t say that I have a great sense of humor.

Easily influenced, I decided to start a blog about cooking.  I love to cook and I love to uncover tasty, healthy recipes.  I’m not a fan of recipes that begin with a cup of sugar and other white ingredients.  I’m a fan of simple recipes that are colorful and give me lots of natural energy.  Yes, fourteen cups of coffee also give me a kind of energy but how many people want to see an elderly woman vibrating as she roars through life.

And so I begin urging readers to start with a wonderful food known as water.  Eight glasses a day or whatever number keeps your body flushed clean and your cells working in harmony.

“I really can’t drink that much water in one day,” is something I hear from whiners (oops, did I say that out loud?) I mean friends, who don’t stop to think what it would actually take to drink 8 glasses of water a day.

Drinking water, System #1- Stop to drink a glass of water, only 8 ounces, every hour on the hour.  Use that fancy little alarm thing you have on your phone to chime and alert you. If you start at 9:00 in the morning you’ll be finished by 4:00.  If you miss once or twice it might take you into the early evening.

Drinking water, System #2 – Purchase a 32 ounce water bottle or use a quart jar.  Fill it in the morning and drink it before noon.  Repeat in the afternoon.

Your cells will be happy, your complexion will clear, your family will admire you, and you’ll win the lottery.  OK, so I made some of that up.  But know that I only want the best for you.  Take good care of yourself.

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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