“If you hang out with chickens you’re going to cluck.  If you hang out with eagles you’re going to fly.”  Steve Maraboli

I don’t know how I’m going to get this blog post to any reasonable length because there are only three ingredients in the recipe and one step in the distructions.  I could entertain you with talks about my grandchildren, cats, or husband.  Maybe I could make something up about my lovely flowerbed but not mention the ravaging effect of Japanese beetles.

Let me entertain you with the tale of the Japanese beetles and my “woman against nature” saga.

J beetle

A meeting of Japanese Beetle International

One way to get rid of Japanese Beetles is to get a Japanese Beetle trap.  The advice with the trap is to set it in a neighbor’s yard, preferably a neighbor who is at least a half block away.  These traps, so it is said, attract beetles from hither and yon and you certainly don’t want them congregating in your yard.

Another way to rid yourself of these pests is to open a can of fruit cocktail and allow it to ferment.  Try a sunny windowsill for about a week.  Next, place the fermented fruit, still in the can, in a bucket of water so the water comes up to the top of the can.  The beetles will be attracted to the sweetness and fall into the water and die.

Tried this method.  Placed the bucket behind a large plant that was being savaged.  At end of the day there were no beetles in the water.  I simply began to pluck the beetles from the plant and toss them into the water.  That worked too.


chicken wings

equal parts pasta sauce and hot sauce


Lightly coat the wings and bake them at 425 degrees for 40 minutes.


The result – Don’t be put off by the amount of hot sauce, unless you like your wings sweet instead of spicy.  Also, in spite of the fact that I lined the pan with buttered foil, the wings stuck.  I think I’ll try placing the wings on a rack next time.

Taste was great.  Wings were cooked to perfection.  Life is good!

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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