NO COOK PASTA SAUCE

“I hate it when I gain ten pounds for a role and then realize that I’m not an actress.” Two recipes in three days!  I was afraid she was going to have to change the blog name to Grandma Pat Rants!  Thanks for your support. I came across this recipe and decided that it was…

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A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME

“Stay hungry, stay foolish.”  Steve Jobs I’m not one to share pictures of my grandchildren.  My grandchildren are so utterly gorgeous that I don’t want to make other old people feel bad.  That’s my story! Yes, I’m as diligent about taking pictures of my grandchildren as I am taking pictures of the food I prepare.…

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TOFU STICKS

“My boss told me to have a good day so I went home.” I thought I’d better post a food entry soon before there was a rebellion from my followers.  Both of them.  I know I did mention that robin parents feed their hatchlings 40 times a day but I did not specifically mention worms…

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INTERNET GLITCH

“Like the farmer said when the cow died, ‘That’s funny.  She never did that before.’” I woke up this morning without the Internet.  We had a storm last night and it was already out then but I was too lazy engaged to go downstairs and do the turn off/turn on fix.  In the morning it…

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FOCUS, TWEETIE

“Fly, you’re free!” You’ve probably noticed that I have a critter thing going.   That’s because I’m on my kitchen remodel diet and haven’t cooked anything in about a week.  Tonight I’m going to cook up a pound of bacon for my husband and I just might write about it to satisfy all the foodies.  Whatever. But…

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GETTING SQUIRRELLY

“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”  Alan Watts During the winter, which can be long and cold, I feed the squirrels.  I know there are varying opinions on this.  Some people are bird lovers and feed the birds.   They become irate when squirrels eat the bird food that they…

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STINKER’S SIMPLE LIFE

“As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.”  Ellen Perry Berkeley One of these days, speaking of simple, I’m simply going to make up a quote and a fake name as a designation.  If it’s good enough, which means it sounds wise, we could all spread it throughout the world and make a fictitious…

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WEEDY

“Overgrownus Botanicus – Weeds” Oh dear.  We finally got on the schedule for our kitchen countertop installation.  They can fit us in three weeks from now.  I refrained from inserting an exclamation point to indicate the horror of the situation. The good news is that I found a half dozen recipes that I can make…

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SWEET POTATO CUBES

“Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.”  Thor Heyerdahl I cleaned out a closet last night and cooked up a chunked sweet potato this morning, which has me feeling like an expert on the simple life.  I also weighed myself this morning after eating simple meals for about a week and I’m down three pounds.…

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TRAVELING WITH LYNN

“Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.”  Jerry Seinfeld My friend, Lynn, and I are taking a week long trip together this fall.  We’ve not yet traveled anywhere together.  As a dry run we decided to visit an art museum that was 2 hours away.  We also decided to include a…

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