Remember this…? From the first post in January’s Crappy old Book of the Month series? The days of the cave man have passed. Physical strength no longer gives prowess to the individual. What the twentieth century demands is the trained intellect. The man who knows is the man of the hour. The Standard Question Book and Home
What a delightful little book! You can borrow or read it at Internet Archive.
I saw one tiny little plane blinking its way through the stars. Other than that, the Heavens are quiet.
“Marica?” Missy got up from her desk, laid down her reading glasses, stretched, and asked, “Do you have a minute?” “Sure, Missy! What’s on your mind this cold gloomy day?” “Ruff?” Rocky, too, was curious. “Well,” Missy heaved in a big breath of purified air (thanks to Marica’s recent shopping trip) in the way that
On the left, The Standard Dictionary of Facts (1914). On the right, The Standard Question Book and Home Study Outlines (1919). The Question Book is… well-titled. It’s a book of questions organized along the lines of The Dictionary: History, Language, Literature… . Let us suppose we are interested in testing our knowledge of, or learning
Originally posted January 31, 2012, here with minor edits. Some background is in order. Follow the link below about the Soup Contest. Also know that we’d gotten Missy only a few months before and she was a horrible puppy. Rocky tried so hard to teach her but she just wouldn’t learn! Here is the recipe
I made the whole recipe. Fried up a couple of slices for breakfast with a spinach omelet. I imagine the leftovers will freeze well.
Marica Cooks Monday! This was quite good. By necessity, I substituted sherry for the marsala.
As has been our habit for many years, we eat Football Food on BIG GAME days. And as The New England Invitational is this coming up Sunday, we will be eating Football Food– appetizers and such eaten before, during, and after the BIG GAME. Here are some links to great Football Food recipes: Recipe: Veggie
Pear Custard Pie is a modification of the recipe below. Substitute one 15.5 oz can pear halves + one 7 oz can fruit cocktail (drained) for apples Slice pear halves into quarters I had to bake this 20 minutes longer, and at 335, for the custard to set. So keep an eye on it!
FYI. It’s about 30 degrees just before 6. There is no snow. I think Birmingham got <1”. And the rain we got was the rain it rained when I let missy out last evening. But the university is closed. All day. You know what’s funny about that? There’s a meteorology program at State. That’s where
This is a reformatted repost from January 2012. For more discussion of this soup– the WINNER in our 2012 Fall & Winter Soup Contest– see here. [Update. Link doesn’t exist b/c I’ve scheduled it to repost tomorrow. So come back tomorrow for a full description of this soup– a winner!]
This recipe was first posted January 6, 2015. I’ve made it several times since, it’s that good! This bread is delicious! HONEY WHEAT BREAD Makes 2 loaves 1 package active dry yeast 1 C warm water ¼ C honey 1 Tbsp salt 2 Tbsp shortening 1 C scalded milk 3 C whole wheat flour 2-3
Late this afternoon, the wind shifted from the south / southeast to the west. It got windy. And then, around 7pm, the wind died down entirely. At 8 it had picked up decidedly, coming from the west. By the time I let Missy out– thirty minutes ago– it was pelting rain and the wind was
The Food Shopper’s CreedThe health of my family is in my care, therefore–I will base my market list on meals planned according to the “DIET PATTERN” p. 4I will choose foods of quality and in quantities that will provide the nutritive elements planned for. Stretching the food dollar is part of my responsibility, therefore–I will
Joel at WTVA tells us we should expect 0-2″ or 2-3″. The Weather Channel needs to stop naming winter squalls. Wunderground dot com, linking to TWC, doesn’t quite know where Jackson, Mississippi is located. So, as an autonomous agent unwilling to take the word of the experts at full face value (or maybe, having seen
Just kidding. But I am replacing flashlight batteries, inventorying battery supplies, and doing a load of towels.
I myself am not seeing it yet, but what do I know?