|inspired by some Big Guys.|
The brick oven link takes you to Wikipedia. (I won’t say, “infallible source,” as I usually do.) You have fewer than 10 hours to follow that link before English Wikipedia goes dark for 24 hours.
|Made in USA. No, really!|
|Please note: in less than 13 hours the English Wikipedia will be blacked out globally to protest SOPA and PIPA.|
Then what would I do? I would consult Popular Science Do-It-Yourself Encyclopedia (1956), Volume 3, page 723, “Coil Spring-Steel Auger.” What would you do?
|How to enjoy an abundant harvest of cucumbers if you don’t want pickles|
Spicy frozen cucumbers are an excellent fresh salad substitute, especially this time of year. Believe it or not, they stay remarkably crunchy. I was going to say “crispy” and then I remembered that “crispy” was code for “fattening.” And they are not fattening.
|As displayed at nutrientfacts.com|
They may be a little salty– which I love– but they are not fattening!
We had some leftover sub sandwiches so Mr. Big Food put them to good use. Great Sunday Supper! Recipe coming shortly.
|on crappy old books.|
Practically all of the material on activities, ideas, and interests my parents deemed fundamental for the period up to 1944 has been left unchanged in the 1960 edition.
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (Pub.L. 89-10, 79 Stat. 27, 20 U.S.C. ch.70), is a United States federal statute enacted April 11, 1965. It was passed as a part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty” and has been the most far-reaching federal legislation affecting education ever passed by Congress. The act is an extensive statute that funds primary and secondary education, while explicitly forbidding the establishment of a national curriculum. It also emphasizes equal access to education and establishes high standards and accountability. In addition, the bill aims to shorten the achievement gaps between students by providing each child with fair and equal opportunities to achieve an exceptional education. As mandated in the act, the funds are authorized for professional development, instructional materials, for resources to support educational programs, and for parental involvement promotion. The act was originally authorized through 1970; however, the government has reauthorized the act every five years since its enactment. The current reauthorization of ESEA is the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, named and proposed by President George W. Bush. The ESEA also allows military recruiters access to 11th and 12th grade students’ names, addresses, and telephone listings when requested.
The other– a volume of Jayne Eyre published in 1941– has no such ESEA stamp. Should we assume is wasn’t bought with taxpayer money?
I have lots of questions about Ethel and its libraries (plural?), students, and residents over time. None are so pressing that I’ll actually attempt to answer right now. But The Art of Conversation tells me that to make myself an interesting person, I should read and ask questions. And so I try.
Another remarkable book (not that they aren’t all special in their own unique ways) is one that was DISCARDED by the Los Angeles Public Library, and the High School Library, Ethel, Mississippi.
|Mississippi –> California –> Mississippi? OR California –> Mississippi? Occam’s Razor.|
The book is Side Lights in American History (1920), and it has some thought-provoking side lights about Carpet-Baggers, Scalawags, and in Chapter VII, “The Race Problem.” Quite objective.
Another discarded book in the left-hand stack is about John Sherman. From The Table of Contests, I gather that Sherman was a life-long public servant during some difficult times in Our Nation’s History.
|A career politician.|
Finally, there is the non-distinct book, Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People by Constance Darcy Mackay (copyright ’12, and later, ’39). Skimming through this book was what got me thinking of D’Vorak.
Aromatic drink for the afternoon
1 ounce vodka
3/4 ounce apricot brandy
Mix the ingredients together, with ice, in the glass. Serve with a stirrer.
(From Peter Bohrmann’s The Bartender’s Guide, copyright 2001 and published by Salamander Books Limited, London.)
|Poor image grabbed from the world wide web.|
… we as a nation are drinking, drugging, gambling, smoking, Facebooking, YouTubing, Marijuaning, Kardashianing, Adderalling, Bono-ing (as in thinking of Chaz’s sad flight from reality as good), Prozacking, Twittering, and Sexting ourselves into oblivion.
New data reveals that one in every six Americans downs eight mixed drinks within a few hours, four times a month. Twenty-eight percent of young people between the ages of 18 and 24 binge-drink five times a month, putting away seven drinks in one sitting. And 13 percent of those between the ages of 45 and 65 binge drink five times a month, too.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, we’re becoming a nation of drunks. Booze hounds on benders.
|It really was this yellow!|
Preheat oven to 325º. Steep saffron/turmeric in 1/4 C heated milk for 30 mins. Scatter 1 chopped onion in bottom of lightly greased casserole. Top onion with half of the cooked sausages. Sprinkle with half the rice. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with remaining onion, sausages, rice, salt & pepper, and insert bay leaf. Pour saffron/turmeric milk, additional 1 cup milk, and water over all. Cover and bake one hour.
A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner’s daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.
How can the NFL take a great college running back and teach him how to fumble and slip down? How can the NFL take a great college wide-receiver and teach him how to drop key passes?
Besides the fun of using her imagination and ingenuity the modern homemaker finds “used leftovers” is another way of saying, “Hurrah, my budget balances”– instead of, “Oh, dear, where does all the money go.”
Soak crumbs in milk and melted shortening until they are soft. Add eggs and dry ingredients sifted together. Bake on hot greased griddle. The cakes are very tender and should be turned carefully. Makes 20 cakes.
If it’s been a while, give it a listen.
|Edited by Ruth Berolzheimer, Director, Culinary Arts Institute; Published in 1952 by Consolidated Book Publishers, Chicago|
Rare indeed is the day when a modern housewife could not find in her refrigerator all sorts of odds and ends in the way of food.
And it is these leftovers that challenge the imagination of the alert homemaker. She has learned the importance of their utilization for food value as well as economy. She knows, for instance, that the liquids from cooked or canned vegetables are full of vitamins and minerals; and so they go into cocktails or soups instead of down the sink. She has become aware of the value of saving everything from pea pods to grapefruit and melon rinds and of preparing and presenting them at the table with eye and appetite appeal.
- Mashed potato balls: leftover mashed potatoes and a lonely egg yolk + dab of butter, baked at 400*
- Cheese puffs: rounds of bread toasted on one side, buttered on the other; leftover cheese + egg yolk + stiff egg white; spread on buttered side, broil
- Lemon sherbet: water + sugar + lemon juice + leftover egg whites
- Curds and cream: sour milk + nutmeg + heavy sweet cream + sugar. You can use a colander lined with cheesecloth if you do not have a curd press.
- Prune whip pie: “Use leftover prunes for prune whip pie and the apricots left from lunch to garnish the dinner chop plate.”
|Farm cleaning products|
I will keep looking. Surly the
crappy old folks had something to say about household cleanliness.
|We mammals are all bi-laterally asymmetrical, each in our own special way.|
I like my chicken and my shrimp extra-CRISPY. Thank you.
|“… motor vehicles discourage walking.”|
Car owners with a television are 27 percent more likely to suffer heart attacks than people who have neither, according to a global study on physical exercise and heart disease published Wednesday.
Held and colleagues also investigated whether owning an automobile, motorcycle, stereo, TV, computer, land or livestock influenced heath outcomes.
“Subjects who owned a car and a TV” — 25 percent of the respondents in poorer and middle-income nations, and two-thirds in rich ones — “were at higher risk of myocardial infarction,” the medical term for a heart attack, the researchers concluded.
Possessing these coveted consumer items made it about four times more likely in poorer and middle-income countries — and twice as likely in wealthy ones — that people would be sedentary, especially at work.
The implication, in other words, is that TVs breed couch potatoes, and motor vehicles discourage walking.
“If we want to support healthy longevity, we should put a stop to the pandemic of sedantism,” Emiline Van Craenenbroeck and Viviane Conraads, both of Antwerp University Hospital Belgium, noted in a commentary in the same journal.
Expert commentary. I take it you both were walking to work while you penned that proclamation? Of course not. You take the train.
Stupid common sense suggests that if more Mississippians did more walking and less television watching Mississippians would be a healthier lot. But just how, exactly, are the experts going to “put a stop to” our sitting instead of walking? Are they going to come and take my TVs? My truck, too?
ROTFLMAO. Can’t you just see that? Some expert Belgiums coming to Mississippi to take away our TVs and trucks.
Let’s think this through a bit more. I’m guessing here, but I’d bet the number of people in Mississippi who don’t own or have access to a car is greater than the number who don’t have a television in the place where they live. So not counting the number who have no car and no TV by choice (some Oxfordians, maybe?), my guess would be that Mississippians with no car and no TV have a lot more strikes against them with respect to heart disease than those who watch TV and drive. If you look at the map at the CDC link, you might be tempted to think living in The Delta causes heart disease.
I truly wish this “study” had been conducted by “researchers” in the US. I’d have loved to see how big their grant was.