We all get so busy this time of year, I’m sure you’ll agree that there is no time for mistakes or for making dishes that don’t turn out. That’s why I tend to stick to the tried and true -- those recipes that have stood the test of time. Many of these recipes have been passed down from friend to friend or from one generation to the next. Making the recipe is a sweet way to remember the person who first gave it to you.
Photo A Day# 703 "Fog" Today was just a foggy day , all day. This is the entrance to Yerkes in WIlliams Bay. The fog along with the dullness of the ground and the overall grayness of the photo is what I like about it. I didn't want to go black and white with this photo, cause I think it would have taken away the subtleness of the image and the overall mood .
As our country’s political parties continue to revel in, and exploit, each other’s blunders -- be it the government shutdown or a crashing website -- the media feed off it like sharks in chum-filled waters. Meanwhile, the nation continues to suffer the consequences of an ineffective government at war with itself as politicians insist on fighting for the agenda of their sponsors rather than for the good of their country.
This is the best time of the year to make soup. It warms you up on a cold evening and it makes for an easier meal when you’ve already run out of daylight hours. I like to get the soup going at a simmer before starting my other chores. At a simmer, soup is pretty self-sufficient -- maybe give a thicker soup a stir more often. Why bother making soup, you might ask, when there are so many brands, varieties and price points in the canned soup aisle? The big reason is that you can control what you put in your soup if you make it yourself.
Walking through town on an early November morning, I discovered an interesting phenomenon. My town is bipolar. And one of the poles is the North Pole.
In a span of five houses I walked past, two still had Halloween pumpkins on their front steps. Two already had Christmas decorations. The other house apparently was owned by the Swiss.