Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
The really bad news is that Angela, the only full time worker at Chez Nous is moving to California. It's not going to be easy to replace her, someone that wants to do computer and food service and and and.
I am not going to write more now in case I can't seem to post this! Happy Weekend to one and all...............
Monday, June 25, 2007
The Allstar picture was taken at Wendy & Ken's house, while the wagon is in our back yard. Wagon will be better as he gets bigger and the weather gets cooler -- although between 5-7am it's quite comfortable.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
This picture is from THE VARSITY, a famous Atlanta/Athens GA. drive-in started in the 1920s that serves many many hot dogs.
Leaving out the butter does make pancakes rather dry, but I often dunk them in my coffee-milk mix. The sugar I don't really miss.
The ingredients are:
1 1/2 C. whole wheat flour
1/4 C. wheat germ
1/2 C. oat bran
2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 T. brown sugar
1 1/2 C. low-fat milk
1/2 C. sour cream
2 T. melted butter
1 C. blueberries
The link to the recipe is in the title of this post - click on the title if you are interested in recipe and a fair amount of chit-chat about the recipe. The recipe is in a good food blog, although the most current blog entry is about cooking and music and what she listens to when she cooks. I'm gonna be listening to NBC Saturday Today show, then probably switching to CNN news.
Edit added later:
These pancakes are very easy to make and very, very filling. I'm not sure they are worthy of making into a mix though. Maybe if I try them with the oat bran . . . I've finished off the pancake mix I had originally made for M&D. I like to use mixes, not really because of the time they save - although they do save a relatively negligible amount of time. I like them because it is then pretty easy to make small amounts, like two pancakes, and you aren't plagued with leftovers that never quite taste as good.As far as Catherine's comments - pancakes only take about 5 minutes to mix and a few more minutes to cook - probably less time than it takes to get takeout at a fast food restaurant.
I did, for a brief time, listen to NPR on the Internet, but then they played too much music and my attention wandered away. I should try it again, especially since on Saturday they have some of my favorite shows - like Wait, Wait . . . umm something, something (not the actual title) and some other sorta word oriented programming. Plus Click-Clack - I think that is the name of the car repair guys.
Friday, June 22, 2007
The newest "thing" I have seen in the last few months is the tomato, fresh mozzarella and basil salad---whoever thought that would be a "SALAD"???!!!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
I'm getting ready to go on a bicycle ride. When I get back I'm going to have my usual (4-5 mornings a week) breakfast - 1 cup of oats (dry), dash of cinnamon, 1 fake sugar, bit of salt, and 1/2 cup of applesauace. On top of all I pour a combination of 1/4 cup of soy milk, 1/4 cup of 1% milk and 1/2 cup tea or coffee.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
I THINK it also allows one to get comments on email feed. If one subscribes by RSS one doesn't see the comments, so that would be a possibly useful feature.
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Fontana Dam itself is an engineering marvel. When completed in November 1944 to produce electricity for the war effort, the 480-foot-high dam became the highest in the Eastern United States and the fourth highest in the nation. The story of its origin is effectively portrayed at the Fontana Dam Visitor Center (Open May to November, 9 am – 7 pm, daily).
Because Fontana is a man-made lake (or reservoir), lake levels are controlled by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Each September, TVA begins its annual draw-down, which lowers lake levels to allow for winter snows and spring rains. Sometimes in the winter you can even see remnants of home foundations from towns that were flooded when the lake was constructed.
For more information, visit TVA's Fontana web page.
Friday, June 01, 2007
By the way, in case anybody wants to see what is involved in the surgery, check out here. Now that Mary Virginia has informed me that she has a stronger stomach, perhaps we should embed a video . . . or still photographs?
Catherine reports: Gerry is doing quite well. We stopped for lunch at Persian Garden on our way home -- still hope to go there with the group but now maybe with not quite so much urgency! We were home by 12:30 and although a bit tired Gerry says he "had a great lunch".