Creamed brains… it’s what’s for dinner

I'm all for using recipes passed down from generations, but I draw the line at any recipe that says "remove veins and arteries" or "clean and scrape hog's head." Creamed brains, along with Headcheese, Baked Heart, Casserole of Tongue and Fried Squirrel are just a few of the tempting recipes found in my grandmother's 1934 … Continue reading Creamed brains… it’s what’s for dinner

#COVIDchaos – things may never be the same

This Harry Potter meme made me laugh! 🤣On Aug. 6, there were 18,912,947 COVID-19 cases worldwide, 4,867,916 in the United States, 30,084 in Kansas and 4,723 in Sedgwick County.There is no denying our lives have changed the past few months, as have people's attitudes and feelings. People are tired, scared and anxious. The general societal … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – things may never be the same

#COVIDchaos – when will school start?

By now, I thought we'd be on the downhill from the #COVIDchaos, but here we are at more than four million cases in the United States and 144,000+ deaths. And we can't seem to get this under control. This graphic tells a grim story: My community finally passed a mask mandate on July 3. But … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – when will school start?

Grocery pick up = awesome. The plastic bags are not.

I love.love.love that I can order my groceries online and then pick them up four hours later. My secret trick is to schedule all my "pick ups" (Dillons, Wal-mart, Target and Sam's) within the same hour. I can shop at four different stores in 60 minutes - it's a win-win and a huge timesaver. But … Continue reading Grocery pick up = awesome. The plastic bags are not.

Summer jobs in 2020

We embarrassed our kids last year by showing up at their summer job or posting their volunteer work. Why stop now? Our youngest works at McAlister's deli in the kitchen, assembling sides, spuds and salads, and scooping up soups. Masks, gloves and non-slip shoes required, plus a temperature check when you arrive for your shift. … Continue reading Summer jobs in 2020