Thursday, January 17, 2013
A friend shared this with me and I think it is a great idea.
SALAD IN A JAR is easy to make ahead, saves space in your fridge,
reduces food waste and the options are endless!
From BOTTOM to TOP:
Dressing (always on bottom)
Hard boiled eggs
Lettuce (always on top)
1) Arrange ingredients in a large mason jar
2) Store in fridge for up to a week
3) When ready to eat: shake jar, place on a plate, and eat!
You can make any arrangement you want…
you can add red onion, cucumbers, radishes or peppers.
Always remember to put the dressing at the bottom and the lettuce at the top—a MUST.
****NOTE**** If your making a few salads at a time for the week, you MUST remember to vacuum seal the Mason Jars. (Mason jars can be bought at any store) They must be vacuum sealed to remain fresh and crisp :)
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A friend shared this with me and I really got a kick out of it. I know some of you will not understand this message, but I bet you know someone who might.
FENDER SKIRTS AND SUPPER
I came across this phrase yesterday ... 'FENDER SKIRTS'. Now there's a term I haven't heard in a long time. Thinking about 'fender skirts' started me thinking about other words that quietly disappear from our language with hardly a notice like 'curb feelers.' And 'steering knobs.' 'suicide knob,' 'neckers knobs.'
You kids will probably have to find some older person over 60 to explain some of these terms to you.
Remember 'Continental kits?' They were rear bumper extenders and spare tire covers that were supposed to make any car as cool as a Lincoln Continental.
When did we quit calling them 'emergency brakes'? At some point 'parking brake' became the proper term, but I miss the hint of drama that went with 'emergency brake.'
I'm sad, too, that almost all the old folks are gone who would call the accelerator the 'foot feed'.
Many today do not even know what a clutch is, or that the dimmer switch used to be on the floor. For that matter, the starter was down there too.
Did you ever wait at the street for your daddy to come home, so you could ride the 'running board' up to the house?
Here's a phrase I heard all the time in my youth, but never anymore - 'store-bought.' Of course, just about everything is store-bought these days. But once it was bragging material to have a store-bought dress or a store-bought bag of candy.
'Coast to coast' is a phrase that once held all sorts of excitement and now means almost nothing. Now we take the term 'worldwide' for granted.
On a smaller scale, 'wall-to-wall' was once a magical term in our homes. In the '50s, everyone covered his or her hardwood floors with wall-to-wall carpeting!
Today, everyone replaces their wall-to-wall carpeting with hardwood floors. Go figure!
When was the last time you heard the quaint phrase 'in a family way'? It's hard to imagine that the word 'pregnant' was once considered a little too graphic, and a little too clinical for use in polite company. So we had all that talk about stork visits and 'being in a family way' or simply 'expecting.'
Apparently 'brassiere' is a word no longer in use. I said it the other day and my daughter cracked up. I guess it's just 'bra' now. 'Unmentionables' probably wouldn't be understood at all.
I always loved going to the 'picture show', but I considered 'movie' an affectation.
Most of these words go back to the '50s, but here's a pure '60s' word I came across the other day ... 'rat fink.' Oh, what a nasty put-down!
Here's a word I miss ... 'percolator'. That was just a fun word to say. And what was it replaced with? 'Coffee maker'. How dull ... Mr. Coffee, I blame you for this.
I miss those made-up marketing words that were meant to sound so modern and now sound so retro. Words like 'Dyna Flow' and 'Electrolux' and 'Frigidaire'. Introducing the 1963 Admiral T V, now with 'SpectraVision!'
Here's some food for thought!
Was there a telethon that wiped out lumbago? Nobody complains of that anymore. Maybe that's what Cod Liver oil cured, because I never hear mothers threatening kids with Cod liver Oil anymore.
Some words aren't gone, but are definitely on the endangered list.
The one that grieves me most is 'supper'. Now everybody says 'dinner'.
Save a great word. Invite someone to supper. Discuss fender skirts.
I thought some of us of a 'certain age' would remember most of these.
Hope it brought a laugh or two to your day!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
It's rare that I get down. But it does happen. For the past few days, I have not been at my best. And I really appreciate the goodies, support and encouragement of my SparkFriends. You guys ROCK!!!
I think I know the reason . . . last Friday was the 10 year anniversary of the wreck that nearly killed me but did take the life of the very dear man I had been married to for only 5 weeks.
After that horrible experience, I gave up. I knew I would never be able to allow myself to be vulnerable to such hurt again. I threw myself into my work and buried my heart under a rock and lived there for about 5 years.
But I am thankful that God has a way of turning our mourning into joy. For had it not been for that horrible experience and the dramatic changes and healing that took place afterwards, I would not be the person I am today.
Today, I have so many things to be thankful for; so many things that fill my heart with joy.
For one, today, is the 4th anniversary of my first date (face to face) with my sweetheart, who is now my playmate, soul mate and dear hubby.
"I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go" Solomon 3:4
One more thing that bring joy to my life is my sweet little Buddy "Bad Leroy Brown". I shared part of my yogurt with him this morning . . . . because he will be getting the 'spa' treatment a little later.
Leroy, was that good?
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