Jan 26: East Coast Blizzard Panic

O, East Coast, you are just ADORABLE!!!

Worrying about a blizzard that is clearly a climate change event. I predict it will not come close to the 1991 Halloween Blizzard. Or the 1940 Armistice Day Blizzard.

Vodka tonics and Netflix, Hulu and PBS for everyone!!!




Jan 24: An #EpicFail cocktail

Apple Cider Vinegar / Vodka CocktailAs my bio for the The 365 Dinner Project blog says, I look at cooking as a chemistry experiment. And this one was a spectacular fail.

Don’t ask me why, because I can’t explain it, but tonight I thought I’d try a cocktail made with apple cider vinegar and vodka on the rocks. It’s been done before, apparently. Several times.

My verdict?
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Jan 23: Fish Fry

Every third Friday — except for Lent, when it’s every Friday – one of our local fraternal organizations has a fish fry. And it’s pretty decent. So it’s become a bit of a tradition for me and a friend who buys for both of us. The salads – which consist of iceberg lettuce and some veggies – and desserts, however leave a lot to be desired.

After a brief happy hour with friends, it was straight to pick up fish, go home and get to bed. It was a very exciting day. And, yes, I’m just going to leave you hanging.

Jan 21: Turkey meatballs

Simek's Turkey MeatballsSo today’s dinner was made with a bag of frozen turkey meatballs from the cooperative buying program I participate in. Two to three more bags are still in the freezer.

Slathered meatballs with BBQ sauce and stuck them in the over. Made frozen green beans in the microwave. I’ll probably have the rest for lunch tomorrow.

An interesting sidenote. I saw on the package that the meatball manufacturer — Simek’s out of Minnesota — donates 10% of their profits to “organizations that serve those in need“. So my purchase (using my EBT) actually helps others, too! #winning

Jan 19: Hummus

Culinary Circle HummusJust hummus. Culinary Circle Traditional Mediterranean Hummus. A containerful. From the local food shelf, probably donated by an area Cub Foods, I think.

That’s right. Nothing else.

Wasn’t thrilled about the canola oil in it…but beggars can’t be choosers.

And did I mention it was hummus?!?