"Make your own trail mix! Peanuts, pistachios, goldfish, pretzels. Cranberries, peanut butter chips and m&m's oh my!" Emily's gang! August 31, 2011: Trail Mix-Eat Outside Day Food of the Day: One-Year Goal Day #56 The Trail Mix Story: My great aunt Mimi lived in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and while she lived a long way from her … Continue reading The Trail Mix Story: My Mother’s Gotcha
August 28, 2011: Cherry Turn Over Day Food of the Day for a One-Year Goal Day #53 Emily cannot tell a lie — she bought her Cherry Turnovers at Caputo’s Chicagoland grocery store and declared them “tasty, tasty.” I can lie but have opted for honesty like Emily, and my foremothers (not to be confused … Continue reading Musing: Cherry Turn-overs & The Napkin Trick
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ August 31, 2011 Post updated; August 31, 2012 ★~ Today’s Quote: In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story. Walter Cronkite ★~ Eat Outside Day: Can you believe August is over? The summer days are dwindling fast and soon we will be saying, Cold enough for … Continue reading August 31: Eat Outside and Trail Mix Day
August 26, 2011: Banana Lovers’ Day, Pots de Crème Day Food of the Day for a One-Year Goal Day: #51 Saturday was Banana Lovers’ Day and Pots de Crème Day, so I decided to whip up a pot de crème with banana caramel sauce. Did I type “whip up”? In my dreams. However, the recipe … Continue reading Banana Caramel Pot de Crème: Who knew You Could Make Carmel?
August 30, 2011: Toasted Marshmallow Day Food of the Day for a One-Year Goal Day: #55 Toasted Marshmallow Day was very easy and sweet to celebrate. There is nothing tastier than marshmallows roasted over an open range. The picture up above is of a marshmallow that Emily toasted. Below, Cole is toasting his marshmallow! Sendi, The … Continue reading Musing: Toasted Marshmallows, My Sweet Mom, & Sweet Award
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ August 30, 2011 Updated: August 30, 2012 ★~ Today’s Quote: Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold ~ Helen Keller ★~ National Toasted Marshmallow Day: Some of us like our marshmallows charred to a crisp and others … Continue reading August 30: Frankenstein and Toasted Marshmallow Day
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ August 29, 2011 Updated: 8/29/2012: ★~ Today’s Quote: "In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun." Mary Poppins ★~ Lemon Juice Day: The natural way to think of using lemons is to squeeze them over everything from chicken to ice-tea. However lemons are as helpful … Continue reading August 29,2011: Lemon Juice, More Herbs, Chop Suey Day
August 26, 2011: Cherry Popsicle Day Food of the Day for a One-Year Goal Day: #51 Cherry Popsicle Day fell on the same day as Dog Day so I invited Rascal to share one with me. Rascal would rather share a Jimmy Jones Italian sub with me, but hey – we are a family and … Continue reading Musing about Popsicle and Mom
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August 25, 2011 Whiskey Sour Day Food of the Day for a One-Year Goal Day: #50 Emily partner Nate mixed up this Whiskey sour, after he determined the whiskey sour Emily made was much to "pink." Nate where is the maraschino cherrie? The recipe specifically calls for a maraschino cherrie! Sheesh. MEN. Whiskey sour's are supposed to be a … Continue reading Musing about Whiskey Sours and Germs!