Sunday, March 2, 2014

Week 8 Sunday (3/2/14)

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From my Frontier
                           Page 139 - 140      Copyright:  2012  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 275 calories per serving, if 8 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         This dish is rich and creamy and the perfect side dish for any meal. The flavor is outstanding and the basil is the perfect topper. There isn’t a lot to making it, but the creaminess is the clincher for me.  I didn’t use it as a side dish but as a lunch.  Of course, I was disappointed when I reached the end of the dish, but there is always tomorrow and another serving.

Today’s critics: 
Brandy:  Eh, it was ok, a little rich if that makes sense.... I don't think I would make it again, not my thing.

Trivial Triffles

         The other day I was at the checkout line at the grocery and was staring at the candy.  For some reason I started thinking about the candy of my childhood. One of my favorite memories was at Pottawattomie Pool. We were always given snack money and my candy of choice at the time was a giant sweettart. It was enormous and I chose that and a pretzel stick. What more can a child want – salty and sweet? 
         Another favorite candy was dots.  At least that is what we called them. I wonder what their official name really was? Basically, they were colored sugar dots on a strip of paper.  I am sure they had no nutritional value at all but they sure were good to us.
         The candy that makes me laugh the most is the candy necklace. Basically it was just circular shaped candy on an elastic string. When you wanted a piece, you stretched the string and bit off a piece. Now, that alone is not bad until you offered your friend one, at which she would bite a piece off of your necklace. Today, I find that disgusting but at the time it seemed perfectly reasonable.  The things we did!

Memory Musings

         I just had a mini memory after talking to my school kids about being bullied.  I never thought of myself as being bullied, but I do have a memory of a boy who really annoyed me in second grade. His name was Pete Potsy. No – I did not make that name up. Now I cannot be sure that is how he spelled his name because I was only a mere pup at the time.  I only attended Wasco Elementary for Second grade and then we were transferred to Richmond. Pete did his best to tick me off most days.  I don’t remember how he did it, or what was said, or even how I reacted.  I just remember how much I disliked him. No wonder I have never liked the name PETE!

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