Saturday, March 22, 2014

Wek 11 Saturday (3/22/14)

Recipe Review       

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Buttery Lemon Parsley Noodles
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Blog

I figured out that there are 215 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.)

         Butter + Parsley + Lemon + Noodles = Deliciousness 
This is a wonderful side dish for any meal.  I loved the hint of lemon flavor. It was subtle but actually made the dish taste refreshing. I know that is crazy to describe a dish of pasta but that was the first thing that crossed my mind as a consumed this recipe.  I even think that kids would like this one once they tried it out.

Random Reflections

         A few years ago I began writing a book about my Dad’s family. He came from a very large family that grew up in Streator and Sandwich, Illinois. I became interested in genealogy when began advertising. They offered a free trial so I spent a lot of time gathering information about both sides of my family. My cousin, Craig, was already working on my Mom’s side so I stopped and left it to him.  He has spent a lot of time and has had a great deal of success.
         My Dad’s family, however, is extremely hard to trace back because of a lot of missing information. I worked with many of my Dad’s siblings interviewing them and started the hunt.
         This past weekend I visited my Aunt Ada and she lent me her personal photos so I could get a copy for my files. I was so excited when I came across this photo of my Dad in Korea.
         I can’t wait to have more time to devote to this project when I retire.


Helpful Home Hints     

         Are you a person who likes to wrap packages and presents?  I am and I think I received this gift from my Dad.  He was always the one to wrap presents because Mom said, “He is really good at it.”  She really was right on that note.
         I love to decorate presents. Lately I have been into polka dot paper with interesting bows and package decorations. During the holidays my packages used to have a color theme.  I varied it from year to year and it was fun to plan for the holidays. Then one year I realized just how much wrapping paper I had in the house.  I am still trying to use it all up but every once in awhile I buy a new tube.
         To store the paper so it is not dented or destroyed, I purchased x-large long clear containers to keep the paper safe. This was a great idea because it holds a lot of paper and has a lid to keep out the dust.
         Around the holidays look into these containers and you will be happy you did, too.

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