Thursday, December 25, 2014

Week 50 Thursday (12/25/14)

Merry Christmas!
A big happy birthday to my
best friend, Kathy Kirchler, 
who lives in the great state of Alabama.

Recipe Review
Today’s Recipe and Location:           Edna Mae’s Escalloped Cabbage        
Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

       Am I the only one who has never heard the word escalloped?  Scalloped – yes. I looked it up in Webster’s Dictionary and they don’t know it either. That really made me feel intelligent.
         There are only six ingredients in this recipe. I have never been a big fan of cabbage, but my extended family used to eat a lot of it when I was a kid. This is pretty good, according to Ree. I have never seen a recipe that included Cheez Whiz.  What a hoot.  If you are looking for something new – try this one.

Random Reflections

         I was reading April 2014’s O Magazine when I read an article written by Brene’ Brown. After reading this article, I sat there thinking about my behavior and that of those I know. Brown stated that we all judge people a lot, which is a waste of time. She said that we need to examine “WHY” we feel the need to be so judgmental. What are we getting out of it? I thought this was important to look at myself and try to be less judgmental of others. The first step is to be mindful of where I am coming from while judging others. I love it when I read an article that helps me improve myself.

Irksome Ideas and Images      

         I really dislike plastic water bottles and bags. I grew up in the age of paper bags, and we did just fine. Plastic bags are so bad for the environment so I use cloth bags at the grocery. I am still using the ones I bought five years ago. Imagine how many plastic bags I have avoided using in five years.
         I really try to use glass whenever I can. I began buying my salad dressing in the produce section. The dressing comes in glass bottles, which I reuse as single serve drink bottles. My fridge door is filled with water in glass bottles and lemonade in my recycled dressing bottles.  It only takes a little effort to cut back and be kind to the environment. The best thing is that they can all go in the dishwasher and be used hundreds of times (minus the caps that rust).

These Arizona tea bottles are filled with fresh water

These are the reused dressing bottles that are filled with lemon/lime water

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