Category Archives: food

i get by with a little help…

…from my friends! Harley Chick’s son works at the local supermarket.  (Can we have a round of applause for the grocery store workers, please?  These folks are keeping the food on the shelves and making it possible for us isolated … Continue reading

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the hoarding bakers

Have you risked your health to go to a grocery store lately?  We’ve all heard of toilet paper shortages, but did you know there is NO FLOUR?  No sugar.  No brown sugar.  No yeast. Does this mean that people are … Continue reading

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isolation day 5 and a mini meltdown

I turned on the local radio station this morning to hear two pieces of unwelcome news.  First, the governor announced that self-isolation and the virus were going to last for months and not weeks. Months???? I refuse to believe this.  … Continue reading

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day 3 of social isolating

Remember the mercury glass thermometers? I miss them. I had mine for forty-eight years.  It has disappeared.  Banjo Man thinks it broke last year, but I don’t remember that.  I babied it, knowing it was an environmental hazard that should … Continue reading

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life in the time of the virus

I feel very fortunate to live in the country. We have plenty of toilet paper (I am one of those people who always had extra even though members of my family thought it was extreme).  We also have tons of … Continue reading

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fifty years later

Yesterday Banjo Man had a lot of errands to do, so I convinced him to leave work early and do his errands in the early afternoon so I could go along for the ride. I hate to keep harping about … Continue reading

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2020 and what’s for dinner?

We’re home again, after a wonderful holiday season in New Orleans and Austin. It’s time to catch our breath and talk about diets. Oh, dear. Our son Will mused that his father might have two stomachs, like a cow.  Because … Continue reading

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lovin’ the gumbo

When you need a bit of a break from winter. Flying into New Orleans. When you need holiday spirit. When your best caregiver and cheerleader gets hungry. When you need music every day. We spent part of Tuesday afternoon  at … Continue reading

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turkey troubles and a lovely day

BEFORE: AFTER: Yes, we had a happy group around the table! We’d all had our doubts as to whether this would happen this year, but everyone pitched in and made it work!  I never even had to sit down on … Continue reading

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new recipes and old friends

Banjo Man and My French Friend Janou made dinner together.  It was a beef soup of some kind and there were many differences of opinion as to what should go into the pot.  So it was a rather hilarious thing … Continue reading

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