Friday, December 23, 2016
At a Christmas gathering some years ago, a friend whose birthday happens to be on Christmas Eve shared this bright, sweet-and-sour casserole. She tells me it's a "very traditional Danish dish, served with pork roast or duck or goose [or turkey, in our case], and not only at Christmas, but definitely part of Christmas dinner." (Rødkål translates as "red cabbage" and leads me to believe that this is really the only way to serve red cabbage in Denmark.)
She was kind enough to share her personal recipe. I've adapted it to work in a crockpot, which meant cutting the quantities in half. It makes fantastic leftovers or a pretty pot-luck contribution.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
|Sunset at Apache Pier, Myrtle Beach|
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
|Stephen and me with our four children.|
Once upon a time, I had perky breasts, a flat stomach, and flawless skin. And then life happened. Time, aging cells, gravity, childbirth, hormonal changes. The result is that things are no longer quite where they used to be or where they ought to be.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
|My mother this past Easter, with flowers sent by my sister.|
My mother is in her late 80s. A year ago, she suffered a "silent" heart attack that gave all of us an abrupt wake-up call. I haven't posted about her in a very long time, but she's still puttering along, like an Energizer bunny, but with a dwindling battery. (Even Energizers eventually run out of juice.)
Saturday, April 16, 2016
|Corporation Beach, Cape Cod, MA|
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
|Quiche à Odette -- the world's easiest quiche|
Last year, for pi day, I decided to make genuine quiche -- from scratch. We didn't eat until close to 8:00 p.m. (Dinner at our house is usually around 6.) It was delicious, but definitely not worth the time and effort, especially when compared with this super-easy, crustless option.
Monday, March 14, 2016
|Whole almonds and pumpkin seeds, packaged into measured snack-packs.|
One of the things I have learned through dog-training is that you can't simply stop one behaviour without concurrently installing a new behaviour. You can try, but the drive to follow through on the dangerous or maladaptive behaviour will still be lingering in the animal's mind unless you give it a new direction.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
|The recipe for this delicious salad is here.|
One of the great joys of retirement has been that I have the luxury of time -- and energy -- to prepare a healthy and tasty meal. When I was working, I would consider mealtime to be just another box to tick before everyone could get to the real purpose of the evening: R&R.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
|Tortoise by Pearson Scott Foreman, Wikimedia Commons|
Every weight-loss program I've ever tried proposes a "reasonable" goal of 1-2 pounds per week. To do this generally means a net reduction of (at least) 500 calories a day, either consuming 500 calories less than you need or burning 500 more than you've eaten (or a combination of these).
Friday, February 26, 2016
|Christmas 1988 | A little Flashback Friday fun for you, huge shoulder pads and all. |
I weighed approximately 110 pounds in this picture and was 26 years old.
Like many of you, I've struggled with my weight since my early 20s. I've done Weight Watchers (three times), Diet Center (twice), and Nutrisystem (once). Each diet worked, in the sense that I lost weight. I got down to either too slim (105 pounds) or a weight that I was happy with: 110-130 pounds. That's a 25-pound range, which reflects both the social pressure to be thin and the range of starting points.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
|My husband, Steve, and me at our son's recent graduation from his trade program. | 4 February 2016|
Well, over the past few months, a few things have conspired to push me to the point of readiness to make some changes.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016
|Boudoir photography has become a "thing" -- women have sexy photos taken of themselves, |
and then give them to their partners. This fellow gives it a twist and spoofs those photo shoots, with funny
(and surprisingly sexy) results. I love that he keeps his glasses on in most of the pictures.
See more (if you dare) on Pleated Jeans.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
|Christine and me|
Monday, January 18, 2016
|"Saddle up, pilgrims."|
This bronze statue is at the eponymous John Wayne Airport in Orange County, CA