We are living in interesting, if not alarming times. Supply chains world wide have been disrupted. At any given time one isle or another is lean of inventory and has been since the middle of 2020. How are retailers dealing with the problem? I’m offering some anecdotal observations from our last two or three tripsContinue reading “Creative Shelving at Walmart: Are Disappearing Shelves Better Than Empty Shelves?”
Operation Green Thumb continues despite the middle of a Wisconsin winter. This is an easy, inexpensive and healthy way to supply your own greens. Here’s my YouTube video of one of three ways we’re growing our own greens.
New years eve and football bowl season provides a plethora of party recipes. We found this one touted as a NYE snack. To be honest, it is a little messy for a party if served in the cast iron skillet used to cook it in. But, Beth and I thought this was a great entreeContinue reading “Cooking – Baked Buttery Garlicky Shrimp”
We loved being able to go to the garden in the and pluck tasty and healthy snacks out of the garden during outdoor harvest times last summer and fall. When the first killing frost arrived, that all ended…until January 1st. Well, we couldn’t go out to the garden which is now a micro tundra, butContinue reading “Gardening – Micro Greens: Easy Peasy!”
January 2021 February 2021 March 2020 – A busy BLOG month – We began to venture out more often. April 2021 May 2021 June 2021 July 2021 August 2021 September 2021 October 2021 December 2021
Wisconsin winters, cold and snowy. We like it, but sometimes we need a little assistance taking the chill off when we get inside the house. A piping hot bowl of soup always hits the spot on a cold Wisconsin winter day. Temps are predicted to dip below zero the weekend of New Years. Perfect timing.Continue reading “Cooking – Split Pea and Ham Soup: Bring On The Sub Zero Temps!”
Put a fork in it, Christmas 2021 is in the books. I’m looking over our first significant (plow-able) snow of the season while typing this post. Writing, sipping on a cup of coffee and admiring our white backyard is a great way to recover after finding the driveway with the help of young Chris acrossContinue reading “Christmas Wrap Up – A Wonderfully Busy December”
Our twelve nonconsecutive days of Christmas end with a nonconsecutive two for one post of days 11 and twelve. There are several gifts to chronicle as well. We united on Wednesday December 23 to prepare for Christmas eve and Christmas day. It is appropriate also, to post the final installment of our 12 Nonconsecutive DaysContinue reading “Holiday Traditions – Days 11 & 12: Our Twelve (Nonconsecutive) Days of Christmas”
Day 10. Another ornament, another important ornament. This one honoring our dog Buddy Girl who we lost to a burst mass in March of 2021. The following photos are of Buddy girl with us since 2017.
Day 9. Gift Cards! I know, I know. Gift cards…Sexy? Hardly. But hear us out. In this case gift cards are a gift that keeps giving. Note that this Kwik Trip gift card says $110 dollars. Kwik Trip offered $110 cards for $100 and $55 cards for $50. How about that; frugal and functional! WeContinue reading “Holiday Traditions – Day 9: Our Twelve (Nonconsecutive) Days of Christmas”