Monday, June 13, 2016

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - HOW HOT IS IT?


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - A BIT OF COMMON SENSE

5 MISTAKES YOU'RE MAKING THAT ARE RUINING YOUR SALAD

Thinking of having a salad tonight with dinner?  Simple, yeah...err maybe not.  Here is an article you should read.

by MaryGrace Taylor - June 6, 2016
Throwing together a salad is a lot like making scrambled eggs.  Everyone thinks they're a pro, but in reality, almost everyone is doing it wrong.  And chances are, that means you!  even if you think your salads are just fine, thanks, you could probably stand to learn a few tips that could make your bowl o' greens even better.  Here, the common salas crimes you're likely committing - and how to do better.

1.  Washing your greens, but not drying
Washing that fresh romaine, spinach, or arugula is a no-brainer.  (Dirty, sandy salad? No thanks.)  But unless you take the extra step to dry your greens thoroughly, you'll end up with a soggy salad.  And since fat and water don't get along, your dressing won't cling to your greens, either.

So after rinsing, always dry them.  A salad spinner is magic, if you have one.  But if you don't, just place the greens in a single layer on a paper towel, and gently press a second towel on top to soak up the liquid.

To read the rest of the article - click HERE

Sunday, June 12, 2016

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - NOAH'S ARK

Almost everything you need to know about life, you can learn from Noah’s Ark: 
  1. Don’t miss the boat. 
  2. Remember that we are all in the same boat. 
  3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark. 
  4. Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big. 
  5. Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
  6. Build you future on high ground. 
  7. Speed isn’t always an advantage; the snails also made it to safety. 
  8. For safety sake, travel in pairs. 
  9. When you’re stressed, float a while. 
  10. Remember, the ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals. 
  11. No matter the storm, there’s always a rainbow waiting.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - FRONT PORCHES

I think what is really sad is that most people, 45 and under, never had the experience of living in a neighborhood where people actually sat out on their front porches and talked to one another about what was going on with their kids, the neighborhood, the community, the world.  Now, everyone works, comes home in many cases to an air conditioned house with windows closed and not hearing the "hum" of the neighborhood.  

How many of you know who your neighbors are or anything about them?  Do you know about the elderly neighbor that just suffered a heart attack and needs someone to help with his yard?  Or perhaps that neighbor whose child is suffering with a serious illness?  How about the neighbor whose son, daughter, or grandchild just graduated high school or college?  

What am I going to do tonight?  I going out to sit on my front porch.  How about you?