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  1. about 3 hours ago on Cathy Classics

    Part of the whole eating experience is the anticipation as the wonderful aroma of baking/broiling meat permeates the house. Cooking turkey in a microwave eliminates that step (tried it when microwaves were first on the market). However, if you are alone and cooking a whole turkey (substitute whatever meat you are preparing) does not make sense then buying pre-cooked is a good idea. Kudos to those organizations that provide whole meals to seniors and others who are isolated even in ‘normal’ times. The local Kinsman club delivered ‘Meals on Wheels’ until their membership fell below the sustainable point. Too bad, heard lots of stories from the drivers about how excited the recipient of the meal was to be able to talk to someone even for a short while. Maybe our ancestors who had their grandparents as part of the family were onto something. I applaud those who have ‘granny suites’ for their elderly relatives – provides the support but still allows privacy for both families.

    For Cathy’s family, nope. If everybody chipped in then cooking a celebration meal would be easy. Wait, Cathy, her mother, and mother-in-law as a team? Order from the deli!

    Have a great Monday everyone.

  2. 1 day ago on Cathy Classics

    I guess I am old fashioned or maybe just old. I much prefer home cooked meals even if I have to do the cooking. Restaurant or take out meals are for special occasions or while away from home. No in restaurant and only a couple of take out meals since March though.

    I hope everyone is having a safe, relaxing Sunday.

  3. 3 days ago on The Big Picture

    Well said Lennie. Many of us are very happy with every strip and eagerly look forward to the next one – especially when there are even more Gingers and an appearance by Homeslice.

  4. 3 days ago on Cathy Classics

    The size of today’s strip reminded me to make an appointment with my optometrist as it is hard to read even with my extra eyes on.

    I hope everyone is looking forward to a great, safe weekend.

  5. 4 days ago on Frog Applause

    “It is fixed.”. My brain disagrees. It figures that if it goes over some of the dumb things I have done in the past often enough the past will change. Wait! Isn’t that kind of related to the definition of insanity – doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result? Hmm. Maybe that explains a lot of things.

  6. 4 days ago on Cathy Classics

    Whoa! I have been eating all this time without permission? Sorry. As punishment maybe I should give back all the extra weight I have gained while eating without permission. Please.

    Friday eve yet again. These weeks are going by way to fast. Happy Thanksgiving preparations to those south of our border.

  7. 5 days ago on Cathy Classics

    Still think it ‘funny’ that the blank strip is way bigger than the normal strips.

    Another week half gone. I hope you enjoyed your day.

  8. 6 days ago on Cathy Classics

    Watching cooking shows makes me hungry so I don’t watch them – or most any other show for that matter. But eating food someone else cooked, yup, I am all in for that.

    Sad ending to the meeting yesterday – although not at all unexpected. We have to postpone our annual variety show held the last weekend in February. This will be the first February without a show since the theatre we were in burned down in the mid 80’s. But, the safety and well being of our performers comes first. It does give us a chance to catch up on going through the old props and costumes and disposing of the ones we will no longer use – or at least give us an idea of what we do have crammed into our storage area.

    Please don’t take chances with your health this Thanksgiving. Not seeing everyone on this occasion may very well mean you can see them many more times in the years to come.

  9. 7 days ago on Cathy Classics

    lightenup is right, recipes passed down are the best. Just wished we could find Mom’s recipe for the best maple walnut fudge I have ever tested. We could never find that scrap of paper after she died.

    Well, off to Kirkland Lake for a meeting tonight – of course there are snow flurries. It always snows when I have to travel there in the winter. Good thing I learned to drive on snowy roads. I just wished everyone else, including may of the transport drivers, had the same training. I hope your day is sunny and bright.

  10. 8 days ago on Cathy Classics

    For Thanksgiving this year (Canadian Thanksgiving is in October) instead of buying a whole turkey my wife purchased one breast and one drumstick. Had as much left over as we normally do when the whole family is here – of course the kids leave with more turkey than we keep. Worked out just fine. We talked on the phone with both daughters. Not as good as having them home but, all things considered, much safer.

    Heavy winds with driving rain/sleet/snow/ice pellets today. Good day to stay inside. I hope everyone else is enjoying the day.