Friday, February 23, 2018

Doughnut Salad

This brilliant potluck strategy is in the same ballpark as Peg Bracken's "How to Bring the Water for the Lemonade". Find the full list of Bracken's chapter titles on-line, or cut to the chase by buying a box of doughnuts.

The version I heard from a friend of the originator calls for bringing a bowl as well. Cut the doughnuts into bite-sized pieces, toss, and serve -30- More after the jump.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Athlete's Soup

A bag of frozen petit pois peas left from treating an orthopedic mishap makes a fast, delicious, and easy meal. Empty the bag into a rice cooker. Add dried onion in proportion, a pinch of powdered garlic, and black, red, green, and white pepper to taste. Add judiciously sliced carrot-design the pieces to look good in contrast with the peas. Make them small so they cook in about the same amount of time.

Cover with water, enough to rehydrate the onion. Start the cooking cycle. When things are done, add some butter and curry powder to taste. Press some of the the peas into a mild mash and bind the soup with a sprinkling of granulated flour -30- More after the jump.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Once I learned that mail room and filing tasks are the key to keeping clerical systems flowing, getting the "important" things done became trivial (touch wood). Last fall's data breach caused me to rearrange security priorities, because it's hard to concentrate with my heart in my mouth.

The Great Big Search Engine offered security training for children recently. A quick click on the offering made it clear that, like dog training for owners, on-line training for elders is in order. The term "parental tech support" is familiar, and the impolite term for feckless comes to mind more than once when I'm researching best practices -30-

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Traffic Control

I find it useful to use highway language for posting Sticky Notes at key locations in the hallways of the house. No Parking and Loading Zone are the most useful concepts so far -30-
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