It's Wednesday again! Time for the Hodgepodge with Joyce and friends at From This Side of the Pond
Head on over and get the questions, answer them on your own blog and
then jet back to Joyce's
and link up!
1. Can you believe we're rolling in to the Labor Day weekend? What's a project you'll labor over this fall?
No, I can't believe it's Labor Day weekend so soon. Probably the biggest project I'll be laboring over this fall is trying to get my parents' house cleaned out and dispose of the contents. Come to think of it, that just may be the biggest project I've ever
The little loom pictured above is just one of the many items I had to find a home for -- with many, many more things to go. Fortunately, a local friend who enjoys weaving was delighted to have this child's wooden loom.
2. Tell us about the best perks you ever had in a job?
That would probably be my "second cook" job back in the early 1970s at a gorgeous, historic inn on a beautiful lake. This was a situation where just a certain amount of food was prepared as the menu changed every day. If the kitchen ran out of, say, chocolate cake or a certain entree, there just wasn't any more available that day. We cooks and waitresses got to eat leftovers and were they ever yummy. We were also allowed to spend time at the lakefront in our off hours.
3. August 31st is National South Carolina Day. Have you ever been to SC? Any desire to go? According to Southern Living, these are the top ten things to do in South Carolina...
Explore Charleston, bike, golf or relax on Hilton Head Island, see
the beach and the boardwalk at Myrtle Beach, visit the state museum in
the capital city Columbia, observe the wildlife and natural beauty of
the Ace Basin, take a walk or hop on a trolley and check out
Greenville's charming main street, visit Fort Sumter where the Civil War
began, stroll through Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden in Bishopville
leaving time to check out The Button Museum, also in Bishopville, see
Morgan Island (also known as Monkey Island)-home to nearly 4000 Rhesus
Which is most appealing to you today? If you're a SC native, resident, or frequent visitor what would you add to the list?
I've been to SC a couple of times and have spent time in the Greenville area as well as the Charleston area. Which is most appealing to me today? I would love to go back to Charleston someday and explore further. The beauty and history of this city deserve another look.
4. Beef, pork, country-style, barbecued, baby back, spare or
short...your favorite kind of rib?
|Photo from Pixabay|
Some years ago I made southern-style ribs in the slow cooker very frequently ... every time they went on sale for $1.99, basically. Here is one recipe that we really enjoyed: Tasty Pork Ribs
. Nowadays we eat very little beef or pork. I never buy it.
What's a dish you enjoy that really 'sticks to your ribs'?
Let's see. One that comes to mind right away, a stick-to-the-ribs breakfast treat that stays with you a long time, is Hot Apple Oatmeal. If you go to this post: Some of my favorite apple recipes
, it's the second recipe down.
(I think I know why this question came to Joyce's mind. Her own severely bruised ribs are really making their presence known these days!
5. What's one important skill you think every person should have? Why?
The ability to think clearly and make rational, wise decisions. And I do think this is not a given, especially not in our day of "fake news", Facebook, and Photoshop. So many people believe everything they're told, and that's scary. Thinking for oneself is a skill and, like any skill, must be honed and utilized to be at its best.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Let's see ... random thought. Summer has simply flown by this year. Being gone to Nevada for two weeks really cut into the summer, but it's more than that. First we had no real summer weather, then a spell of heat and humidity that was just unpleasant, plus lots of rain. We had perhaps a week, maybe two, of perfect summer weather. Now, we're experiencing fall-like crispness, which I really enjoy, but it just doesn't feel like we've had much of a summer. Not complaining at all, you understand. Just saying how it seems to me.
And so ends another Hodgepodge. Thanks to Joyce for these questions -- and I'm looking forward to seeing how others answer!