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Aldi’s

Today two friends, C and S, and I visited the local Aldi’s.  Recently, it was closed for about a month for considerable remodeling and re-opened the beginning of November. We figured we’d given it time to work out the bugs.

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The Thirty Minute Plan

In another era, I would have been called a Renaissance Man (Women weren’t acknowledged much back then.), since my interests are varied, and I want to excel at them all. In fact, when I went to college a gazillion years

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Russian Tea Time

There were supposed to be six of us; when you’re retired you have the luxury of such excursions on a weekday, but you also have health issues that intervene.  So today four of us headed to Chicago and the Russian

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Pea Soup Is Like That

I love split pea soup, with or without ham.  It’s comfort food at its best. And I particularly like it made from scratch instead of from a Campbell’s® can.  Still, there are issues.

They’re not about finding the ingredients (dried peas,

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Still Grillin’

I’m still experimenting with the Weber grill we bought a few weeks back.  And here is what I’ve learned to date.

It’s more fun to grill when the weather isn’t too hot or too cold.  Wind is also a factor. … finish reading Still Grillin’

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Smoothie

Earl makes a smoothie every morning in the name of healthy living.  Then he claims the right to avoid vegetables the rest of the day. My son, Kevin, also makes a smoothie most mornings; but it’s because, as a vegetarian

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Grilling vs. Broiling

I was going to fire up the grill again last night, but in the end decided to broil inside.  The oven is something I’m familiar with, something I know.  The grill requires concentration and timing; and I just didn’t feel

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Best Ever

Earl is fascinated with recipes, especially ones that use words like “Best Ever,” “Hubby’s  Favorite,” or “Quick and Easy.” The one he handed me the other day was titled “One of the Best Crock Pot Meals I’ve Tried.”  I don’t

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At Last

Our new grill has finally been christened, and I am pleased with the results.  The food was tasty and the actual cooking process went off without a major hitch.  For good measure, Earl dragged the hose to where I’d set

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Confession

In December, 2005, I blogged a goodbye letter to Starbucks. It was my first coffee love, but things had cooled. (Read it here:  http://annebrandt.com/10min/tenminute/goodbye-starbucks/)

However, if the truth were told I returned to the Starbucks habit and have continued

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