Tuesday Tunes – “Stormy Weather”

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In keeping with the “April Showers” theme of this month, here’s Lena Horne’s signature song:
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A little searching on the Internet let me find “the rest of the story” – here’s the ballet sequence that followed Ms. Horne’s knock-out performance, danced by a young lady named Katherine Dunham:
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Hope you enjoyed this -
Have a great day!
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Sunday Funnies – Men……

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So a couple of years ago, Paul wasn’t feeling well after he’d been sick with a cold for awhile and his doctor wanted him to get some bloodwork done. Why, I never could figure out, but he’s the doctor, so I guess he must have a good reason.

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Foodie Friday – Deviled Easter Eggs

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Aren’t these the cutest?

Now that the Easter Egg hunting season is upon us, you may be looking for something to do with the all of the extra eggs that don‘t make it into the baskets. Have I got a recipe for you!

I can’t take credit for this idea – I found this over at the website “Foodjimoto“.  They have very detailed instructions on how to make these over there, so please refer to their site if you have any questions.

These are bound to be very popular with your guests, so you may want to double (or triple) the recipe.  And don’t worry about the vinegar that is used in the dying process – the flavor doesn’t get absorbed into the egg whites, so you can leave them in the dye bath until they reach the desired color.

And the best thing about this recipe is that if you have a “traditional” Easter dinner, your kids can tell their friends that they really DO like Green Eggs and Ham :P
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Tuesday Tunes – “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today”

This hauntingly beautiful melody is done to sheer perfection by Norah Jones:
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Sunday Funnies: Fun With My (Adult) Kids

My parents didn’t get to have the kind of fun that my generation is having with all of the new media. Instead of getting newspaper articles in the mail (for our kids to roll their eyes at, then throw away), we can instantly send them well-meaning articles and then pat ourselves on the back for having done our job. Our kids, of course, just delete those posts without reading them, but the important thing is WE TRIED.

It’s fun to see what great senses of humor our kids have - Sarah sent me this a while back:
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Foodie Fridays – Not Your Ordinary “Spring” Roll

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This recipe has been in my recipe box for at least 30 years – I got it from a package of egg roll wrappers way back when Paul and I were students in college; I haven’t been able to find a recipe like it out there since.

I’m not sure why this is called a “spring” roll, as it looks nothing like what most people associate with that term.  It’s not a traditional egg roll recipe, either, as it doesn’t call for cabbage or carrots.

That’s probably why my family has always liked this recipe….

I had to quit making this when we went gluten-free, as traditional egg roll wrappers are chock full of wheat.  I was, however, able to find traditional spring roll wrappers, and I have used those with a modicum of success – they don’t fry up very nicely, but since that’s about the only thing I’ve found that can be used, I make do.

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Tuesday Tunes – “Kissing A Fool”

This is just a lovely song from an artist with a truly amazing voice. George Michael’s song “Kissing A Fool” has been a favorite of mine for quite a while now.

There were videos out there with better sound quality on them, but I’ve always been partial to this one; however, the only way to get this version of the “official” video was to copy this one with subtitles on it – there are some sort of restrictions on the original in the US (go figure).
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