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New Year's mojo

New Year’s mojo

2012 has held some good things for Mr. Mike and me – new jobs, first motorcycle trips in 3 years, 2 writing projects completed, visiting friends and visiting my mom. The year also had setbacks – job losses, flood damage from Hurricane Isaac, getting T-boned while on my Triumph Scrambler, resulting in broken leg, wrist, and shattered ankle. The old saying “life seems darkest before the daylight hour” is in process for us. I have just 4 weeks to go in the orthopedic boot until freedom and back to work. Mr. Mike is completing paperwork for a job. Be thankful for what you have, let go of the bad stuff, and visualize where you want to be in 2013. God willin’, we’ll meet again on this date in 365. Got your mojo yet? It’s not too late! Check the flyer above and stock up! Click on Food Scrounge News for important info while you cook your health and wealth (with a side of PBR).

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01 Blue Christmas

Only 3 more days til Santa. While you’re waiting (have you been nice?), kick back with the latest Food Scrounge News, hug your nearest and dearest, and listen to a holiday tune.
Song is in MP3 format, from Elvis’ 1957 Christmas album.


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Merry Christmas! Ride Safe!

“Christmas” Cookies? We Don’t Need No Stinking Christmas Cookies!

Chocolate Chip Cookies – makes 3 dozen

1/3 cup margarine or butter

1/3 cup shortening

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp Vanilla (OK if you add 1 teaspoon more)

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

6 oz (1 cup) chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional), such as pecans or walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 F

1. Cream the sugars with the shortening and margarine

2. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix well

3. Add the flour, salt, and soda. Mix until combined. The dough will be stiff.

4. Mix in the chocolate chips and nuts.

5. Drop rounded tablespoon of dough on ungreased cookie sheet.

6. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Tops should be slightly brown.  Overdone cookies are sneaky – the tops will look OK but the bottoms will be black. If that happens, just scrape the burnt stuff off with a butter knife. It’s happened to me many times (hey, I was busy watching the game on TV and/or drinking beer).

7. Cool on racks, then store in airtight container or plastic bag (what I usually do).

If you want that festive seasonal look, substitute 1 cup colored M & Ms for the chocolate chips. They make M & Ms for almost all holidays so you’re covered.

Thanks for the kind words for my healing. This is what I traded the Frankenstein fixator for:

My new boot

My new boot

Below is something to dance to while cookie baking. It is from Elvis’ 1957 Christmas album. It is in MP3 format.

04 Santa Claus Is Back in Town

All in Your Mind? It Could be Brown Fat Transplants, Mislabeled Fish, or Germ in Kitty Feces. Fewer, Larger Meals and Food Scrounge News will Reduce Diet Inequalities

I’m free of the metal rods and am now dealing with a boot that has metal rods and many velcro straps to support my ankle. Still kinda awkward but anything is better than rods through your bones. Click the Food Scrounge News tab for stories on health, wellness, and other stuff.


No more fixator

No more external fixator! Now I have a boot and crutches.

Confused? Sort Through the Gluten Free Toolbox While You Sit Too Much Waiting for Stool Transplant

Oooh, almost over. One more day and I’ll be released from the external fixator. It’s been draining my strength. I have enjoyed reading your blog postings. It has brought sunshine to otherwise confining and painful day. Click on the Food Scrounge News Tab for the latest food news and food scares. Below is something for your enjoyment. No scares, promise.





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