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British Week: Cottage Pie

Last night was the last night of my British meals week because I had dental work done today, and my husband is getting Publix rotisserie chicken and mac and cheese for dinner today.  However, I made Cottage Pie last night, and it was flat out delicious. I haven’t made it in a long time because…

Bangers and Mash

British Week

I’m always looking for ways to make cooking routine meals more entertaining, so now I have come up with a-country-a-week.  This week is British week, and I am having a blast. Last night I made Beef and Guinness Stew.  Oh, the aroma! Ah, the delectable blending of flavors! Here, briefly, is that recipe: 3-4 lbs stew beef (since…

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Books!

I have had quite an adventure since my last post, which is why it has been so long. That day was July 27.  On July 28, I went back to work. I have been a paraprofessional at an elementary school, meaning that I support the teachers and the students in whatever way is necessary. Up until now…

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Musings while Walking: Balance

On today’s walk, my mind wandered to philosophical musings. What is the nature of the world and where do humans fit into it? How has history brought us to where we are, and what is waiting for us in the future? Please be assured that I have no inflated opinions of the importance or uniqueness…

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Facing 60

Ok, so I’m 57 and 60 is three years away.  Still, I am closer to 60 than I am to 50, and for me this is a time of reckoning.  With my son, Brian, as my fitness trainer, I have undertaken an endeavor that I have actively avoided for the last 15 years or so.  I…