Retro Saturday December 11, 2010

Heather says:

Looking back over this week in Home Ec 101 history I found

In 2009

Do you soak your rolled oats? Give it a try, it takes practically zero effort and makes oatmeal so much better.

A recipe for collard greens and northern beans.

In 2008

A Home Ec Reader wrote in looking for ways to create healthy meals with a toaster oven and an electric kettle. The Home Ec 101 audience chimed in with some excellent suggestions.

And all the way back in 2007 I found:

How to make self-rising flour.

And I completely forgot about these awesomely Easy Peanut Butter Balls.  -I think I know what I’ll be doing with the minions later today.

It’s a grey, rainy day and there’s a book calling my name. Are you reading anything good? I’ve been on a sort of morbid kick, reading a lot of Margaret Atwood and apocalyptic fiction. Hey, I’ve never claimed normal as a descriptor.

Enjoy your weekend!


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  2. Jen on December 14, 2010 at 11:23 am

    i just started reading a book, it's not apocalyptic or particularly morbid but the beginning starts with a description of a very dysfunctional family and the unraveling of the male main character's marriage due to his (firsthand) discovery of his wife's infidelity. good, funny, just what i needed right now. it's called "this is where i leave you" by jonathan tropper.

  3. Liza R. on December 12, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I second the recommendation for Hunger Games. I'm reading The Passage right now, which is both morbid and apocalyptic. It's got vampires, but not the sexy, sparkly kind; more the rip you in half kind. Good times…

    • HeatherSolos on December 12, 2010 at 9:15 pm

      Liza, I like -as in enjoy reading about- those kind of vampires. I read the Twilight series with my stepdaughter, but found myself telling her the 952 things wrong with the relationship.
      If a guy you just met likes to watch you sleep? There's something wrong with him.
      Co-dependency is a warning sign. Run! Get out of the relationship.
      She's a good kids, a very bright girl, but I couldn't help myself.
      She was probably relieved when I fell asleep during the movies.

  4. Karen on December 11, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Hmmm… Morbid, apocalyptic, Atwood-esque? Sounds like the Hunger Games trilogy I just finished! They are classified as young adult, so they are super-quick reads. I recommend them highly.

    • HeatherSolos on December 12, 2010 at 10:20 am

      This sounds great. I really enjoy young adult fiction for escapism. Have you read Life as We Knew It? I read that one with my stepdaughter (she's my excuse now for young adult works).

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