Archive for September, 2015

The Occasion of Painting

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Hi Friends,

It has been several years since our condo was last painted. The fastidious Joy Ann and I are low impact people so a paint job can last decades.

Some of the stuff hanging on our walls was placed there before Clinton was governor of Arkansas.

The real issue with painting it is not loading up a roller and putting paint to wall. The real issue is the prep work. Everything on the walls has to come down. All the furniture has to be moved to the center of the room. Drapes and blinds have to come down. Covers have to be removed from electrical outlets and wall switches. Bookshelves, televisions, appliances, really everything we own or owe on must be disturbed in some way.

The occasion of painting is a great time to get rid of unwanted clutter. We have a clock that was a long ago gift from a forgotten benefactor. I not sure that clock ever kept accurate time but it has sat in our den ticking away year after year. As I was putting it in the dumpster yesterday a neighbor spotted it and asked if she could have it. She pointed to the second hand dutifully marking time and asked if it worked. I told her the mechanism moved but I thought the time displayed was 11:16 in March of 1992. Undeterred she tuck the clock under her arm and headed for her condo.

The big surprise when you paw through your possessions is what is important or memorable to one may be of little value to someone else.

For example, we have three pieces in our den that feature the likeness of a zebra. There is a frame zebra painting, a shadow box zebra portrait and a foot stool in zebra print. We don’t have a dog or cat or any kind of pet. Out to the dumpster with this hideous art. Who knew my Joy Ann liked zebras.

The ever instructive Joy Ann reminded me this morning that I should just say what I am going to do instead of taking it on my own to throw away family treasures.

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Best Wishes,

Manzie R Lawfer

I Haven’t Had A Waffle In Years

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Hi Friends,

My nutrition conscious Joy Ann follows a limited gluten diet. She does not eliminate gluten from her diet entirely but she tries to avoid gluten whenever possible.

Last week I was grocery shopping. Can you imagine my delight when I discovered  “Gluten Free Bisquick” in the baking aisle at our neighborhood Publix.

Regular Bisquick is the basic building block of all baking to the culinary alchemist. Using Bisquick you can thicken soup and stews, make pie crust, bake a cake, make pizza dough, duplicate the Red Lobster cheesy biscuit recipe, make pancakes and waffles….

Whoa, stop right there. I haven’t had a waffle in years. (Joy Ann’s dietary limitations spill over to the whole household.)

Armed with new Bisquick we knew we had the technology to build a better waffle.

I began hunting for our waffle iron but we must have misplaced it or threw it out along the way (we tend to lighten our load from time to time like Steinbeck’s Joad family on their way to California).

Talk about good fortune; when we got to Bed Bath and Beyond they were having a sale on the Cuisinart 5 in 1 Griddle Grill. With our 20% off coupon we were entering a new phase of our life for only $80 plus tax.

The Cuisinart and new Bisquick performed even  better than we expected. Our waffles were light and crispy. Great flavor, great texture and no gluten. I would caution others than a whole box of new Bisquick makes way more waffles than 2 people can eat.

Did you know that waffles can be frozen?

I could not be more impressed with Cuisinart as a multi-purposed kitchen appliance. It does everything as advertised and it does it better than the single appliances it replaces.

The appreciative and thrifty Joy Ann is once again impressed with my eagle eye for finding the stuff to make our lives better. Thank you Biscuit and Cuisinart!

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Best Wishes,

Manzie R Lawfer