Category Archives: Family and Friends

Hooked on books

Just recently a friend of mine decided that he wanted to do a book exchange program with me. Seems that I have a lot of books he would like to read and he has a lot of books that he thinks I should read. So he started bringing the books that he’s read that belong to him, and then he picks one of my books that he wants to read. So far it has worked out pretty well; he’s returned every book he borrowed from me, and I’ve returned every book that I’ve borrowed from him. So far the books he has recommended have been interesting to read.

Going to eat out tonight

Tonight we’re going to my favorite all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet restaurant. I love Chinese food – I could eat it every day! My favorites are sweet and sour chicken, fried rice, and lo mein noodles. And the meat filled dumplings – some places call them pot stickers. But I really enjoy the buffets because I can have a little bit of everything – I like all sorts of chicken and shrimp dishes! I am not a big fan of sushi, though, but the sushi bar looks beautiful – the sushi chef makes it all look like candy! What a rude awakening to my mouth to put something in that looks like candy but tastes like fish and seaweed!

How to Lighten Your Load after Being Saddled With an Estate

Having been left with an entire estate, you can’t help but feel overwhelmed. You don’t have the financial resources to maintain this house, nor do you have the room to hang onto all the possessions found therein. Before putting the property on the market, it’s in your best interest to organize an estate sale and sell off the various items found throughout the house.

Contact an Estate Liquidation Firm

If you’ve never put together an estate sale, reach out to a local estate liquidation firm. After touring the property and appraising the deceased’s possessions, these seasoned experts will set fair prices for all the items you wish to sell and subsequently tag and advertise your goods. Additionally, if they come across any items that are particularly valuable, they may recommend that you sell them at an antiques auction and make a substantial profit.

Getting stuck with an entire estate can often prove stressful. Even if the deceased had good intentions in leaving you his estate, your financial situation may prevent you from being able to hang onto it. Fortunately, an experienced estate liquidation firm can help lighten your load and make you some money in the process.

Lake Party

In this area, summer ends on Labor Day. So a lot of people go all out and have huge weekend parties or last ditch getaway weekends to the ocean beaches, the Bay, the rivers or even lakes. It’s all about getting to a large body of water and swimming, boating, and fishing.

Friends of mine have a little cabin on the river about 150 miles south of here. They were nice enough to invite me and a couple of our friends to come down on the Labor Day holiday weekend and camp out. I’m thinking about it!

Char Broil Big Easy

turkey fryer (free clip art)

turkey fryer (free clip art)

Today our friend, Larry, used his Infrared Turkey Fryer/Grill for the first time. We cooked chicken thighs and drumsticks.

The infrared heat locks in flavor and keeps the food moist; you use no oil, so there is no chance that it will burn, splatter or spill and there is no oil to recycle or to clean up. The infrared heat circles the cooker and penetrates the meat evenly, so it is moist and juicy on the inside and nice and crispy on the outside.

The meat is healthier too, because any grease or fat drips away into the drip pan located at the bottom of the cooker.

It cooks much more quickly than traditional methods too, it only took 1/2 hour to cook several pieces of chicken and they were done to perfection with the skin cooked crisp and the color was a beautiful golden brown. And, there were no uneven burned areas such as when you use a grill.

I thoroughly enjoyed using it and the food was delicious!!!!