Look Out For a Soup Carrier
Here’s a letter of advice written by Lila in the early 1990’s to my brother. She based her advice on the book East of Eden by John Steinbeck.
Just for a moment, pretend Lila is your mom. You will profit from this life-changing advice.
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If you are in the market for housing, a car, or gasoline, you may have noticed that the prices have gone up. Way up.
Here’s a recipe for no-waste Roast Beef and Potatoes that will allow you to use a cheaper cut (I used a Sirloin Tip Roast purchased for $2.99 a pound) that I guarantee will come out tender and flavorful!
With this recipe, you might have enough money left in your budget to buy a 2X4.
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Tibetan Buddhists hang prayer flags high in the Himalayan Mountains. When the wind blows over a flag, the air is purified and goodwill is carried by the wind.
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I did a bit of research. According to the CDC 30-40% of people in the United States suffer from some sort of insomnia. I have a sleep cure AND a way to make your children want to do homework every night!
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This recipe is from someone’s grandma pulled from a farmer magazine, published in the “way back”. I’ve seen other Carmelita recipes that contain much more butter and sugar. Some Carmelita recipes include an entire can of sweetened condensed milk in addition to the extra butter and sugar. Can you say diabetic coma?
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Lila wrote thirty-four word poem that gives us wise relationship advice. You will never look at a plastic shopping bag the same way again.
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Easy Black Bean Dip is a vintage recipe straight from the 1960’s. It’s super easy and can be served either hot or cold. With easy to find ingredients and simple tools, this is sure to become a family favorite!
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Squash is easy to grow in any garden. My Iowa garden is no exception. I always have a bumper crop of butternut squash every fall. So here’s my favorite Squash Soup. This recipe makes 3 quarts! Add croutons for a dash of flavor and crunch.
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“I don’t feel like reading anymore.” Those six words made me stop talking on the phone with Lila. Something was very wrong. Her back was hurting, her stomach was upset, and she was fatigued. Her appetite was gone.
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I just read that the sales of cereal have risen 214%.
That’s quite an increase! I get it. If you are exhausted, and need something to eat, and you don’t care to cook, a bowl of cereal can fit the bill!
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