Take a Pause for A Day in History

On May 8, 1945 the world embraced V-E Day (Victory in Europe) and while the Nazis had formally accepted defeat, the war itself was not yet over. Death and destruction continued to rage on in the East. And America turned all its attention to defeating Japan.

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No Dirty Dishes Day

Today is National No Dirty Dishes Day. Before we get into all the options of avoiding a sink of dirty dishes, I have one question. Who are these people? I’m sorry, but this looks like a whole lot more than just one meal. Just saying.

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No Ordinary Grilled Chicken Fajita Foil Packs

The beauty of Grilled Foil Packs is that you can prep the pack early to cook later. Having company? Make the Fajita and Tortilla Packs in the morning, clean up the mess. Once guests arrive, toss the foil packs on the grill. By the time the first batch of Margaritas are ready, dinner is served.

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Grilled Lemon with Salmon-Rice Foil Packs

There is a great importance in remembering the past. So often I hear “get over it, leave the past alone, don’t look back” and so forth. That has always bothered me. If we forget the past, we are bound to repeat mistakes. It’s one thing to wallow in the past and feel sorry for ourselves. It’s another to remember. And to honor the importance of that past.

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Clucking Little Foil Packs of Goodness

No sooner do we get home from a holiday vacation when I start dreaming of next year. My sister and I don’t get to see one another as much as we would like, so spending a few days with her on the Oregon Coast was very special. We are talking about doing it again, only this time renting a beach house or condo. So naturally, I’m thinking about simple meals I could whip up without having to pack up an entire gourmet kitchen.

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Guy’s Garlic Sausage and Asparagus Packages

Do you have picky eaters in your house? I think that’s a gimme – we all live with finicky people. Heck, we might even be that gotta have it a certain way or won’t touch that person.  While my guys are fairly open minded when it comes to food, Kiddo has a tendency to shy away from asparagus and Hubby thinks Artichokes are a vegetable from hell. If I’m working with artichokes, I either have to leave them out completely on his serving or use giant chunks that he can pick out. I adore both artichokes and asparagus. Believe it or not, I found a dish containing asparagus that Kiddo ate without complaint.

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