Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

The spirit of the season

It was so wonderful to be with family over the holidays. I caught myself several times beginning to give “helpful advice” and quickly zipped my lips. Of course the lip zipper didn’t work a few times, but I was better this year than in times past. This year I just enjoyed being with the people [...]

Christmas Dinner

I will cook Christmas dinner for my whole family this year. I’ll cook the mashed potatoes in one rice cooker, veggies in another, and I’ll keep the gravy warm in another. I may even make some fresh cranberry sauce too.

Getting what you need

I just got back from taking my mother to Indiana to visit her sister. I thought traveling with mom would be a pain. Imagine trying to get an elderly woman up those metal creaky stairs into a little airplane. It was just the opposite. We got to Dulles (Washington, DC)  airport and were met with [...]

How many rice cookers do you need?

None if you don’t cook. Seriously, I have a whole bunch of rice cookers. I haven’t counted lately. When I have people over for dinner, I want to spend time with my guests, not slave over a hot stove. I use my rice cookers to make my tasks easier. My brother and sister-in-law came over [...]