Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Pasta fagioli and channeling my Grandma Irene.

I just made a hearty soup reminiscent of a batch that my Grandma would make for my travelling and hungry family. I do what she did. I use the freezer, fridge and cupboard clean out method. I happened to have been one of the few of my brothers and sisters who would enjoy this said batch of soup. There was one time when she announced it as Pasta Fagioli(Fazool). I can't even remember exactly what was in it exactly. And once I told her good it was, she would make different versions of the soup and it always had a new taste. I've always enjoyed cooking so I looked forward to seeing what she would come up with. And unlike my sibs., I was never afraid to try the soup of the day! So while making my healthy soup today, I felt so close to Grandma and my sibs. too. I wanted to get this memory out there for them. (And my parents too) Remember Campbell's slogan, "soup is good food." My Mom and Grandma's middle daughter often tells us that when she got Campbell's Chicken Noodle in a can, it was a real treat for them! No bones I suppose. :)

Monday, April 10, 2017

I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much | Stella Young

I certainly do not get angry if someone says that I am inspirational, but this woman did. I do see her point of view, but some people always seem to come across so harshly. Sadly, Stella died sometime within the last two years. RIP

Sunday, April 9, 2017

To witness a crime...

It was a typical Saturday. I was doing a small shopping trip to one of my favorite places as a child. Har Mar Mall. On the weekends it seems to pull in a lot of shoppers. We were in my van and just about to leave. And we saw a young family come out of Burlington and what appeared to be a security guard for the store approach a man, a woman carrying a baby and a young 7 or so aged little boy. The security guy told the man who was carrying a very large bag to stop! The man dropped the bag and started jogging to his car. The woman ran with the baby and little boy to another car and they both sped out of the parking lot. I am not sure what happened after that. We saw the security guy on his cell phone, most likely talking to Roseville police. I continue to feel so sorry for the two little sons. Can you imagine shoplifting with your parents and fleeing security and police as one of your earliest memories? Tragic and I'm glad I didn't witness anything worse!