Archive for November, 2008
Just Out of the Oven

Just Out of the Oven

Posted 27 November 2008 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

Took more than an hour in the oven — looks good to me.  Anyone for dessert, before dinner?

Silly Recipe

Silly Recipe

Posted 26 November 2008 | By | Categories: Donna, Food | 1 Comment

I had an abundance of leeks from “the farm”, and we have this great cookbook by Molly Katzen –The Vegetable Dishes I can’t Live Without.  Did I *really* need a printed recipe to accomplish this appetizer?  Sliced leeks with a bit of olive oil, baked in a 275 degree oven for more than an hour.  [...]

Changing the Subject

Changing the Subject

Posted 22 November 2008 | By | Categories: Scenery | No Comments

I’m tired of looking at the thumb when I open “Today In…”

Yuck Alert

Yuck Alert

Posted 20 November 2008 | By | Categories: Durry | 4 Comments

BEWARE OF POWER TOOLS.

Hitchhiker Splint :=(

Hitchhiker Splint :=(

Posted 19 November 2008 | By | Categories: Durry | 6 Comments

The hospital techs refer to this as a “hitchhiker splint”.  In our four hours in the ER Monday night when we heard this term bantered about we invisioned one of those metal finger braces wrapped in a simple bandage.  But no.  A bad cut and a broken thumb is considered quite serious and deserves the [...]

Two-Two Today

Two-Two Today

Posted 18 November 2008 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Happy Birthday Bryce!   Love, Aunt Donna and Uncle Ray

Isn’t it a great country?

Isn’t it a great country?

Posted 07 November 2008 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Mr. Churros’s – Olvera Street, LA

Mr. Churros’s – Olvera Street, LA

Posted 07 November 2008 | By | Categories: Durry, Travels | No Comments

We’ve been back to Mr. Churro’s three times.  We read somewhere that these are the best — certainly better than the Costco version.   Lucky you….I am about at the end of the Parker/Jones trip to Chicago.  We’re about to board the Coast Starlight back up to Eugene.

View from the Top

View from the Top

Posted 07 November 2008 | By | Categories: Travels | No Comments

Our train was early into LA, so we had more than two hours to stroll around downtown.  So here is the Los Angeles City Hall — newly renovated.  It took three elevators to get to the 27th floor for these panorama photos of downtown LA.  I can’t take credit for the photos — I sent [...]

Keeping Chicago Colorful

Keeping Chicago Colorful

Posted 07 November 2008 | By | Categories: Travels, Uncategorized | No Comments

Chicago has the highest sales tax rate in the nation.  The highest at 10.25%.  Ouch.  The taxes help to keep the flowers planted.  The spring bulbs are being planted downtown.  The same bulbs are not beautifing the south side of town….a little political commentary.