June 08, 2012

Fraggy Friday Follow

Mommy's Idea

It's Friday again.  You know what that means....it's time for Friday Fragments, the blog hop that gives us the chance to share the little nuggets from the week that weren't big enough to be posts on their own.  I hope you'll join in and post your own fragments, but even if you don't check out the other blogs participating....you'll find some great blogs and maybe a new friend that way.

What a gorgeous morning is going on outside my window!  It looks like summer has finally decided to make a come back after a cold, gloomy, rainy week.  So glad for it.  The gray days get to me after a while.  I need the sunshine.  I think I just might head out to check out some garage sales in just a little bit....like more stuff is what I need.  You never know what you might find, though.  I can promise one thing.....no more puppies!  One is plenty.

I love old books.  I love cookbooks.  (Actually, I love books in general, but that's not the point.)  Yesterday I picked up a 1940 cookbook at a tag sale called Ida Bailey Allen's Money Saving Cook Book.  I thought it might be interesting to see what the thinking was on economy  back in the day.  I haven't been disappointed.  It is interesting.  Some advice from the meat section:

Unusual Meats-All Money-Savers: Try these in rotation, one or two each week.  They will provide ten money-saving dinners before you start the round over again.

Liver-any kind may be used
Tripe-fresh or pickled
Lamb's tongues
Beef heart
Calves' hearts
Calf's head

Um....yeah.  Nothing says yummy like a big ol' plate of lamb tongue and calf head.


Sort of getting started on my summer job tomorrow....though I don't think I'm getting paid.  The summer camp I'm going to do some driving for has one staff member who's going to get his CDL to be able to drive the bus as well.  He is going to take the driving portion of the test and has to have a licensed driver with him. That's where I come in.  Should be an interesting afternoon.  He's taking the test at the company that trained me and that I drove for when I first started.  Wonder if anyone I know will be around?

Our son is having a rough time at work.  The dealership was taken over by new people and it seemed like things were going to get better, but then again.....  He was so excited about having having his best month ever thanks to a new commission scale, but they all got called in the other day and told that paychecks would be late because they don't have the money.  They are supposed to be paid by next Friday at the latest.  Fine (sort of), except that he had planned to take the family to Erie for a couple of days to enjoy the beach.  They were going to swing over to Cleveland to see the zoo, too.  He said something to his boss and they advanced him enough to go, but he says enough is enough and that he is done Tuesday.

There are three job offers waiting, I guess.  He doesn't want any of them permanently, but they will do for a little while.  See, he got a letter this week about a job he applied for last year as a waterways conservation officer.  I guess it's a for sure thing, but he doesn't know when the training starts.  The training is 40 weeks long and somewhere over in the eastern half of the state.  They will have to move, which is probably not a big deal because they'd have to move to wherever he'd be assigned anyway.

I hope it works out.  He's always loved water....creeks, lakes, the ocean....didn't matter.  I think it'd be a good fit and he'd finally be happy in a job.


And here's another fun Friday blog hop, the Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun (that's a mouth full!).  For this hop, participants are given four statements with some words left blank.  It's as simple as filling in the blanks.

This week's statements:

1.  When I______I______.

2.  I wish I was _________.

3.  If the world is my oyster then __________.

4.  My favorite meal of the day is _________ and the food I think would be my favorite to eat then would be ________.

My answers:

1.  When I am in the car alone I sing or talk to myself.

2.  I wish I was able to sing well enough to let others hear it.

3.  If the world is my oyster then there had better be a lot of pearls in it for me.

4.  My favorite meal of the day is supper and the food I think would be my favorite to eat then would be shrimp...any kind.

That's it for the Friday stuff.  Have a great day and if you need something to do this weekend stop back for Saturday Share tomorrow when I'll share links to some great things I've seen this week.


Lucy said...

I need sunshine too, I totally understand. Oh, I hope things work out for your son.

I sing in the car and I know that no one wants to hear it LOL

Love your answer to the Oyster statement, I kept thinking about Pearls too.

I love shrimp but it doesn't love me!

Have fun at your garage sales :)

Hilary said...

i can't sing either

Wayne W Smith said...

My dad used to eat liver when I was a kid. Whenever my mom cooked it for him, I couldn't even enter the house because of the smell of it. Just thinking about it make my stomach turn.

Brenda Youngerman said...

I hope everything works out for your son.... AND they say the economy is turning around ... lol

I sing and bop around in the car when I'm alone too!

Wendy S. said...

Uh, not my fave. choice of meats either...No wonder they're thrifty because no one else is buying them ;)
Sorry to hear about your son's job. Everything will work out perfectly in the perfect time, it just doesn't feel like it at the moment though, does it?

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

We're had a beautiful week, but we need rain!

I hope your son gets the "water" job! How exciting!

Arlene said...

Haha, I sing in the car too, a little too loudly sometimes, to the dismay of those driving too close! LOL!

And yes, shrimp, in any way, shape or form. Yum!

Have a great weekend!

Keetha Broyles said...

I read a lot of fiction set in WWII Scotland and England and they talk about cooking with those "cuts" of meat - - - "Sheep's head soup" comes to mind. It all seems weird to me, but I guess if it TASTES good. Besides, isn't all about what you're USED to?

Oh yah, and they eat tinned TONGUE on sandwiches all the time in that genre of tales. (or should I say tails! Ha I crack myself up.)

Stacy said...

Lucy...thanks for visiting and commenting. It sounds like we'd get along great as long as we don't eat shrimp. :)

Hilary...Don't you wish there was a pill we could take to "fix" it?

Wayne...I've eaten liver and a few other odd meats, but I don't like liver. My husband does, but I won't cook it. :P

Brenda...Thanks. He says it can take up to a year for the waterways stuff to go through and after talking to the dealership...he's going to stay there while he waits.

Wendy...Can't say that I've ever bought them, but due to having lived in a wildlife preserve I've eaten a lot of strange meats. Tongue, heart and liver are the only ones I've had off of that list, though.

Ellen...I would gladly send you some of ours.

Arlene...I'm getting a "hankerin" for a shrimp fest. LOL

Keetha...I never thought of the European connection, but the only time I ever ate tongue (in a sandwich) it was leftover from the picnic of the rich people my dad worked for and the man was English or Scot.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm not to crazy about those cuts of meat :( Sorry about your sons job. I keep hoping things get better yet I'm seeing little progress. Funny, I find myself talking to myself sometimes and I wonder if I'm going crazy. At least I listen! Me too....I would love to be a great singer. Hope your having a nice weekend.


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