Hello friends. I’m back for my weekly installment of my 101 in 1001 challenge. There isn’t too much going on, I’ve been crazy busy cleaning and prepping for Thanksgiving that I haven’t had much time for anything else. I should be back on track in no time! Here’s the latest updates:
#13 Keep a swear jar for 2 weeks. Every time I curse, I deposit$.25 and will donate the amount to a charity of my choosing (I’m thinking if I do this @ Christmas, I will buy toys for the ‘Toys for Tots’ program) – well, this has been the 2nd most interesting challenge so far (after the sarcasm challenge). I’ve been very creative in my terminology and so have my co-workers . At the end of the task, we raised a total of $30.25. I’m excited to go shopping for the Toys for Tots program. I lost track on how much I personally cursed (I’m guessing about half). Special thanks to Chrissy, Karen, Jen, Rebecca, and Dawn for participating as well. Maybe we’ll make a go of it next year!
#54 Try 10 new recipes – last week I tried Val’s Feel Better Soup. This week I went for something different. I remember we used to have dumplings, but for the life of me I can’t remember what they were pared with (I’m thinking bean soup and ham – ewwww), nor did I know how to make them. So I made chicken and dumplings from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. I used 1 can of chicken broth and water to cover the chicken for more flavor (I had never made it and Eddie said it sounded “too plain”) and it was surprisingly good. I seemed to like the dumplings the best (yes, I carb-overloaded) and Eddie enjoyed it (along with my renewed committment of cooking).