Do You Make New Year Resolutions?


I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions.

I just kind of think it is a dumb idea. Haven’t made any since my freshman or sophomore year in college. First of all, when I did make them I never ever kept them for very long. So what’s the purpose?

“I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.” – Henry Moore

With the quote above in mind and with many, many years between college and now if I did make resolutions they would go something like this.

Today I want to:

Smile more

Be more polite

Laugh more

Compliment others more

Offer to help others more often

Be more optimistic

Be a better listener

Slow down

Look for the good in others more often

Be more positive

Be more humble

In other words, I will just try to do the best I can. Some times I will succeed. Some times I will fail. But that’s life. And life and I will both go on.

Happy New Year!
Featured Recipe    Mushroom Vermicelli

This is a perfect little recipe to jazz up your holiday leftovers. Whether you had pork, ham, chicken, or turkey this is a good “go with” recipe. It goes well with everything: beef, pork, fowl, fish. It is also a great side dish any time of year. Today I made it with a side of broccoli for a complete and filling meal.

If you are trying to save money try eating meatless at least once a week. You will save a lot of money doing that. This is a perfect meal for that.

It is a quick and easy recipe too so it is also good for busy week nights when you want something delicious on the table super fast.

It is also super inexpensive coming in at less than $1 per serving!!!!!!!

It also makes your house smell absolutely divine.

And you can eat it cold straight out of the fridge. For the uninitiated this is always important for us single folk, or for anyone who likes to raid the refrigerator at        3 a. m.

I am trying to remember where I got this recipe. The recipe card does not say. I thought maybe Rachael Ray or Martha Stewart. But an internet search did not bring anything up. So it is a mystery.

As a side dish it will serve 5-6 people. As a meal it will serve 3-4 people. The recipe can easily be doubled.

This is what you will need:

8 ounces Vermicelli pasta (or angel hair pasta or capellini)

4 tablespoons butter

1 can beef broth

4 ounces fresh mushrooms (can substitute canned drained)

1 tablespoon soy sauce

3-4 green onions chopped divided

Here is what you do:

Using a mushroom brush and/or damp paper towel clean and slice the mushrooms. Clean and slice the green onions too.

Break angel hair pasta into smaller pieces. I do some in thirds and some in half. You can make smaller or larger pieces if you want. I would not recommend leaving the pasta full length.

Over medium high heat melt the butter in the largest skillet you have.

Add the pasta…………….

………………….and lightly brown the pasta  in the butter. Toss the pasta frequently to keep it from burning. I use both a large spatula and/or tongs to do this.

Add beef broth and soy sauce and mix with the pasta.

Add the mushrooms and mix in well.

Bring the broth to a boil. Then lower the heat and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes or so.

Add most of green onions when noodles are done and mix in with the pasta.

Put on a plate and top with some of the reserved green onions.

Eat and enjoy!!!!

Bon Appetit!!!!


8 ounces angel hair pasta     $0.50

4 tablespoons butter            $0.25

1 can beef broth                  $0.50

4 ounces fresh mushrooms   $1.00

1 tablespoon soy sauce        $0.12

3-4 green onions chopped    $0.20

Total cost = $2.57
Cost per person for 3  = $0.86
Cost per person for 6 = $0.43

Quotes of the Day

New Years resolutions go in one year and out the other.    Anonymous

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year resolutions.   Anonymous

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