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This is a huge step for me and I am already having some trouble getting things going on the new site. Remember, I’m old and this newfangled interweb stuff is hard on us ancient types. If you have advice for me on the changeover, PLEASE feel free to tell me what to do!
I had to go back to the doctor yesterday. She was not terribly happy with me. Apparently when she told me I had to stay in bed and rest as much as possible she meant not trying to do things around the house. Or on the computer. Now both lungs are “heavily involved” in this pneumonia thing.
I shared this recipe back in March and I realized I haven’t made these cookies since then. It’s definitely time!
When I was a kid there were still honest-to-goodness malt shoppes in our town. The people behind the counter wore caps, usually made of paper, and you could order pop (soda), root beer floats, ice cream, milkshakes, and my favorite a chocolate malted. I miss those old shoppes and so I decided to bring them back with Bam’s Malt Shoppe Cookies.
While I’m still so sick I decided to spend some time reading the wonderful blogs I follow. I came across this recipe and you can bet I’m going to make this as soon as I’m on my feet! Thank you, Katie, for this!
When I wrote about my family’s seeming propensity for violence in the first of my In an Irish Family posts I was a little concerned. I didn’t want people to think that my family is overly aggressive as a first resort. We’re really nice folks. Really. Of course there are more than a few occasions when someone has used forcefulness to make a point. And that brings me to my Aunt Margaret and the Charlotte Russe.
At least a couple of times a year I get a serious bronchitis infection or pneumonia. Having a weakened immune system is no fun. I’ve been telling myself for weeks that I wasn’t really getting sick again but apparently you can’t talk yourself out of pneumonia. Because it’s possible to have this illness without even realizing it I thought you might like to know a bit more about it. And explain why I may not be around much for a few days.
I know that for many bloggers passing 100 followers is something that came within days of starting their blogs. But for me it’s a big accomplishment. I want to thank each and every one of you who made the choice to follow The Comfortable Coop. I hope you find things that are useful, amusing, or thought-provoking here. And please feel free to make suggestions to help me make The Comfortable Coop more useful!
We don’t “do” Halloween at our house. It’s not that I object to kids dressing up and getting candy. I loved Halloween as a kid and I love dressing my kids up when they were young. The reason we don’t do the holiday at my house is because we live in a rural area. All the kids go to the village to trick or treat. If they did it here they’d make it to 3 house then trick or treating hours would end. So…keeping in mind that I haven’t really done anything for Halloween in almost 20 years, here is my Halloween disaster!
There are quite a few versions of stuffed French bread floating around the internet and it looked pretty good. I had planned to make it some time ago but it just kind of slipped through the cracks of my recipe file. I used a lot of cheese so I dubbed my version Cheeseburger Stuffed French Bread. I like that it’s inexpensive and you can sneak whatever vegetables you want into the recipe. Plus you can double the recipe for a family to make dinner + a freezer meal!
If you grew up in an Irish family you’ve definitely heard your parents and other adult relatives shout “Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!” You usually heard it when you’d been caught doing something that the adult relative found less than intelligent. Now you might think said adults were taking the Lord’s name in vain but that isn’t accurate. The Big Three, as we called them, were being brought in as witnesses for the prosecution. They weren’t needed. The adult(s) had already judged you and found you guilty.