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No Spend Memorial Day and Ramblings

May 26th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

It's been awhile since I've posted, but life is always hectic! The work project that I am assigned to can be stressful since I have other duties other than that particular project.

But enough of that -- today is Memoorial Day - a time to remember those that have sacrificed for our country. My father-in-law is a WWII veteran and was in Japan after the nuclear bomb. His stories are fascinating. Hard to imagine melted concrete! Also, troops did not appear to take extra precautions against exposure to any residual radiation in the area. But FIL will be 88 this year so it couldn't have been bad. My father (from Europe) was in a partisan army fighting against the Nazis in northern Africa (he was 16 or so at the time) and I have seen photos of him in Eqypt with the pyramids.

FIL is coming over shortly for a BBQ. This will be a no spend day for us. I am trying to focus more on utilizing food in the cupboards and freezer and only going to the store for produce and milk. We will be having steak, salad, veggies, and a pasta side. For dessert we will be having blackberries from our garden and whip cream for topping. I will also make a upside down peach cake from the bounty of peaches from FIL's backyard. I plan to freeze extras for smoothies. Any other ideas for peaches would be appreciated. These are on the small side (tree is under 6' tall but loaded) and are clingstone not freestone (darn!).

I hope everyone has a nice relaxing day.