…sometimes you don’t! I usually choose Almond Joy over Mounds!
It’s time for a nutty Hodgepodge. Thank you to Joyce From This Side of the Pond for the questions!
1. February 16th is National Almond day…are you a fan? If so what’s your favorite food item or recipe that contains almonds?
I am a fan of almonds and love the crunch and interest they add to a dish.
Favorite savory dish would be rice pilaf with butter sauteed raisins and slivered almonds.
On the sweet side of things Haagen Daz Vanilla Swiss Almond ice cream.
2. Something you are currently ‘nuts’ about?
I think I’ll always be ‘nuts’ about these two…
3. Something currently driving you ‘nuts’?
Okay…you asked and I’ll be truthful. It drives me nuts to see children in masks. Unmask our children! Stop the madness!
4. Something you recently bought for ‘peanuts’?
Greeting cards at the Dollar store, which by the way is not the dollar store anymore but the $1.25 store! They still do sell some of their cards at two for a dollar. It’s hard for me to purchase a $4.95 card that will probably get thrown in the trash after opened and read.
5. Share a favorite quote uttered by any U.S. President ( if you’re not an American, a quote made by the leader of your own country).
Since we used to celebrate Lincoln’s (12th of February) and Washington’s (22nd of February) with a day off for each of these birthdays way back when I was in school I found a quote I can stand behind from each of these Presidents.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
So my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.
The photo at the top of my post is a collage from the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. The statue of George Washington gets such great light reflection from the stained glass window during certain times of the day. I was happy to be able to capture it when we were there in May of 2011.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
On Valentine’s Day we received about 3 more inches of snow. The forecasters underestimated the amount by 2-1/2 inches, so it was a surprise to see the large fluffy flakes keep falling, and falling until we accumulated three or more inches.
Happy Day to all of you!