I’m assuming you’ve all seen the video of Bush ducking some thrown shoes. One word: Hilarious. Can’t believe that happened. Reminds me of the assissin in Austin Powers that throws shoes to kill people (and was that a James Bond character before that?).
I understand that is a big insult in the Middle Eastern world, but how did that come about?
In other news on this side of the world, the chickens made it through the night last night when it was about 30 below zero with the wind chill. I expected that I would see little chicken-cicles this morning but they were fine, and they each laid an egg too. I did turn the lamp on this morning though so the coop has to be around 30 now. I’m sure they are loving it…
My oldest one lost his first tooth. Very exciting times in our house tonight. Unfortunately he swallowed it so he had to make a note for the tooth fairy about the situation.
There’s been a lot of talk lately on this blog and others about food supplies and food shortages that may be coming up in the coming year. In fact, you should go over to see Sharon’s predictions for 2009. She was very accurate for this year (although past performance is no guarantee of future success) but it may give you some idea what to expect in this coming year. Anyway, I’ve been storing some flour (white, I know, but it’s the most used one) around our house (I try to keep about 35 pounds on hand) as well as some whole wheat flour in the freezer. What I really wanted to mention was my other method of storing calorie dense foods.
Pasta is a loss leader quite frequently in the supermarkets so each week when I go I buy 2 or 3 packages of whatever is on sale. (Along with a few for the food banks) This gives me the calories of bread, but stores without the same spoilage concerns. Also, it pairs well with a lot of vegetables, so by default it helps us eat the necessary food items like tomatoes, celery, onions, garlic and carrots. That means we’ll still be getting some decent nutrients whereas with bread we would mostly be eating butter with jam, if we end up eating nothing but pasta. It also fits really well in soup.
Anyway, that’s my idea.