I really have to agree with the following. I found it on Stefmike.org
"Friendship is about how much time you devote to the other person. If you want to stay friends, you need to make the effort to do so. You need to keep in touch as much as possible, or else, you shouldn't have the right to complain about the lack in friendship. If you do your part and the other party does not respond, maybe it's time to move on from that friendship. "
I wanted to share a list of handy things from Real Simple and hopefully I will be able to update on a monthly basis.
Double Duty Pantry Items from Real Simple. Some of the original uses are funny.
First Usage: Preparing dough for pie crusts
Alternate Usage: Instant chopped nuts. Put a handful of nuts in a plastic bag and then run over them with the rolling pin.
First Usage: Keeping the doctor away
Alternate Usage: Tomato ripener. Mix tomatoes and apples together. The ethylene from the apple will make the tomato ripen faster.
First Usage: Showcasing that yummy caked you baked.
Alternate Usage: Serve appetizers. Stack a smaller cake stand on top of a larger one and wa la two surface areas for your h'or derves.
First Usage: Giving Martinis a Twist.
Alternate Usage: Guacamole Preserver. Squeeze a little lemon into the dim and give a stir. The lemon eliminates the browning when guacamole sits after a while.
We used this brand when making tasty Indian rice this past weekend. I recommend it.
I did end up using this recipe to cook the banana peppers. It was very good and spicy. It reminds me of a dish my mother makes. I am sure you can substitute ground turkey, beef or chicken if you don't care for Italian Sausages.
My knitting is coming along. I am now able to see my mistakes and begin to fix them myself and my speed has steadily improved. I hope at the end of August I can show my results.