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5:39 am on Monday January 10, 2011

Home Ec 101 Weekly Menu Plan and Shopping List Week 5

Heather says: Here we are, week 5 of winter vegetables. This week I cheated a little and reached into the frozen vegetables, just to make sure there was more green on our plates. The whites and yellows can get old pretty quickly. I was recently...
5:49 am on Saturday January 8, 2011

Retro Saturday: January 8, 2011

Heather says: I don’t know about the rest of you, but I can’t shake the feeling that 2011 – twenty-eleven (if I catch you saying two thousand eleven, I might have to whap you)- is the future. You know, the future we all thought would never get here...
5:47 am on Saturday January 8, 2011

#HomeChat Transcript for January 4, 2011

Heather says: Angela posted the first half of Tuesday’s #Homechat. Here’s the second half and you can see that things really got rolling. There are a lot of great ideas for quick dinners. Toward the end of the chat there are some excellent...
4:57 am on Thursday January 6, 2011

Resolutions for the Real World

Brian says: Yes, it’s that time of the year again. We dust off our treadmills, stock up on classic literature of the 20th century and swear to all that is holy that we’ll never drink again. Right… Look, there’s a lot to be said about taking the...
12:08 pm on Wednesday January 5, 2011

Cast Iron, Enameled Cast Iron, and Stainless Steel Oh My!

Dear Home Ec 101, If you were going to replace some of your cookware with cast iron or enameled cast iron, including a large dutch oven, would you purchase enameled cast iron, plain cast iron, or stainless steel? I do cook a lot of acidic foods, is...
4:22 am on Tuesday January 4, 2011

Turnips, Carrots, and Onions, a Winter Side Dish

Heather says: The poor neglected turnip is a great winter vegetable. You know people’s diets have become quite narrow when the cashier at the grocery store turns the turnip over, looks at it closely and then says, “What is this?” Broaden your...
4:53 am on Sunday January 2, 2011

Sunday, Set the Week Up Right

Heather Says: The following are goals may look a little familiar. In 2011 I will: Be more prepared Get more rest Embrace frugality Uh huh, sure I will. I mean those goals sounds nice on paper -or my computer monitor as it were- but how will they...
3:38 am on Saturday January 1, 2011

Site Admin Saturday, Announcing #homechat

Heather says: Have you ever wished you could just ask quick household questions, without having to search through the archives? Well now you’ve got a chance. I’m partnering with Angela England, Founder of Untrained Housewife to start a weekly...
5:56 am on Friday December 31, 2010

New Year’s Eve, The Retrospective

Heather says: Tonight we’re having a geek in, because that’s how we roll in the Solos house. What is that? Another couple is coming over with their laptops. There’ll be food and drinks, video games, and geek talk. At midnight I’m sure there’ll be a...
11:00 am on Wednesday December 29, 2010

Blissdom Conference Ticket Giveaway

Heather says: Have you heard of the Blissdom Conference? You haven’t? Well it’s a fantastic blogging conference held in Nashville, TN.  Blissdom 2011 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel and it’s two days of sessions, networking, and...
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