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Shredded chicken for a crowd

My life has just changed. A friend was making a large batch of shredded chicken for some chicken salad sandwiches for a class trip or something- she quickly pulled massive chunks of cooked chicken off whole cooked chicken, dropped them in a bowl, and then had tiny, evenly shredded chicken in a minute by whirling […]

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Vintage Receipt for Popcorn Balls

Popcorn Balls Mix with 1 cup of molasses, 1 cup of sugar and cup of butter. Put in a kettle over the fire and boil until it spins a delicate thread. Use good popcorn, rejecting all unpopped kernals. When the syrup is cooked put the kettle on the back of the stove where the syrup […]

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Reading about books rather than reading the books

Who now reads the ancient writers? Who systematically reads the great writers, be they ancient or modern, whom the consent of ages has marked out as classics- typical, immortal, peculiar teachers of our race? Alas! the Paradise Lost is lost again to us beneath an inundation of graceful academic verse, sugary stanzas of ladylike prettiness, […]

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Just for Fun

Got this from an old school magazine.  I wouldn’t necessarily use it for ‘school’ but sometime when the kids are bored, or you’re on a road trip, or it’s too hot to go outside and you just want to lie around doing almost nothing.   Variety Work 1 Write three words that end in y […]

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PTSD: Therapy Post Update

I was looking up something else and happened to come across one of my older PTSD posts, and then that led to reading a couple others (and here and here).  It’s like reading somebody else’s writing, or reading something I wrote, but about a different person. Moving to the Philippines is probably not the best […]

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