Mild and sharp cheese – one is mild, and one’s not. Let’s find out the other differences between the two.
I’m in a book club.
I use the term “book club” loosely, as there are two of us – me and my favorite guy friend who lives across the country.
On and off for the past several years we’ve taken turns picking out a book each month. Sometimes, we discuss it in detail. Sometimes, it’s more of a, thank-God-that’s-over-with-let’s-just-move-on, kind of deal.
As another end of the year post, I thought it would be fun to reflect over the books we chose this year. Ian was kind enough to give me a write up and rating for each one which I’ll share here.
I’m splitting the year’s books up into two posts, as Ian has not yet finished December’s book. (Cough.)
Editor’s Note 12/28/17: Sentinel Butchery, mentioned at the bottom of this article, has since closed.
Happy Christmas Eve Eve! Are you having pot roast or roast beef this Christmas?
Probably pot roast. (Or turkey. Or ham. Or duck, a la A Christmas Story style.)
Both of our food items today are made from tough cuts of meat that are slow cooked until tender. Let’s break down the differences between pot roast and roast beef.
What does 2015 mean to you? When you look back on this year, what will you think of?
The Walking Dead, maybe? The year you went vegan?
Maybe you had a major life event, or you took up knitting, or you now regularly use a cool new word or phrase, like headdesking.
Here’s nine things that mean 2015 to me.
Once upon a time, I was a Santa’s helper at the mall.
Although initially slightly depressed I was taking a retail, seasonal job post-college it actually was a very rewarding experience I continued for a few years.
I gained customer service experience (applicable to so many work and life situations); I honed my skills for dealing with children; and I was able to master keeping calm under hectic, crazy conditions, like when there’s a 30 foot long line, and you have not one or two, but three or four or five crazy, crying children in front of you, and you have to get a decent picture with all of them looking and smiling at the same time.
Most of all, I learned how to step outside of my comfort zone, being so out there in the open. In Santa Land, there is no hiding behind a bookshelf or a clothing rack like at other stores in the mall. There is no ducking into your safe cubicle like in an office job. You are out there, front and center, for all to see.
The first year I started working at Santa Land was also the first year I started dating my now husband. We took a picture with Santa, thinking it was cute, and why not, since I worked there. And it’s just sort of continued every year since.
Do we people think we are nuts? Probably. Is anyone enjoying this other than our moms? Maybe not.
But here we are, in the open, stepping out of the comfort zone, out there for all to see, year after merry year.
French bread versus Italian bread!
Here’s a quick break down for you.
I won another competition! Maybe my losing streak is winding down!
French onion soup – it’s amazing, even for non-onion lovers. And English onion soup looks an awful lot like it.
Let’s check out the difference between French onion soup and English onion soup.
If you’ve never heard of Duchess potatoes, chances are you’ve seen them.
They’re basically mashed potatoes kicked up a notch, but let’s find out the other differences between mashed potatoes and Duchess potatoes.