*mixture, hodgepodge; favorite of crosswordists (is there such a word?) everywhere, the Italian word for oil (and incidentally, post number 1, 120!)
If you are not a member of S*m's Club or C*stco, this part may not interest you. They have the very best pre-cooked rotisserie chickens ever, and the cost is probably lower than you'd pay for an un-cooked whole chicken at the market! I bought one Monday and we had it for dinner, along with baked sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and left-over green beans. Perfectly seasoned and served warm or cold, they are an easy solution to a busy woman's meal plans. I didn't work today, but I wanted something good for dinner without too much trouble on my part and this fit the bill! There was enough for a container of left-over chicken, with which I will make chicken salad. I fed 2 cats a plateful each (they seldom eat people food, but love fowl) and at the moment I am boiling the carcass to make stock, and tomorrow, after removing the fat, I will toss in some vegetables and rice and the soup pot will toil and trouble for another dinner. Where else could you get 2 meals, chicken salad and a pot of soup for under $5???
Speaking of oil, some years ago, after using solid shortenings (such as Cr*sco) became verboten, I switched to olive oil for almost all cooking needs. It was light, tasty and supposedly good for your innards. Now, I'm not so sure. I've developed an allergy to it - or maybe just some sensitivity - but anything I eat with olive oil sliiiiiides right through me. That's probably TMI. I've now changed to safflower oil and so far I have no problem with that. Do you have a favorite cooking oil that I could try?
Do all your light bulbs seem to burn out at the same time? In the past three weeks or so, we have had 6 fluorescent tubes and at least 4 incandescent bulbs burn out within days of each other. Today I was attempting to replace the outside light by the small garage door. The fixture is old, and as I loosened the glass cover by twisting the screw which holds it in place, the glass cover came loose and I thought the screw was still in place. After changing to one of the new, long-lasting bulbs, I washed the glass cover. When I went back out side to install it, I discovered the screw was missing and it was nowhere to be found. I went over the concrete pad below it with a fine-tooth comb and it had just simply disappeared. I have a large container of screws and nails, but (of course) nothing I had could be used for that cover. I will have to go to a hardware store and attempt to locate something usable - or have the rusty fixture replaced. It's over 35 years old, so I suppose it wouldn't hurt.....lol....especially since it was nothing to brag about 35 years ago - and certainly isn't now!