I don’t know about you but I get tired of cooking and eating the same old, same old week after week. As much as I enjoy dining out, it isn’t always the best choice for my budget. I decided to get creative and check out a cookbook at the MCPL Liberty Branch this week and plan at least three different meals to make for next week. My main problem will be choosing a cookbook to check out. Did you know there are over 2,000 titles at the Liberty branch alone?
Do you love summer, but hate the really hot, really humid days? Perhaps you hate to sit around and wait for it to get cooler without having something to do. Here are some things you could try. If you really like to read, here are a couple of titles that might get your mind off of what's happening outside.
The blue lunch bag in the bottom right corner of the fridge is MIA. It is somewhere I'm sure!
It contained a delicious, lean Virginia ham, sharp cheddar cheese, crisp romaine lettuce, juicy red ripe on the vine tomato, and was slathered with veggie dip. A plump cluster of red grape to hold me over until dinner would have been my afternoon snack.
The police were summoned but a missing lunch report could not be filed until 48 hours after the initial disappearance.
Part II Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Lunch Gone?
Guess what I had for dinner last night? Crow, that's right, crow.
Upon arrival home after a long hard day of work, there to greet me was my precious blue insulated lunch bag. I learned a few things; it was my mind that was MIA not my lunch, my little lunch was not as safe in my bag because apparently it's not that insulated, my co-worker trusts me with her fast fancy car, I work with some very compassionate people that offered me everything from cardboard punch out food to frozen Lean Cuisine, and last not but least, I can stand to miss a few meals.
…the barbeque, that is! You may have your own tried and true [maybe even secret] recipe for barbeque. But, maybe you’re striving for p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n and in constant search of that one ingredient, technique, or flavoring that will get you noticed by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. If so, here’s a sampling of recent titles added to the MCPL catalog you might wish to place a hold on:
The term of the day today is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. This is the scientific term for “brain freeze,” that awful feeling in your head when you eat or drink something cold too quickly.
The cold treat Slurpee turns 44 this month. You can celebrate the Slurpee’s birthday with a free 7-11 ounce cup, courtesy of participating 7-11 stores on—drum roll please—July 11th. Remember to sip your Slurpee slowly so you can avoid sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia!
Sushi and You: A Teen's Guide to the World of Raw Fish
Sushi has its friends and its enemies. Most people either love it or hate it. Sushi is, however, everywhere.
I am always a proponent of trying new things. There is nothing wrong with expanding the mind. But, we must be careful. Trying new things, without knowledge of what you are doing, can cause problems. A good adventurer always does a little research before entering any new territory. As sushi comes from Japan, a teen who tries the fish for the first time might like to know a bit more about it. So, like it or not, here are the basics of sushi.
I can’t say that I enjoy gardening or any type of farming, except in the virtual world of Facebook’s Farmville. To be honest, I’ve even lost a few crops on Farmville. My idea of enjoying the summer bounty is going to my neighborhood Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning and selecting the fresh, homegrown fruits, and vegetables that hard-working local farmers offer throughout the growing season.
Annual Teen Ice Cream Social: A Place to Meet New Friends
With the newly decorated young adult area, the staff thought it would be fun to actually use this area for our teen programs. We had many teens show up to enjoy making (and eating) tasty ice cream treats and making new friends. We made banana splits and sundaes, giggling about the fun we had this summer. Many comments were made about how great the new teen area looks. Come check it out when you attend on of our upcoming teen programs this fall, including a game day on September 25th and pumpkin carving on October 26th.