Did you know that March is National Frozen Food Month? This month is set aside to raise awareness in consumers of the convenience, quality, and nutritional benefits of frozen foods. I was intrigued with the thought of cooking meals ahead. I went to the cookbooks at the Liberty Branch, and I found a new book called, The Everything Freezer Meals Cookbook by Candace Anderson.
We all like to hear that our favorite authors have new books coming out. We get on the library's waiting list, and enjoy the word that our copy of the requested title is ready. Wouldn't it be fun to get a message recommending a new author, just for us?
Alright, it's time for a confession - I adore Kenny Rogers. I have been crazy about him since I was in elementary school and he was on country radio, singing with Dolly. I will even admit that at one time I knew every word of "Islands in the Stream." I was in the third grade, and my friend and I spent more than one afternoon on the playground singing our hearts out.
Food fiction has a growing appeal for multi-tasking women who want a worthwhile literary escape while also gleaning culinary inspiration to answer the nightly question, "What’s for dinner?" Here are a few food fiction series that will have you drooling while you read.
My husband recently retired, and after sitting around the house for about 6 months, he decided he needed a hobby. I was both surprised and pleased when he chose to take up cooking. He jumped in with both feet! Before long, we had tons of lasagna, meatballs, meatloaf, grilled chicken, and jambalaya.
Visit the Mid-Continent Public Library Weston Branch on Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m., and prepare to be amazed. You've never experienced a "wild" time like this! Rep-Tails brings the zoo to you! This educational and exciting adventure features a hands-on introduction to some of earth's most unique creatures. Federally and state licensed, these animals are safe and enjoyable for everyone. If you have more questions, or would like to register for this great program, call the MCPL Weston Branch at 816-640-2874.
Join us Friday, March 4, at 2 p.m. for a screening of the Best Picture Academy Award winner for 1942, the legendary Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. As always, we'll supply the popcorn and drinks. So, come join us for this cinematic classic.