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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

I received the November 2010 copy of Cook’s Illustrated and found two recipes that looked very appealing. One is pot roast (sounds like a recipe from the 60’s) and the other was spaghetti and meatballs. Meatballs seemed right up my alley so I was all in. The recipe is on the Cook’s Illustrated site, but …

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Fall has hit; a cool and rainy day is the perfect day for a nice bowl of green pork chile.  This recipe comes from Karen Ray at the Food Network; it was an award winner and I’ve found it to be my favorite. My absolute chile is the Sunset Magazine El Cid chili; but that is …

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Chapter 4: The Hundred DaysIn this chapter David M, Kennedy discusses the first 100 days of the Roosevelt administration. This time, marked by a special session of Congress, was the kick start of much of the New Deal. There are a couple of surprising things in this chapter for me. The hallmark of the New …

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I’ve finished the next two chapters of David M. Kennedy’s Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929 – 1945. The two chapters cover the end of the Hoover Administration and the lead up to FDR taking office. Chapter 3: The Ordeal of Herbert HooverHoover was elected because he was a problem solver; …

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