Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Good Grief, It's The Hodgepodge

Welcome to another edition of The Wednesday Hodgepodge. If you've answered today's questions add your link at the end of my post, then go say hi to your neighbor there. Here we go-

From this Side of the Pond
1. Did you watch any coverage of the 9/11 services on Monday? How do you feel on this day some 22 years after the events occurred? Share more if you want to share more. 

We did watch coverage of the services and remembrance ceremonies. It still is just so incredibly sad and listening to the names read aloud and family members speak of their losses still makes me cry. When I think of the firefighters, police, and emergency responders especially I want to weep at their courage and their sacrifice. 

I think the day should be marked and am glad we don't just lower the flag and carry on. I think it's a disgrace the President wasn't at any of the sites on Monday, but he struggles so much these days to speak coherently perhaps its best he wasn't present. 

2. September 13th is National Peanut you like peanuts? Your favorite dish that contains peanuts? 

I do like peanuts. My favorite dish made with peanuts is a Thai chicken curry. 

3. Something you're currently 'nuts' about? 

Surprising no one here...grandbabies of course. 

4. Your favorite Peanuts character? There are several quizzes online if you're curious...I took two and got the same character for both so I'm sure they're accurate lol. (Click here for the link)

I got Charlie Brown and based on the quiz description it mostly says I'm an ambivert which I do think is true (both introverted and extroverted depending on my mood or the situation). 'Gentle, lovable, determined, and hopeful'...I'd like to think I'm all of those things. 'You mean well and care about your friends' -for sure! When it comes to failure you 'stay optimistic, press on, and cheer for your friends to keep on going.' Pretty accurate for a ridiculous online quiz

5. Tell us about a job you worked 'for peanuts'

Well I was a camp counselor for several summers and the actual pay was peanuts. The rewards though, were pure gold. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Hubs and I went to a local small town apple festival over the weekend and yesterday I baked an apple pie. I followed a new recipe very carefully, even rechecking the instructions before putting it in the oven. Just as I was closing the door it I thought, 'hey I never put any sugar in the mix...was there sugar in the mix?'

Yes of course there was supposed to be sugar in the mix. I mean what's apple pie without sugar? So I went back and checked the ingredient list and there was indeed sugar mentioned, but adding it was nowhere in the recipe. I carefully peeled the top crust back, put most of the apples back in the bowl, added the sugar, and baked.  

Delish! Now bring on fall! 

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  1. Your pie looks great! I think I am an ambivert too. I like to be with my friends, and I am comfortable in social situations. I also need my alone time. I was a day camp counselor with the city on summer. It was a long day, but it was rewarding. I made enough money for a weeks' vacation.

  2. That is so silly that they forgot the sugar in the instructions! We are going to make an apple pie this weekend, I think. I'll try to remember the sugar! And we had the same answer about being a camp counselor for peanuts!

  3. I've always wanted to go to an apple festival! Next fall, I need to find one and book a room for a night or two and just do it!

  4. Yes, that is unfortunate that the President wasn't at any of the sites on September 11 but as you said, perhaps it's for the best. I'm sure we've all made something with a missing ingredient but fortunately, yours was a pretty easy fix!

  5. I agree, the president should have been there. I went with my grandson too. Nothing like being a grandparent. I like Charlie Brown. Him and Snoopy are the two I know the most. Your pie looks delicious. That is strange how it wasn't in the directions to mix it in. Yum! Have a great day and rest of the week.

  6. I was a camp counselor and I remember it being decent money. Though, that was also, like, 1998.

  7. Disgrace, absolutely. Right there with you; and that's all I'd better say. I believe I'm an ambivert, too -- yet my results say, "Marcie."
    That pie looks amazing ... good catch!

  8. I came up as Charlie Brown too...who knew!?! Your apple pie looks delicious! Grandkids are definitely worth feeling nuts about! Me too with my one!

  9. I loved your answers. That pie looks amazing. I went yesterday and picked some apples down at the farm owned by my son in laws family. I'm thinking I'll make something with them. I only picked a few.

  10. Couldn't agree with you more on how it was probably best the President wasn't there on any of the 9/11 sites. The apple pie looks so yummy.

  11. Hi Joyce,
    We just made Crab Apple Jelly, the apple season is well on its way in Wisconsin and it is a good apple year. :-)

  12. Yum! I love pie and always thinks of Gran when I make it.

  13. I like peanuts but I rarely think to cook with them; my favorite way to eat them is when they are part of a trail mix. I got Marcie; the classic introvert and I feel like that is mostly correct too. I can be an extrovert but I have to really psyche myself up for it.

  14. Your pie looks great and I'm sure it's better for the sugar lol.

  15. Your pie looks wonderful. Good for you figuring out a way to go ahead and fix it!

    I agree about the resident. It's pretty much of a toss-up these days whether it's more of a disgrace when he doesn't show up. or when he does.

    I took two of the quizzes; one said I was Marcie, and one Peppermint Patty.

  16. Your pie looks delicious! I've had peach pie on my mind lately. Hmmm... Thanks for another fun Hodgepodge, Joyce. My peanut dish is Kung Po Chicken. Yum!

  17. Excellent work "saving" that apple pie! It looks delicious!! I volunteered as a camp counselor a few summers when I was a teen so I was REALLY working for peanuts! Have a great week!

  18. Your apple pie story made me laugh ! I never baked and for once I tried an apple pie. It came out very well and I put it on the table to cool down during night. Next morning my apple pie had disappeared and crumps were all over the kitchen floor ! The culprit, my cat Arthur had eaten the cake during night, I didn't know that cats love apple pie, at least this one.

  19. Had a giggle about your almost sugar-less pie. My sister once chocolate pudding in a gumbo. She mixed up the pudding mix packet with the packet of gumbo seasoning. No bueno.

    Gimme all the peanuts!! I absolutely love them. And popcorn. And peanut butter.

    I felt terrible about 9-11 this year. My granddaughter's school asked the children to wear red, white and blue on Monday for Patriot's Day and then red and green and white for Mexican Independence Day today (Friday). I was thinking why are we having another holiday called Patriot's Day?? Didn't realize the date or the significance of the day until I woke up that morning. Terrible. I certainly will never forget the horror of that day, and the incredible loss of innocent lives but I didn't tie that day to Patriot's Day. I will now.

  20. The ommission of an ingredient in the recipe's directions -- I've had that happen to me, too. Kinda frustrating, but it looks like you made an excellent recovery!

    I took one of those quizzes too (Peanuts) and mine came out as Marcy. I might need to take it again, just to verify.