Cooking, History Class, Life, Uncategorized, World War 2

Ration Books and Smart Shopping: Stretching U.S. Resources During WWII

2020 has done a great job of reminding me just how spoiled I am. (Maybe I should say "richly blessed with material goods." That sounds better.) I can't recall another time in my life when I wanted a staple item at the store (for instance, toilet paper) and was unable to find it. Those of… Continue reading Ration Books and Smart Shopping: Stretching U.S. Resources During WWII

Cooking, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

World War 2 History and SPAM® (The Meat, Not the Mail)

On my last run to Costco a few weeks ago, they had a whiteboard set up listing items that were out of stock. One of them was "SPAM," which got me thinking that this might be time to revisit an old post on the history of that iconic, tinned meat. I hope you find it… Continue reading World War 2 History and SPAM® (The Meat, Not the Mail)

Cooking, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

World War 2 History and SPAM® (The Meat, Not the Mail)

Image courtesy of Pixabay Growing up as a Minnesota girl, I visited many of the state's unique sites. I waded across the headwaters of the Mississippi, and travelled underground 3/4 mile into the Soudan iron mine. I saw the giant statue of Paul Bunyan in Brainerd, and visited sites from Laura Ingalls Wilder's journeys. I've… Continue reading World War 2 History and SPAM® (The Meat, Not the Mail)

Books, Cooking, History Class, Life, Uncategorized, World War I

Making Anzac Biscuits

I'm constantly learning from my children. Most of these lessons are about the precious nature of time or the futility of cleaning, but recently my eldest had the opportunity to teach Mom a bit about history, too. She received the Stuck Inside Creativity Book * as a gift on our recent Midwest travels. It was… Continue reading Making Anzac Biscuits