Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wednesday Medley: Parchment Paper?

I am happy to be joining other bloggers for this weekly meet-up medley.

Thank you Terri for the fun questions each week.
Click Here to go to Terri's blog where you can find the other participants and read all about this national day.



Last Wednesday in June

National Parchment Day- Last Wednesday in June

I agree with Terri.  Who knew???
1.  Who knew there was a day to celebrate parchment paper?!  Do you ever use parchment when you bake or cook? Tell us about your favorite way to use it, please.
Oh yes, I don't know what I would do without these boxes of parchment in the pantry.  I use it anytime I bake meat and veggies.  I also line the AirFryer depending on what I'm cooking.  It is great for baking brownies, cookies, etc.  I even put a piece on the kitchen counter top for cooling goodies before putting away.
2.  When Terri thinks of parchment paper, she usually thinks about special writing or artist papers. She loves using specialty papers for creating cards or other art projects. Tell us about a creative way you have used parchment paper other than to bake with!

I used a lovely parchment stationary for sending invitations once.
3.  Terri used to be in the cake business and has piped many borders and roses and leaves and letters, etc., etc.  You can make a pastry bag from parchment paper!  Have you ever tried decorating a cake with a pastry bag and specialty tips?  Do you have a picture to share?  Don't be shy, now!
No.  Baking is not my thing and decorating a cake certainly isn't.  I'll let the Terri's of this world take care of that for me.
4.  Tell us about something you baked or cooked in the past week or so that turned out great, parchment or no parchment.  Will you share the recipe?
The only thing I've cooked this week was some chicken breasts Tuesday afternoon to top off our salad for dinner.  I cooked them in the AirFryer and they were cooked to perfection in no time.  No recipe required!
5.  The last Wednesday in June!!  How can that be? Has your June flown by or have you been able to enjoy each day and make it slow down for you?
We spent the first two weeks of the month in Indiana and if you would like to see some of what we did click HERE and HERE.
You will not only get to see some mighty pretty girls, but sights from a road trip to South Haven and scenes I took of a Japanese Garden and the St Joseph River.
Each day has been enjoyable because I choose to enjoy every single one.
6.  Tell us something about your week so far, if you will.
We woke up to NO A/C Tuesday morning but thankfully it was a minor issue and the house was cool again in short order.  No air conditioning this time of year in the south is life threatening.
Tuesday afternoon we attended the funeral of a friend who was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) four (4) months ago. Two weeks ago he was walking and talking albeit with some difficulty, and then he just gave up.  He was in hospice for one week before his death.  
His wife and I talked about the importance of the will to live and how without it, there is little medical science can do.  Dale is in heaven now and will not have to suffer through the long affects of this horrible disease.
Thursday, we will be joining three other long-time couple friends at the lovely home of the fourth couple of our group for the weekend.  We met last year for the first time in over 30 years and declared it must become an annual event.
I will have pictures and stories to share next week.


  1. I'm glad you had a nice time in Indiana. And as far as A.C. going out, i can't imagine summer in the South without it. And yet I think of how relatively recent an invention it is. I know that after the War, General Longstreet worked on the levees in N.O. in the bug-infested miserable heat to go home to more miserable heat, long before AC. Hard to imagine. I wonder if a lot of the houses had very high ceilings. I've never been to Louisiana, but imagine it to be extremely unlike NW Wisconsin in just about every way. (And i would love to visit)

  2. No A/C in the South is a scary thought! Glad it was a minor fix! I agree, once you give up the will to fight/live, nothing medical will help. Have a great Wednesday!

  3. So you know much I went on and on about my air fryer but I never thought about using parchment paper in it. I really will have to go out and get me some now! I use my air fryer nearly every day for some thing. Thanks for the tip! What in world did folks do before A/C? And they wore all of those long sleeved dresses with huge did they survive? It make one wonder doesn't it? Glad you go yours fixed in a jiffy!

  4. Losing AC here is also life-threatening when temps rise over 100! I'm glad you got that resolved. It's hard to believe that people worked those plantations in the days where they had nothing and wore so much clothing! I'm going to have to check out the air fryer - we saw an info ad about them and it looks easy, but another thing on the counter. I'm so sorry about your friend with ALS, but really, I had a friend whose husband suffered for over 5 years and it was horrendous. Another friend's husband went quickly with it. I'm glad you are having another meet-up next week with your old friends. Enjoy!

  5. Such a blessing to meet up with old friends! We have friends from Wisconsin who usually visit New Hampshire in the summer to see family. Hope we can meet up with them again this year. I'm glad you reminded me, as I need to email them and see if they're coming.

    ALS -- yes, a horrible disease. A younger friend of ours (early 50s) passed away from it just a year or two ago. God took her very quickly, too, and it's really for the best.

  6. I do love my parchment paper for baking cookies. I've never used it for any other cooking. I use wax paper to spread out on my counter to put cookies on after they have cooled. Yes, the will to live is a huge thing and I saw that lived out in my paternal Grandmother and she lived to be 94 years old.But, with a diagnosis such a Lou Gerhigs it would be tough to keep that will. Sounds like you and Dick just go from one fun thing to the other. Awesome!

  7. I am a 51 year old female that just found out I have Parkinson's about a year and half, but I have been having signs of it for years, tremors, depression, body weakness. ECT. I honestly don't think my doctor was reading the signs because of my gender and age. A few years ago I had my shoulder lock up on me and I was sent to a P.T since x-rays didn't show any physical damage. My shaking was getting worse and I began falling. Only when my speech became so bad that it brought concern to my dentist was Parkinson's even considered. He phoned my doctor with his concerns about my shaking and balance problems. By this time I was forgoing shots in the back of my neck for back and neck pain to which once again I was sent to a P.T (although x-rays showed no damage) I was told I had a few spurs which were most likely causing the pain. Here I was feeling like my whole body was falling apart and doctor could not find anything wrong, maybe in was all in my head? My doctor even seemed annoyed with me and things just kept progressing and I just kept it to myself, why bother going through testing and them finding nothing? Well, it was after my second P.T called my doctor about the weakness in my legs and arms, by this time I have developed a gait in my walk and I fell more frequently. Only then did my doctor send me to a specialist and it was found that I had Parkinson's, and that I have had it for awhile. I think because I was a woman that my signs and symptoms weren't taken seriously and therefor left untreated for so long,I was taking pramipexole dihydrochloride three times daily, I Was on carbidopa levodopa but only lasted 90 minutes then wore off.I found that none of the current medications worked effective for me.I got tired of using those medication so I decided to apply natural herbs formula that was prescribed to me by my second P.T, i purchase the herbal formula from totalcureherbsfoundation. com, There has been huge progression ever since I start the treatment plan which will last for 15 weeks usage.all the symptoms and sign has begin to disappear .


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