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Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Use the guide below to help you estimate some common serving sizes.

Food What one serving looks like
3 ounces of meat, poultry or fish a deck of playing cards
1/2 cup of fruit, veggies, pasta or rice half a baseball
1 ounce of cheese size of your thumb
1 cup of cereal size of your fist
1 slice of bread a cassette tape
1 cup of salad greens a baseball
1 medium fruit a baseball
1 cup serving of milk or yogurt size of your fist

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008


Let's feed the birds!

Pine Cone Feeders:
Mix equal parts peanut butter, cornmeal and birdseed in a bowl Roll pine cones in mix or spread it thickly onto pinecone petals. Tie yarn to top of pine cone and hang on tree branch.

Festive leis!
Using a needle and thread, string popcorn, dried fruit (like cranberries) and even Cheerios to make leis. Then loop them around a tree.
Gutter out orange halves filled with birdseed can be hung from trees.
Sprinkle some birdseed on the ground! Since some birds are ground feeders, they'll be able to eat, too.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


1 cup of good thoughts
1 cup of kind deeds
1 cup of consideration for others
3 cups of forgiveness
2 cups of well beaten faults

Mix these thoroughly, add tears of joy and sorrow and sympathy for others.
Fold in 4 cups of prayer and faith to lighten other ingredients and raise the texture to great heights of Christian living.
After pouring all this into your daily life, bake well with the heart of human kindness.
Serve with a smile.

Author unknown, this was printed in a cookbook put out by the women of the United Church of Canada, in Grand Bank, Newfoundland; my hometown. I have had the cookbook for over 30 years so I'm not even sure where the prayer came from.


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