Tag Archives: cooking

The 04/22/13 Joy Jar

21 Apr

You know people lived before microwave ovens were invented. They ate real food and waited a long time for it to be done until they ate it. There are cook books which tell one how to cook EVERYTHING in a microwave including a turkey. All moi knows is whatever it is, you can heat it up quicker and eat sooner. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar is the microwave oven.

The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to minus 271.3*C – not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it.
Stephen Hawking

The New Age? It’s just the old age stuck in a microwave oven for fifteen seconds.
James Randi

I hate when the microwave decides to heat my plate, but not my food.


I like to accomplish things before the microwave beeps.

Brandi Issacs

It is ludicrous to read the microwave direction on the boxes of food you buy, as each one will have a disclaimer: “THIS WILL VARY WITH YOUR microwave.” Loosely translated, this means, “You’re on your own, Bernice.”

Erma Bombeck

My sense of humor is a turkey, and I pull it out of the oven and baste it in reality.
Tracy Morgan

The 04/09/13 Joy Jar

8 Apr

The calendar says Spring, but it is chilly in Seattle and with the kind of damp clammyness that goes through you. Nothing is better on a cold Winter day or for that matter, a cold Spring day than chicken soup. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is chicken soup.

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
H. L. Mencken

Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.
Ludwig van Beethoven

My greatest strength is common sense. I’m really a standard brand – like Campbell’s tomato soup or Baker’s chocolate.
Katharine Hepburn

A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
Abraham Maslow

Good manners: The noise you don’t make when you’re eating soup.
Bennett Cerf

I live on good soup, not on fine words.

Among hot beverages, we know of nothing better than leisurely sipping a bowl of steaming chicken soup


The 02/17/13 Joy Jar

16 Feb

Sometimes a simple dinner is all one really wants. A nice salad, a glass of wine, and of course, bread and butter. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is bread and butter which means bread that is buttered.

If you have extraordinary bread and extraordinary butter, it’s hard to beat bread and butter.
Jacques Pepin

Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”
James Beard

The need of the immaterial is the most deeply rooted of all needs. One must have bread; but before bread, one must have the ideal.”
Victor Hugo, The Memoirs of Victor Hugo

 Bread and butter, devoid of charm in the drawing room, is ambrosia eating under a tree.”
Elizabeth Russell (Mary Annette Russell, Countess von Arnim) (1866-1941) English novelist

Honest bread is very well, it’s butter that makes the temptation.                         Douglas William Jerrold

I wont quarrel with my bread and butter.                                                               Jonathan Swift

I like bread, and I like butter – but I like bread with butter best.”
Sarah Weiner