I bought a Pixel 3 phone because they were on sale now that the pixel 4 is out.  I wanted to try the camera everyone was going on about.  I haven’t swapped the sim card over from the Samsung yet but I may fiddle with that today.  Or not.  The camera app also has the low light/night setting but had to be updated to get it and dinner was over before I did that.

It has the “pure” android sans the overlays (skins) that other phones put on it.  Samsung has one that is actually a rather light touch so that isn’t a selling point but the timely updates are.  I did the upgrade to version 10 last night.  My samsungs are still stuck on ver. 9.



Stick Blender Mayo

I was wanting bacon egg sammiches for lunch and decided to try the stick blender mayo thing.I didn’t catch the ingredient list on the video but it looked like they had more in theirs than mine.  I just did an egg, pinch of salt, one clove of garlic, a squeeze of Dijon, a wee splash of lemon juice, and about 3/4 cup of canola oil.  Worked fine.  You will want to use a press or really mince the garlic finely if you use some.I made the mistake of using extra virgin olive oil for mayo once.  I found that the taste was too strong with the EVO.

Cookbook Featured Menu: Chili Mac and Cornbread

Yummy photo from JeffreyW

This menu tonight is from my Kids Night series. I loved chili-mac as a kid and it’s still one of those quick comfort foods I make when it needs to be easy and tasty. And Friday night’s it almost always needs to be quick and easy.  Even this cook is over being in the kitchen by then.

On the Board:

  1. Chili-Mac
  2. Corn Muffins
  3. Raw Vegetable Tray
  4. Apples*


  • 12 oz elbow macaroni (or try something fun like radiatori or farafalle shapes)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ onion, diced
  • ½ green pepper diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz can kidney beans
  • 1 tsp to 2 tbsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 qt. saucepan, skillet

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