Happy Easter everyone! This is the last world holiday for many months. Easter comes in two forms.  One is for the Christians who consider it the end of Lent and a holy day.  The other is simply a family holiday where everyone gets together and feast.  Although this year it is still difficult due to the pandemic.  However you do celebrate it, it should be an enjoyable day.  I saw on Matt Fraser on Facebook, his family making lasagna for the family get together.  If we can be together without becoming sick, it is a good day.  We all need to be reminded that holidays are to share and enjoy.  I did my baking today so I will be ready for tomorrow.  Easter is great for children.  The story of the Easter bunny is fun.  Hiding the eggs, little gifts, etc. are a nice treat for children.  I always gave my children small presents in an Easter basket with candy hid in obvious places.  They would joke about it when they were seven and eight.  It is a day to enjoy each other’s company and friendship.  If you are alone, watch movies that will cheer you tomorrow.  Whatever you do have a wonderful day.  In the Good Gus series I never added the Easter holiday.  The books are still a great gift online or through the website for tomorrow, the end of the school year or just for fun reading.  You can find them at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones.  I tried to return to the video readings with my former radio company, but COVID ended the business.  “Misplaced Trust” is also available online for your reading pleasure at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.


 What is for dinner is everyone’s question almost every day. As anyone who reads this blog knows, I like home cooked food all the time.  Yet, there are many families who order take away as a way of life.  What I don’t understand is how they can afford it.  It’s quite expensive.  There was a show on the Food Network entitled, “Semi Homemade with Sandra Lee.”  She showed families and the person doing the cooking how to make meals that were affordable, tasted good, and didn’t take much prep time.  If you were not a cook, her lessons were so simple that you could be. For example, rather than place an order for food, why not try looking in the frozen food section of the grocery. There are meals that can be prepared by baking a protein or possibly even microwaving it.  There is also ‘Near East Pilaf” which comes with all the ingredients and is easy to prepare.  Frozen vegetables can now be steamed so you could have a delightful meal with a little effort but not a great deal of expense.  There are even a variety of desserts you can make, particularly brownies, that only require a few ingredients, mixing by hand and then placing in a pan to bake in the oven. There are a few brands that actually taste good without a chemical aftertaste.  Trying to conserve during these difficult times should be a priority for many families.  In the Good Gus series all dinners were homemade.  The series is online at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” is also available online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Playster,  Scribd and Tolino.

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