Camp Potatoes Hmmm Good

4 Potatoes, sliced
4 Onions, sliced
4 tb Butter or margarine
10 oz Cheddar cheese, sharp
Salt & pepper to taste

Grease a large square of heavy foil. Arrange sliced potatoes on foil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cover with sliced onions. Add chunks of butter or margarine. Wrap and seal foil. Cook over hot coals on a grill until done (30 or 40 minutes depending on fire). Open foil and add thin-sliced cheddar strips. Cover again and grill for a couple of minutes, until cheddar melts. Only thing left to do is to sit back and enjoy!

The War In Afghanistan

Now here is an article in today’s paper that I agree with, well part of it.  I think Harper did the right thing in saying what he did.  First off there is no way we can win this war for Afghanistan.  If they want a good country to live in they are going to have to get off their buts and do it their selves.  We and other countries have helped them to much as it is, and the more we do the less they will do. That is fact.  Anyone can see that if they take a minute to look.  Some say why it took so long for Harper to see things. That’s a real dumb question, as he wasn’t the one that put the troops there to begin with.  Takes time to make things right, so no way can folks get to blaming him.  So take a look at the article for what it is worth.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s candid statement that the Taliban cannot be defeated — and that responsibility for the war must instead be given to Afghans — was endorsed on Monday by John Manley, who chaired an authoritative 2008 investigation into Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.

But others are asking why the Canadian government has taken so long to admit that NATO’s military efforts are not working.  As I said what a dumb question I sure would like to see who is doing the asking.  My Opinion Only.

Home Made Bread

Home made bread saves money and is so much healthier for you. Using fresh ingredients will cost less than a store-bought loaf. The bread which results will be nutritious and tasty, with endless variety. Many people fear that making bread is a long and complicated process. Instead you will find it leisurely and relaxing, requiring attention for short periods of time throughout the process. Adding bread baking to your routine will reap health and benefits for years to come. Why not take control of your health by making your own bread? It costs much less and you know what ingredients are in it.
The practice of making bread has been around for six thousand years. Yet, many people feel intimidated at the prospect of making bread.
Baking bread does not have to be a fussy or time consuming thing. Anyone can fit bread making into their schedule. It really only needs a few minutes of attention here and there. As you get more comfortable with the process, you will find that your bread choices are limited only by your imagination.
Always make more bread than you think you will use. Bread is a very sociable commodity. There is always someone to share a loaf of fresh baked bread.

The Goose Story

Next fall when you see geese heading south for the winter flying along in a “V” formation, you might be interested in knowing what science has discovered about why they fly that way. It has been learned that as each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a “V” formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own. People who share common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier, because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.

When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the draft and resistance of trying to go it alone, and quickly gets into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front. If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those who are headed the same way we are going.

When the lead goose gets tired, he rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point. It pays to take turn doing hard jobs.

The geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. An encouraging word goes a long way.

Finally, when a goose gets sick, or is wounded by a gun shot and falls out, two geese fall out of formation and follow him until he is either able to fly or until he is dead, then they launch out on their own or with another formation to catch up with the group. If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other like that.

RRSP Won’t Make You Wealthy

RRSP deadline midnight tonight, and a lot of people aren’t investing in them anymore.

Hmm, seems I have been tellin’ folks that they aren’t the best thing one can invest in for years. Also seems that folks might be starting to think my way too.  My advice is to invest in yourself, pay off debts like your mortgage and credit cards. .  If you do have some extra cash keep a bit on hand for emergencies and invest in land. Forget the RRSP.  The only one that gets rich with them is the financial institutions not you.  My Opinion Only