More Comfort Food: Grunkohl

More Comfort Food?

No Foolin’ !

Not just any comfort food, but a dish from across the Atlantic, a Germanic delight,

Easy to make, including the simple, magical use of the uber-healthy, leafy green, Kale,


Inspired by mention of the dish on Twitter, I knew I had to try it. Been looking for ways to eat more leafy greens, the fuse was already lit…

I found a recipe on the web (there are many; I used All Recipes),

Then I modified it for the ingredients I had on-hand: swapped the potatoes for rice, the sausage for beef hotdog and voila!,


Straight Comfort: Ramen

Ramen fits the bill on many an occasion, versatile, yummy for sure.

As a stir-fry, soup, or garnish, it’s an inexpensive, go-to item for everyone’s pantry*.

Also, there’s so much variety in Ramen: Japanese, Chinese, Korean, all good.

Ramen provides a terrific base for left-over vegetables of all kinds. Chop them up fine, toss them in the pot, and let them simmer…before you know it,

Chow Time…!

My mother-in-law gave me a few versions of a Korean brand a while back; I’m still going through them and they are spicy / tasty.

Suffering through a flu just now, and the noodles are saving me.

True Comfort Food!

Feed the People: Last Entry 2021

Here’s how it ended up,

42nd Annual DeAnza Lions Club Thanksgiving Food Drive 2021:

7 stops,

220 families,

460 boxes of food,

maybe 900 (plus) people served,

about 30 Lions and Friends/Family of Lions, much GOOD…

#WeServe #LionsClubs

Boxes stage for packing
Food Boxes loaded for deliveries
Last Delivery, Watsonville
Baby Strollers Turned Shopping Carts
Strollers Lined Up For Pick Up

Feed The People: Part Three

It’s all been gathered. It’s all been done.

About 30 volunteers. About 300 miles in loops shuttling food to sort center and cold storage.

Now it’s time to execute.

Now it’s time to feed the people.

Turkeys reign supreme in the freezer truck
Ready for final load
Left over, won’t go to waste
Two of many that have given of time and talent

Feed the People, Part One

42 years and counting, the Cupertino DeAnza Lions Club have made this effort,

Gathering food to provide Thanksgiving Dinner for families in need, those who might not otherwise be able to celebrate this holiday.

And so it begins again, 3 days, 30 plus volunteers and countless donors, to bring it together…

Boxes purchased
The Odd Fellows provide the sort center

For 340 boxes? These tape guns just won’t do.

Boxes delivered, ready for the prep: 340 boxes of food, 170 families, maybe about 700 people benefiting … GOOD.

Tasty Weekend Treat

A little more time on the weekend,

A little more time to make something tasty,

A little more time to give a little more thought, a little more consideration of what’s possible,

Give yourself a little time to pause,

a little time to create,

A little to enjoy,

An example? Give yourself permission to do something good, make something good,

This this this…