Lots of music/art🎶🎶 on my late dad’s side of our family. One of my uncles – my dad’s brother – went to Hollywood during Hollywood’s Golden Years to paint the background scenery you saw in movies. My other uncle had his banjo, which he loved to play! His brother, my Uncle Al, was a professinal – led his own jazz band that played all over Worcester (pictured here, Uncle Al is on left holding conductor’s baton). They were not like the greats – Dizzie, Parker, Billie – they played white Dorsey, Harry James band stuff, but it was still wonderful! All the bands had their own girl singer. My Uncle Al once sidled up to me at a family reunion, and said, with a sly wink: “We called them ‘chirps,’ Rosalie.” At the dances, attended by hundreds, held in the Johnny Hines ballroom in Worcester – in dance halls all across America in the 1930s and ’40s – everyone wore beautiful gowns and tuxes. And the couples danced close!! It will happen again, America (our closeness)! Be patient!!
The full band
CHEF JOEY’S STAY-AT-HOME, FLATTEN-THE-CURVE, EASY-PEASY RECIPES♥️
From Chef Joey! A quickie recipe!
French Tuna Salad for lunch!
😊Rice – tuna – parsley – tomatoes and red onion with a Dijon vinaigrette!
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 gloves garlic (garlic butter perfect for this)
5 tbsp oil
1 to 2 tbsp cider vinegar
Mix the dressing together, add your other ingredients and serve!
So, trapped at home!! We need healthy snacks! Here is a quick recipe that’s healthy, quick and can be made in batches.
All you need is:
1 stick soft butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar ( I skip this part – I don’t like sweet)
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups instant oats
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Optional: add raisins or chocolate chips.
Mix the egg, sugar and butter until fluffy.
Add everything else – mix with your CLEAN hands for best results.
Get a sheet of parchment or Saran wrap and form a tube. Roll it and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Remove and …
When the cookies’ edges are brown, you are all set for soft cookies!
Remember: COVID-19 IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS, THERE IS NO VACCINE FOR IT … AND IT CAN BE DEADLY. Already Worcester hospitals are low on PPE … Waiting for the deluge … Please! Be responsible and compassionate! Practice: SOCIAL DISTANCING (6 feet between two people), HAND WASHING, STAYING AT HOME EXCEPT FOR WALKS, TRIPS TO DRUGSTORES, SUPERMARKETS … The credit unions/banks are closed – their ATM and drive-thru windows open. – R.T.