Thursday wrap-upπŸŒŽπŸ™β™₯️

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Rose’s Uncle Al led his own jazz band back when America had swing!πŸ‘—πŸ‘ πŸŽΆ

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!!
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The full band

– Rose


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CHEF JOEY’S STAY-AT-HOME, FLATTEN-THE-CURVE, EASY-PEASY RECIPESβ™₯️

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Chef Joey is staying safe in πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

From Chef Joey! A quickie recipe!

French Tuna Salad for lunch!

😊Rice – tuna – parsley – tomatoes and red onion with a Dijon vinaigrette!

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Tasty and healthy!

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Joey’s daughter, Gigi, helping to make dessert – oatmeal cookies. Recipe below …

😊Ingredients:

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!

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OATMEAL COOKIES

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 egg

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.

Directions:

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.

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Remove and …

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… cut the slices you want to cook at 350* – 12 to 15 mins, depending on your oven. …

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When the cookies’ edges are brown, you are all set for soft cookies!
Enjoy!

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Today, Rose made herself a farmer’s breakfast to stay healthy during the COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

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.

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