HAPPY FRIDAY!

5 for Friday April 12

Friday greetings, friends!

How’s your week been?  Good here.  Solar Eclipse happened and it rolled right down my neck of the woods, so to speak, and it did get dark for 4 minutes.  Kinda freaky and cool all at the same time.

Great 5 for Friday today – Beginning with:

STEPHANIE’S CHIC ON THE CHEAP
I know one thing in the camp of Cheryl, I will never look at an overripe banana or potato peels the same.  They all still have value.  For Butterflies and for Me.  I have a wire coat hanger and I’m going to form a banana holder and hang it outside in one of my trees and watch the butterflies flutter around with glee.  Same the potato skins – for moi!
Hello, Yumm-O.  No doubt the potato skins are waaaayyyy better than chips outta the bag.  AND!  Banana skins in a pitcher of water for watering some of my outside plants.  Plants will thank me and grow like crazy thanks to Steph!  Ta-Dah!

I so laughed outloud at Steph’s share of what would literally be her regarding a $7 dress from Ross.  Me, knowing Steph for many years absolutely know this to be true!  I’m pretty sure she finds all the “deals” out there before any of us put our shopping shoes on.  HA!

Steph never disappoints with her cool, outside-the-box creative ideas.
Thanks, Steph!  Keep ’em coming, girl!

QUICK QUESTION
What is bravery to me?  Many things –but the first thing that pops in my head is — one who continues to put one foot in front of the other and keeps moving ahead regardless of circumstances happening in their immediate world at the moment.  You?

SOUTHPAW SUPER POWER
Is an intriguing list of the specialness of those born left-handed.  Totally makes sense, though.  My dad was a left-hander.  It always caught my attention when he wrote something on a piece of paper – how he positioned his hand to do so – and he did have very nice handwriting.  Are you a southpaw or someone in your family?

WALKING ON SUNSHINE SANDWICH
Is a total must-make just because.  It’s delicious + fresh + delicious!  We served it Spring and Summer at Hippie Cowboy to rave reviews and diehard fans.  Let me know what ya think.  I’d be shocked if you’re disappointed.

WE SAY THANKS AND HAT TIP
To all of you for sliding by today and hanging out with us + sharing + commenting.

READY?
SET?
HERE WE GO!

STEPHANIE’S
CHIC ON THE CHEAP

Hey Friends!

I am going to share with you today a few things you can do with old bananas and potato peels that you would normally just throw away.

Let’s start with bananas.  If you like to watch butterflies like me, recycle your overripe bananas by putting them in your garden.  Butterflies love them.

In PIC #1
A wire banana holder was made to hold a banana.  This would be easy to do with a coat hanger.  (You also need to put a few slits in the banana peel.)

You could also cover a plate in Saran wrap and lay the banana on top.  This makes clean-up and discarding the banana in the Saran wrap – in a few days – and throw it a way.

Another tip is to put banana peels in water overnight.  Water your plants with this.  It’s full of potassium and more.  Great for veggies, flowers and herbs.  This does not need to be refrigerated.  When the peels turn brown, discard them and add more peel!

PIC #2
For the perfect homemade potato chip save the skins of your peeled potatoes.

PIC #3
Mix in a bowl a little olive oil, salt, pepper and any other seasoning you prefer.

PIC #4
Then pop in the air fryer at 380* until crispy … about 4-5 minutes.  Leave in longer for a crispier chip.  Yummy!

I ALSO wanted to share something funny I saw on-line because it is literally ME.

ME:  No one will ever know I got this dress at Ross for $7.

STRANGER:  I LOVE YOUR DRESS.

ME:  Girl, I got it at Ross for seven dollars!

HAPPY FRIDAY!
GO BANANAS!

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Banana Holder
Homemade Potato Chip
Bowl a Little Olive Oil
5 for Friday April 12

QUICK QUESTION
WHAT DOES ‘BRAVERY’
MEAN TO YOU?

SOUTHPAW SUPER POWER

According to people who track/document these things —  One person in ten is a left-hander.  And every last one thinks he/she is sort of special which is probably true.

  • In 1890, the baseball diamond in Chicago was sited to protect the batters from the late afternoon sun.  In consequence, the pitcher faced west, and if he was left-handed, he was known as a southpaw.
  • Swimming also favors left-handers.  Neurologists have shown they adjust more readily to underwater vision.  Mark Spitz, who won 7 Olympic gold medals, is, as you might expect, left-handed.
  • It could be that the only case where left-handers are in the majority is among gorillas.  Their left arms outweigh their right, which may indicate a slight left-handed bias.  But that is only speculation.
  • In the early days we, as we know from cave drawings, there were plenty of right-handers, but there were plenty of left-handers, too.
  • Toll booths favor left-handers as change is thrown from the driver’s window into the basket.
  • Jimi Hendrix was neither rich nor important, but he became both by beating right-handers at their own game.  He re-strung his guitar so he could play it left-handed.
  • Those who do studies say – if both parents are left-handed 50% of the kids will be left-handed, too.  But if both parents are right-handed, only 2% will be left-handed.
  • The Incas thought that left-handedness was lucky.  One of their great chiefs was LLOQUE YUPANQUI, which means let-handed.
  • There are more left-handed boys than girls.  No one knows why.
  • Some experts claim they can spot a left-hander in infancy.  The whorl of their hair, it is said, will twist counterclockwise.
  • Virtually all pediatricians, it is said, will agree that if a child has a preference for the left hand it will show up by age 5.

~ Another great piece from my saved/collected emails

WALKING ON SUNSHINE
SANDWICH

This “recipe” isn’t a recipe – simply a list of ingredients to assemble a FANTASTIC sandwich.

HERE’S HOW WE ASSEMBLE:

    1. Thinly sliced cucumber slices, washed and peeled.
    2. Thinly sliced green apple slices, washed and peel on
    3. Prepared guacamole or thinly sliced fresh avocado
    4. Mayo
    5. White Balsamic Vinaigrette (I love GIRARD’S – found in salad dressing section at the grocery store)
    6. Shelled sunflower seeds
    7. Thinly sliced red onion
    8. Thinly sliced fresh tomato (think Roma tomatoes)
    9. Alfalfa sprouts
    10. Salt and Pepper to desired preference
    11. Hearty whole grain bread, cut in thick slices

PREPARE SANDWICHES
Place 2 slices of hearty whole grain bread on a plate or cutting board.
Mayo and guac both slices of bread.
Add all the thinly sliced veggies + tomato + alfalfa sprouts on one slice of bread.
Drizzle a little of White Balsamic Vinaigrette.

SERVE
With chips (think Stephanie’s potato peel chips fresh out of the air fryer) and/or fresh chunks of fruit.

~ Hippie Cowboy recipe box

ACT AS IF WHAT YOU DO MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
IT DOES.
~ WILLIAM JAMES ~

HAPPY WEEKEND!
CATCH YA MONDAY
SAME TIME
SAME PLACE

8 replies
  1. Carol says:

    I always feel guilty tossing banana peels – like I should be composting or something – and Steph’s tips are an antidote for that. Practical, easy, a feast for butterflies, nutrition for plants. Win win win! And potato peel chips – What a wonderful idea! Potato skins host a multitude of vitamins and minerals, all of which usually are wasted. But no more. Steph’s few ingredient recipe + an air fryer = instant healthy snack. Yay!

    My two favorite southpaws are my oldest brother and my middle niece. It was cute watching my brother teach our niece to tie her shoes 😉

    Thanks Daymaker. Ready for the weekend!!!

    • Cheryl Clarson says:

      Totally agree, Carol.

      Peels always make me feel guilty about tossing and now, thanks to Steph, we know there are options with delicious benefits – us + butterflies.

      I hadn’t thought about the southpaw tying of shoes. But I so remember now watching my dad. What a great observation.

      Thanks for your time + love.

      HAPPINESS

  2. Marty says:

    After reading Stephanie’s column today I went into action. With mash potatoes in mind for my next meal, I thought there’s no time like the present. I peeled one large baking potato and followed Stephanie’s potato peeling recipe for air fried potatoes chip. The chips turned out beautifully. My next fun will be a ripe banana for the butterflies. Now to Daymaker’s question, “WHAT DOES ‘BRAVERY’ MEAN TO YOU?” Bravery is a handicap person determined to push forward with their bucket list while maintaining a gracious spirit. That’s champion stuff.

    • Cheryl Clarson says:

      Hey Marty –

      Yay for your tried-and-true report on Steph’s idea of air fryer potato chips.

      LOVE your definition of Bravery to You. ABSOLUTELY that’s champion stuff!

      Grateful for your time + share + care.

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