The shrinking of America

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If anyone deserves the “naughty award” this Christmas, it’s the food packers who are responsible for any culinary failures on my holiday table!

Has anyone else experienced the confusion surrounding old families recipes based on the size of cans and mixes since the 1930s when convenience packaging first appeared on the general store shelves.  My recipe for Norma’s Blueberry/Pineapple Cobbler is a good example of the corporate plot to destroy our beloved traditions.

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Thanksgiving: Is it lost in holiday shuffle?

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I spent the week taking down the ghosts and goblins and putting up the Thanksgiving pilgrim and Indian decorations (can I still say “Indian?”). Meanwhile television advertising began promoting Christmas cheer while I mentally began making my gift shopping list.

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Only in America–too much food!

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What a memorable food week.  It began with the funeral of one of my favorite cousins and ended with a family reunion today.  During that period, my favorite size six black shorts will no longer zip. Even if they would, they have become an inch shorter and the waist rolls over.  Mystery, huh?

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