This is Spumgolion, a spaghetti dish passed down to me from my Mother. It’s my favorite.
Here’s the recipe:


1 – 1.5 lb. (0.5 kg ñ 0.7 kg) ground beef
1 small onion chopped
2-3 stalks celery, chopped
1 small can tomato sauce
1 small can who1e tomatoes
1 pkg. sloppy Joe mixture

Brown meat in skillet. Add chopped onion and celery. Cook for about five
minutes. Add tomatoes and sauce. Bring to boil, lower heat, and add sloppy Joe
mixture. Cook for about 15 minutes more. Serve over cooked spaghetti.

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Harold and Maude

Last night I finally saw the classic 1971 movie, “Harold and Maude.”
What a gem!
I enjoyed every minute of it.
5 stars out of 5.


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Recommended Movie – “The Founder”

Shari and I watched this movie last night, and we highly recommend it. 

It tells the true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

 We were particularly impressed with the McDonald brothers’ story of how they put together the first McDonald’s restaurant.   Very interesting.

I give this movie 5 out of 5 stars.




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Plastic Keurig Cups

I get a lot of static about my Keurig coffee brewer, because most of the Keurig cups are non-biodegradable.

(Okay! Okay!  I mostly use reusable K-cups.)

However, go to your grocery store and try to find milk in the traditional cardboard cartons.

More and more, we’re finding those cardboard cartons are being replaced by plastic ones.

In fact, we have to go out of the way to find the cardboard cartons of milk now.

So don’t give me crap about my using standard K-cups if you buy your milk in plastic cartons.

So there!

plastic milk cartons

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Recommended movie – “All the Way”


This movie is about Lyndon B. Johnson when he ascended to the presidency after the assassination of John F. Kennedy.


I recommend this movie mainly because of the incredible performance from Bryan Cranston, who plays LBJ, but it also captures the difficulty of the political machine.


At 132 minutes, it is a little bit too long but still worth watching.


I give it 5 stars out of 5.






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Hidden Figures

Watched “Hidden Figures” tonight.
What a magnificent movie!
5 stars out of 5.
Go see it.

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The Search for the perfect coffee machine

What I want is a good coffee maker that’s convenient and environmentally friendly.
After looking at espresso machines, Nespresso, and other exotic machines, I’ve reached a conclusion.
I’m not buying any of them.
I’m sticking with my 4-cup drip coffee maker and my Keurig.
The drip coffee maker is the least expensive and most environmentally friendly alternative. Also uses an unlimited variety of coffees.
The Keurig comes in handy when I need a cup of coffee right away. I also like the fact that it has no heating pad.
So there!


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