Sunday Salon for 10 September — 11 Comments

  1. It’s always hard to figure out those “loss leaders” at the grocery store1 I wonder if people still come in because of the ads the way they did when all info was in the printed newspaper.
    Have a good week.
    best, mae at

  2. I’m looking forward to my writing class that begins in October. I hope it will help me to make progress on my novel. I felt like I was doing so well earlier in the summer and now I am frozen.

    I have added Genius to my list of movies to look for when we return home. I missed that one, too. You are right; movie makers underestimate how much we readers love movies with bookish themes.

    We are still having shortages at home like we did during the pandemic. I don’t understand it, but I think part of it is staffing problems.

  3. We added Genius to our movie list after reading Jinjer’s post last week, but haven’t gotten to it yet. Sounds like a smart approach to getting back into walking after covid… I took it slow, too. We had some gloriously cool weather a week or so ago, then got right back into the heat and humidity – ugh!

  4. I’m jealous of your good walking weather! It’s 90-something with 66% humidity here. Yuck!

    I’m so glad you enjoyed Genius!!! I don’t know how I missed it when it was in theaters, either!

    I hear ya about supply issues at groceries. I placed an InstaCart delivery the other day and the guy had to text me about two or three items on my list that he couldn’t find and would these substitutions be ok?

    That is an interesting theory about running out of 5lb potato sacks! I’ll bet that was it.

  5. We used to go through potatoes like that when the kids were around, but not any more. Over all, we do a lot less cooking these days because we’re almost never home to have home-cooked meals together anymore!
    Genius sounds good!

  6. Stock issues for frozen foods are still pretty common here, right now it’s the brand of tempura chicken nuggets I like, which is annoying. Puff pastry and sausage rolls too, but potato gems (tater tots) are finally back 🙂
    I’m a big fan of smashed potatoes, my favourite shortcut is to microwave the potatoes for 8 mins or so, cut and smash them, brush them with garlic butter, Parmesan cheese and a sprinkling of Italian herbs, then bake (in the oven or air fryer) til golden and crunchy.

    Wishing you a great reading week.

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