Saturday, August 24, 2013

Two yard sale books, $1.00


I didn’t see anything at the dealers, but there was a yard sale about 2 blocks away and I found two books for $.50 each, The folklore of Maine, by Horace P. Beck, 1st ed., 1957, nice cover, perfect condition, but dull to read, and the 1998 hardcover of Taste of Home Annual Recipes. These recipes are very similar to what I already make, but they are useful for jogging the memory.  I think today I’ll make “Calico eggs,” which has peppers, onions and tomatoes.

Sausage Granola Squares Recipe

Also saw a very easy looking sausage dish, “Sausage granola squares.”  1/2 lb of bulk sausage, 3/4 cup of granola cereal with fruit and nuts, and 1 egg slightly beaten. Combine, put in 2 qt. baking dish, at 375 for 20 min.  It doesn’t say to lightly cook the sausage and drain first, but I would. 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 205 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 270 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.


Thursday, August 15, 2013

C.S. Lewis books

The speaker at Lakeside this week is Dr. Jerry Root, a C.S. Lewis scholar at Wheaton College. He is marvelous, speaking to packed hall, but quite a challenge. If it weren't for his stories and anecdotes, his talks on "pain," or "evil," would be a little too dense to follow on such a lovely day when one could walk down to the hotel lawn and watch sailboats.

So I went down to our new bookstore, "Fine Print" and bought two of his books. "The soul of C.S. Lewis; a mediative journey through twenty-six of his best-loved writings," written and edited by Wayne Martindale, Jerry Root, and Linda Washington, Tyndale House Publishers, 2010, and "The quotable Lewis, an encyclopedic selection of quotes from the complete published works of C.S. Lewis," Wayne Martindale and Jerry Root, editors. Tyndale House, 1990. Both books should suit my attention span. By reading these books, I think you have a plan for a university education.

From the Tyndale page: "Jerry Root, PhD, wrote both his MDiv thesis and PhD dissertation on C. S. Lewis. He is an associate professor at Wheaton College and a visiting professor at Biola University, teaching courses on Lewis at both schools. He has written several books and numerous articles on Lewis as well as lectured about him on fifty-four college and university campuses in seven different countries. He has been teaching college and university courses on Lewis since 1980."

Book details

Oh, and now I have a shopping bag that says Peace. Love. Books.