Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. This week's Hodgepodge is Volume 123. What's something you've done recently that was as easy as 1-2-3? 

I made 2 gallons of fresh brewed ice tea. So yummy, so easy, so worth it!
2. The Wednesday Hodgepodge also happens to fall on the first day of May...what is something you may do this month?

Start my garden. Plan on planting tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, and cucumbers.

3. The Englishman Horace Walpole is credited as saying, "The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think."  How do you see it?

I'm definitely both. I feel way more than I should at times. Then there are times where I laugh off things and let them roll off my back.

4. May is National Hamburger often do you eat a burger?  What are your must-haves when it comes to burgers?  I assume you vegetarians won't be celebrating so tell us what you'd like instead?

I eat them twice a month. I love mine with lots of cheese (blue, cheddar or american), LOTS and I meant LOTS of pickles, ketchup, mayo, and mustard. I like it with bacon on occasion but we like to make ours with pork roll (taylor ham to my non-jersey friends...and if you don't know what taylor ham or pork roll is you are living a sad sad existence) 

5. Pansies, petunias, geraniums, impatiens...of the four mentioned which is your favorite in a patio pot? Will there be pots on your patio this spring? (Or whenever spring comes to your part of the globe?)  Who does the gardening at your house?

I don't really do pots. My mother always did and well she did them all. We had  a big yard growing up so it was always full of flowers and veggies. I'm thinking of doing some herbs on my balcony though.

6. When did you last (literally or figuratively) shout "Mayday, Mayday!"
I'm pretty sure I've never shouted it. Maybe years ago in school reading a play or story or some such.

7. Say farewell to your April in ten words or less.

Thank God the A-Z challenge is over with. It kicked my behind. I was great during the week but Saturday's were too hard for me to post. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Ok not so random but if you see above my comment about pork roll and you've never tried seriously go out and try it. That is if you eat pork. While it is primarily a Jersey thing you can find it places like Pennsylvania. Most other states that carry it will call it Taylor Ham (which is a brand name). Taylor is the best Pork Roll in my opinion BTW. There are also websites that will sell and ship it to you. Anyway to make it is super easy. If it is not already sliced you slice it then gently make 2-3 cuts on the edge to keep if from curling up. Place in pan and fry. The typical way it is consumed in Jersey is on a hard roll with fried egg, cheese, salt pepper and ketchup. YUM YUM YUM!


  1. My hubs is a huge fan of Taylor Pork roll. I agree with you about the Saturday posting. I normally try to stay off the computer on the weekends. I might add a photo to Instagram or Facebook, but I don't blog on the weekends so that was hard for me too. I loved the A-Z though. Glad you played along here today!

  2. We need to get our garden in too! It has been mostly spring-like here (Texas) but at least once a week we have been getting a cold day, sometimes down to freezing.

  3. I'd never heard of pork roll or Taylor Ham. From the photo it kinds looked like Canadian Bacon, but with a little research I found out that's not at all true. We're going to be in the NYC area next month for our nephew's graduation. Maybe we should stop in New Jersey and get some to try? It looks, not incredibly healthy, and most breakfast meats are not, but tasty none the less.

    1. It is closer to spiced ham than it is to canadian bacon. The thickness is like canadian bacon. If you are in NYC area you should be about to get pork roll there. While it is mainly a Jersey thing you can still find it in the surrounding states. They may not call it pork roll though they may call it Taylor ham. Oh and no no it is not healthy at all. But yes it is very tasty.

  4. Hey there. Wow, May is almost over already, isn't it? I think I've had a productive month, got a lot of things organized for my summer at Odyssey, learned some really cool things about writing, and played around with some cool programming stuff. :)

    I love burgers, but I'm not sure I can average out how often I have them. Last time I had one was a week ago last Saturday, up visiting my sister and her family at the trailer campground. My brother-in-law loves to cook on the grill.