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Nacho Nachos, OUR Nachos!

Something that helps keep relationships strong is sharing the same taste in food. Last night was my turn to fix dinner, so when Stacey texted me from Wegman’s wanting to know what my plan was for dinner, I immediately replied, “Either nachos or quesadillas.” (I had already asked her to pick up a bag of grated cheddar.)

After several texts back and forth, we had decided on nachos with onions, salsa, cheese, sour cream, and guacamole. I prefer to add chicken, but that’s what we had Wednesday night, and neither of us was in the mood for leftovers.

One of Staceys texts wanted to know about the sauce we had in the refrigerator door. She had typed “salsa,” but her over eager autocorrect stepped in and what I got was “What about the Saudi in the refrigerator? Hot?”

I ate dinner in fear of the NSA sending Homeland Security to burst in on us.

Oh, and the salsa? Wegman’s own brand of peach-mango salsa is om-nom-nom yummy good!

The only downside to the dinner? The oven heats up the kitchen to the point where it’s almost unbearable. Sorry, but no. We have no microwave, so nachos have to be done in the oven. Fortunately, it’s starting to be autumn, which will mean lower temperatures.
Which, in turn, will mean more baked goodies.

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Farewell, Dear Friends

We’ve been together on this journey for a few years now, but now it’s come time for a parting of the ways. I’ve always enjoyed your advice, your recipes, and your kitchen tips, and so I was understanding of the very few sponsored advertisements on your sites. Heck, I’m sure that even my own blog has a few targeted ads inserted by WordPress to pay for their free service.

But recently there has been an explosion of commercials on your site. So much so that they are starting to outweigh actual content, and that is something I can’t abide. I gave up my cable television when paying a monthly fee no longer guaranteed commercial-free content, and I’ll be damned if I put up with it on the Internet.

So I’ve deleted a lot of you from my bookmarks, and when I StumbleUpon new sites and have the opportunity to review them, I always add the disclaimer that they have far too many advertisements. And then I block them.

Look, I understand the desire to help pay your costs of maintaining your site; this blog and web site cost $10 a month to maintain, and $15 every 2 years for my domain name registration. But honestly, do you really think I’m going to change the brand of yeast I use just because Red Star pays you to say you use it in your recipes?

When I share a recipe, even if it’s one that specifies a specific brand of ingredient, I remove the brand and make the recipe generic. After all, I find Walmart’s house brand of raisins to be just as tasty as Sunmaid’s.

So while I’ve appreciated all of your advice in the past, putting up with your advertisements and commercials is just too high a price to pay.

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