As soon as I can figure out how to do so, I will change the name of this blog from grassfed55 to grassfedjoe; this at the suggestion of my son-in-law who thinks the change will make the blog easier for readers to find and remember.
I finally got two days in a row off from work and have been sick the whole time. Damnit all.
I’ve got concerns about Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice. I would be thrilled if the whole saga turns out to be the ultimate feel-good story but I don’t expect that it will. He says he’s been clean and sober for two years and I hope that is true, but addicts often make such claims while panhandling. If he has been clean for two years why is he still homeless and working the sign? What this man needs is a mentor and some coaching to bring him back into society so that he can use his God-given gift. What he doesn’t need is all the publicity he’s been receiving for the past two days. Let’s keep him in our prayers and hope that he’s the one to beat the odds. At least one good thing has already come of this story: Williams was reunited with his 90-year-old mother in New York yesterday. See his mother and listen to The Voice a http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rPFvLUWkzs.
The “company casserole” recipe in the Detroit News sounded good to me: http://detnews.com/article/20110106/LIFESTYLE05/101060315/1463/LIFESTYLE05/Meals-that-HEAL. I’ll make it tonight – using grassfed beef, of course – and also substituting whole wheat noodles, low-fat sour cream/cottage cheese, and canola spread for the butter. Actually, I may not be able to make the last substitution when the time to do so actually arrives; I’ll see.