PROMO Transportation - Colorado Highway Road Storm Clouds - Chris Sorensen

Thoughts, Things, and Trivia by Jack – January 31, 2024

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Jack Johnson

All right, I am sure that some of you did not approve of the status and the consistency of the columns since the first cold snap. I was, and still am, contending with symptoms of edema, atrial fibrillation, and poor blood circulation in the feet. Worrying about health took away too much time for the preparation of a column. One must pick a timely and proper subject, do the research, perform an archive scan to avoid plagiarism, and compose a composition that stimulates the reader. I am recovering, and hopefully can avoid a repeat. 

PICT Jack Johnson

The community of Kit Carson would be extremely appreciative of your prayers and condolences. This past week, there several tragedies in the community that touched everyone. A con for residing in a rural environment - everyone is acquainted - however, the biggest pro for living in a rural environment is the camaraderie where everyone can and will provide the support for accepting what occurred and start the healing process. 

Super Bowl 2024 is two weeks away, and a suitable time for “fried pickles”, to accommodate your drink. I use a simple batter, with a consistency similar to thin pancake batter. This batter can be used for fried dill pickle chips, fried sweet pickle chips and fried green tomatoes slices. Recipe: Drain one jar of pickle chips, set aside. Batter: one large egg, one cup of all-purpose flour, one half to two thirds cup of chicken broth, salt and pepper to taste. Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until frothy. Heat oil to 350 degrees, dip chip into the batter and shake off excess, start frying, when brown on both sides, place on paper towels. Use ranch dressing or picante sauce for dipping.