Friday, June 25, 2010

Another Goal Complete: Root Beer

Last weekend Aaron and I tried making a batch of root beer and ginger ale. Both were semi successful and semi failures. The root beer taste great but I let the yeast sit out too long before mixing it in. So, the root beer did not carbonate. The ginger ale carbonate up very nicely but it has a funny taste. I'm not he biggest fan of the recipe. It has a nice ginger taste, but the lemon added is over powering. I think next time I would reduce the lemon amount and only add the juice, not the entire lemon.

This coming weekend we are planning on making another batch of root beer. Hopefully we will have some to bring home while visiting family. Pictures will be posted soon.

Book Review: Lies the Goverment Told You: Myth, Power and Deception in American History by Judge Andrew Napolitano

This book is about the 17 top lies the government has passed onto the American people including that "all men are created equal", "its only a temporary program", and "I'm the government, and I'm here to help." He discusses how the men and women in government have warped the government to be self serving instead of selfless. He gives many real examples of how laws and authority have been abused and covered up.

I thought the book was eye opening. I always new there were problems with our government, but he did a wonderful job putting face to some of the issues. While I may not feel as strongly about some of the issues as he does, it does show you how some kind of government reform and accountability is necessary.

Overall i enjoyed the book, mostly. I did find the book a little hard to read at times, but that might have just been me.

Note: I was given a complimentary copy of the book to review. this review is my own opinion and I was in way compensated for a good review.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Recipe #24- peanut butter oatmeal cookies... with fiber

So, I had a box if All bran bran buds that I wanted to use up. After some searches, I came across a couple recipes. The first one I tried was this... Fibertastic Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.

The cookies turned out pretty good. They are a nice chewy oatmeal cookie.. not the flat gooey kind. The peanut butter is subtle and the all bran can not be tasted at all.

We will definitely make these again. They are a good and they contain very little refined sugar.