Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hodgepodge Heads Toward 200


Wow, the 100th edition of the Hodgepodge rocked the world so much that it collided with Hurricane Sandy, the election, and Joyce's travel plans. After a week off to catch her breath and get her electricity back, she's back to start us down the road toward 200. What better time for you to hop aboard and join us?! Just grab the questions, answer them on your blog, and then link up over at Joyce's blog.

1. What rule of life should never be broken?

The Golden Rule. So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12)

And similarly,

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.' (Matthew 22:37-39)

2. What's your favorite family recipe?

When I went to my blog archives to get this recipe, I noticed that I posted it in October 2008 and October 2010. Guess I'm a few weeks overdue for my every-other-year posting! As much as I love mocha (especially the season's peppermint mocha), I do love this version of spiced tea that came from one of my grandmothers. Don't even offer me the powdered stuff with Tang. This is so much better and makes the house smell wonderful!

SPICED TEA

1 tsp. whole cloves
1 1/2 inch stick cinnamon
3 quarts water
2 large tea bags
Juice of 3 oranges
Juice of 1 1/2 lemons
1 c. sugar

Place spices in a spice ball, add to water, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add tea bags, and steep. Heat juices and sugar and add to tea. Mix well and serve hot. Makes 3 quarts.

3. Is the media manipulative?

Does the sun rise in the east?!

4. Hubs and I saw Skyfall last weekend...are you a fan of the Bond films? If so, who's your favorite Bond?

I don't know that I've seen a Bond film since I was in high school in the late '70's. The one I remember most is The Spy Who Loved Me, both for the ending of the movie and the song. So I can't say I really have a preference.

5. What is one thing you hope people never say about you?

That my walk doesn't match my talk.

6. What's a nearby tourist attraction you'd like to see, but haven't gotten around to visiting?

Well, even though it's in Texas it's not exactly nearby--but I've never been to Big Bend.

7. Where's your favorite tree?

I love big old spreading oak trees that make lots of shade.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

A seat heater is a glorious thing.



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12 comments:

Cathy said...

My sister has a seat heater too. She just got it in her new car. I haven't asked if she likes it or not, but I'm sure she does.

Big old oak trees are wonderful!

Have a great day Linda.

Wayne W Smith said...

A very nice set of Hodgepodge answers. I too like the Golden rule. Have a great Thanksgiving!

retired not tired said...

yes the sun rises in the east so I guess the media manipulates.

April said...

I'm in complete agreement with you on #'s 1 and 5. Yes, seat heaters are fantastic, but sure wish someone would invent a hand and feet heater, too!

Joyce said...

I'm with you on the seat heater especially in the Northeast in winter. Mine is suddenly malfunctioning but my car needs tires soon so I figure I'll get it all sorted in one expensive swoop.

I love a spiced tea this time of year...will definitely try your recipe!

Jill said...

Your sarcastic answer to #3 made me laugh! I totally agree!

tammy doane said...

Love your answer to #1.

Kara said...

Big Bend looks beautiful! And #5, yes I'll definitely agree with that. As for #1, wonderful answer. So true and a great reminder (especially the second one). As for seat heaters, I agree completely! They are a wonderful invention! :)

Marla said...

I ove your answers to #3 and #5! Well, really all of them. Have a good week!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

While I am definitely NOT ready to trade in my car, I am tempted because I do love heated car seats!! They are a glorious thing!

I love your answer to #5.

And I love the spiced tea recipe. I'm not normally a fan of hot or of sweet drinks, but that just sounds good! Definitely going to have to try that.

J.Day said...

Seat heaters. Hmm. I would like to have those in my car for cold mornings!

Jhona O. said...

I'm going to try your spiced tea! It sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing that recipe!