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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Nov. 5, 2010 / 28 Mar-Cheshvan, 5771

Leftovers to feed 5,000

By Lori Borgman

Lori Borgman


http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Women are usually the ones who succumb to the lure of the big bulk stores, buying pump soap by the gross and canned tuna by the case, but this time a man has gone and done it. A male friend visited a big bulk store, bought industrial size cans of tomatoes and beans, drove home and made 15 gallons of chili.

He has a picture of it on his cell phone and is happy to show you. A big gleaming silver pot sitting on the stovetop.

"Where'd you get a pot that big?" I ask.

"Turkey fryer," he answers, with a look that says he thought I would have known that.

Does the guy have a large family that will eat 15 gallons of chili, you ask? He's married to a slender wife and they have one toddler boy and a baby girl.

Does his wife like chili? Hard to say, she's a little stunned right now and having trouble making sentences.

Does the toddler like chili? He did until Dad added two entire cans of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce and thereby gave the chili a four-alarm flame rating.

Is the fellow who made the 15 gallons of chili a hungry guy? If he was, he's not anymore.

It's really not a mystery. It is just a case of one more shopper falling prey to the enticement of the big bulk.

My sister-in-law shopped the big bulk stores when their two boys were at home and bought shampoo and conditioner in bottles so large you had to wear a back brace and use both arms to hoist them. Ditto for the big bulk mouthwash. Honestly, I don't think the boys could lift it; I think they sucked it out with a straw. The size of everyday toiletries my sister-in-law stocked was astounding, but I will say this: those boys had clean hair and fresh breath you could smell a block away.

Bulk stores make you crazy. They make you crazy by design because when you are crazy, it is easier to separate you from your money.

Why yes, I really do need a gallon jug of Hershey syrup and a 10-pound box of Ghirardelli brownie mix. "Throw four of them in the cart honey — we're saving money now!"

Bulk stores make you think big and buy big. And then you regret big. Take the crate size box of fresh spring mix lettuce leaves. It is the never ending salad, day after day after day, week after week. For six months those lettuce leaves refuse to wilt, discolor or go limp. You're at a loss as how to get rid of them. "Who would like some lettuce on their cereal this morning?"

You buy a small, sensible bag of lettuce leaves your family can eat at one meal and they turn brown between the grocery store and the refrigerator. This is the law of buying bulk: the more likely you are to get sick of the product you over bought, the longer is it likely to last.

The friend with the chili is still enjoying it. His wife is packaging it in containers to store in their upright freezer — which, coincidentally, they also sell at the big bulk store.


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