Happy Valentine’s Day to you all. The weather is warming up in the Coachella Valley with day time temperatures in the mid-80’s. This was what we had been waiting for when it was in the low 30’s at night!
President Obama arrives in the valley today for 4 days so traffic on the west end of the valley will be a nightmare and no place to be. According to the news there will be lots of folks lining the travel route to catch a glimpse of the President and of course those who are protesting a variety of issues. A good place to be as far away from as possible!
TIP: A great tip for your Special Valentine! This is one of the easiest tips I think I have ever posted and doesn’t save space but sure saves time! The park was hosting a Pool Party and we were all to bring a dish to share. I happened to be at Costco and saw a vanilla cheesecake that I thought would be fun to make my own. I had some caramel which I heated and added at least 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt. I let that cool then poured over the top of the cheesecake then sprinkled it with lightly sea salted roasted almonds that I had chopped in the Salsa Maker
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Tip from Danise: Have been taking a free cooking class offered/sponsored by the federal govt. It’s always interesting to get new info/ideas &/or reinforce what one already sort of knows. As a result of something that I learned I went on to the internet. It concerned taking care of your knives and choosing good cutting boards. The site recommends a bamboo for fruits/veggies, and a plastic one for meats. Glass is very hard on knife blades. Also recommends oiling whatever wooden board you have, using food quality mineral oil. Great tips Danise. It is so important to use different boards for meat, fish and chicken than you do for fruit and veggies.
Product Sale: While supplies last. The following 3 items are on sale while supplies last for only $5.00 each.
Small spatula Regularly $6.00
Medium spatula Regularly $7.00
Truetap double hinged Corkscrew Regularly $7.00 https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=35&product_id=110
Please Note: The Utensils that have been on sale are gone. Thank you for your orders.
Great Places to Visit: Groom Cross. I wanted to add a note about another wonderful place to visit. If you are traveling east on I-40 through Texas, you should take time for a stop in Groom, TX. There is a giant cross that stands 193 feet high, and can be seen from 5 miles away on the Interstate. We have been there twice now. Besides the giant cross, you will find the stations of the cross, a tribute to aborted babies, a depiction of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and the last Supper. There is a very beautiful grotto, and an incredible gift shop on the site. There is also a theater where you can watch a short video that is very moving. It is well worth the time you will spend there. Thanks Jim & Sue. It looks like a wonderful place to visit. Here is a link to more information. http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/12568
That’s all for this time. Safe and happy travels everyone. We love hearing from you with your tips and ideas. Contact us at rvspacesavers.com.