Consumers are continuing to face tremendous challenges in this, the second year of the coronavirus pandemic. I could probably write an article on 10 ways the pandemic affected people financially. I just hope it will end soon instead of continuing to drag on and on.
I used to watch the Food Network a lot. “Chopped,” a cooking contest show, is one of my favorites. I also enjoyed “Restaurant Impossible.” In addition, I liked “The Next Food Network Star” and “The Great Food Truck Race.”
Every year, I watch most of the Academy Award nominated movies and analyze them for ageism, sexism, and violence. I’ve done this for more than 10 years. I thought it would be a good idea to sign up for Amazon Prime to have access to more movies when I’m doing my reviews.
The Sweet Truth Act, passed by the New York City Council recently, requires warnings on prepackaged food and drinks that contain more than a day’s worth of added sugars – 50 grams – at chain restaurants. The law is the first of its kind in the nation.
For me, my holiday celebration ended early. My daughters came for a Christmas celebration in early December, Lisa from Madrid and Mona from Sacramento. We had such a great time; a fabulous Christmas dinner Dec. 4 and opening presents Dec. 5.
In the Seattle area, we mostly have rain storms. However, Saturday – Christmas Day – it started snowing. It snowed and stopped, snowed and stopped, and on and on. By Monday, we had a lot of snow. What do you need to be ready for a snow storm?
There’s nothing better than holiday leftovers: turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries, and more. However, you don’t want to get a foodborne illness by handling or storing some of the unusual holiday foods improperly. Here are tips to help you avoid problems:
Merry Christmas, if Christmas is a day you celebrate. I got very lucky and my daughters came to visit me for a Christmas celebration in early December. We had a Christmas dinner, featuring the family tradition of turkey with stuffing made from hamburger buns, on Dec. 3 and opened presents on Dec. 4.
Covid-19 certainly is having an impact on this holiday season: flights canceled, schools closed, and vacation plans changed. And, supply chain issues continuing. With the omicron variant so prevalent, people need to keep being careful. Wear a mask inside and social distance when you can.
About a third of American consumers will be returning holiday gifts this year. Hopefully, you kept your receipts and are able to take care of your returns right away. The Better Business Bureau offers these tips for your holiday returns: