Gleek Retreat was truly a retreat…

I had so much fun I don’t know how or where to begin to tell you about this experience. Was it an informative conference? Yes. Did I meet a whole group of  kewl bloggers IRL that I would not have met otherwise? Yes. Was I inspired and motivated to give my little niche blog (the “shoemaker’s daughter” of all my other work in social media) more attention and TLC? Absolutely!

But the best part was the relaxation, the food, the drink, being surrounded by nature and how comfortable everyone felt just hanging out with one another…

The drive up and back with Courtney and Melissa? Hilarious…laughing ’till we cried.

Look for the convo on Twitter by following the hashtag #GleekRetreat and #GleekRetreat10. Here’s the conference info and here’s where we stayed. Thanks Stacey and JodiMichelle. I will proudly display the badge on my site and will be counting the days until next year.

What to do with leftovers?

Yikes! Where does the time go. I have been so busy with the holidays and giving parties that I have been remiss with my blog entries.

What has been on my mind is the subject of leftovers. How long will they last in the refrigerator? For example, it’s suggested that raw meatballs  stay in the fridge for only 3 days before cooking. Cooked meatballs (keftethes) can last five days or more and they can also be frozen. Freezing keeps food safe almost indefinitely. Meatballs can be kept frozen for 2 or 3 months according to the USDA. Once food is thawed in the refrigerator, it is even safe to refreeze it.

Food is scarce for so many people and food costs money. Please don’t throw food away! If you are not sure, the best bet is to freeze.