Monica joins Eric to talk about wristband fitness monitors like FitBit and Jawbone. Monica has tried several of the monitors, and now has the FitBit wristband. We will keep updated with Monica on how her fitness routine progresses with her fitness monitor. One trick she found was if you are on an exercise bike, you can put the wristband on your ankle so it can track how much you pedal.
Eric's Valentine's Day Chocolate Cake has been a quandry for Eric as he wants to eat all the cake he has baked. There is only so much cake you can give to your neighbors.
Meatloaf failure happens, Eric has been experimenting with meatloaf, and the amount of binder. Monica talks about her meatloaf recipe, using a mirpoix to start the flavor base. Her secret is hard boiled eggs. We both concur that raw onion is too strong for meatloaf. One needs to cook it down a bit.
Eric has started to listening to America's Test Kitchen Radio podcast, which he likes, but says GardenFork is still more fun to watch.
Midlife career changes: If you are thinking about changing careers and going into the restaurant business, listen to Monica talk about how her husband has made the transisition to the chef world.
We talk about dogs and how they cope with the winter snow. Eric is going to try those rubber boots for dogs, so the pups paws don't get hurt by the salt on the sidewalk
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