My theory is if you can't go to Hawaii then bring Hawaii to you! Having an Hawaiian theme dinner night with your family ham joint broth friends is really fun an everyone will enjoy it.
A new ham in crockpot that is trying to get their first contact is just that, new. This is not a bad thing and contacts can be made most often by just changing frequencies to another repeater. SO to any new HAM operator the best advice is don't give up. Don't be shy. Keep trying and you will make that first QSO. Most HAM operators are very helpful and will give great advice to help improve your communications. As a new HAM don't be concerned that you don't know everything there is to know about using your radio, your antenna, feed lines, or the phonetic alphabet. Station operators that have been on the air for a while will be glad to help, if they can't help they will refer you to some one who can.
Limit red meat consumption. This is a hard one for our family. I grew up on a dairy farm and probably had red meat every day of my life until I was a teenager. However red meat is high in fat and eating too much of it cooking ham may have a negative effect on your health. Eat more fish and poultry instead.
Place on soft tortilla in a hot frying pan. Spread with tomato sauce or pizza sauce. Sprinkle grated cheese on top and other fillings like ham, bacon, peppers, onions and tomatoes. Place another tortilla on top and heat until cheese melts. Cut into pizza triangles.
Avoid sliced or packaged deli meats. Sliced, packaged deli meats are almost always loaded with salt and preservatives. You are much better off buying a turkey or christmas ham, cooking it, and then slicing and freezing the meat yourself.
Four out of five surveyed Americans feel the holidays are too materialistic (Center for a New American Dream), and that's probably true. I wholeheartedly embrace the Center's vision of developing an Alternative Gift Registry within your network of family and friends. Check out their website, and consider it, particularly in these difficult economic times.
I would recommend buying a scooter or moped to anyone who wants to save themselves time, money or just give them extra freedom without damaging the environment. Look into it for yourself and you will see all the benefits that I have. Whether you are a teenager, a young professional or anyone who wants to have a hobby at weekends, scooters and mopeds are perfect for you. Get one and see for yourself.