Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Desert Trail Column - May 6, 2020

Godwin Christian Fellowship’s Drive-in Church has a slightly different format due to the summer-like heat that is suddenly upon us. Church services will now begin at 10 a.m. and will last no longer than one hour. Pastor Max says to be sure to bring at least one bottle of water per person. Godwin Christian Fellowship is located at 6389 Godwin Road at Highway 62. For further information, contact Pastor Max Rossi at or 831-234-6848 or Brother Wally Currie at 760-449-8683.

 Karen’s Commentary:  I am a definite string cheese-a-holic, and consider myself pretty much of a connoisseur since I’ve purchased and taste-tested every brand in Stater Brothers Market and Walmart. I am a fan of the “dry” kind with less moisture, rather than the “wet” more-moisture kind. Because it would be good for me to lose a little weight (okay, a lot), I always buy the “light” string cheese. For most people it probably wouldn’t be a factor because they would eat string cheese only once in a great while. But for me, it’s a major factor because my almost-every-single-morning-of-the-year breakfast consists of string cheese and a banana. Yes, you read that right – cheese and a banana – Breakfast of Champions! So now for my expert opinion on the very best brand. For many years, it was Weight Watchers brand at Stator Brothers, but they have now stopped carrying that brand, and their own Stater Brothers brand is a very distant second choice. As for Walmart, they carry the absolutely best string cheese on the planet – Sargento. It comes out way ahead of all the other brands and is totally consistent in quality. And one more thing about Sargento, even their packaging is superior. If you’ve ever tried to open a single piece of string cheese, you know how difficult it can be, trying to get ahold of those two little pieces of plastic  so you can pull apart the covering – only to then have it tear crooked most of the time, causing even more frustration. Well, Sargento has that under control by simply crimping the edge of one of the two plastic “opener” pieces, making it so easy to pull them apart. And Sargento’s plastic packaging never tears crooked – I’m assuming that’s because it’s better quality. So now you know everything you ever wanted to know about string cheese but were afraid to ask!

 Handy Hint:  Become a pizza chef and a money saver at the same time! Buy pre-made pizza dough at the store, add tomato sauce from a jar, cheese, herbs and toppings for a total of about $4 per pizza.

Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.