A fine mess. I don’t know if you can also see the cake crumbs on the floor. And you can’t see the chocolate on my face an apron. This is the price one pays to be creative. After I found my mixer The other day, I decided to make a cake and decorate it. … More The downside of being #creative
Yes folks, it was in storage for two years, but I have located my mixer! Hubby bought it for me back when I was actively pursuing a hobby in cake decorating. I enjoy the artistic/creative side of cake decorating, but sadly, I like cake eating even more. I took several classes at Michael’s, you … More I went #shopping in my basement
Mr. Porter’s garden has been most successful this year; we have herds of eggplant, peppers and beans. I love eggplant parm as much as the next person, but all those tasty bread crumbs which usually accompany eggplant–well they have a lot of carbs. So I figured, I would wrap up the eggplant inside some lasagna (made … More Eggplant Lasagna
Daily Prompt: Are you being served? My sister Marge and I were in the booth in the diner, sitting opposite my father. My father ordered a Reuben sandwich, “lightly toasted.” The waitress returned minutes later to serve my father a burnt toast sandwich. “What is this?!” my father yelled. “I’m sorry, I didn’t make it,” … More Once upon a time in a diner
“A Quick Cup of Coffee” It was during the Great Dating Dry Spell of 1998. I had lost some weight, and other than the trainer at the gym who was twice my age and half my height, I was unable to meet anyone who wasn’t already married. I decided to try the Phone Dating Line. … More My top ten worst dates, starting with #1
It used to be a mill town; the old mills are now condos for the career professionals and unfortunately, the drug dealers. The locals can’t afford to live in those buildings. The church on the corner supplies free meals on Saturday nights. Local churches rotate the duties of cooking, serving meals, and cleaning up. My … More Date Night: Saturday at the “Soup Kitchen” or: Give a Man a Ravioli
Today’s DAILY PROMPT asks for the state of my year…How fitting as today is my birthday and birthdays do make us look up, look around, and look back. This year has been terrible. I DO try to count my blessings, but it’s been especially difficult. During January, my husband’s employer told him that he needs … More State of my year on my birthday
My son just finished his first year as a College Freshman. I won’t go into any details…. But the GOOD NEWS is, he started a new job yesterday! Woooo-hoooo! (is that a word?) Look at all the Yummies! (They also have SALADS…) He will be working at Panera Bread. I’m probably happier than he is … More Today I am Thankful for: my son’s new job!
What’s that smell?! I was just sitting here, minding my own business, and I noticed a terrible smell. To make matters worse, the smoke alarm started beeping. Loudly! Mom must be cooking again. I don’t know why she does the things she does. She puts something into a pan, and then goes into another room … More Oh no, Mom is cooking again!
I ate too much pumpkin pie last night. I woke up at 4 am with pain in my stomach. I did it again. I punished myself by overeating. Why am I craving pumpkin? Is there a nutrient in the pumpkin that I need? Or am I brainwashed by the pumpkin spice latte commercials? Is it … More Food is my frenemy
My husband and I volunteered at a soup kitchen with his church last Saturday. Mexican Chicken was on the menu. We were on the “cooking” team. I’m not much of a cook, but I did what I could. Usually, when I ask my friends if I can help with dinner, they tell me, “Sure, why don’t … More A Night at the Soup Kitchen