Eating bar food and watching football today! Barbecued and hot wings, pizza, potato skins, lil smokies in crescent roll wraps and goat cheese and sundried tomatoes on crackers with a drizzle of balsamic glaze. And maybe a vodka and tonic or two…
Kat at Mercury Colliding has provided another wonderful photo prompt for a very short story in 280 characters or less. I’m making a little bit of fun of the home delivery food boxes that give you EXACTLY enough for two or four people, with not a bite extra!
So, seriously, all this food came from Hello Apron and all you did was set it out?
Well, not exactly…
Can you believe that little bit on the board was all they sent? And I had to peel and chop and cook it. And buy all the rest! Never again…
I’m back from Canada, eh, and here’s just a quick overview of why I like cruising!
- Spent more than a week with hubby, my sis and brother in law living next door to each other (we live several states apart)
- Wonderful food choices made it easy to eat well and indulge just a little. And no planning, cooking or clean up…
- Only had to take Dramamine for a few days this time…
- Walked literally miles everyday (not to mention the stairs)
- Great entertainment all in one place. A show every night — great music, magic, acrobats and comedy, plus musicians in the common atrium areas…
- An incredibly small, efficient storage system for clothes and personal effects in your stateroom…
- A free upgrade to a stateroom on a higher floor with an obstructed ocean view (that means a lifeboat is partially in front of your window) but, hey, some people pay for that view!
- A special drink of the day and wine with dinner (not included in the price, but still)…
- Visiting six cities without packing up and changing hotels every few days…
- A towel animal on your bed each night — that’s a bulldog!
I’ll give you the flip side later!
I’m sorry I haven’t been around too much lately. I’ve got a new toy that I’ve been playing with and it’s been so much fun. NO, not THAT kind of toy, this kind😂
Yep, I bought an Instant Pot, like this one, on Amazon Prime day for the amazing price of $58.99 US dollars. If you’re not familiar with this new appliance for the kitchen, it’s mostly an electric pressure cooker that has a stainless steel inner pot that you can saute in, slow cook in, make yogurt, cook rice and even make cheesecake, my favorite. I only had to buy a 7 inch springform pan to make the cheesecake in and that was about $10 at Amazon.
So, you know I don’t really like to cook that much. But I’ve already made Italian Sausage and Tortellini soup, spaghetti, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, Tuscan chicken pasta and two cheesecakes in this thing.
Yes, you still have to chop the vegetables and saute the sausage or chicken before you add the other ingredients. But when it goes into the pot, you turn on pressure cook and it comes up to pressure and cooks for the time you set and you don’t have to stir or watch or do a thing. The macaroni and cheese literally cooked in four minutes —
Apparently you can get labels like the one pictured that I found on Facebook. Anything to make cooking more fun!
JP is our youngest grandson who turned five in September. He and his mom and dad lived with us while they were building their house a year ago. Though they’ve moved into their new house now, we still get to pick him up from preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays and spend the afternoon with him. Next year he’ll be in kindergarten all day. He’s so full of fun and remarkably wise for his years!
For Blogging A to Z, I’ll be sharing some of our many conversations over the last few years. I hope you enjoy.
My grandson loves to play restaurant and we have plastic dishes and cups and glasses and he has a pot and spoons to pretend cook with, sometimes even pterodactyl! But one evening when his mom and dad were over with him he decided that all the grown ups should sit around the table and he would take our orders and bring us our meals, just like all the restaurants he’s been to… maybe too many!
JP: And what would you like to eat, ma’am?
Me: I would like a cheeseburger, I think.
(He looks to Mom for confirmation and she whispers, “Cow.”)
JP: Papa, what would you like to eat?
Papa: I will have chicken.
JP: Can you share with Mom cause I only have one chicken?
Papa: Oh, sure, that’s fine.
(I didn’t realize at first, but it’s a carve your own dinner, because this is what we got, his Fischer Price farm animals. And he presented each meal with a flourish.)
JP: Well, good luck! What? (Hiding smiles, Mom whispers something in his ear.) Oh, I mean, enjoy!
I would not wish to return to a restaurant where they brought my food and said, “good luck,” LOL!