Thursday, May 03, 2012

So Close

We had fairly good culinary selections today. Chef Rick whipped up some Honey Nut Cheerios with blueberries and bananas. A glass of orange juice and a handfull of vitamins.
For lunch we had a nice can of beef and barley soup with wheat crackers, and sun-brewed ice tea. Tonight I hopped in the truck and went to the nearest Chinese restaurant and got moo goo gui pan, Chinese vegetables, hot and sour soup with spring rolls.
The owner knows us so she always throws in a few extra fortune cookies and fried bananas.
So, we survived the first day of me in the kitchen. I'm fairly certain it will wear think quickly because Jilda is an excellent cook and we're used to eating well.
She was reading my blog this evening, as I dipped out the soup and noticed that I now have 398 followers.
Wow. I'm so close to 400 that I can smell the barn. In the spirit of landmarks, I will give the 400th, follower a trip to Paris with $25,000 in mad money to blow on French wine and some funny hats.
OK, I'm lying about the trip and the cash, but I will give follower 400 a copy of my book. If you happen to by #400, please leave a comment so I'll know who to send it to. You can email me you're mailing address to
I hope you all have a remarkable Friday and the best weekend of your lives. Be sure and look for the big full moon on May 5th (which just happens to be our 38th wedding anniversary.


  1. I wish I could be #?, but I am already there!

    Your menu sounds like ours.

  2. One of my favorite dinners is Wasa sesame flatbread, some nice sharp cheddar cheese and sweet tea. Or a pb& j. We love to cook but rarely are all home and try to use the grill when it is warm in MO.
    I was 398 so I feel pretty special.

  3. Sounds like you are the great cook I thought you'd be :) keep the faith! And congrats, you are doing great! Happy Friday

  4. Well you just keep getting more famous there you Southern charmer! I remember when you were looking to break into a previous decade! I'm sure Jilda will be grateful for all meals served by you, though you might get weary of your own cooking.
    Hope y'all have a restful weekend and your pantry keeps you full!

  5. Aww glad Jilda's having a wonderful culinary experience at Rick's!

    Take care

  6. Anonymous7:28 AM

    I'm already on your list so can't help there...but congrats on being so close to the 400 mark.

  7. Anonymous2:14 PM

    well Happy 38th Anniversary tomorrow! sounds to me like you're doing OK in the kitchen...and the take out sounds pretty tasty too!

    I KNEW I should have waited to "sign up" at your blog! ;)

  8. Congrats to your 38th anniversary - my 38th is next Friday. Hope you get to 400 I can't read the number. Prayers to Jilda. sandie

  9. Happy anniversary and happy cooking! Sounds like the menu is a good one. I think food always tastes better when someone else is doing the cooking....even if it's PB&J! Have a good weekend and I hope Jilda is feeling better soon.


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