My friend Teri, who’s been a blogophile for a couple of years, recommended (okay, nagged unceasingly until I caved) that I start this blog.
You’re funny, she said.
You love to write, she said.
You even know a couple of things about computers. It’s a perfect fit, she said.
Due to her *persistence* I finally gave this a shot and she was right – the last time I had this much fun I wound up with a beautiful daughter nine months later. (Okay, that wasn’t the last time, but the results made it the most memorable.)
Consequently, when Teri has suggestions for improving the blog, I feel I should listen to her. Her ideas were:
1) Add a counter
2) Add some pictures.
Which I’ve done, and will continue to do, but I am NOT a photographer and my total lack of composition sense is not counterbalanced by Blogger’s tendency to chop off the right-hand side of photos.
3) Add some pictures of delicious food and include recipes.
Um, I’m kind of not a cook, either.
I was once a competent cook. I used to be able to put edible, reasonably varied meals on the table day after day. When my daughter turned fifteen and became vegetarian, I even learned to cook a few really good vegetarian dishes – pastas and homemade soups and casseroles made with things like lentils.
Eleven years ago, though, I married a man whose eating habits are, to say the least, erratic. On more than one occasion I have cooked a three course meal, only to have him walk in the door and announce, “I stopped for a burger on the way home – I’m not hungry.”
So, over time, I kind of got into the habit of buying things you can nuke and eat from the package.
Now that I’m a full-time homemaker and it seems appropriate to put more effort and less money into dinner, I’ve discovered that I’ve lost the hang of it.
* Nothing gets done on time
* Nothing gets done at the same time
* If variety is the spice of life, we’re doomed to bland.
Onward and upward, though, so, the other night I served this delicious appetizer while we waited for the turkey stew to finish simmering.
1 bag potato chips
1 tub chip dip
Directions: Open containers and place in front of TV.
Presentation really makes the meal.