Saturday, July 08, 2006

I Need To Give My Son the Freaking Computer

That's what happens when I ask my son for a title suggestion for today's post. A 16 year old and his mouth. But I have trained him to put the toilet seat back down and wash his hands after a visit to the bathroom. One day my future daughter in law will thank me.

It wasn't raining when I went to run errands this morning. I made Belgian waffles for hubby and myself this morning at his request. He wanted whipped cream on it so I made some - he's not a syrup kind of guy. Making it fresh from heavy whipping cream tastes so much better than Cool Whip. I added some Mexican vanilla extract I bought in San Antonio a few months back. Then after the errands it was time to make lunch. Made buffalo chicken wings. My son would eat wings every day if he could. Hubby started out to walk Max while enjoying a cigar and it started to rain. Poor Max. At least they had a nice walk earlier this morning. I've got eggs boiling for egg salad sandwiches tomorrow. Tonight it's pork chops on the George Foreman and stir fry veggies with bean sprouts. Some days I just like to cook a bit.

Continue with food thoughts - I was reading the dreaded O Magazine and I read a wonderfully simple piece about tomato sandwiches. The title is "Is There Anything Better Than a Tomato Sandwich?" The author, Celia Barbour, talks about her passion for them and her summers at a family place in New Hampshire where her in-laws grow tomatoes and the whole family makes the sandwiches for lunch. She goes back to her childhood in Indiana and that she was a teenager before having her first tomato sandwich. I remembered mine - I was newly married to hubby and his mother in Indiana was growing tomatoes in containers on the patio. That summer the tomatoes were the best I have ever eaten, bar none. She taught me the art of making the sandwich - lots of mayo on white bread and only salt and pepper on the tomato slices. Oh, Lord, it was the best.

Tomatoes don't much taste like tomatoes anymore. I find we don't eat many just sliced anymore. Mostly I roast them in the oven with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. And I mostly use cherry or grape tomatoes.

Been watching older movies lately. Watched "Murphy's Romance" a couple of nights ago. I like Sally Field and I love James Gardner. I do enjoy a happy ending. Tonight on HBO I'll watch "40 Year Old Virgin" as I haven't seen it and I hear it's funny. Yesterday I was switching channels around trying to find something interesting and saw Joan Rivers hawking her stuff on QVC. She was swearing and it was so odd. On QVC? The host was so embarrassed. Joan first said "damn" which was odd but not a huge deal but then when the host joked with her and mentioned the language, Joan used the G word in front of it and said "damn" again. First time for everything, I guess.

That's all I have today. Food, movies and reading. Yeah, it's the weekend.

And now my son would like the computer...


srp said...

I really feel for those hosts sometimes, with it being live all the time. Never have cared for Joan Rivers or her jewelry on there. Now Nolan Miller is a different story, so refined, so pleasant, with a real personality.

We have the first three tomatoes off the plants I planted. Better Boy tomatoes and I had a bacon, lettuce and tomatoe sandwich for supper last night. It was great. Have another one ready for tomorrow.

Just Me said...

Hope you like the movie... I HATED it. H A T E D it. I was rather pissy about it as it had WAY more sex in it than needed. The porno showing in the background pissed me off, the blonde in the bathtub REALLY pissed me off. I was expecting and hoping for a funny movie... but it was obviously wrote entirely by guys that wanted to put as much sex into a movie and still get an R rating as they could (although they have the UN-RATED version too which I have no intention of seeing)as I've heard it's pretty nasty.

What can I say? I have morals and values. LOL.

Cowtown Pattie said...

I love Murphy's Romance. A nice syrupy movie with great actors. Delicious!