Thursday, August 13, 2009

Out To Lunch

Well, if I'm not already crazy enough, the next week or so is gonna surely put me in the nut house. I've got relatives coming in, other ones to visit, appointments out the wazoo, and kids to get ready for school, which starts way too early IMHO. As a result, I'm going to take a short blog break. I'm hoping that once everything settles, I will have lots a great recipes to share because if nothing else, I plan on eating as much as possible to deal with the stress!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Getting To Know You

Country Dew (Blue Country Magic) had this on her blog the other day and if you read my blog with any regularity, you know I can't resist a meme!
Please feel free to copy this to your blog and let me get to know you too!

1. What time did you get up this morning: 6 am

2. How do you like your steak? Well done

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Up- it was surprisingly good

4. What is your favorite TV show? Of all time- Star Trek. Right now- NCIS

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Virginia

6. What did you have for breakfast? Chocolate Little Bites

7. What is your favorite cuisine? Pizza (I'm so gourmet!)

8. What foods do you dislike? Fish

9. Favorite Place to Eat? Hyeholde, here in Pittsburgh

10. Favorite dressing? Blue cheese

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? Honda Odyssey

12. What are your favorite clothes? Blue jeans

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? England

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? 1/2 empty but on some days 1/2 full, esp. when I'm insightful enough to appreciate my blessings

15. Where would you want to retire? Virginia

16. Favorite time of day? evening

17. Where were you born? Oklahoma

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Football

19. Who do you think will not tag you back? Not sure

20. Bird watcher? Not really

21. Are you a morning person or a night person? morning

22. Do you have any pets? dogs, cat, hamsters, gerbils, and fish

23. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? My brother is coming home from Cuba (where he is stationed) for a visit next week. And he's bringing my neice and nephew. Can't wait to see them!

24. What did you want to be when you were little? Brain surgeon but I ended up being a therapist, a different kind of brain surgeon :)

25. What is your best childhood memory? going to VA beach on vacation

26. Are you a cat or dog person? Dog

27. Are you married? Yes

28. Do you always wear your seat belt? Yes

29. Been in a car accident? Many. I was once hit by a postal truck. Try getting money you are owed from the postal service. I find it amazing they even give us our mail they are so tightfisted!

30. Any pet peeves? People who love themselves more than others. Rude people

31. Favorite pizza topping? Pineapple

32. Favorite Flower? carnation

33. Favorite ice cream? Chocolate Raspberry Truffle from Bruster's. They closed the only store we had here and there are no others close by :(

34. Favorite fast food restaurant? Subway

35. How many times did you fail your driver's test? Never

36. From whom did you get your last email? My father

37. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Wal-Mart

38. Do anything spontaneous lately? Got my ears pierced again. Now I have two holes in each ear and not enough earrings!

39. Like your job? Yes

40. Broccoli? raw and steamed. Yum

41. Kids? Three, trying to adopt another

42. Last person you went out to dinner with? family

43. What are you listening to right now? darn flies buzzing around my house

44. What is your favorite color? blue

45. How many tattoos do you have? None. Thought about it but too worried I'd end up not liking it

46. What time did you finish this quiz? 2:53 p.m.

47. Coffee Drinker? sometimes

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Tomato Sandwich

Although our tomatoes are not ready yet, I have been yearning for tomato sandwiches. The tomatoes in the stores have that wonderful summer taste and ripen up so juicy and delicious. There are so many ways you can dress up this sandwich, but I think I will keep to the basic tasty recipe. It's just too good!

Tomato Sandwich

2 slices of regular or good quality white bread
1/2 cup mayo or salad dressing
salt and pepper to taste
1 ripe tomato

Spread the mayo on each slice of bread. Cut the tomato to fit bread or if you have a smaller tomato, cut 2 to 3 slices and fit onto bread. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover with other slice of bread and cut sandwich in half, if desired. Serve.
You can also toast the bread, which is also delicious.

"A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins."
-Laurie Colwin, Home Cooking