Thursday, March 24, 2011

War and Kentucky Woodford Pudding


Last weekend I decided to try Southernlady's recipe for Kentucky Woodford Pudding. It just sounded so delicious I could not wait to taste it. The cake was easy to put together and as it baked, I made the sauce. Southernlady couldn't have been more right, that sauce was out of this world, slap yo momma twice good! I kept some for us and sent some to work with my husband who said it was a super big hit. Hop on over to Southernlady's blog and try it out. You will not be sorry.

By now you might be wondering why I don't have a recipe this week to share (besides that wonderful pudding!). Well, I was planning on baking this week but after learning that my brother, who is in the Navy, is in Libya, I didn't have the heart. My stomach has been in knots all week.
He is assigned to the USS Kearsarge (photo above) and was in Iraq. No shocker there. And up until last Thursday, we could email each other pretty regularly. But then the news of Libya started coming out and the Kearsarge was mentioned on MSN as being assigned to head over. I emailed by brother who said "so much for operational security" but yeah, it is true. We emailed a few more times, with reassurance from him that they were just chasing their own tails in the water and nothing more. Then the weekend strikes started. I emailed him again but with no response. I was pretty worried so I found the Facebook page for the Kearsarge and all the relatives were saying the same thing, no communication from their loved ones on the ship. So we all are watching the TV news closely and checking Facebook for any word. It is good and bad that they mention his ship a lot. I know what he is doing but I am almost afraid that if Libya strikes back, they will focus on the lead ship. So it's many prayers and hopes that this will end quickly and I can breathe again.

I will try to get back to some type of routine next week, if my nerves hold out, that is! Hopefully by then, I will have something delicious to share.

8 comments:

southernlady64 said...

You and your family and your brother are in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us up to date on what is going on. I am so sorry to hear this and hope that the situation changes very soon. Thank you for mentioning the pudding. I knew you would like it. It is a great recipe. Love and hugs, Judy

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Judy, thank you. That is very kind of you. I did hear from my brother today, thank God. He could only say that he and everyone on the ship are fine. That was good enough for me!

CountryDew said...

I hope your brother will be okay.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thank you, Anita!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Oh my goodness, I don't blame you for being scared! But what a hero your brother is! From the little bit I know that's going on, Libya was killing its own people. I hate war. But sometimes we have to step in. Think of all the lives that could have been saved during the Holocaust if the allies would have gotten involved sooner. Your brother is saving lives and I hope and pray that he is safe.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Debi- thank you! What a nice thing to say. I will pass your comments (and everyone else's) along to my brother. It'll help him to know the long hours and tough work is all worth it.

I always think the same thing about the Holocaust. I wonder if it was just to unbelieveable for people to face. Even now, it's hard to believe such evil could exist.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

It's true what I said. I just read in the paper, don't know if you saw it, about a woman in Libya who was trying to pass a checkpoint. Gadhafi's guys grabbed her, 15 of them raped her, she was beaten, tied up by her wrists and ankles. She went to a hotel where all the foreign media were and tried to tell them and Gadhafi's supporters threw a coat over her head to try to shut up her, two waitresses grabbed knives and threatened her, and the men hauled her out of there. She's surely dead now. For just trying to travel. I hate how America gets involved in other countries' business, but where it concerns human rights, THIS is a reason to step in. Your brother is saving lives. He really is.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Debi- that is horrible. No wonder the rebels are happy to see all of us over there. I couldn't even imagine having to live in a country like that. I agree, war is awful but when it saves people who suffer, it's gotta be done.