Peace

Welcome to today! Whatever day you are reading this, it is an important day because whether you spend it working, playing or sleeping, it is your day to do with as you please. That you are spending some of it with me is a great honor, and I thank you. Peace is a highly prized…

Laugh! Play!

I finally saw Disney’s Christopher Robin, and it did exactly what I hoped it would do. It did not bog me down in “but’s” or “on-the-other-hand’s.” Adults get too wrapped up in the importance of their work and forget what they are actually supposed to be working for:  the means to make the rest of…

Time’s Winged Chariot

But at my back I always hear/Time’s winged chariot hurrying near–Andrew Marvel (1621-1678) Before you think this post is going to be a downer, let me assure you it is quite the opposite.  Allow me to explain… First of all, the poem. Notice the poet’s dates. 1621-1678. This is a long time ago. How long? Shakespeare…

Italian Week, Part 1 and 2

A quick, drive-by post to say that British Week was a big success with the husband, and so I am trying again, this time with Italian food. Like British food, I am not claiming that this is authentic, it is just something fun to do. Last night we had Shrimp Scampi with orzo. Tonight, Chicken…

British Week: Cottage Pie

Last night was the last night of my British meals week because I had dental work done today, and my husband is getting Publix rotisserie chicken and mac and cheese for dinner today.  However, I made Cottage Pie last night, and it was flat out delicious. I haven’t made it in a long time because…

British Week

I’m always looking for ways to make cooking routine meals more entertaining, so now I have come up with a-country-a-week.  This week is British week, and I am having a blast. Last night I made Beef and Guinness Stew.  Oh, the aroma! Ah, the delectable blending of flavors! Here, briefly, is that recipe: 3-4 lbs stew beef (since…