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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Last Saturday

It is a very rainy stormy Saturday afternoon. My husband is crabby because the power keeps going on and off and he can't watch sports, which is his other love. My daughter is in a bad mood because she wants to go for a walk and its storming out. Our dog is howling because of the storm and running around crying looking for a place to hide. Am I upset? No. Why you ask? I am enjoying the most delicious melty gooey grilled cheese sandwich in the world. I am blocking all of them out and am at one with my sandwich. What is it about grilled cheese that is so comforting and so satisfying. The house could blow away and as long as my sandwich is with me I am fine for that few minutes until it is a warm memory. I look forward to my next bad day so I can again enjoy that few minutes of nirvana. Enough said?

Busy night dinner plans

I have had a very busy day, I am tired and I don't feel like making supper for my family of four. Suddenly I see a can of pineapple chunks looking at me from the pantry. Kabobs, that sounds good and easy. I open the pineapple, drain and save the juice. Next I cut up some chicken, onions and green peppers into nice sized pieces that are easy to put on scewers. I love kabobs so I always have wooden scewers which are so cheap at the dollar store. I start with green pepper, onion, chicken and pineapple and continue until I have nine filled, two each and one extra. The color is great. I take the reserved pineapple juice add some brown sugar soy sauce and a little hot pepper sauce just to give it a little snap. Put them on the grill, baste with sauce. I cook up some quick white rice and in a short time I have a nice dinner. My family loves it, I am a hero and live is good!