Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Top Chef Contender

My husband has been on a cooking phase.  Or should I say, he has found a passion in cooking.  My days and nights have been full so when we do eat it is mostly take out or we got out to dinner. I think he missed home cooking so he went on the Internet and looked for easy recipes.  He has made a few meals that are very tasty.

Bill has been making gumbo, savory chicken, and last night he made paella.   He thought he made enough for two but the end result made it to feed 8.  It was delicious.  Paella requires more seafood but believe when I say there was more than enough in the pot.

The evening was made more special, when we made the meal together.  It was great being together.  I had always wanted to do this but for one reason or another we never dd.
Dish is so hot it steamed my lens.

I have stated before I need a recipe with instructions, when I cook.  I will read it line by line and follow the directions.  My husband does not work that way.  He reads it and does his own interpretation. I didn't want to ruin this moment so I just stepped back and didn't say a word.  

I like baking it is more precise.  Measurements, time, and order. I asked Bill if he wanted me to make dessert.  He liked the idea of brownies.  It had been awhile snce we haved had that treat.  After the paella, I didn't even want to look at food. I waited for the food to slide down and make it.  Bill helped me and he teased me when I told him to measure the water.  He was eye balling it and I told him no mister I need a 1/4 cup.  He teased me on being so OCD.  He used another word but this is nicer.  haha

The brownie was a nice finishing touch. It was delicious.

Bill and I did the dishes together he mentioned that we should do this more often and do more things together.  He made my heart skip a beat.  After almost 25 years,  he still wants to hang out with the old ball and chain.

I am not dumb I need to keep this man under lock and key :)

Prison Guard of Love Abbie

Thursday, March 1, 2012


I am so excited!  I just booked our flights to Colorado.  I will get to see two of my angels.  In a matter of weeks.  Bill and I have missed these little darlings. 

This picture was taking on Ash Wednesday.
Zoe is such a doll and Liam looks like a little gangster.  

Sean And S have been very good at keeping us up to date on their little adventures.  Making us miss them even more.  Videos are a wonderful thing for grandparents far away.

It has been a long time time I saw them.  Last August, to be a little precise when they looked liked this.

Why is it that it seems like forever until we will see them again and when we are with them the times seems to fly ?

Counting down the days until I can kiss them to pieces!

Calendar watching Abbie