When I told someone about this dish, they said, “Oh, you are making Pasta Carbonara.” Well maybe, but the person who gave me the recipe called it Pasta with Pancetta and Leeks. Not sure it matters, but I am all for honesty and full disclosure. Really. This dish was pretty tasty. Since I did not … Continue reading Can We Cook? Pasta with Oscar Meyer Bacon and Leeks!
When Cole had his braces put on, the orthodontist said his mouth would be sore later in the day, so he should eat soft food. His mouth was sore so I asked, “Honey, what can Mom make you to eat that would taste good?” He replied, “Well, cold mango soup would be nice.” Mango soup? … Continue reading Help! Our Mango Soup Sucked!!
You know I like Rice Krispies Treats, right? I mean, everyone likes Rice Krispies Treats, but I REALLY like them. My mother never made them for me when I was a child. I’m not sure why. Spent some time in therapy over this one and then moved on to the time she went to a … Continue reading My Rice Krispie Birthday Cake!!
Do you have an Odd Cousin Craig in your family? Craig is back to share his insights on Odd. I am not a funny person. I thought I was, but it turns out I only crack up one person: me. There is one way I can always get a laugh, though. I have a sure-fire … Continue reading Are You Laughing Now?
The moment I learned about inversion tables, I knew I wanted one. My mother was a gifted ballerina and gymnast. Or, to put it another way, my mother has never known a clumsy moment in her whole life. Really. But wait! This post is about me and my gift for being upside down. While I … Continue reading Hanging Upside Down. Like a Bat but Cuter. Right??
The other day I wrote a blog post questioning if Cole and I wanted one more day with Joe. I was both touched and astonished by the number of follow-up comments. Here are a few of these gems of insight polished by the grit of sorrow: Look for evidence that you did things right: One comment … Continue reading Gems Of Insight polished by the Grit of Sorrow
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: - Knowing when … Continue reading Common Sense Died.
This week, when I called Cole for dinner, he enthusiastically responded with, “Really? Two nights in a row?” Clearly, I am spoiling him. The second night when I made enchiladas, he announced, “Mom, you don’t make a lot of things good, but your enchiladas are great.” I glowed. Our friend, Judy, fed Cole dinner on Tuesday … Continue reading The Whole Enchilada! Is Great!
Would you want just One More Day with the one you had loved? Or is one Goodbye more than enough for you? I asked a rather silly question on my Odd Facebook page the other day: “What do I want for my birthday? My mother wants to know.” Most of the comments were pretty much … Continue reading One More Day With Joe?