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January 10, 2006

January 10, 2006

A critical ingredient for a recipe is missing.

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DAMN! Where is the cumin? He figured He’d once again have to run to the market to get something that was missing because she’d used it all up. After a thorough search of all the cupboards, there was none. He was sure the woman would never realize that his genius was hampered by interruption.

He dutifully donned his coat and hat and grabbed the keys. He couldn’t work under these circumstances, damnit!

He climbed out of the pitifully small opening to the igloo and started up the snowmobile for the three-hour trek to the market.

For CUMIN, for heaven’s sake!!

Posted by: Jim S at January 10, 2006 7:26 AM · Permalink

Thursday nights are special.
I’ve been looking forward to every Thursday night for 48 years.

It’s date night, and my husband, Jim, always gets all polished up, backs our car out of the drive, pulls back, comes to the door and rings the bell like a true gentleman.

My heart still quickens as I answer the door.

As I sit tonight, in Jim’s favorite dress and wait for the bell, memories of date nights float through my mind.
What beautiful dinners and dances, what a beautiful life, what a beautiful man.

The bell won’t ring tonight – the funeral, was, beautiful.

Posted by: kasac at January 10, 2006 11:22 AM · Permalink

My wife- God love her- has a rather...unique...approach to cooking. To put it simply, she will decide each afternoon what she is going to make, and the actual contents of the kitchen be damned.

She won't let me make a trip to the grocery. "It's not a problem," she says, "I can make substitutions."

The peach cobbler with plums wasn't so bad. The Calzone with cottage cheese instead of Ricotta was passible. But the boston baked chickpeas? The french-fried celery? The peanut butter and jelly pizza?

One has to draw the line somewhere. For me, it was the Salmon Stroganoff.

Posted by: Jeff R. at January 10, 2006 3:46 PM · Permalink

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