The Note

I have to say that my refrigerator has a lot less in it tonight after compnay supper.  I want it to be nearly empty when we take off  so I don’t have to come back to rotting vegetation.  The meal was maybe a bit odd, which is what happens when the menu is dictated only by what you have on hand and need to get rid of but it was passable.  When it was all on the table one guest said “Well, this looks like a really healthy meal!” and I guess I’m satisfied with that.  It seems my most frequent guests are men who have no one to cook for them – this is intentional and very good for my ego. They will eat most anything and not complain. They do come for the food but I think having some people to sit around the table with them and talk, tell jokes, and share news is at least half the draw. 

So our “everything but the kitchen sink”  meal was spinach and arugula salad, shishkebab with chicken, zuchinni, red bell pepper, onion, mushrooms and pineapple,  baked potato, steamed broccoli, watermelon, and for dessert angel food cake with strawberries and ice cream.  Everything that was left over went home with the bachelors. It feels really good to have given all that food a home, and we all had a good time.

I posted this on facebook but want to share it here too – a small note of appreciation left on a paper napkin that was really sweet.



“Shirley, you do as much as every one else all day – then fix a super supper, jump up and fix super dessert and coffee – finally sit down to eat while we sit around and you treat us like kings (spoiled brats) then clean up everything while we still gab. You know I really do appreciate you and love you to death. Your favorite Cracker”



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