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Put the Kettle on....

Dinner at the Daughter's House 
May 15, 2010 4:49 am 
Updated: May 16, 2010 1:19 pm
My husband was out of town all of this past week.  If it weren't for my son coming home from college last Friday I would have been very lonely indeed.  That, and my daughter took care of me, too!  She invited me and her brother over for dinner on Thursday.

Kristal has been married almost two years.  No kids yet, just a cat and an adorable little cocker spaniel puppy named Maggie.  When she got married I was seriously concerned about what they would eat.  I don't think Kristal had spent more than a couple hours in the kitchen her entire life and most of those couple hours were spent scrounging through the cookie jar and refrigerator getting snacks to eat!  I shouldn't have worried - she's done a fantastic job and her husband enjoys helping out in the kitchen and experimenting.

Her top recipe is homemade pizza.  She makes the crust using a yeast recipe, piles on the toppings, throws it in the oven and YUMMY.  Pizza is what she made Thursday night.  Sometimes she makes it with chicken,mushrooms and broccoli.  But, pepperoni is what we had for dinner.  Steve hates broccoli and mushrooms so she was thinking of her brother.  I'm pretty sure if it were the other way around and Steve was cooking - he'd make the one Kristal hated just to mess with her. 

After we ate every last morsel we went to the livingroom to play with Maggie.  Maggie is a very spoiled little puppy.  If she is not getting enough attention to suit her, she drops her toy on your feet.  Steve has a way with animals and she was more than willing to do whatever he wanted her to do.

My son-in-law and Kristal got a Wii about a month ago, so out came the game to play.  I am extremely video-game challenged.  My kids never spent much time playing them, so I never did either.  Jake decided the bowling game would be easiest for me.  I have to admit that it really was fun!  We played about an hour, then the "boys" played some baseball.  Jake warned me that I would be sore the next day from playing.  Was he kidding me??!!  Sore from "fake" bowling??!! 

Friday morning arrived and I was happy I didn't feel sore anywhere. Huh! The old lady wasn't in such bad shape after all.  Then, I took the dogs out and walked down the steps.  I must have twisted my knee or something - it really hurt to put much weight on it!  As the day went on I felt worse and worse.  It felt like it's the size of a balloon, but didn't appear swollen at all.  Today it feels a little better, thankfully.  I would have been really embarrassed to have to go to the doctor and explain I injured my knee bowling - in my daughter's livingroom!

May 15, 2010 6:44 am
LOL! Sounds like you had a good time and the swelling will go down if you take it easy! Sometimes you just gotta say what the heck and do it anyway, even if you know it's going to hurt!!
May 15, 2010 8:19 am
Ain't that the truth! It's what keeps us young! A nice soak in the hot tub tonight ought to help my knee out some, too.
May 15, 2010 10:07 am
Sounds like ya had a good visit! While your in the hot tub don't forget your margarita!!
May 15, 2010 1:09 pm
Hi Dragonfly! I have a bottle of Mad Cow Wine chillin' in the fridge for the hot tub. It's from a local winery, and it's great - white and sweet!
May 16, 2010 2:04 am
My Brother & Sister-In-Law just bought a Wii...The first time I played I could barely get out of bed the next day...Hope you feel better soon...
May 16, 2010 9:48 am
Glad you're better! I was wondering who was going to carry you on the stairs, as you did for Suzy!
May 16, 2010 1:19 pm
Thanks, Lady! Glad to hear I'm not the only one who got sore playing Wii! Hi Mike, I fear everyone at my house would just sit back and laugh at me - no carrying me around!! Oh and after they finished laughing, they'd ask what was for dinner and was I going to wash a load of jeans?! LOL
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I've been married for 33 years, and live in Ohio. We have a daughter who is married and lives nearby. Our son graduated from college and moved to South Dakota. He has his own place but still goes to visit my sister and brother-in-law and have dinner with them occasionally. We have two black labs that get to go duck hunting with dad and two cats. We own a Mexican restaurant and are learning alot about the food industry. I love to eat, go camping, read, spend time with family and friends, watch movies, and drink wine; not necessarily in that order.
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I love to bake - anything chocolate is fine with me. Seafood, chicken dishes and slow-cooker fare.
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My husband and I enjoy cooking together with wine. We pop open a bottle of wine and get cooking. :-)
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Whenever I can put together a meal that gets many compliments and leaves the diners satisfied is a triumph in my book! I love to cook meals for family and friends.
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When I was first married we had my grandparent's-in-law over for a pot roast dinner. The meat came out great, but the potatoes and carrots were still half raw. My husband's grandfather went to cut his fork into a carrot and it flew off his plate. He looked at me, winked, and said he loved his carrots that way!
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