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What Joey K has to say!

I admit it I cheated! 
Feb. 27, 2013 6:27 am 
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013 8:45 pm
Yep that is right I cheated. Yesterday was Bill's birthday.His celebration was on Sunday so last night it would be just the three of us for dinner. Still dinner needs to be special right, so I ask Bill what do you want for dessert and he says anything but cake. We have had birthday cake three weekends in a row and while the cakes have been extremely good NO MORE CAKE.
   I set about my errands yesterday with quick peek into the kitchen to see what if anything I might need. Hard to tell what I might need when I had no idea what I was going to make. I wasn't thinking to much about dinner because earlier I had pulled out two beautiful T-bone steaks and dinner just seems to build itself around meat like that. It was dessert I needed to figure out. I am driving down the road listing off ideas in my head and getting no reply back my mind begins to wander to other things like is the coffee pot still on did I load the dish washer before I started it, and then I saw it in my minds eye the lemon sitting on the counter and Bill's voice at the same time is saying my favorite is Lemon Meringue pie.
  His new baseball hat is in the bag, the card is taken care of and a small gift from my mom all done. All that's left is to get what I need for the pie. I am standing in the middle of my favorite store Wegmans and oh it smells so good making it hard to think still I manage to press on. From the door I came in you need to go through the bakery to get to the eggs and lemons. The bread, the cookies, cakes,tarts,and the pies. Stop wait, what the PIES?Yep there it was a perfect Lemon Meringue pie.I stood there a second or two and then with no guilt what so ever I put that pie in my cart and headed for the cashier. The pie cost 13.00 and I was on a shoe string as it was so I could be heard mumbling to myself as I made my way to the cashiers that hay we don't really need to eat sour cream, I will pick up the oranges later or Mom will just have to eat eggs for breakfast instead of cereal.
   I have everything ready as he walks in the door, gifts and cards sitting in his chair, the fire blazing, the smell of sweet potato fries( from a sweet potato grown in our garden)baking in the oven and a hot bath just waiting for him. Sounds perfect doesn't it? It was until he walked in the door and complained "I Don't feel good" in a pouty voice. You know that sound a needle makes as it scratches over a record well that is what I heard in my head as he spoke. All my effort and planning just went down the tube. I won't say all men are cranky babies when they get sick because I don't know all men but I know this man and he is a Cranky Baby with a capitol B.
  He took the bath and sat close to the fire, was happy to get his red hat with the white P in the front. Same hat every year with out fail. It is what he always wants. (Well that and a trip to spring training.) He ate dinner with gusto enjoying every bite. What is not to love Broiled steak, steamed broccoli with lemon zest and butter, as well as baked sweet potato fries.(like I said this is one of those meals that builds itself) I come back in the living room from cleaning up the kitchen and no Bill! he is no longer sitting next to the fire. I go looking for him to find he has gone to bed he just wants to be left alone to sleep.
 Mom and I enjoyed the pie together while we watched one of our favorite movies" Kill Bill"
   Yep I cheated and boy am I glad I did! 
Feb. 27, 2013 6:52 am
Agggghhhhh so frustrating! That was no cheap pie. Though I have to say I could live with having more of it for myself! Haha. Something tells me next year he'll be back to birthday cake!
Feb. 27, 2013 7:29 am
Feb. 27, 2013 7:30 am
The rest of my comment just disappeared. I said, "Kill Bill seems to be appropriate at that time." :)
Feb. 27, 2013 8:00 am
Too funny! Glad you cheated and didn't put a lot of work into that birthday dessert. Our family celebrated my husband's birthday yesterday too, and we cheated too...well, kind of. We cheated on the main course. My husband loves wings, so the kids bought the wings at a local shop. Then I did mashed taters (mostly for the little ones but everybody ate them), my daughter did chips and dip, and my daughter-in-law made the fabulous chocolate birthday cake with chocolate mousse between the layers. A good meal with not too much effort, except maybe on the DIL's part :)
Feb. 27, 2013 8:21 am
Awwww! Sorry it worked out that way but glad you enjoyed the pie! Happy Birthday, Mr. Joey! XOXO to both of you!
Feb. 27, 2013 8:28 am
Kill Bill! ROFL! Gotta love a person with a sense of humor and a talent for cooking! Not all men are cranky babies when they're sick, but most of us are. The rest are even worse!
Feb. 27, 2013 9:19 am
I couldn't do any thing but laugh,and this morning when he found out we watched Kill Bill all he could was laugh as well. He loves that movie because it has UMA in it. I am glad you all enjoyed it. I enjoyed telling it. Thanks for the Love Cindy Rofl at Mr Joey! Doc I gotta ask did you by chance have a mouthful of coffee when you got to the ending? :) Peggi it was the perfect movie! LOL Paula Sundays dinner was hot dogs and wings but I will tell you more about that later and the 50.00 lottery ticket Bill gave me for my Birthday. I didn't scratch it until last night and I won so you know where I was this morning, Good will hunting. Az I am sure a pie will be in his future. Just not sure how soon in the future LOL
Feb. 27, 2013 6:09 pm
Joey Joan, it is not fun to be sick on your birthday. However, a lemon pie can not go to waste. So, your mom and you had to eat the pie. Love your blog.
Feb. 27, 2013 8:45 pm
Lol. What a great read. Thanks for posting!
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I am married I work part time in a flower shop. have 1 grandchild and 1 son.I like to cook,sew,make soap and I love the ocean.
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I love making fried foods,it is not so healthy for you but the flavor and juciness of fried food can't be beat.
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Hands down has to be the Thanksgiving meal.The whole thing from the turkey to the pumpkin pie.
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Gravy! I am now the Queen of gravy but that wasn't always so.Lumpy was the least of my problems.For years I would buy the gravy in a jar,not any more I got determined and I mastered the art of gravy.
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Well I had many many gravy tragedies but I have had more baking bloopers then gravy.I can't seem to manage a cake from scratch,you can either use it as a clay brick or as saw dust on the floor,so I leave cake baking to others.
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