I have been asked several times, why my dog is named Porthos. It’s a long story so I will post it here for future inquiries. - Our last dog was a basset hound/black lab mix (very unique). We named her Breezy, from one of my favorite movies. My late father used to tease and called her Windy. - After Breezy passed away, we went to the pound and found a girl who needed a home. She is all basset and has the voice to prove it. For her name, we wanted to honor our dear Breezy but with a name that was right for her. - This time we looked at my husband’s favorite movies. He likes Star Trek and “Man in the Iron Mask”. Iron Mask is about the 3 Musketeers. Musketeers were French and Bassets are French. One of the Musketeers was named Porthos. - In the Star Trek TV show “Enterprise”, the captain’s dog was named Porthos. Here’s the tie-up. The 2 dog actors that played the part, were in real life named ===> Breezy and Windy! Therefore, we ended up honoring both our Breezy and my father!
My favorite things to cook
The simpler the better! It almost always includes Cheeeeezzzzze!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My father was a firefighter, and firefighters are known for their good cooking (for good reason). So all the major events, holidays or large gatherings he did the cooking and mom then had time to decorate. Lots of good memories and good eating there.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking tragedies
I was to bring the main dish to a dinner which was porkchops in rice. They lived so far away from us that by the time we got there the rice had steamed into one big hunk. The taste and texture were horrible. I was never asked to bring anything again. (Wait, that could be considered a triumph!)