Good Morning everyone. I hope everyone is doing well. I woke up at 7:30 exhausted. I slept fine, but yesterday wore me out. I not only cooked for Jim and Uncle Joe, but I also had guests. Emma wasn't up to cooking a big meal, due to the stomach pains when she stands too long, so I invited them over here so Dan could have a special day also. Everyone had a great time, and ate lots. When they all seen all the food, all you heard was Oh My Gosh, Yummmmmmmm, lol. Dan looked at me and said, Mom I love you. I told him he only loves me cause theres lots of olives in the salad. We both started laughing, cause we know he does love olives, lol. As everyone was eatting the kabobs, they wanted to know what sauce I used because they tasted fabulous. I told them it's a secret, lol. I'll share it with you all though. I took a bottle of Kraft Honey Mustard BBQ sauce and poured it into a bowl. Added 1 cup of water and 1 cup orange juice, mixed it up. Poured it over kabobs and let it marinate for 2 hours. And as Jim was grilling them he spooned the sauce over the kabobs. They did come out awesome. Jim loved the limas. I made them the way his grandmother makes them for him, with butter and salt pork. He was a happy man, lol. Guess who else loves limas cooked that way? My lil man Daniel. He ate all his lima's and was saying more mommom, more. He is so much like Jim. And when Jim was holding him last night, Daniel ooked up at his Poppop and said, Poppop fishing. He wants to go fishing with his Poppop already. Yep, I think Jim's gonna have a lil buddy when Daniel gets older. He's gonna want to hang out with poppop alot. Jims already got plans for Daniel. He's going to teach him how to fish, hunt, go crabbing and play the guitar, lol.
Well, yesterday was beautiful. The Dad's, Jim, Joe and Dan enjoyed themselves, ate til they almost popped, lol, and enjoyed watching the kids play. Joe's sons Joe Jr who is an EMT and a volunteer fireman in Allentown, Pa, and Nicholas who is in the USAF in North Dakota both called him wishing him a Happy Father's Day. Those 2 phone calls made Joe a very happy man yesterday. His son Nicholas will be leaving the Air Force in August of this year. He willbe moving back here to Pennsylvania, and will be joining the Pennsylvania State Troopers. Joe is not too thrilled about his son becoming a police officer, but he says it's his son's choice. But on the bright side, he's happy because he'll get to see his grandson Wesley more often when Nicholas and Wesley move back to PA. Nicholas called his exwife, and told her they were moving in August. He asked her if she wanted to see Wesley before they moved. I cannot believe what she told him. Her words were, What for? He ain't my problem no more, he's yours. She gave up all her parental rights to this beautiful child last year, because she wanted to be free to do and see who she wants. I swear I wanna slap the stupid right out of her.
Well, back to yesterday, lol. About an hour after dinner, the kids all wanted dessert. So, Bill and I dished out Banana Cream Cake and Banana Split Icecream. Not a word was heard in the house while everyone ate their dessert, lol. I think they enjoyed the treat, lol. Before Emma and her family left, I packed up a couple kabobs, salad and roasted potatoes with garlic for Dan to take to lunch today. He was a happy man to get that treat for today.
I'm happy everyone had fun and the guys enjoyed their father's day meal. I enjoy cooking. And the more people I cook for the happier I am. I have had a dream for years to have my own restaurant or catering service. It'll never happen unless I hot the lottery, but for now I will just enjoy cooking for the people I love. When they are happy, I am happy.
Before I forget, I have a thank you to make. I want to thank Pam for the lovely card she sent me for my birthday. Thank you girlfriend, it is a beautiful card. I also wanted to thank all of you who emailed me cards on my birthday. I never felt so special on any birthday then I did for this past one. I also received a card from my sister Lucy. Thanks Sis, love it. Her daughter Donna will let her know I got it.
So, what's on my agenda today? Something I am not looking forward to doing, lol. And that is cleaning and doing all the dishes from yesterday. I was just too worn out to worry about the kitchen last night. And this morning I woke up to a sore back from all the standing preparing that food yesterday. I'll take acouple Tylenol Arthritis and in an hour I will be fine, I hope.
So, take care everyone, keep cool if your on the east coast. We're suppose to get a 3 day heatwave, yuck. I'll be staying indoors with the air on high for the next 3 days for sure. I hope everyone is doing well and had a great day yesterday.
Love you all...........................