Sunday, August 31, 2014
John is the fussiest eater I know, bar none.
He eats his hot dogs plain - and when I say plain I mean the weiner tossed inside of a dry bun................
Nothing is allowed to touch that weiner ( except for the dry bun )
His hamburgers get eaten the same way ( although once in a blue moon he'll go all crazy on me and plunk a slice of tomato and lettuce on top )
Condiments can make him go into a frenzy.
He eats salad without any dressing - just the vegetables sadly sitting there looking up at him.
( as opposed to mine - which are dancing and swimming in oil and vinegar )
For many many years he wouldn't eat my chopped egg salad sandwiches - because I used Mayo
I had to slice the egg and put it between 2 pieces of dry bread - until one day he mentioned that he had to find out how the Church made theirs because he really liked those ones.
I told him I'd find the recipe - and the next time I made them ( the exact way I always do ) I said
" there you go - now do you like them? "
" LOVE them, he replied "
" I thought so " I said - " they just needed a little mayo - NOW will you be a little more willing to try things once in a while? "
Last night I was preparing dinner - and made a small tomato salad as a side dish.
Thinly sliced spanish onion
Slivers of strong cheese
Fresh basil from the garden
drizzled with Olive Oil
John walks by................
John says - Oh I'm ok with just the tomatoes
Suzan says - What do you mean? You don't want anything at all on them?
John says - Nope - I'm not afraid to just taste the food
Suzan says - What exactly does that mean?
John says - You have to hide the taste of everything to eat it
Suzan says - Well isn't that rich? You've somehow taken your fear of spices and herbs and condiments and turned it into an act of bravery?
I then set out to put some flavor on the zucchini we were going to grill
Pinch of salt
and some chili flakes
John walks by again -
John says - Nothing on mine - thank you very much
Suzan says - Your bravery knows no bounds John - honestly !!!
As we sat down to eat supper
John says - Pass the pepper please
John sprinkles 4 grains on his food
John says - Aren't you putting any on yours?
Suzan says -No - I'm ok - thanks
John says - Why? Are you afraid of a little pepper?
Priceless - the man is priceless....................
John's " sides "
Ok - off to finish working on those built ins - a nightmare people I tell ya - a NIGHTMARE
Crooked walls do not make for nice built ins - and these walls are so crooked it's ridiculous !
We'll have to get very creative with molding to hide that little fact !
Right now the room looks 10 times worse than when we started working on it ( and it was pretty bad ) BUT
I WILL have built ins lol
And stay tuned - for those of you that have asked me to put up a video of myself - one's on its way this week
That's ALL I'm going to say about that...................
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!