Wow! It’s been a long time…

An old friend asked how MDW and I met, what with this being our 24th wedding anniversary. Well, almost 10 years ago, I wrote out the “short” version of that tale in a series of posts here. I think I may have compiled them elsewhere since then, but I cannot remember where. So here are the links to the posts so anyone who’d like can read the saga in it’s original form.😉


Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four


I should oil those hinges.

Wow! it’s really dusty in here.

And look at those cobwebs.

Egads! You’d think I hadn’t been in here in… Three years?!?!? How did that happen?

Maybe we should do something about this.



Meatloaf (with a little kick)

Preheat oven to 375.

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 2 lb lean(ish) ground beef
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 4 Tbsp raw sugar
  • 2 tsp prepared horseradish

Sweat onions over medium heat in oil until soft.
Mix next 6 ingredients in large bowl until fully incorporated.
Mix onion thoroughly into large bowl mixture.
Press mixture into 9×13 baking pan.
Combine last three ingredients in small bowl and spread onto meat mixture.
Bake for one hour.


Wronger Good Fish

pina-colada mahi-mahi
preheat oven to 375

  • 2.5 lbs mahi-mahi filets
  • .5 cup pistachios
  • .5 can coconut milk
  • 1 can pineapple chunks
  • .5 tsp kosher salt
  • .25 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

soak fish in coconut milk and juice from pineapple
puree pineapple and cover bottom of baking dish
finely chop pistachio nuts and flake coconut. add salt and nutmeg.
lay fish on pineapple. cover with nut mixture.
sprinkle on more coconut flakes.
bake covered for 10 minutes
uncover and continue baking 5 more minutes

coconut glazed sweet potatoes

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • .5 can coconut milk
  • 6 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 Tbsp raw sugar
  • .5 Tbsp corn starch

wash sweet potatoes and place in zip top bag
microwave on high, flipping every 3 minutes, until soft
mix the rest of the ingredients
bring to boil while stirring constantly
remove from heat
cut sweet potatoes into 2 inch lengths and cover with glaze

This meal is even wronger good than the catfish.

More Snow

While we are certainly not in the same league as DC or the rest of the East Coast, we are getting quite a few snowfalls this year.

Currently it is falling fast and thick at home. I am glad I brought the truck to work today. The last time I tried to drive home during a significant snow event it took me four hours.

I think, perhaps, I shall depart early.

Pictures later.