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Asking for more

24 Jun

I enjoy eating fish but I never buy it fresh because I don’t know how to fry/grill/spice it well enough for it to taste like I bought it. There is nothing like a mean piece of grilled salmon with baby potatoes and a green salad right? I can almost taste it… and before I forget, this is not a sponsored post, if it was, trust me I’d blab about the freebies I got to try.

Let me say that I am by no means a domestic goddess of any kind. I love Nigella Lawson basically because she’s a big girl who loves to eat rich food, oh  and she can cook. In my early months of marriage, I would try to impress my new husband as any wife would. I googled Jamie Oliver recipes and found a particularly interesting recipe called Chicken In Milk. It looked pretty simple, cook the chicken in milk with the veggies and lemon rind, the lemon would curdle the milk and create a sauce. You cannot believe how tender chicken was, talk about falling off the bone. Sad to say that’s not what my rural, coloured, can’t-do-anything-except-fry-beans-then husband was worried about. All he could see what that the chicken was in milk and not a curry!!! That began the journey into my culinary-shell, so to speak. It’s still a running joke in my household and the only time I ventured to try anything new with abandon was when Sam started eating solids. Back to the story.

I’ve had my fair share of “boxed fish” and the crumbed kind haven’t really tickled my (our my husband’s) culinary fancy but going against my better

judgement I decided to buy the I&J Flame Grills and I have not been sorry. On Wednesday evening, I knew I wanted to make a fish dish but had no idea what I was going to throw together. As I was reading the instructions, I noticed the recipe also looked quite simple. Well let me tell you that Sam enjoyed his “noodles” (and fish), Lester took some to work as lunch the next day and then ordered me to make that meal again for lunch on Sunday. Even I was blown away by how much my family enjoyed a simple meal that took about half an hour to put together. Yes, I said put together because there was very little to cook, or very little cooking to do, you know, my kind of cooking.
For other simple meal ideas for everyday cooking check out this I&J site, you’ll be amazed.

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You’re still the One I want

2 Nov

“Looks like we made it, look how far we’ve come my baby. We mighta took the long way, we knew we’d get there someday. They said, “I bet they’ll never make it” but just look at us holding on, we’re still together still going strong. You’re still the one I run to, the one that I belong to. You’re still the one I want for life! You’re still the one that I love, the only one I dream of, you’re still the one I kiss good night. Ain’t nothin’ better, we beat the odds together.”

We will be married for six wonderful years in December and I honestly cannot believe how fast time has flown by. I wouldn’t change a thing about you for all the money in the world – you are the “yin” to my “yang”. This is just my little way of saying that I love you to the sky and back again in the midst of life and all it throws at us. I have never felt such profound peace, as when I said “I do”. Everything was perfect about that day, I had no reservations – I knew you were the man for me. Where you lead, I will follow and I will endeavour to do only good to you as long as there is breath within me. I will always choose you.

As I lay in bed next to you the other night, it occurred to me (again) how grateful I am to have you in my life and that I get to share my journey with you. You are such a good man at the core of who you are. There are few people I know that have a heart as big as yours, you would give your last to a stranger if you could, so going into business is not for you babe, you’d be flat broke or in a ton of debt. You love our son infinitely and I wish that he would let you take care of him more (I’m referring to night-duty here ONLY). You’re so good with him, loving and affectionate, and I love watching you two interact. My favorite picture of you with Samuel is on a Saturday morning when he’s fallen asleep on your chest, it melts my heart and makes me weak in the knees. As a teacher, you are invaluable to the staff and your school. Those kids are like your own in the way you guide them, not just in the classroom but with issues close to their hearts.

You are smart, funny, loving, stubborn and sometimes off the cuff but I love you! All of you! Everything about you! I knew that I wanted a man of your caliber to father my children. So cheers to you babe and the rest of our wonderful life together.

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