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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


I  got a lot done again today and I'm well pleased. It's been a very busy day and I feel like a little reward is just about what I need right now.

I finished work  just in time to rush in and shower and race to church and got there just in time. When I got back it was 8:00pm and I was very hungry but cooking for one is a little challenge for me.  I remembered reading Millie's mat yesterday and the thought of seafood was on my mind. I had no scallops but I had a small bag of frozen shrimps in a Thai Cilantro and Lime Sauce in the freezer that cooks in about 8 to 10 minutes.

So I put the shrimps in a skillet with a cover on medium and boiled a cup of water  and added some Montreal Chicken Spice and a cup of couscous and it was ready in 5 minutes. I thought that I needed some green to go with that so trying to use stuff from the fridge,  I mixed a spoonful of Pesto and I really like the combination of couscous and pesto. I also added a small scoop of squash because I had some left over in the fridge. I rounded my meal with a pint of Alexander keith beer. I'm not sure that you would find that combination in a fancy restaurant but I likes it just fine. It filled me up and my hunger is history.

Notice my desert fork. For some reason I prefer eating with a small fork.  JB


  1. That looks so good. And yes, Keith's goes with everything! LOL

  2. So good to have you back Kim. I really missed you. JB

  3. Awww thanks. I missed this crazy blog world too. I kept wondering what everyone was up to while I was away. LOL I hate to be out-of-the-loop! Did you buy that shrimp re-prepared at the grocery store?? What kind is it? Its making me want some.

  4. It looks like a fancy reataurant to me!
    What a treat! Isn't it fun once in a while to indulge in a fun meal all by yourself?
    Oh, those shrimp look good!

  5. Thanks Kim and Pat. It's just a High Liner frozen package of 12 jumbo shrimps that is already in a Thai Lime, Cilentro sauce. I think that I bought several packages this past summer when it was on special at our Co-op store. Normally I share it with my husband and I serve it with rice. JB

  6. Looks good to me. Its so hard to cook for one. I don't know what it is about a small fork but I always use one too - mouth size has nothing to do with it! Those shrimp looked great.

  7. Thanks Doris. I'm glad that I'm not the only one using a desert fork when eating. I think that I'm afraid of impaling the side of my mouth with a long fork. lol....

    Welcome to my blog Brenda Mer... I'm so glad that you enjoy reading my impromptu blogging about my everyday like. You can tell your friends about my blog if they are interested.

  8. I am so glad I finally get to come comment. Whew, first thank you so much for your lovely list. That knocked me for a loop that you are a cancer survivor. I am glad you are. That is why you write such profound things, " you have walked through the valley of the shadow of death." Thank you so much for yesterday's comment about enjoying myself and not feeling guilty. It made me feel so light. I didn't even know I was then I read your comment before I left.
    I love your new basket with wool all sorted. It looks so nice. Man that camera is so nice. I bet you will really enjoy it.
    I am so glad you had some nice days to putter around. Your house looks great.
    You just give me such encouragement and I wanted to know that.
    Thanks, have a great Sunday.

  9. Farm Girl, you leave me such warm comments that I just want to hug you warmly too. Thanks so much for your affirming words. I really missed you while you were mingling with the rich and famous but I'm glad to have you back to. Between you and Kim from Millie's Mat away I was beginning to have withdrawal symptoms. lol.. Hugs JB

  10. Nice work! I just came out with a cookbook you might find useful. It's called "Table for One: Perfectly Portioned Meals for the Single Cook." I created recipes just for the single chef and even included an ingredient index in the back for when you have extra of a perishable ingredient you need to use before it goes bad.


  11. Hi Camille, Thanks for your thoughtfulness on directing me to your cookbook for one. However I was only alone for two and a half day while my husband was out of the country at a Healing Conference. I'm afraid that I have to cook for more than two and have a large library of cookbooks but I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Maybe some others who are reading my blog would like to buy your book. I never say never. Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great day. JB