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Remember, folks: whenever a woman says "die for me because you are a man," just look her in the eye and say "my body, my choice."

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hollow Nest

No letter from Recruit this week, so the nest feels extra empty.  His friends have been writing, so I suspect he spent his free time answering them.  Not that I resent it, I've just been thinking about Thanksgiving for two.  We were never big on turkey, so Better Half usually makes a Big Southern Feast.  He's a better cook than I am, but this year he asked me to make my World Class Cardiac Lasagna.  Sounds good to me!  I guess I feel kind of guilty about Recruit eating plastic turkey and potato flakes.  I'm hoping they let the boys call home for the holiday, and assuming they'll at least get a little extra free time.  Family is important to the Marines, right? Although the boys have been there long enough to start seeing the Corps as family, I hope they give Thanksgiving and Christmas more than a cursory nod.  I also hope they'll allow parents to sent special treats.  When they do, they require enough for the whole platoon, but I don't have a problem with that - I'll be more than happy to make fudge and caramels for all (I AM good at deserts!)  It's a shame my cookies have such a short shelf life and don't ship well.  Last year I got the "Martha Stewart  Cookies" cookbook, and now everyone at work thinks I'm a great cook!  Not a big fan of Martha's perfect little world, but I do recommend that book.  It doesn't require too many obscure kitchen gadgets or hard-to-find ingredients.  If you buy it, DO NOT skimp on the Dutch process cocoa.  Twice the price and not sold everywhere, but worth it!

BwaaaHaHaHa!  You have NO IDEA how ironic it is that I'm giving out cooking advice!  Is it a sign that the world really has turned upside down?  Guess I'd better re-learn how to hang from my heels!  Wonder if I could still climb a tree...

1 comment:

  1. Lucky enough to have Thanksgiving with my youngest and his family. He is home for twelve days from Kandahar. He is an Army Medic.


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