Friday's Feast 118

Today's post comes courtesy of Friday's Feast. Come on over and join in the fun. But first... something I feel is important to share. A warning for all my friends doing NaNo.

Do you believe there is intelligent life on other planets? I wouldn't be surprised if there were. Given the large numbers of other planets in the universe, I think it would be logical to think there might be other intelligent life around. I also think that we will probably never know.

What is one thing you said you'd never do, but you eventually did? I can't think of anything right off the bat. I've always tried to keep an open mind about things... oh, wait. I DID say I would never (like my mother) tell my kids "because I told you so" as a reason for them to do something. I have to admit that sometimes, when you're dealing with kids, the best answer to "why do I have to...?" is "because I said so." And... now my middle daughter (who is a nanny) has learned the same lesson. lol

Who is the teacher that influenced you the most in school? Judi Davis, my eleventh grade English teacher. She really encouraged me in my writing... so, Mrs. Davis, if you are out there reading this... thank you.

Main Course
If you could trade places with anyone for one day, who would it be and why? I have to say... nobody. I love my life and can't think of anyone else's I would like to live... even for a day. I'm sure everyone else has problems we don't see... and why would I want to live their problems?

What is your favorite dish to prepare? I don't know that I have a favorite to prepare (or to eat, for that matter). I enjoy cooking and finding new recipes. I have a whole basketful of recipes I intend to try "someday". And, periodically, I sit down and read one of my many recipe books until I find something that sounds interesting. I also enjoy dreaming things up... most of my experiments are a success, thankfully! The only problem is... once I've created something it's really hard to remember exactly what I did. :: big sigh:: Oh, well.


Addie said…
Wonderful feast - I really enjoyed. I certainly agree with your soup ... don't we all do it?

Thanks for visiting; do come back soon :-)
Wystful1 said…
Oh....good one! I never thought but I always said I'd never say "I told you so" to my kids also! LOL

Excellent servings for us this time around.

Happy weekend. (yep, Johnny, oh Johnny, oh!! *wink*)
Barbara H. said…
My main course was the same. :) Great feast!
Caylynn said…
Great feast. :) Excellent main course and dessert. :) Nice appetizer too - my thoughts on the matter are similar.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend. :)
Sweet Kitty said…
Thanx for sharing your feast with me.
Mine's up too.
Come and enjoy!

Greetings from Germany,
Moogie said…
These are really good. I would have to agree with the "because I said so." I did the same thing. :)
Melli said…
I cook like that too -- I never follow recipes and I never EVER write down what I did! And then my daughter says, MOM! That was sooooooo goood! Make it again someday! *rolls eyes* Ooooops...
Jane said…
Great feast. Each course was very tasty.
Thanks for dropping by for a nibble at my table.
graymama said…
Loved the feast! I never thought I would tell Buddy, "If you have room for dessert, you have room to finish your dinner." I always hated when I heard that as a kid!

Also, I am working on posting my green burrito recipe. Check back later today at
KaY said…
Your dessert I can easily relate to. I have an entire rack of recipe books, cut ot recipes that I vow to try. I've tried some of them but like you, I can never duplicate anything.


Come dine with me. My feast is served!
tiggerprr said…
I loved your feast! :) I'm finding it interesting that so many of us think of a former English teacher as the most influential. Perhaps that's because we're all out in the blogosphere writing, whereas if it was your shop teacher, you might be out carving something out of wood. hehe
RobK said…
I know the feeling with creating dishes - people ask for a recipe. I give them ingredients (no proportions) and vague directions. They just look at me. Oh, well - that's how I cook.

Thanks for the feast and making me welcome.
Marianne Arkins said…
I saw the Writer Beware warning... and wonder how anyone can be that stupid.

THEN I remembered that one chick in Assembly Hall who proudly announced that her NaNo book from 2005 was accepted for publication by Publish America.

I didn't say anything for a while, until she started saying how wonderful PA was... so I posted links to all the complaints and information from P&E, Writer Beware, Etc.

She said that she'd looked at the BBB and they "only" had something like 65 complaints against them.


I'm betting that Harper Collins doesn't have 65.

So... goes to show: people ARE that stupid.

Boy. I'm in a mood the past few days. My poor family. I'm ready to take on the world (did today at WalMart, but that's another story).

Happy Mullet Festival!

avemsc - Are violins ever musically sad? Crying?
Shawnee said…
As requested, my cream puff recipe has been posted! Enjoy!