Tuesday, September 23, 2008


  • ...when your dishwasher has 8 wine glasses

  • 2 knives to cut up fruit to put in your wine glasses so they'll be festive

  • one baby bottle brush used for cleaning mushrooms

  • and one pan for your One Pan Dandy Supper..with mushrooms~
One Pan Dandy
1 pan
1 pound of some kind of meat
1 package of fancy noodles
1 thing of some kind of sauce...soup? sour cream? wine?
1 lid
and don't forget the clean mushrooms!
Fry, simmer, stir, blend, and serve...with a nice glass of crisp white with 2 fresh strawberries and a little umbrella if it's Friday.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Friday night football is big stuff in the Texas Panhandle. It’s the biggest baddest funnest stuff there is. It drives the economy, the social circles, and the future of many.
I was a cheerleader as a senior when my team went to the state play offs…the only time ever. Coach Sherwood changed our colors from “stately purple” to “just try and stop me lavender”. What a brave thing he did. We played well into December and let’s just say that little lavender cheerleading outfits aren’t knit for frosty weather!
I do have fond memories, but my Friday nights have evolved and I’m glad about it. When my brothers graduated, I was so thankful that I didn’t HAVE to go to the games anymore. One thing I do miss though, are the smells of cigar and popcorn floating together in the crisp fall air.
Today, Friday night football is still the best, just different--I’m no less a fan. I turn on my TV to Channel 6 where the game is broadcast live from KXDJ. I sit by my backyard pond with my friends who share my fairweather lack of athleticsupportedness, sip a nice glass of Kim Crawford, and listen to the sounds coming from just down the street. The bands playing their fight song when their team scores, the crowd cheering, the bits and pieces of the announcer when the wind turns just right, and a nice fire in the chiminea if the weather justifies. Perfect…a little bit of this, a little bit of that…ah Friday night football--a toasty fire, sauvignon blanc..and TGIF!