|such a simple thing...|
I'm starting this post Friday evening as I await our Chicken Tetrazzini warming up for supper. I have no idea what I'm going to talk about here. But that's never stopped me before.
I love that simple saying above. Reminds me of the time I was at a wedding shower years ago and they asked us all to write some words of wisdom in this little book for the bride and groom. People had all kinds of advice... but all I could think of was "just love each other". Seems like that should cover it.
|Blueberry custard pie|
This is a picture of the Blueberry Custard pie I made last week. Tom of Sightings over Sixty asked for a pic, so here it is. I love custard pie and if fresh blueberries are in season... or fresh peaches, I just add them in.
This next pic I'm going to share with you is a new recipe that I also made last week. I found it on Pinterest and it seemed a good alternative to regular lasagna. I'm not supposed to have tomato sauce - so that's why regular lasagna is not on my menu.
What can I say? It was very good and I will make it again... just not too soon as it is loaded with heavy cream, bacon, and cheese. I call it the possible heart stopper recipe... and as long as one doesn't eat too much of it... or too often, it is delicious.
OK... enough on food. What's a good subject? Since I was taught to stay away from religion and politics - which are big in the news these days, it cuts the subject matter down to the weather (which has always been a safe subject until global warming and climate change took precedence). Now even the weather is controversial.
How about books and TV shows? Game of Thrones has been on everyone's minds recently... with the season finale just past. DH loves that show (as well as tons of people from what I hear). I did read the first 2 books (way before the TV series came out), but the show itself was a bit too "war- ing" (probably not a word)... let's just say a bit more violent than I choose to watch. But I have to admit that some of the dragon scenes I saw were fantastic.
Now The Big Bang is more my speed. I loved that show from the get go... and am very sorry to see it end. But I do understand that sometimes there's no place else to go with a story... so end it must.
Well, guess it's time to close this. But before I do, I will mention something that irks me. Maybe you could tell me what you feel about it and how you think things got this way? Why is it that people are so easily offended these days? No one can say anything or even make a joke that doesn't offend someone somehow somewhere. I know that things have gotten to the point that issues have become very sensitive... but really. Sometimes things that are taken as offensive were not meant to be taken that way. I think it's a sorry state of affairs... and just wonder if sensitivity has been taken to an extreme.
Rian I agree with you about over sensitivity and people being easily offended. I don't support safe zones on campus, little areas where you can only express certain views, and nothing offensive. Also I don't like little zones on campus called free speech zones, as I believe free speech zones should encompass the entire campus, and country. But hey, who listens to us, ha ha.ReplyDelete
I've never heard of specific "zones on campus"... interesting. College life has changed a lot since I graduated in 1968.Delete
Oh that lasagna looks good! Of course it would have to be a heart attack on a plate.ReplyDelete
As for sensitivity I think it all comes down to the old saying, know your audience. That and those who might have felt uncomfortable have now learned that they can voice those concerns. If, like me, you had the relative who made inappropriate comments at the dinner table but was never challenged. These days pretty much everyone will say something. Different times.
Have a great weekend!
Definitely different times. And I do think you're right... about the appropriateness of a comment depending on where, when, and who.Delete
LOL at the turtle cartoon. :-DReplyDelete
Your blueberry custard pie looks so delicious. You always seem to make the most delectable things....I so loathe preparing food. When I was young I much preferred mucking out my ponies' stalls to preparing food, and now I'd prefer cleaning litter boxes. I used to do it, of course, but as the years have passed what I cook has become very limited.
As for undue sensitivity, please don't get me started. I work at a university, I live in Canada...everything is uber politically correct. Some of that is good, some of that is taken to the extreme, IMO.
Have a good weekend!
When anything is taken to the extreme... there's trouble (at least that's my opinion).Delete
As for cooking, I do really enjoy it. I think it's the creating something that I find fun. I wouldn't want to be a Chef - too hectic. I like to take my time and enjoy what I'm doing.
I like your eclectic posts, Rian. This one is fun, too. I think I'd stay away from that lasagne recipe (it has bacon in it for one thing) but it does sound heart stopping. I never watched even one episode of Game of Thrones, although some people love it. :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks, DJan. Sometimes I have no idea of what to post about (I'm sure many feel that way), but somehow things pop up and my monkey mind takes off on a tangent.Delete
And yes, that lasagne recipe is a bit high in cholesterol... (we do love bacon here - and cream - and cheese!). But I won't make it too often - to be on the safe side.
You're so right. We are living in a pretty humorless world right now with lots of unhappy people. It certainly doesn't hurt to be sensitive to others' feelings and perhaps a correction was needed to err on the side of kindness though.ReplyDelete
"to err on the side of kindness" I like that. But I also think that there's a thin line sometimes between sensitive and insensitive... and it varies from person to person. And although one should never intentionally be insensitive, we also shouldn't lose the ability to laugh at ourselves.Delete
Ahh, if we could all just be kind. Couldn't get Game of Thrones which is my excuse but like you, loved Big Bang. Totally cracked up at the turtle.ReplyDelete
Turtle cracked me up too!Delete
I love custard pie, especially without the crust. OK, I love custard.ReplyDelete
I love custard too! (with or without crust)Delete