Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Automatic Feeder

You are traveling along, hubs  or honey at the wheel, and it all seems so everyday: cars pass, children in vehicles sticking out their tongues.  (We just traveled 2500 miles to see our grandson, and the nuts you meet on the road) (oh my!We just dated ourselves!  So reminded us of  "That touch of Mink")!  Oh, that person that just cut you off trying not to catch your eye...we did stop at an antique mall; Pickles found herself face-to-face with a moose... 

But then finally after miles and miles we found ourselves at home.  Hopefully, that is a wonderful proposition for you too.

We do not think we have it all figured out.  Life can make you feel like it is all you can do but breathe in, breathe out.  But, we find it a marvelous, hugs- and- kisses feeling to be at home together, dancing around the kitchen with two dogs at our heels, listening to the likes of Nat King Cole and Dean Martin, and the new sounds of Adele and Missy Higgins.  We also love Paolo Conte (It's Wonderful) while we are cooking- swiss chard, shallots, garlic; chopping and swiveling around, wooden spoon in hands, stirring into the olive oil, just until tender; mmmm, smells so delicious!  Funny how you can be so exhausted and yet so ready to get into the kitchen to chop and stir...

We are aging ourselves, but we love the movie "That Touch of Mink", with Cary Grant and Doris Day.  So many cliches, but it still resonates with the fact that we all just want a steady relationship with a mate that we can trust.

We try not to find ourselves at the automatic food dispenser....although some days we feel that would be a gift!

That Touch of Mink movie clip
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  1. I have just come across your blog and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my visit. It sounds like you are at the same stage of life as my husband and I and it was a delight to read about how you enjoy cooking together. Your recipes have made me hungry :). I've been growing swiss chard for a few years, but rarely use it. You have just inspired me to do so.

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Yes, cooking together is one of our favorite things to do...I will have to post the tart recipe as it was wonderful! I may do a series of chard recipes as it looks like we will have a bumper crop and it is so good for us. I am off to check your blog...thanks again for visiting us!