- sit at a ball game
- sit through a scouting event
- sit through a church-related event
- stand in line at the grocery store
I love to hear those recipes, but I never remember them.
Okay, there is one exception. Years ago while we waited for our young daughters to sell Girl Scout cookies at Kroger, a woman said,
"Put a couple of pounds of beef stew, a couple of cans of tomatoes, and a couple of cans of Bush's Chili Magic into a crock pot. Voila! Dinner will be served eight hours later."
I love that recipe and love doctoring it with different things. As a matter of fact, it's what's for dinner tonight.
A couple of weeks ago my family went to a party ~ a grand party with the most gracious hosts who know how to cook. Among the DOZENS of dishes they put out, one held ribs and that prompted me to admit that I cannot cook ribs to save my life.
You should have heard the chorus around that room:
- use vinegar!
- use beer!
- Make Checkered cook!
The woman next to me quietly said that she had the best method ever! Then she told me to do three things, but I knew that was two things too many to remember, so she scrounged up paper and a pen and wrote those things down. I stuffed that paper into my pocket and found it a few day later.
I was going to call and thank her, but my son now says I've been mispronouncing the woman's name for a year (he couldn't have told me months ago????) I think an email thank-you will suffice; don't you?