Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Well, I had planned to do more writing this week but as Cheryl (Copper's Wife) says... "Hold your plans loosely".
Both the guys have been sick and we had Christopher and Miss M. over for awhile last night. Christopher received another award (something like "Outstanding Student Entrepreneur" for the work he has been doing designing Apps for smart phones and the iPad) so Miss M. came to town to attend the reception with him.
I went into town this afternoon to purchase a rotisserie chicken (lemon pepper) to make chicken orzo soup for dinner. My sister-friend BeBe taught me years ago that rotisserie chickens made delicious last minute chicken soup!
Christopher decided to sleep here tonight for homemade soup and a cozy sofa... and a TV! Just what the doctor ordered I'd say to help get over this cold. He can do some of his homework while watching TV.
I'm a stern believer in homemade chicken soup and losing oneself in a book, DVD (especially something British), or a mindless TV program to help the body heal.
So... I'll write some more about Pantry Ponderings soon... maybe tomorrow? I am enjoying your positive feedback, they are more like having tea and conversation together than past Pantry Posts but it is so much easier for me to chat about deepening the pantry that way.
Which brings me to the subject of ummm... tea and conversation. One of our local news channels had a question on President's Day yesterday, asking viewers what president would they most enjoy having a beer with.
Well, I would reword it and ask what past president would you most enjoy chatting with in front of a fireplace with a hot drink. I'll tell you next time who received the most votes on the news channel.
As for me... that would be really hard. For a recent president, I absolutely adored Ronald Reagan. I remember saying many times when he was president that I felt a wise grandfather was in charge of the country!
On the other hand, I'd love sitting down with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or John Adams... are perhaps all three Founding Fathers? I mean if we are going to have one back, couldn't we have all three?
Of course, there's also John Quincy Adams... he's fascinating!
I guess if I could choose only one of them, it would be Thomas Jefferson. Which would probably surprise my family but Jefferson was such a Renaissance man! I would enjoy hearing about all of his interests. He was not only a gardener but one of our "Founding Foodies". :)
So, which American president would you most love to chat with?
For my British friends... sorry about bringing up that little altercation of the late 1700s. ;)
Picture: Prayer at Valley Forge (a print of this lovely painting is in my living room) We fondly call it "George".
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 7:51 PM