Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ruminatin' from the Trawler Park

Yesterday was another rainy day here at the trawler park.  Pam's day didn't start off well.   She found a pile of puppy poo at the top of the stairs and then had to work all day, so I decided I needed to make dinner.  I borrowed a marina loaner car and hied myself to the Piggly Wiggly and buy the ingredients I needed to make Ruby Ann Boxcar's Sloppy Sloppy Joes, a recipe she got from Juanita Hix, Lot #9.  A pound of ground beef, an onion, a pepper, beef boulion, garlic, a can of corn, and a can of tomato soup.  Also buns and Kraft maccaroni and cheese.

I'm not much of a cook and I have a problem with timing.  I read the instructions on the mac and cheese and for the sloppy joes and figured out when I needed to do what.  I wanted everything to be ready at 6:15 when Pam would be getting home from work.   I started boiling the eight cups of water for the noodles at 5:30.   By 6 PM things were looking pretty good.

Bottom line, it all finished at the same time, just as Pam got home at 6:17.

I don't know much about cooking, but I've heard that presentation is everything.   I made sure it looked good.

Strangely,  Pam asked why there was a trash bag on the table.  This is right from Ruby Ann's cookbook;

"Trust me when I tell you if you serve this dish, you'll want to cover your table with plastic trash bags first!  This stuff lives up to its name!"

Since I always follow directions, I did.

I know.  MMmmmmmmmm!

After dinner, we relaxed on the aft deck with a fine box of wine and our dawgs.

Life can't get any better than this.


  1. You guys sure live the good life!!!! I'm a directions follower too and can't ever figure out why things can't all be ready at the right time.....

  2. Are you heading south this week?