Posts Categorized: Food/Cooking

A meal fit for a Khan

It’s back, baby! The Cooking Challenge is here again and boy is my tummy happy! After a visit to Pei Wei with the elder nieceling, this idea comes to fruition. It’s a meal fit for a Khan! A meal fit for a different name So, as with many other dishes from foreign lands, this one… Read more »

I’m parched more frequently these days

Wandering across the internet, searching for my next Cooking Challenge recipe, a stray thought hit me. Yes, I am the King of Stray Thoughts (hence the blog name). The thought is that I’m parched more frequently these days. I cook more frequently these days Sure, retirement means I don’t come home mentally and/or physically tired… Read more »

My never-ending battle with ennui, part 2

This is about how I look when losing my never-ending battle with ennui

Welcome to the second half of my overly long return to blogging…and active life in general. This is my never-ending battle with ennui, part 2. I’m forcing you to go through these “introductory” blog posts before we get to the good stuff. Admittedly, that’s a relative qualitative statement, but, hey, you’re here reading this. As… Read more »

My never-ending battle with ennui

my never-ending battle with ennui

Nah, I’m not gonna make you look it up. Ennui – a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement. It’s a far greater threat than simple procrastination. Let me walk you through my never-ending battle with ennui. But first, a word from our sponsors… Before I get started, know… Read more »

Shop til you drop – Birthday BBQ style

The very last birthday BBQ week has some specific tasks that get done on specific days. These revolve around cleaning, set up, cooking and, of course, shopping. Time for a rundown of Shop til you drop – Birthday BBQ style! Wednesday – Everyday low prices Let’s face it, you could really do all your shopping… Read more »

Chafing at the bit to BBQ

Continuing on with our very last birthday BBQ week, it’s time to talk hosting. Specifically, serving the food. It’s ironic that, in my last birthday BBQ I’m chafing at the bit to BBQ. Warming up to the idea Even way back when, as I started my BBQ parties, I always battled with timing the food… Read more »

The very last birthday BBQ week

It was inevitable, really. Once my health returned and “my” weather arrived, I could start walking again. And, of course, walking means thinking and writing. Blogs first, more involved stuff later. Fortuitous timing, too. Let’s blow the dust off the JMD blog in this Very Last Birthday BBQ Week. The history of food Well, food… Read more »

Stewing over my cooking challenge

Let’s just get it out there right away: I’ve never cooked a stew before. Not in all the years I’ve been cooking. Not even during my cooking challenge. Clearly, I needed to stop stewing over my cooking challenge and just make the darn thing. Woe is me Incredibly, like last month’s recipe, I was hit… Read more »

Chop off the old block

It takes my 2019 Cooking Challenge to pull me back to the JMD blog after a month-long battle with bronchitis and ensuing ennui. But! Here I am, to regale you with my second dish of the year, in a post properly entitled Chop off the old block. Blame it on Dad My Dad and I… Read more »

A brisk start to this year’s cooking challenge

Okay! Appetite – check. List of foods I like that I’ve never cooked – check. Must be time for the 2019 Cooking Challenge. No sense in waiting any longer, either to cook or to post. Nothing like a brisk start to this year’s cooking challenge. All the things on my to-do list As I mentioned… Read more »