That sounds like a cool idea

More than a week past my very last birthday BBQ, things are well back in order around the JMD household. During the BBQ, I brought up my desire to plan something big for my roundy next year. The general consensus was “that sounds like a cool idea”. Then I threw it open to the floor…. Read more »

The very last time I spend my birthday cleaning

What a glorious day! The sun is shining, it’s a holiday for many of my friends and it’s my birthday. So, you can imagine what I’ve got planned for the day…cleaning! Yes, it’s the day after the birthday BBQ and that means…bleh. But! This is the very last time I spend my birthday cleaning. The… Read more »

59 is the new 60

No, I haven’t got my overused expressions all mixed up. It’s the final entry into the Very Last Birthday BBQ week. By the time you finish this post, you may not agree, but you will understand why I chose the title, 59 is the new 60. Let’s refresh For those of you just joining the… 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 »

There’s no place like home

…until you have to clean it. Yes, it’s my birthday gift to myself: cooking, cleaning and serving all for others. But, this is the very last time for my birthday. Starting next year, nothing will cause me to qualify the statement “There’s no place like home”. Nothing new about this Oh goodness, no. I’ve gone… 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 »

National Baseball Hall of Fame

A Hall of Fame idea

Phew. What a freaky four months it’s been to start the year. I’m hopeful that most of the “stuff” is behind me and I can concentrate on what’s next. It’s appropriate that my recovery comes in my birthday month, for I think I may have hit upon a Hall of Fame Idea! Salvaging an April… 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 »