WEEK 72 July 7 - 13
WEEK 73 July 14 - 20
WEEJ 74 July 21 - 27
WEEK 75 July 28 - Aug 3
WEEK 76 August 4 - 10
I believe I have never been so absent from my blog. And not only have I been absent from mine, but
from my friend's blogs as well. I do apologize to you; Barbara, Fiona, Jillsy, Jan, Jen, Tipper, and Robert.
Please know that as soon as I finish FOOD STORIES I will be back to all your blogs. I have missed you
dearly. But this little venture of mine has absorbed me to the point of not having a life. And the reason
behind it is: DESPERATION for a new life. So, I am pushing myself to the limit, even if it means taking
away the little joys in my life, and concentrating solely in the book. I hope you understand.
I can not imagine the toll it will take on me if this book is not published. I don't know. I am guessing
I could go into the deepest of depressions. But then again, I might just shrug my shoulders. Very
soon I will find out. I only have a couple of stories to finish. Christopher and Mayra are working on the
illustrations. Is that not a mother's dream? I think I am more excited for them than for myself!
And when all is written and done this little piggy will be eating lots of salads... and will have a life
on my shoulder. When I turned around a hunched-back, four-toothed, old man was grinning and holding
out this...ummm.. stem out to me. He said to startled me, "For you!". Well, you CAN'Timagine how
confused I felt. I really didn't know if to chuckle or cry. But hey, I think Imade his day by kindly
accepting the...umm...stem, and wishing him a great day. Not to mention "the moment" made the lady
I was helping out laugh when he merrily rolled his shopping cart away from us. And as for me, I got a
chanceto stop and smell... the half dead mums!!
I believe this has been the most excitement I have had in the past five weeks. The rest of my time I am
either cooking, taking photographs of the food I cook, downloading the photos, writing, flattening my
butt in front of the computer as I write, and of course increasing my waist line in between writing
This is Cuban picadillo, but actually I haven't written the story yet. I might not included.
I love him because he cracks me up, and I need that to keep going. His story is titled,
Craig Ferguson's E-mail Eggs. He is so proud of having changed his nationality from Scottish to
American, that I thought a typical American food, such as wieners would be great. But then I thought...
Craig Ferguson's Wiener didn't sound too good. Uuuhhh, no thank you!
And these yummy ribs are for an old story, Sherlock Holmes Ribs. What a sacrifice to cook
and eat them...
Sandra loved these turnovers and the story titled, Neptune's Tuna Turnovers.
There is a very interesting centerfold photo in this one...
And of course I couldn't leave out that Mexican dessert that Maricela showed me how
to make. Ititled that one, Juanita's Cantina South of the Border Jell-o.
This is another re-make of Amnesia Flan. Unfortunately, I have to make another one
because I don't like any of the photos I took. I think it's because I was hungry when I got
home from work and just wanted to eat it.
I don't know... I can't rememember!
Potatoes for Suckers... yet another re-make
For Crying Out Loud Salad, always makes me think of my sister Maribel...
she taught me how to make it.
$1.00 plate I found at a thrift store!!
ALL the photos were changed for this story also!!! I ate linguini for a week....
like this photo... I am not to sure either. But, gosh I don't want to have to cook it again even
though I love it. It's 5 lbs of meat for just two people!!
Alright, no more photos for the rest of the new stories which are:
Cavemen Roasted Duh-Duh Bird,
Over the Phone Leg of Lamb
The Onion and the Beet; A Sad-lad Story
$18.00 for 8 Red Peppers Salad
And there you go! Ten new stories and four more on the drawing board, plus all the revising
and changes going on constantly...Which is really not bad for the issues surrounding me
with my daughter, Miss "Confused".
Oh, an update on Alonso's speech before I go! He has improved tremendously and even says
"Eeeeww!! That's nasty!!" when he doesn't like his food. I know... not very nice. But to
us it sounds wonderful!!
I don't think I will be back for a while.
Hopefully this will all be over soon.
I miss my blog... and I miss YOU!!!