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2017-11-12 14:35:03 (UTC)

Sunday Sweet Potato Casserole please?

I was going to get up at 7 but dosed off till after 8:30. He was already up and the coffee was made. Reminding me that he is off work a couple days and not on the night shift. My knee was painful this morning so I had the cane to help me get down the hall to my first cup of coffee. He asked me to come into the den with him. He wanted me to see a clip he recorded of the PIONEER WOMAN cooking show. I have watched it many times and really like her. He recored her making sweet potato casserole or pie thing. Watching it reminded me of the many times I made it when I was married to my son's dad. He would take it to work at Freightliner during the holidays almost every year. No complaints about my sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows browned on top. This recipe was different but "simple" enough for him to ask me if I "thought" I could make next week? Oh boy, he wants me to attempt cooking without his watchful eye.....LOL. I wonder sometimes who he thinks inside his head that he is. He even brought up cornbread dressing....I call it stuffing....he calls it dressing. For the passed few years that he made it, it come out a little dry. He was coming up with another way to make it and I was getting the impression he was expecting me too
do it. If I can. Since he feels I am so elementary in the kitchen compared to his years of being the head cook inside his head. When I make "dressing", I use a little sage like most people do....but if he taste sage.....you will see a sour face made at his first bite when he notices it...
since...he does not use it and there is no place for sage in his "dressing"....problem with all this is.....because of all this I lost my passion to cook Thanksgiving Dinner many years ago. Even though we now have the luxury and convenience of Frozen biscuits...to make it much easier....the chocolate pies I once made and always had request for if I was showing up somewhere to bring....or the sweet potato pies with marshmallow on top.....I have not made that stuff in years. Still have the recipes though..........

I think what I will do, is make the sweet potato thing he wrote down the recipe for. I will bake a turkey leg for each of us, some potato salad, green beans, biscuits and deviled eggs. All simple and easy to do. I am not making dressing....cause if I made it I would have to make my goblet gravy that only I like here in this household, although many other times yrs ago, it was another thing I was asked to bring...or come by to make in advance.....I used to have this friend who asked me what to buy and what to have ready...and I would stop by her house and make the giblet gravy which is used to pour over turkey or the dressing.....a favorite...for most people...but not here. No one here but me likes it. So, why bother?

With all that going through my mind as I watched that recorded episode of the Pioneer Woman, I still felt good that he was making suggestions and an effort to help plan something. I finally got up to return to my recliner telling him I needed to elevate my leg. He walked in here to tell me to use my cell phone to call him on the house phone..."just let it ring once and I will bring you a refill of coffee". He walked back to his den and I felt some kind of way about my thoughts about the cooking thing.....

Sometimes I am very lucky....other times I feel like I am just another tax deduction.....another seat at the table....
not really important at all. Then he says something like that......

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