Friday, September 18, 2009
I used to get a subscription to Healthy Cooking magazine but it only came once every 3 months. Not only that, but the recipes in it were hit and miss (mostly miss) on turning out good so I ended my subscription. They keep sending me magazines in hopes I'll reconsider so I thought I would try a Greek recipe last night.
It has sundried tomatoes in it. Well, I couldn't find any that weren't packed in oil in the grocery store so I just grabbed one that was packed in oil thinking I could wash off the oil and go from there. When I opened the jar last night and dumped the contents into a colander, I about gagged. That's stuff is nasty smelling. I tried washing it off but I just couldn't take the smell. Knowing Jake doesn't like tomatoes anyway, I tossed them and decided to go without. It pretty much went down hill from there. I cooked as instructed and took a taste. YUK. So I served it to the crew. DH took one bite looked at me, then inhaled the rest. I was shocked! I couldn't believe he ate it! Jake took one bite and said, "Ewwww. I don't like this." So, I told him to eat 3 bites and finish his corn on the cob. I asked hubby if he wanted more and he said "No." And then he left the table. I didn't have the heart to throw it out so I told dh to throw it out after I left for work the next morning. It was ghastly. So, in bed, I asked hubby what he thought of it and he said it was awful. I said I was amazed that he ate it all and he said he ate it fast so he wouldn't taste it. LMAO. Ah well. Back to the drawing board.
Some days working at a college has its perks. Yesterday, dh came to pick me up at work as I had my car in the shop for the milestone tune up. As we drove 1/4 around the roundabout, I looked out my window and saw a group of about 20 young men running together. I commented to my husband, "Hmmm. That's interesting. A bunch of guys running in speedos." At that point I took a double take and hubby was trying to cover my eyes while driving at the same time. Sure enough. They were running in various colors of Speedos and tennis shoes. Nothing else. LOL At first I thought, must be pledges for the fraternities, but school started this week and pledging usually doesn't get going until about October. Not only that, all these guys were in top physical shape so I doubt it is a fraternity. More like a sports team. They were all around the same height too which was funny. We drove out onto University and turned into the left turn lane to go onto Evans. The guys were behind us at that point but heading our way again much to dh's dismay. I was laughing so hard by now that I was in tears.
I turned to watch them run down the sidewalk toward the light we were sitting at. There was an old lady standing at the bus stop and I was dying to see her reaction as they ran toward her. But unfortunately, the bus pulled up right as they ran past, so couldn't catch her reaction. I'm sure the bus occupants thought it was funny. The guys ran to the light and stopped waiting to cross. DH was groaning and going on about how awful it was. Meanwhile cars were honking at them and a moving van full of guys were yelling at them too. One guy wearing a polka dot speedo leaned over and started stretching his legs. DH exclaimed, "Oh geez!" in disgust. I was howling by then. The guy turned and grinned. LMAO. As we started to turn the guys started running across the street. DH yelled at them, "You all have A's!" I told him they probably will think he is gay but he said he didn't care. Awww. What a great ride home. I still snicker thinking about it.