One thing I’ve never allowed is a sink full of dirty dishes. I just can’t consider a meal finished until I’ve cleared the table, put the dishes into the dishwasher, and washed the pots and pans. It only takes a few minutes to clean up and then I can relax. I’m sure I feel this way because Mother had the same standards and as the oldest daughter I was expected to help in the kitchen.
Of course, Rascal has other ideas about my kitchen. She thinks the faucet is better suited to propping up her head during a nap – dirty dishes be damned!
I just love the Pillsbury toaster strudel pastries that I keep in my freezer. They are so much better than those dry old “Pop Tarts” that come in a box!
My favorite toaster strudel flavor is the strawberry and cream cheese. It is scrumptious in the mornings with my first cup of coffee! You just drop it into the toaster and set it on “frozen” so the outside doesn’t burn. It is so good when warmed up and frosted with that little packet of icing!
Today while shopping the frozen foods section I discovered a new flavor of toaster pastry called “Boston Cream Pie.” Oh my goodness! That is such a treat! It reminds me of Mother’s signature dessert, her home made Boston Cream Pie. Father used to love that dessert, second only to his bowl of Breyer’s vanilla ice cream. The ice cream was his favorite and he would enjoy a small bowl every night after dinner, unless Mother made a special dessert like her Boston Cream Pie every once in a while.
This brings new meaning to the phrase, “Licking the Bowl”!
I believe we will have to change the kitten’s name to “Rascal” with everything she seems to get into lately!
Don’t mind the sock on the counter. I was about to cut off the top to use it in my purse and protect my digital camera. The regular camera case is too big and bulky to fit in my new purse and I want to take the camera with me tonight. So I got resourceful and decided to use an old sock. How clever is that?!?