Happy 83rd Birthday Dad!

Tomorrow is my Dad's birthday.  He was born in 1930.  The President of the United States was Herbert Hoover;   the Chrysler Building was completed in New York City; sliced bread went on sale for the first time in England; the average cost of a new house was $7,145.00; the average wages per year  was $1,970.00; the cost of a gallon of gas was 10 cents; the average cost for house rent  was $15.00 per month; a loaf of bread cost 9 cents , a pound of hamburger meat cost 13 cents; and a Pontiac Big … [Read more...]

Beef Tenderloin with Port Mushroom Sauce – New Year’s Day Dinner?

Well Hello There!  I have missed you. October through the end of the year is always the busiest for me.  In addition to the holidays that occur during these months, my wedding anniversary and birthday also happen.  This year I was determined to try to stay as relaxed as possible and enjoy the ride.  As a result, I did not do much writing over the last few months.  I guess I gave (all 3 of) you a break from reading my blog.  I hope you enjoyed your time off because I plan to get back into … [Read more...]

Spontaneous Birthday Wine Festival!

April 21 is my husbands birthday. This year was a significant birthday and I thought we should do something to celebrate.  We went to dinner to cash in on his free entrée from El Cholo earlier in the week, but that seemed like cheating since it took absolutely no effort on my part - he even printed the coupon.  Of course, I failed to plan anything else (bad wife).  Tom is very low-key so he didn't expect anything, but I still thought we should do SOMETHING. I posted my pondering about what to … [Read more...]