November 22, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Since we rearranged our whole house configuration and got a new dining room table, we finally had enough room to host a big dinner… and what better dinner to host than Thanksgiving. There were only 5 of us (including Gabe), but I swear, with the amount of food on the table we could have fed 10 people. The spread was as follows: Turkey of course, baked yam casserole, two kinds of cauliflower (one GF, one […]

The Great New York State Fair

September 5, 2011 at 5:28 pm

The three of us and my sister-in-law went to the fair yesterday. The weather report threatened rain, but it turned out to be insanely hot instead. Poor Gabriel was dripping; he’s a sweaty boy. Thank God for the cool-down tent. Before yesterday, I had never been to the fair. I don’t want to complain, but I think it was a little over-hyped by Mike’s fond childhood memories. However, I can respect that; I’m sure I’ve […]


June 9, 2005 at 4:52 pm

“…she gave the crank a little yank, and Dunderbeck was meat.” he sang. “Now, don’t forget to practice so you can sing it for me next time.” “OK, Grandpa. Sing it again! PLEEEAAASE!” I pleaded. He started up again, and this time we were singing it together in merry unison. “Dunderbeck, oh Dunderbeck, how could you be so mean? However you invented the sausage meat machine. Now all the rats and pussycats will never more […]

Not even in JEST!

December 30, 2004 at 4:33 pm

The holiday weekend was one of the best yet, very little traffic anywhere we went, good food, and great company, all without a hitch. In lieu of that, here’s my New year’s resolution #1: lose the 7 pounds I gained gorging myself on cookies, cheese, wine, and the like. Yikes! Now, I have to share with you something that happened over the weekend that I’m not likely to soon forget. On sunday, we went to […]