If God had intended us to follow recipes,
He wouldn't have given us grandmothers.
It's been a rather dreary day here in my little part of Kentucky. Oh, the weather isn't what has made my day less than ideal, rather it's the fact that I'm coming down with a case of epizutus. I had to take a sick day from work. Not something I normally do. I enjoyed some very pleasant company though. There is a silver lining in this dark cloud of sickness hanging over me, being sick means that I'm not looking my best, but hasn't seemed to make a difference.
My symptoms have run the gamut of chills, fever, sweating, sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, and loss of at least two of my five senses. I can live with most of those for a few days, but when I lose my sense of taste and smell, I'm not a happy camper. It was a challenge to make lunch and dinner today. Had it been just myself, I would have made do with a can of soup or better yet, nothing at all. But... Mr. Anon wouldn't have appreciated going all day without sustenance. I managed to concoct something that was edible. Or so he said. Both times. Not too bad considering I can't smell or taste anything but the most pungent of hot peppers. Even those didn't help my stuffy nose. Hopefully the trip to the doctors office will discover a remedy to alleviate all those pesky little problems.
During our conversations about what to have for lunch and dinner, it was brought up that I need to submit a few of my recipes for the cook book that is to be used for a fund raiser for "Honor Their Service, Inc." There's just one problem, I normally don't use recipes or if I do, I'm always changing it to reflect the contents of my pantry. I'm one of those cooks who just throw things in a pot or skillet and `viola, dinner is ready. But since I was asked so nicely and have received many compliments on my culinary skills, I'm going to give it a shot.
I've been requested to pass the word along on this one. So y'all know me, I try to accommodate any and all requests that will ultimately help out 'Our Guys' . The recipes are to be submitted from Milbloggers and their readers. Cool, huh? Like any cookbook, they need submissions for all categories. Appetizers, Soup and Salads, Main Entrees, Side dishes, Drinks and Desserts.
But instead of me trying to explain through my fever induced fog, You can click on the little widget on the right to discover for yourself what I've been trying to convey. I know that there are other blogs who have sent out this culinary request. In fact, JP himself wrote a post on it. Ok, he just copied Blackfive's. And added some snarky comments. He's such a kidder...
Chromed Curses has her post up asking her readers to send their favorites in as well. Of course, there's the post linked to by that little widget. BABEAA suggested we cook a duck. Oh, one more that I saw earlier. Mrs. Greyhawk has put out her call for recipes, too.
All that I'm asking is for you to take a few minutes to type out the receipts (Kentucky speak) of a few or more of your favorite dishes that has passed the family and friends test. You know the one, it's where everyone eats till the next bite will make them explode. Seems to happen quite regularly at my table. Now if I can remember what all went into some of those dishes, I'd be in business.
And so it goes......