Friday, November 6, 2009

Halloween Parade of Men

As I look back on the Men in my life, I am getting caricature pictures of them in my head. We all try to consolidate the good, the bad and the ugly into something we can make sense of and then move here is my Halloween Parade of Men.

The Husband - 1989-1993

Met at a party, 2 weeks later we moved in together, got married 8 months later, had a daughter 9 months after that, Divorced in 3 years. Not much more to say here than thanks for Kate, the best thing in my life.

The New Boyfriend/Fiance 1993-2001
The Charmer

Charismatic, entertaining and exciting..Think Humphrey Bogart/Frank Sinatra  with the bad reputation and behaviors of Jack Nicholson. This guy did it all..he could dance..and I mean ..tap dance, play the drums and he could sing too. God was he fun..but what a heartbreak it was when it ended.

The Bachelor #1 - 2005-2007
Pirate Bastard

Sailor who drank too much and loved the ocean. We were perfect together.
A northerner ..thank god..and we had the bahamas in common as well.
Couldnt make a decision, sabateur,white lie teller and overall neurotic mess. Two needy people..who couldnt make it happen for one another no matter how hard we tried.

The Bachelor #2 - 2007-2008

What a doll...we both loved sports and had work in common too.
So nice and sweet and caring...but had a dark side I was unaware of.
Big Crisis..Chaos ensued..I got dumped without getting dumped..still friends but act as if we never had a relationship. Very weird and frustrating..he is still a bachelor and I am still confused.

The Bachelor #1 - 2008 - Current (that is questionable)
The Pirate Bastard AGAIN!

Yes..I know..its that love hate thing...We hate to love each other and we Love to Hate each other. Right now ..I hate to love him and he loves to hate me! We switch back and forth...absolutely intervention is needed.

So now I am at the point where I dont have any Boyfriends..meaning men i have intimate relationships with ..Only male friends that i know from work.
One in particular is the reason why this post has been created. I wrote this figure out some way of putting the words BUCK WILD into my blog. So here it goes.

The Business Associate 200?-current (not sure when we were in Lauderdale with your old friends)
BUCK WILD (this pic is actually a real costume named Buck Wild)

This particular man is married and we are friends/business associates and that is ALL!! He has been married for a zillion years and I am so in awe of that! He is the reason why I started My Best Day Ever..because he was the one who reached out and offered me help. He is a positive force and a wonderful friend. We have the most hilarious business lunches and we need to have more. Buck Wild is his wishful thinking, wannabe Porn Star name. He makes us call him that! Even his guy friends...or what he lovingly refers to them as his

Get out of that man cave, take off the manzier, Festivus is upon us ..lets Party!!! This ones for you Buck!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sausage in Polish Sauce

This is one of my favorite Polish recipes!!
I have made this for over 15 years now to rave reviews.
It's a great alternative to Chili on a cold,blustery day
Served with a warm pumpernickel bread..
Sheer Perfection!


2 onions, sliced
3 TBS Butter or  Margerine
Ring of Polish Sausage ( about 1-1/2#)
1-1/2 C beef bouillon
12 Ounce of Beer (yeah)
2 TBS Flour
1 TBS White Vinegar
2 tsp brown sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 to 6 Boiled Potatoes

Saute the onions in 2 TBS of butter until golden.

Add Sausage, Bouillon and Beer
Any kind of beer you have on hand works!
Simmer for 20 minutes

Blend flour in to remaing 1 TBS of Butter

Stir into pan. Add vinegar, brown sugar,s&p.
Add Potatoes.
Cook over Medium heat 10-14 minutes

Serve it up with a brown bread or any kind you like