“I just love Chinese food. My favorite dish is number 27.”

Spring mornings are lovely. Today’s sun is brilliant and is framed by the deepest blue sky. The morning breeze is strong enough to sway even the thick, high pine branches. It will only get to 51˚.

Friends are coming to dinner tonight. We will dine like royalty. I’m serving a seafood dinner starting with fish chowder followed by a seafood casserole accompanied by roasted butter glazed tri-color carrots. I bought haddock, shrimp and scallops. Apple pie will be dessert. I can’t remember the last time I had apple pie. Maybe I’ll put a bit of cheddar cheese on the table for the pie topping. That was my father’s favorite way to eat apple pie.

When I was a kid, dinner aways included a meat, a vegetable and potatoes, mashed potatoes. My mother was a ground beef maven. I loved her American chop suey which I always thought was Chinese given its exotic name. She did make another Chinese dinner she used to cook in her fry pan on the counter. It had ground beef of course, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, noodles and crunchy chow mein on the top. I loved that meal despite what I thought were odd ingredients. Those were her only forays into Chinese food. They were successes.

Her meatloaf was to die for either topped with mashed potatoes or ketchup and bacon. The only fish we ate were fish sticks on Fridays, an exception to the rule of ground beef because we couldn’t eat meat. My mother always served fish sticks with French fries and made her own tartar sauce.

While dusting behind the TV the other day, I found my cache of black and white science fiction films from the 50’s which I bought a couple of summers ago. I figure they are great fodder for movies on the deck this summer. My movie theater has been in hiatus because of the circumstances of the time. When it gets warmer, I’m thinking a red carpet grand opening event. Formal wear will not be required.

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2 Comments on ““I just love Chinese food. My favorite dish is number 27.””

  1. Christer. Says:

    We’ve had a really nice day here too, Sunshine almost all day, above 50F and the wind wasn’t killing cold 🙂 With my new job I could enjoy quite a lot of it since I could have the huge door open almost all day 🙂

    Your mother made a meat loaf to die for, my mother made a meat loaf we wondered if we would die of 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      HaHa I love the comment about your mother and my mother. I needed the laugh.

      The sun disappeared today and clouds too over. It got a bit chilly in the afternoon, but it is still in the 40’s tonight.

      Having the door left open this time of year is wonderful. Eveythig smells so fresh and lovely.

      Enjoy your day!

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