Thursday, June 21, 2012

What I want in a man




What I want in a Man, Original List




1. Handsome
2. Charming 
3. Financially successful
4. A caring listener
5. Witty
6. In good shape
7. Dresses with style
8. Appreciates finer things
9. Full of thoughtful surprises 



What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 32) 



1. Nice looking
2. Opens car doors, holds chairs
3. Has enough money for a nice dinner 
4. Listens more than talks
5. Laughs at my jokes
6. Carries bags of groceries with ease
7. Owns at least one tie
8. Appreciates a good home-cooked meal
9. Remembers birthdays and anniversaries 



What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 42) 



1. Not too ugly
2. Doesn't drive off until I'm in the car
3. Works steady - splurges on dinner out occasionally
4. Nods head when I'm talking
5. Usually remembers punch lines of jokes
6. Is in good enough shape to rearrange the furniture 
7. Wears a shirt that covers his stomach
8. Knows not to buy champagne with screw-top lids
9. Remembers to put the toilet seat down
10. Shaves most weekends 



What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 52) 



1. Keeps hair in nose and ears trimmed
2. Doesn't belch or scratch in public
3. Doesn't borrow money too often
4. Doesn't nod off to sleep when I'm venting
5.. Doesn't re-tell the same joke too many times
6.. Is in good enough shape to get off the couch on weekends
7. Usually wears matching socks and fresh underwear
8. Appreciates a good TV dinner
9. Remembers your name on occasion
10.. Shaves some weekends 



What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 62) 



1. Doesn't scare small children
2. Remembers where bathroom is
3. Doesn't require much money for upkeep
4. Only snores lightly when asleep, doesn't fart in public
5. Remembers why he's laughing
6.. Is in good enough shape to stand up by himself
7. Usually wears some clothes
8. Likes soft foods
9. Remembers where he left his teeth
10. Remembers that it's the weekend 


What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 72) 


1.   BREATHING 
2.  DOESN'T MISS THE TOILET 

KEEP READING, THERE'S MORE BELOW 



AFTER  BEING MARRIED FOR 44 YEARS, I TOOK A 
CAREFUL  LOOK AT MY WIFE ONE  DAY  AND SAID, 
"Darling, 44 YEARS AGO WE HAD A CHEAP APARTMENT, 
A CHEAP  CAR,  SLEPT ON A SOFA BED AND WATCHED 
A 10-INCH BLACK  AND WHITE TV, BUT I GOT  TO SLEEP
EVERY NIGHT WITH A HOT 25-YEAR-OLD  GIRL.  
NOW I HAVE A $500,000.00 HOME, A $45,000.00 CAR, 
NICE BIG BED AND PLASMA SCREEN TV, BUT I'M SLEEPING
WITH A 65-YEAR-OLD WOMAN.  IT SEEMS TO ME THAT
YOU'RE NOT HOLDING UP YOUR SIDE OF THINGS." 



MY WIFE IS A VERY REASONABLE WOMAN.  SHE TOLD
ME TO GO OUT AND FIND A HOT 25-YEAR-OLD GAL,
AND SHE WOULD MAKE SURE THAT I WOULD ONCE 
AGAIN BE LIVING IN A CHEAP APARTMENT, DRIVING 
A CHEAP CAR, SLEEPING ON A SOFA BED AND WATCHING
A 10-INCH BLACK AND WHITE  TV. 

AREN'T OLDER WOMEN GREAT? THEY REALLY KNOW
HOW TO SOLVE YOUR MID-LIFE CRISIS..

SEND THIS TO THE WOMEN WHO WILL ENJOY
READING IT, AND TO THE MEN WHO CAN HANDLE IT!!!

Leek Casserole






Leek Casserole


Ingredients

  • 4 lbs. potatoes, mashed
  • 1 lb. bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 4 medium leek
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups grated cheddar
  • salt and pepper

Directions

Slice Leek into thin rings and cook in water with salt until tender. Drain the leeks well and set aside.

In a pan melt the butter, then stir in flour. Once it's blended well, stir in the milk a little at a time, making a white sauce. Remove from heat and stir in 2 cups of cheddar. You could add spices of your choice at this point, such as nutmeg. Add the cooked leeks to the sauce and stir well.
Take 1/2 of the mashed potatoes and make a layer in a 9X13 inch pan. Next layer in the leek, then the rest of the potatoes. Cover with last cup of cheese, and sprinkle with bacon.
Bake in 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
Source: This is one of my Mom's standby recipes that her family of 9 children enjoyed without complaining!
By LovingLynden from Lynden, WA

Good morning Gif


Onion Potato Pie


Onion Potato Pie

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups shredded hash browns (it calls for frozen, but I use boiled, grated potatoes)
  • 5 Tbsp. melted butter (You know me, low fat. I used 3 Tbsp. light olive oil.)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt.
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup sweet pepper (red or green)
  • 1 cup diced ham - optional (It didn't call for any meat, but I had some leftover ham to add.)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (any kind you like cheddar, Swiss, or low fat *smile* Mozzarella)
  • 3 eggs slightly beaten together with 1/3 cup of milk

Directions:

Mix hash browns and 5 Tbsp. melted butter (or 3 Tbsp. olive oil), and salt. Press this mixture into the bottom and around the sides of a greased 9 inch pie pan.
Bake at 425 degrees F for 25-30 or until edges are browned. Cool to room temperature. Reduce the oven to 350 degrees F.
Saute onion, pepper and ham in remaining butter or oil until pepper and onion is tender. Spoon into potato crust. Sprinkle the cheese over the onion mixture.
Pour the egg-milk mixture over the top. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F or until knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
Let stand 5 minutes before serving. 6-8 servings.
Very good leftovers to heat in the microwave. This could be started earlier in the day, and refrigerated. You could even bake the crust ahead, then just pour in the ingredients and bake as directed. If the ingredients are cold from the fridge, it might take a few minutes extra to bake it.
By Harlean from Hot Springs, Arkansas