2/21-2/22/2019

I spent all day Thursday at our college alma mater, interviewing seniors so they are prepared for “real world” interviews.  I love meeting and talking to them, but to be honest, it’s exhausting….So today I’ve spent the day relaxing and even took a long nap.  I watched a few cooking shows (my secret obsession)…..love watching people chop things with a knife…don’t know why, but it’s fun for me.  I don’t like the competition shows, but really enjoy just about any kind of cook.  I’m not a huge fan of the “Pioneer Woman” and I know a lot of people love her…I think she’s too sugary sweet for me, and is probably not that nice in person.  I realize that sounds pretty judgmental of me, but there’s something about her that strikes me as not being authentic.

I love the older cooking shows, The Galloping Gourmet, Emeril, even Martha Stewart, but wish there were more of those types of shows available.  I guess I should try looking around on the internet, and I could probably find a ton of them.

Friday night is date night for us, so I’m off to watch movies and eat pizza with my boyfriend and our dogs….A perfect date night if you ask me.

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2 thoughts on “2/21-2/22/2019

  1. I feel the same way about watching cooking shows. I used to watch the Foodnetwork channel a lot, but now it seems to be a lot of competitions, and I don’t care for those. My favorites were Everyday Italian (Giada De Laurentiis), Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee, The Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten), Paula Deen and Emeril. My favorite, though, was a show on TLC called The Urban Peasant (James Barber). He has passed away in 2007, but I love watching reruns of his show on YouTube. He always talked about letting the ingredients “get married” and that it was “a nice thing to do.” So entertaining. Good luck today with the interviews. Miss you!

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  2. I liked Sandra Lee too, but don’t find her on tv anywhere…I found Ina and Giada….Loved Paula Deen, but she’s not on either….but then again, when she started to make it big, she started acting like (according to what my dad would have said) too big for her britches. Dad and I loved the guy from Louisiana that said “ooo eee that be cajun.” Might have been before your time…we watched his show on a big dish we had at our first house…1991, I had neck surgery and Dad retired, so he could stay with me while Rich worked, and I was in the halo…we’d watch cooking shows and he’d laugh and laugh at that guy…I’ve never heard of James Barber…I’ll look online for him…Do you remember he galloping gourmet from when we were kids? Then he got very health conscious and then he was no fun, haha…I don’t want to watch shows where they show me how low they can go with calories…I want to watch things that are fun….
    Just got home from interviewing, and am exhausted…Had one student who talked through my whole 45 minute lunch, so I ate a cheese stick while I walked to the bathroom….Tried to get him to stop talking, but he loved hearing the sound of his own voice…Holy cow, that was a long day…..I’m not cut out to work any more,that’s for sure….haha
    Hope to see you soon….

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