Last week while I was getting ready to fly to Utah to babysit Max, the mister piped up, "Maybe I should go with you and meet my granddaughter!?" My apologies to my sister who I'm certain, after reading that, threw up just a little in her mouth. The mister will never be accused of being Father/Grandfather of the year...although he will tell you he is ALL about family...and I'm J-Lo.
So in my very best non-sarcastic voice, which I only use on special occasions, I said, "Well, if you can tell me her name you can go, sweet-darling-sugar-pie!"
The mister immediately went into his full-blown, scales-up, defensive mode, "Very funny, Nan, I KNoW her name!"
Had him! He barely knows his kids names and when it comes to grand-kids you might as well be talking about a 4th cousin, twice removed! "Oh really??? What is it???" I won't bore you with the next 15 minutes of our conversation...because it was just a repeat of the above...I know her name...What is it?...I know her name...What is it? Yes, we really are that immature. And if you think he was joking, you're mistaken...he wouldn't know a joke if it bit his funny bone, which would be impossible as he HAS no funny bone...he did not remember Elsa's name...and she's 4 months old and there are pictures of her everywhere in the house and I talk about her all the time. SO...after 15 minutes I decided I'd had enough mister-ping-pong, I got in my car and as I was backing out of the drive the mister came flying out of the house - shouting..."Her name is Elsie! See?? I told you I knew her name!!"
Wrong Granddaddy...her name is NOT Elsie...it's Elsa!! Close, but no cigar, cigarette or tiparillo. But I let him come to Utah with me anyway...and for the entire flight I quizzed him about his grandchildren...by the time we landed he had a firm grasp of what should have been obvious.
Strawberries with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar - Pots and Pins
Fresh strawberries, rinsed and dried
Brown sugar or Turbinado sugar
Dip strawberries in sour cream, about half way, then roll in brown or turbinado sugar. Eat.
SO DANG GOOD!!! 5 dangs on the Dang Meter...with each bite you'll be wondering why YOU didn't think of this before...and then you'll be wondering what else you can dip strawberries in...so try adding a little vanilla or almond flavoring to the sour cream or roll them in crushed pretzels or minced chocolate pieces or dip in warmed strawberry jam and then roll in crushed pretzels...Folks, it doesn't get any simpler or better...this is the perfect Memorial Day treat to snack on while you're waiting for the grill to heat up and remembering our fallen heroes.
Happy Memorial Day & God Bless America!