Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I Am So Spoiled

The other morning after letting the dogs out, I was heading for the kitchen to fix me some breakfast, when a voice called out from the bed - "don't cook anything, I'm making you a special breakfast."  Having heard these words before, I've learned not to ask any questions and just go sit in my chair, read the paper, drink my coffee, and smile with anticipation.

As it turns out she'd had the grocery store deli wack off about a 3/4" slab of corned beef which she chunked and ran thru the food processor to chop up.  We still have a few potatoes, sweet peppers, garlic, and onions from our garden and some of them got diced and went into the hash.

She topped it with a couple of sunny side up eggs and it was delicious.

And since she made a alot, there was plenty leftover and the next day I added some cheddar to the hash and nuked, then topped with a couple of over easy's and some homemade pickled jalapenos - delicious again.

For the third day, I reheated the hash in a pan, made wells for the eggs and added a lid.  I then topped with shredded cheddar and chopped green onion and parsley.  I took the shot in the pan because I knew it wouldn't get to the plate looking the same - and it didn't (our non-stick skillet isn't any more but it has served me well and needs to be retired) it's a little blurry.

Feel good five of five.

An eye witness account from New York City , on a cold day in December, some years ago: A little boy, about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold.

A lady approached the young boy and said, 'My, but you're in such deep thought staring in that window!'

'I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes,' was the boy's reply.

The lady took him by the hand, went into the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel.

 He quickly brought them to her.

She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with the towel.

By this time, the clerk had returned with the socks.. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him a pair of shoes.

She tied up the remaining pairs of socks and gave them to him.. She patted him on the head and said, 'No doubt, you will be more comfortable now.'

As she turned to go, the astonished kid caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears in his eyes, asked her:

"Are you God's wife?"

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.

One year ago:  Crock Beef Shanks – Part 2 

Two years ago:  None



  1. The blogs you follow are almost the same as mine, so it is just predicted that I find you. I have been enjoying your writings...especially your "feel good" for several days and felt it was time to reveal myself. I like your happy postings and will be following you. Have a good day. Susan

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  3. all... delicious I'm sure. It has been a long time since we've had corned beef hash. Guess I'll have to do something about that. ;) Yes, Bev sure does spoil you.

  4. Cute story, Larry....

    Oh how I love corned beef hash... And you enhanced it just perfectly... YUM...

    We have been in Gatlinburg for a couple of days -enjoying the Christmas lights with friends, and also enjoying the Smokies!!!

    Merry Christmas.

  5. Another tear jerker Larry!

    Bev is an awesome wife...I wish she would come here and make me hash. All three of the breakfasts would make me a happy girl! Delicious.

  6. Larry, When it comes to breakfast, you are just a wild, imaginative and crazy guy! Your breakfast menu is longer than the menus in a neighborhood Chicago Greek diner... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  7. Love your breakfasts! Loved the story even more.

  8. Now this is a breakfast near and dear to my husband's heart. He loves corned beef hash!

    Another wonderful story :)

  9. I love corned beef hash. You lucky duck!

  10. You are a lucky man-that is a couple of great breakfasts there!
    I loved this story, and the others too.

  11. I always get hungry when I read your food posts! That looks amazing! Love the story at the end too!

  12. You are spoiled.. lol.. but at least you appreciate it!!! Wow, that breakfast looks incredible!!!

  13. You aren't spoiled, you just know a great thing when you have it.

    Spoiled is people who have that and don't appreciate it:)


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