Before I get into my main message I have to tell you that I heard from my granddaughter. The reason my email came back was that the ship was in an area where no email either went out or came in. She was upset because she missed her mother's birthday which occurred during the time they were cut off. It was great to hear from her.
Thank you, all you wonderful people who found my slow cooking acceptable. And the many comments were so encouraging and I am feeling that the world is filled with friends. That is a blessing. The day I posted the last blog, a very good friend asked me to go for lunch. We went to Sequim and ate at the restaurant at the John Wayne Marina. It is now my favorite place to eat lunch. We both had what was called Crab Cake Hamburger. The scenery and the taste of the crab cake fought for attention. We both decided we had to go to Costco while we were in that direction. And I never go to Costco without buying one of their ready made chickens. They are so plump and roasted to perfection. And for me, they are so affordable. I had chicken sandwiches twice and then I boiled a cup of pasta and had the best chicken pasta with the gravy made from the drippings found in the chicken container. Brown jellied super tasty drippings. And then I added all the small pieces of meat I pulled off the carcass. It was a divine dinner. I froze half of it and when I warm up the remainder I will add a few mushrooms. In the freezer I have the carcass for soup, with all the skin and a whole lot of small pieces of meat. There is enough white meat for future sandwiches. This whole part was written to explain why I have not yet used my slow cooker. I did open my cookbook and where it opened was a recipe for BBQ chicken second joints. It sounds so good I am going to do it even though I will be happy to move on to another ingredient.
This afternoon I am picking up a fellow inmate to go to a church to play bridge. An old friend from the area where I lived before called me to ask me to go. He was one of Sam's golf chums. I have done this in years past and I know Jim is a good player but I don't remember how the rest of them should be rated.
On my way home I will stop to buy a couple of mushrooms. Guess what I am having for dinner.