Thursday, January 7, 2010

Three-Thing Thursday

Welcome to the three-ring circus that is Chesapeake Bay Woman's life Three-Thing Thursday, where I share 3 things and you share 3 things: complaints, worries, successes, moods, hopes, desires, winning Virginia Lottery numbers, or the phone numbers to producers interested in doing a TV show on a county with more characters and more stories than can ever be told. For example.

Ready? Let's go.

1. This evening after racing home from work to a sick child, I hurriedly threw together dinner which included instant-but yummy-mashed potatoes--as a time saver. Truth be told, I love instant mashed potatoes and could eat them every night whether I need to save time or not, but that's not what this is about.

2. My left-handed daughter, who rarely uses a knife, pressed down on the beef with the side of her fork. She must have been pressing down very hard, because when her fork slipped, the instant--but yummy--mashed potatoes flew.

3. Where, pray tell, did these airborne instant--but yummy--mashed potatoes land? On my temple, in my hair; in my ear, on my chair.

(Hello, Chesapeake Bay Woman? Dr. Seuss called. He wants his sentences back.)

Now it's your turn to share three-or more--things. Random or related. Dr. Seuss-like or not.

Whatever you want, anything at all.


Kate said...

I'm digging my way out of the depths of vacation chaos to report for duty here at three thing thursday!

1. Never, ever, EVER, schedule two vacaions two weeks apart. Never.

2. I am a dyed in the wool classic coke kinda gal, but for the sake of the seams in my pants, i'm learning to like diet coke.

3. The third thing in my three thing thursday? Three words: Monster In Law. I'm soooo not prepared!

WV: cariz I cariz my luggage from here to kingdom come on "vacation"

Mathews Mark said...

CBW if you had made real mash potatoes like mathews people do you know they would have not left the plate. If there like my moms they weigh 100 pounds per serving. Ok I will give this a try. 1. CBW you should have never turned me loose on your blog I am going to bare all!!!!!!! 2. I had a date last night it was a disaster (I will save this one for later its good stuff) 3.The ghost threw a fit last night (i think she new I was on a date) but sorry I will have to save this also I have to go get some people water this morning there pipe are frozen.Everyone have a great day!!!! Mathews Mark

Ann Marie said...

1. HAHAHAHAHA ow HAHAHAHAHAHA OUCH ahahahahahahaha ohhhh

2. The work out is still going good.

3. Don't make me laugh.

4. I want to know if you slung some back!

Mathews Mark said...

Sorry when I say Bare all I mean tell all and only the good stuff I will save the dirt for blogfest.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Mathews Mark-I do make and love real mashed potatoes and can make the best ones this side of the Mississippi ..but I also make the best instant ones too (it's all in the doctoring up and ignoring of the instructions on the box). You're right, though, the real ones would not have lifted off quite so easily and/or would have knocked me unconscious upon hitting me in the head.

Sorry to hear about the ghost and the disaster of a date, sounds like both were scarey. Also sounds like there's a few good stories coming.

Mathews Mark said...

CBW would your blogger friends like a boat ride around Mathews for your blogfest i have use of some large boats some will take up to 39 people just putting it out there.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Mathews Mark - YES. Absolutely. That would be wonderful.

I need to work on setting/announcing the exact date, but it will be in July.

Ann Marie said...

Waterman will be upset.... :)

Jamie said...

1. I've learned that pets are better than teenage children because you can legally bage them, legally get them fixed, and should they get into trouble legally sell them and any of their offspring.

2. Instant mashed potatoes are good for thickening potato soup

3. I like the slight smell of skunk as it reminds me of Deltaville where I would rather be than anywhere else.

maria from nj said...

1. I love doctored instant also.

2. It is going to snow AGAIN! Not happy

3. Is it spring yet?? Not happy.

ghostless said...

1. I use the instant mashed potatoes to thicken the real mashed potatoes...too much butter
2.Mike always asks why I have all these cook books because I never follow a receipe
3. I love diet coke and diet pepsi and still need to diet...too many mashed potatoes...actually too much cheese...!

Grandma J said...

I love instant mashed potatoes too, but they have to be Potato Buds and I use all milk no water. Do you dress your up with cheese and bacon?

1. It's 19 degrees outside and I'm supposed to ice my knee. I think I'll just kneel on the hood of my car.

2. My roots are showing and I don't care.

3. I'm pre-packing for CA and it feels weird packing shorts.

Mental P Mama said...

1. I cannot wait to meet MM and his ghost!
2. I like all forms of potatoes. All. Forms.
3. Because of aforementioned potato issue, I must get myself to the treadmill now.

Trisha said...

Your three things made me laugh!


1: Skor can destroy a new toy faster than even I thought.

2. Paperwhites stink!

3. Texas should never get down into the teens temperature-wise.

Jamie said...

Because of all this potato talk I am now craving my favorite Irish recipe- Champ, which is mashed potatoes with leeks mixed in, you make a "well" in the middle, put melted butter in and dip the champ in the butter, OMG now I'm starving

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

1. MM needs to start his own blog.
2. I am a good first mate.
3. I make instant mashed potatoes at The Little House but BHE makes the real thing. Hand mashed and all. Yummy too.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Ann Marie - Maybe we'll have two boat rides. You can never have too many boat rides, in my opinion. Or maybe we combine Mark's ride with the beach day - he can do a gwynn's island tour and waterman can do the bavon/new point tour earlier. We'll figure it all out, right now I've got to figure out the date!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Kate-Hope you have/had fun on those vacations!

Jamie-Deltaville is gorgeous. Every now and then I'll drive over there to take pictures and am never disappointed.

Maria-It is definitely too cold. It's going to be a long 2-3 months ahead.

ghostless-Cookbooks are one of my favorite things to scout for at yardsales or thrift stores. Love them, especially the old ones. However, like you, I rarely follow the recipes. I just like perusing them and using them as a base point to launch another culinary disaster that may or may not include flying potatoes.

Grandma J. - In fact these were Potato Buds, they are good. I use about 3 parts milk to 1 part water. Some salt, butter, a little bit of sour cream and/or cream cheese. Oh, and substituting evaporated milk for regular is even better.

MPM-At least you're exercising. I've fallen off that wagon. Then it ran over top of me. Need to muster the strength and motivation to climb back on.

Trisha - Your three things had me talking to wikipedia. Didn't know what paperwhites were! (I don't get out much.)

Jamie-Champ sounds delicious.

NNG-I told Mark that the other day, but for now I'm glad to have him over here because it provides much-needed entertainment and valuable local information.

Have a great Thursday, and stay warm.

Mathews Mark said...

CBW you need to ride over to Gwynns Isl. and take a picture of the ice makin up on the shore deltaville side it is wild.

Daryl said...

I knew that girl was a genius .. was she born in February? ALL left handed genuiseees were born in February.

HOW is it possible that both coffee machines in the office are not working 'properly' at the same time?

HOW is it possible that the woman who sits across the office from me SIGHS so LOUD I often think that there's a tornado coming

HOW is it possible that the ache in my leg which I was positive was bone cancer, (hey if a headache can be a brain tumor, an ache in my leg could be bone cancer!) doc says might be either phlebitis or a varicose vein!

WV: droodsmi

What people with a cold say when they bump into you .. droodsmi

Daryl said...

Can Mark guarantee a shark sighting? If not, we need to stick with waterman .. just sayin ..

Mrs F with 4 said...

1. Outlaws have left. Woo-hoooo! Children are all back at school. Sob.

2. Bubble-and-squeak for supper tonight. Yum!

3. Instant potatoes... I can only hear the 1970's jingle, "For mash, get Smash", repeating around and around inside my empty little head, like an earworm. I think it was sung by a shiny silver alien, but I could be wrong on that )as on so much else).

wv: gempica - a diamond miner?

big hair envy said...

1. I have been known to use instant mashed potatoes.

2. I need braces. Am I too old for braces?

3. Daryl - Snow White is a lefty born in February. She's a genius. She gets it from her mother;)

Caution Flag said...

1. I have a child who loves instant potatoes and will eat no other.
2. Someday he will grow up and marry and his wife will ridicule me (behind my back, of course) for only cooking instant potatoes
3. But I will be so old I won't know what she is doing and will continue to make instant when they come to visit me once a year.

mom x 2 said...

hahaha, I would have slung it back...

1. I agree that MM needs to start his own blog, if nothing else, so we can hear about the date.

2. Its going to snow again! OVER IT! Ready for blogfest, because that would mean it is summer!

3. I'm learning how to use my new blackberry... it's a scary thing!

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

1. Sign me up for TWO BOAT RIDES!

2. I grew up in a strictly meat and potatoes family. As in real potatoes. I didn't even know one was "allowed" to use the instant until a few years ago. And you know what? I kinda like 'em too. And I'm not afraid to admit that I like me a box of those dehydrated scalloped potatoes as much as the next girl. There, I said it.

3. Old cookbooks? That would figure. I love 'em too.

Country Girl said...

1. Mathews Mark is taking us on a boat and baring all at BlogFest this summer? Will the Waterman be baring all too? (I am just trying to decide which boat ride to choose).

2. My fingers are freezing and I am under a blanket.

3. I think we may have some snow tomorrow.

Ann Marie said...

Country Girl... I am not sure about the waterman baring all.... we do prefer safety on the Sharon H and would not like for people to jump over board ...

but I can guarantee you dimples and impish grins. :)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Oh, y'all really make me laugh. THANK YOU FOR THAT.

Mark-I didn't make it very far out the house today but maybe the ice will stick around 'til the weekend. I did see some of it the other day, but the problem with that Deltaville side of the island is there is no place to pull over...

Daryl-CBD doesn't have a Feb. birthday, but there is something to the theory of lefties being smart. Regarding the shark sighting, the likelihood of spotting a shark increases in direct proportion to the amount of wine consumed, so I'd say there's a 100% chance of a sighting this summer.

Mrs. F. - Bubbles and Squeak? That sounds like a Disney Movie, starring a fiddler crab and a mouse. I'll have to look that one up.

BHE- You do NOT need braces. (Have you done your train tics yet?)

CF-Something tells me you'll be a fantastic mother-in-law.

momx2 - They're only calling for a dusting here, if that. There was nary a cloud in the sky tonight as Daughter and I walked home from next door.

Meg-There's no such thing as too many old cookbooks or too many boat rides. Amen.

CG-My guess is the Waterman needs very little encouragement, but I don't think you could go wrong on either boat, it's all good.

AM-The mere image of these ladies flinging themselves off the Sharon H is simply hilarious. Especially if you factor in Daryl's sharks circling around the boat. Ladies having to decide: shark-infested waters or a bare, dimpled waterman with an impish grin? But of course we all know that the Waterman has a huge fan club and nobody would bail. I can't speak for you or Binky the Costume-Wearing Dog, though.

Bayman said...

1. I am tired of finding live ammo in the washer/dryer.

2. Those microwave potatoes by Dale Evans are good too. No mixing.

3. Football game getting ready to start.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Bayman-Those are good potatoes. Somebody gave me those once when I was sick, and they're the best. The potatoes too.

Ann Marie said...

Bayman... may I point out that finding live ammo in the dryer beats the alternative of finding a whole in the dryer that the live ammo blew threw it.

WV tripip... I think will need Tripp to explain.

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Finding live ammo in the dryer is probably waaay better than finding live... crayons.

I think you have a few days on the ice - it's not even supposed to hit 30 degrees in DC over the weekend.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

1. "Ode to Potatoes in a Box"(which I lurv, btw): I will eat them with a fork, but never ever not with pork.

2. A boat for one, a boat for all. If there are two boats, we'll have a ball.

3. Dr. Seuss - my favorite doc. My gyno only gives me shock.

4. Stretching to rhyme, it is quite sad. My #3 was really bad.

5. I must go rest my weary head. It is, I fear, now time for bed.

Annie said...

Best marks to the Baroness who made it all rhyme!

I quite like mashed potatoes!

It is good to feel better!