Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Thursday 13.......#18......thirteen things I bought at the commissary

Thirteen things I bought at the commissary since the Husband is coming home before I go again!!

1. Pert-his favorite shampoo...scary, I know.

2. boy-smelling body wash.....I don't think he would like to smell like sun-ripened raspberries.

3. boy deodorant - okay I didn't get this, but I need to....I couldn't remember what kind he sad is that?

4. boy razors- again, didn't get these, but need to...another one I couldn't remember.

5. some 'helpers' ...let your mind wander...just let me say we don't need any more kids in about nine months! (Is this TMI??) Have I just crossed the line on my G-rated blog? I am sure there is already going to be a baby boom in this town, there always is when the guys get back from a deployment.

6. chips

7. hot salsa, oh wait, I think I got medium...I thought I would break him into the hot stuff slowly.

6. beer

7. bratwurst

8. junk cookies, like those Pepperidge Farms chocolate with macadamia nuts. ( I always get the ones I can't eat, so I won't even be tempted!!)

9. real Dr Pepper

10. granola cereal

11. real coffee ( I accidentally bought some half caffeinated early on, and never switched back) With as much coffee as he drinks, I am sure he would notice!

12. honey roasted peanuts.....he likes those when we go on road trips!

and finally the best one of all was from his parents.......

13. Omaha Steaks came in the mail for him yesterday from his parents. If you have never had these, they are very much splurge worthy!! Like the box says, it is truly the world's finest beef. One of Husband's favorite meals are these steaks with roasted peppers and really is a little piece of heaven in your mouth. After eating at the mess hall, ooops wait, dining facility food for the last fifteen months, a superior piece of beef is well deserved.

ps, the peppers are sauteed with a little garlic, then tossed with olives that have been simmered with broth, balsamic vinegar and oregano.....then you combine the peppers and olives with a bit of butter to reduce to a glaze.. It really is a wonderful relish on top of great steak. This recipe is from a Charleston cookbook we got on our honeymoon.
***Here is the recipe****
*Roast 2 bell peppers (1 red, 1 yellow) under broiler until blackened on all sides.
*Put in a paper bag for 15 minutes.
*Peel, stem, and seed the peppers, then cut into stripes.
*Heat 1/2 T. vegetable oil in a skillet over high heat.
*Add peppers and 3 large minced garlic cloves and cook 30 seconds.
* add 2/3 c. chicken broth, 1/3 c. Kalamata olives, and 2 t.balsamic vinegar; boil about 8 minutes, until liquid is reduced to a glaze.
*Stir in 2T of butter until it melts.

*Spoon over steaks (grilled or pan fried....however you like them)

We love this with a Chateau St. Jean Merlot....enjoy!


forgetfulone said...

You are still G-rated! Great TT.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Looks like hubby is going to have a wonderful homecoming. Have fun. Have a great TT. :)

ellen b. said...

Yum #13 sounds wonderful..Happy TT...

Janet said...

You had me laughing at wasn't :-)

Are the olives black or green? Sounds yummy!

Thanks for visiting!

WorksForMom said...

I'm still giggling at 'helpers'! Hilarious Tommie. I can only imagine the baby boom. He obviously will have an awesome homecoming. Enjoy the meat, err, I mean steaks!

buy-bye g rating.

Ornery's Wife said...

Sounds like a tasty homecoming. Fun list.

Little Town Big Life said...

I know you are getting so excited!

I remember when son-in-law was on the way home. Daughter was living with us, 9 months pregs, and could hardly wait. It carried over to the rest of us too!!! We had the funniest reunion at the airport--I'll have to post that sometime!!

Anyway, ever since then, my heart has gone out to those who patiently await their loved one's return. And I am excited for you and for your children.

May the next few days go by like quicksand---and, when you are finished hugging him for you--please hug him and thank him for me---I appreciate the service he has given so I can enjoy freedom, I appreciate the harm he has suffered so I can be safe. Tell him there are no words that can express the gratitude I feel for what he has given and given up.

And you too sweetie! Enjoy your life as a family!

Wendy said...

Looks like he will be all set when he gets there. No worries, you are still G rated!

Nicholas said...

Pepperidge Farm cookies aren't junk! They are manna from haven!

SJ Reidhead said...

You've brought tears to my eyes. You are both in my prayers for a safe return.

God Bless You and your husband!

The Pink Flamingo

Cheeky said...

My hubs likes Pert too - I have gotten him to experiment with others but he really likes Pert

secret agent mama said...

Yum, yum, yum!!

My TT!

patti_cake said...

That is so exciting that you will not be going to the PX again until AFTER he is HOME! Whoo Hoo!

What a thoughtful gift for his parents to send!

Charleston receipts RULE ;)

linda said...

So daughter reads your blog now, over my shoulder ( she's 12) and in the car she said to me , 'I can't wait for 13 days from now.' and I couldn't figure out what she was talking about....When I told her I was stumped, she said that's when Livi's Dad comes home, Mom! She's counting the days too.

Phyllis Renée said...

Hi there. First time visiting. How exciting for you!! I'd be going crazy with preparations. Looks like you've got everything planned. Have fun!

Natalie said...

You call them helpers...we call them little party hats. LOL!

My Thursday Thirteen is up too! :)

Kellan said...

Yum - now I was me some steak!!! Are you getting excited - OR WHAT!!!???? I loved the 'helpers' - I love code. Take care, Kellan

Fleur de Lisa said...

Don't worry, it wasn't TMI. :-) They still make Pert shampoo? What a fun list. How exciting that you are at the preparation stage now. Whoo-hoo!