Making memories one day at a time.......and then I write about it.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Betty Cracker

I've no photos to help illustrate the story I am going to tell.  I was too busy in the kitchen being Mrs. Betty Crackers.

I hate Valentine's Day.  I've hated it ever since Jr. High and High School where all of the populars would run around with their flowers and balloons and I'd walk around empty handed.  A stark reminder that I was NOT popular.

Yesterday I had to go to the High School and drop off something for Mr. C.  I was there while students were in between classes.  The halls were filled with giggling twittering girls holding handfuls of flowers they'd been given.  I think I growled.

I know, I'm married now and The SM spoils me rotten so what am I complaining about?  Let the past goooooooo.  Grow up and move on Rachel...............  I'll work on that in therapy okay?

The other day I came across this link on Face Book and an idea was planted.  Wouldn't this be so much fun???  I might actually like this Valentine's Day!!!

The Native's came home and were banned from the kitchen.  I'd taken a rope and strung it across kitchen cabinets.  I then put sheets on the rope so they couldn't see into the kitchen.

All seated around the table I gave them their 'menu' and told them to pick their courses.  They made their choices.   I did change the menu a tidge.  I thought that garlic toast went better with spaghetti than biscuits and jam.  For the biscuits I did the garlic toast.  For the jam I served chopped up watermelon.  Gotta go with the color red theme......... for dessert I did cheesecake with strawberry syrupy stuff on top.

Dinner took about an hour.  The Native's, SM, and a neighbor of ours spent the evening laughing and I couldn't help giggle as I'd put together their courses and hand them their food without utensils.  At one point, poor Levi got a napkin, a toothpick, and a spoon for his course.  He wasn't happy!  He was the only one I changed the rules for.......

All through the evening The Native's kept saying that this was the best dinner ever.  They were having so much fun.  I thought that was pretty fantastic until Henny Penny gave me the best thank you.  She made me sit down, fill out a menu, and then she went behind the curtain and served me up my courses.  I thought that was the sweetest Valentine ever.

14 comments:

  1. AWWW!! That is sooo cool and is SUPER creative. :D

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    1. What would I do without the Internet!!!

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  2. Oh, Rachel. Henny just made me cry.

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    1. It really was touching. After I'd spent an hour serving everyone (that didn't include all of the food preparation and running around getting ready) I was plumb beat tired. I sat down after everyone was finished and here she comes all business like and asks me to place my order. :) It was so cute listening to her behind the curtain putting together my courses and then bringing them out for me. I'll be honest. I was very touched. Very very and we thought it was adorable. All of the boys came and gave me big hugs and told me Happy Valentine's Day and that they loved me. That was pretty special too.

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  3. Henny made me cry, too...
    Glad the ghost of Valentine's Days past have been banished!

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    1. Out with the bad............ in with the good right??

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  4. I hated Valentine's Day until I left high school, wasn't popular then either. I was "loved" later on and that was what mattered. Sounds like a wonderful memory you created.

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    1. So very true. How did you do yesterday? Was it a hard day? I hope it wasn't.......

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  5. What a fun Valentine's Day! Sometimes it is what we do for others that makes the day great.
    As for Henny, I think God knew that we need just one girl to help take care of us and thus, we got the best. Emmers took the laundry out of the dryer for me the other night and filled my ice pack all by herself, so I could sit down and put my foot up. Pretty good for only a 4 year old.

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    1. That is REALLY good for a 4 year old! (Shaking my head) Four?? Seriously?? How did that happen?? Sigh........

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  6. How fun . . . and exhausting. I tried to be fun on Valentine's Day, but I was fighting tears during dinner. Holidays and all of those expectations are just too hard!!! (for me) Fortunately all of the hard parts left when we exchanged valentines as a family--the kids were so tickled to give and get.

    Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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    1. Oh Anaise. How I so do understand....... a time that in the movies or pictures looks so wonderful and everyone is smiling. It's so much work! And when we're exhausted already, to be stretched that much more for the holidays........ I do understand Anaise and I'll tell you that I spent the afternoon in tears eating a 1/4 gallon of ice cream!!! :D

      I'm glad things got better when the Valentine's were exchanged. God bless you and your family Anaise. What you are doing is not easy.......

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  7. The Mystery Dinner is such a fun idea and I'm impressed you did it on your own. That is A LOT of work. Way to go for making Valentine's fun. I think I might try that for St. Patrick's Day. Everything green....!

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  8. Oooooh! I like it! That would be fun!!! Great idea!

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