Overheard one day.
Talker "Well, I am hoping I recognise her. We haven't seen each other since we were at school, all those years ago."
Same speaker, before the Listener has time to draw breath.
"Oh and did you hear about Olive! She lost her stomach!"
This was too intriguing not to listen in on, so I casually inched up the freezer cabinet pretending an inordinate interest in the Pizza selections. Four cabinets of them! Who knew there were so many??
Thinking 'How can someone 'lose' their stomach'??
Bending right over to inspect the bottommost Pizzas.
"OH!" gasps the Listener "What..."
Quickly she is cut off by the Talker. "Well, she had something, ...her gullet, ...it collapsed & killed her stomach. She was days away, probably hours away from dying!"
Talker, "Well I think they had to take out all of it."
Talker, "She has lost so much weight. She is lucky to be alive!"
I think that might be debatable, & I slink slowly off down the Freezer pretending to inspect Meat Pies. Where GOM stumbles upon me & says in amazement, as he knows I dont eat them, "What are you looking at those for?"
I shrug & we move off to collect some potato chips- or French fries as some of you might call them.
GOM has always had a fascination with electrical gadgets, & for Birthdays & Xmases has often requested such things as an Ice cream Maker, a Waffle Maker, a Milkshake machine- so he could make his grandkids milkshakes!
And one year he wanted a Deep Fryer. Which was used once or twice, like most of the fancy electricals, then retired to the back of the cupboard.
But recently, when we were having friends for drinks, we got it out, & decided to try it for deep frying some Yum Cha style Chinese food. And it worked really well. So we tried some chips- well, GOM cooked them. And now he is addicted to them, & suggests them almost every night for tea.
As I recall the main reason for retiring the Deep fryer in the first place, was because at our age, we really dont need much in the way of deep fried food!
We got one of those George Foreman Health Grills, so we could eat healthy meat, & bacon, & not have tons of fatty food. And it has been a great success. So much so that we need a new one, as the first one is worn out. It has lost it's non stick surface. I hate to think we may have eaten some of it!
We both have no problems with cholesterol, & I try to feed us on healthy meals. I am just wondering how the chip eating marathons will alter the fat factor in our lives. I will often not have any chips. I like microwaved potatoes in a little light sauce. I love plain cooked rice. I love my steamed vegies. But GOM is not a vegie eater, unless I do a casserole type meal.
Thank goodness Summer is coming. GOM loves his salads, but then,... I suppose chips go rather well with salad too.
When we first got married, I was a pretty good cook. I had come from a line of good cooks. GOM didn't know much about cooking, but he was eager to try his hand. Cakes were his 'thing'.
He decided one Sunday, that he was going to do some baking. He chose to make Afghans, which seemed to entail yards of flour, wheetbix, & cocoa strewn about the kitchen. To say nothing of the egg white dripped all over the cookbook! It has never been the same again, & bears the scars all these many years later.
It was really only ever baking that GOM was interested in, & meals were never his forte, in our home. Though when we had the hotels, he loved to get in & be the Grill Chef, if one of the
I can see we might have to try & get a leeetle more exercise than we currently do!