You don't want to serve left over homemade lasagna, but you're willing to serve carry out? Since you have to transfer the carry out food to your own dishes to complete your ruse, why not just transfer the lasagna into a smaller pan and pretend you just made it? Toby, your fury has affected your reason. You are furious, right? I mean, that expression your face is not because of your little horse is it? Because the horse is fine.
Monday, August 3, 2015
I'm glad Toby has finally come to see the light. If she uses her magic powers to animate her little clay animals, I'm sure they can help. She may just pull this off after all.
Who among us has not been in this exact situation? Your trophy wife doesn't appreciate your massive upward mobility, and how one simple dinner can change your fortunes forever!
Here's a recipe that may just save the day! It's one my mother used to pull out of her sleeve whenever Dad invited homeless people over. It's a recipe that is meant to be played with.
Steam chicken breasts in covered pan in a cup of water. The sauce below is about the right quantity for three breasts. Or, just use a 12.5 oz. can of chicken meat, which is what we usually do. You may want to brown the breasts first in butter to make a richer broth. Remove from broth and set aside to cool.
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 teaspoon or more curry powder
1 can coconut milk - we rarely use this, but we'll just add more chicken broth (canned) if we need more liquid. It just depends if we have coconut milk on hand.
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (this works best if you add it slowly while you heat and stir the mixture)
Stir into the broth and bring to a simmer. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and add to the curry mixture. Heat. Serve over rice. You can serve it with shredded coconut, raisins, and/or sliced almonds. I've been wanting to try it with pineapple chunks. But then, I pretty much want pineapple on everything. Have you tried it on a hamburger? Awesome.
What recipe would you like to share with Toby to help her husband maintain his position?
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Friday, July 31, 2015
I keep trying to fit Santa Royale into the constructs of my own perceived reality, which of course is foolishness. When THE NEW UNIVERSITY DIRECTOR arrived, I assumed the article "the" was linked to the adjective "new," as in the newest director level employee at the university. But now I'm wondering how any newly hired director can help a professor, presumably tenured, maintain his position? Is he Director of Human Resources? From here on, I will replace the phrase THE NEW UNIVERSITY DIRECTOR with KING OF THE SCHOOL and order will once more be restored between my dimension and the Worthiverse.
Toby rarely leaves the compound, so I'm assuming she has sneaked a kiln into her apartment. Definitely a violation of Charterstone regulations. Dang, there I go again, trying to reconcile the Worthiverse with reality.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
My father is notorious for inviting unexpected guests for dinner, much to my mother's consternation. Sometimes, the guests have been destitute and homeless. I don't know where they came from, but a few guests have become part of our family folklore. Like the man who snuck off into the kid's bathroom and smoked a joint, and then came back to the table and barfed. So, you can imagine my nervousness at Director Berkes coming for dinner. Better lock up your liquor cabinet, Toby.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
"This is part of my job, to kiss up to the NEW UNIVERSITY DIRECTOR! My job description is very specific. I have to invite the University Director to dinner and ask him to move into my apartment building."
There's been a lot of debate about what Hilton Berkes is actually the director OF. This fall, he will make his debut with "Death of a Salesman."
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
I don't know... do you think Director Berkes will meet the next love of his life at Charterstone? If not, I'm going to be sorely disappointed. Because the last time that happened was just the last two stories, and I want to relive the magic!
Monday, July 27, 2015
Hey, here's a fresh story idea. A single man, no, a widow! Or a widower! ... Moves into Charterstone, or Sommerset, no Charterstone! And meets a single women, or a widower. No, a widow, and they explore their feelings on a park bench and fall in love and get married. It sounds very promising and will no doubt have lots of surprises.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
For those of you who just moved into Santa Royale, Toby is referring to an incident seven years ago when she responded to a phishing email allegedly from Enormoushop.com and had her identity stolen. She paid no attention to the tell-tale charge on her credit card from Pretty Porpoises because it was so small, but the consequences were disastrous, and we spent weeks listening to Terry Bryson teach Toby to check her credit score. Of all Mary Worth stories ever, this one has lived on as the most "helpful."
So, by all means, Toby, congratulate Terry on getting a new fiance. She deserves it, even if the familiar territory works in his favor.
I have no idea what they're talking about.