I have recently become a stay at home mom and am worried about a lack of adult interaction.
IOW I LOVE to get the daily dish, please tell me how to do that now!
Dear Loved One,
Helen is impressed that you felt you had adult interaction at work! As for getting the daily dish? You could do as Helen does… shop vintage! My latest fresh (I mean FRESH, I got these today when killing time waiting to pick up my daughter!) finds in the dish department:
The copper container has a glass dish inside and, yes, that’s a Bakelite Heart shaped handle – for $4! And the cookbook?
Better Homes and Gardens… Special Occasions… 1959… send the kids outside with a skateboard and some lawn darts and settle in reap some inspiration!
|Yea! We love it when Gramps babysits, once he gets hopped up on the HI-C we can wave goodbye to him and his creepy pal and try jumping off the roof with these balloons to help us float down!|
Within these pages lies your answers to getting adult companionship – have a party!
|There. All set. Let's see that trashy Theresa from down the street sneak THESE candlesticks into her purse without sending that cheap wig of hers in a blaze of dynel and Aqua-net glory!|
It doesn't have to be fancy, maybe just a luncheon or a pot luck (read up on that first, it may not be what some of you think it is. The only thing smoked is cheese and oysters!).
"I sure hope Madge didn't bring that Velveeta covered Pork and Pickle Mold she tried to poison us with at the last party!"
"Not to worry, party animals, I brought a whole cooler of brewskys to wash it down with!"
Or a casual buffet to promote the flow of lively conversation:
"Look at her in that backless cocktail dress while the rest of us are in our casual day wear! Here go take this greasy meatball over there and drop it down her phony cleavage!"
Or coffee with a few close friends."You know that expression, to kill him with kindness? Well, I've found that a well placed steak knife is a lot more effective."
Some of the best advice I ever heard is that if you want people to come runnin’, put good food on the table. While that is true in a very real way, it’s also a metaphor. Meaning if you want to draw people to you, serve them something to nourish the soul, feed the mind, fill the heart and delight the senses.
You can dish it up, Loved One, and you will get it back, in the best of ways!
This book includes recipes for every situation (except Madge's Pork Pickle Mold) but it does include something I am determined to try- the 'frosted' sandwich loaf!
Now Here’s some good dish from Helen:
Come around on Friday June 3 as Helen celebrates a welcome to summer in vintage style starting with:
My Big Ol’ The Beach is Back Open House.