Each bite of this dip is like a delightful sip of a Kir Royale. Serve this dip next to a bowl of fresh strawberries for dipping and a glass of Champagne for an excellent brunch or dessert offering.
Ask Bob what he'd like for dinner on a cool night and he's likely to say "Chicken Pot Pie" followed by "please!" because his mama raised him right. He lights up at the thought of that comforting classic loaded with white-meat chicken and healthy veggies in a luscious cream sauce. Ahhh!
Then again, that's not always a good thing.
Somebody's getting good with the product placement at Barnes & Noble.
Charlotte and I (OK, really Charlotte) are pretty health-conscious. Two bouts of cancer will do that to a person.
Exercise is an almost-daily part of our routine here at Boomer Brief HQ. Most mornings the alarm goes off at 5:45 a.m. and she's on the treadmill power walking 4+ miles.
Me? I hit the mean streets of Colleywood, jar of Grey Poupon in one hand, cellphone tuned to KRLD 1080AM or a Podcast, in the other hand.
The Grey Poupon is in case Lord HubbaBubba needs an emergency jar. I walk about 4 miles, past the elegant boutiques (Target, Walgreen's) and mansions of the rich and famous (that guy who has a patent on one of the chips that are in every microwave lives just two blocks from us). So we're used to being around famous people.
Bob lives for winter. The temperature has to drop to artic levels for him to go near the coat closet. I'm the exact opposite. Summer is more my season so I grab boots, sweaters and as many other protective layers as possible at the first sign of frost and keep them close till May.
This has been one of the worse cold and flu seasons on record. There are plenty of over-the-counter medicines that alleviate the symptoms, but there are several drug-free alternatives that work surprisingly well.
Since I'm head cook around our house most weeknights, I stress keeping things simple on Sundays. That's why I'm such a big fan of these delish Cream Cheese- and Chicken-Stuffed Biscuits.
Could be worse. When I was that age I rode a unicycle.
50 years of being married can seem like a lifetime to any couple, that's roughly 18,250 days of wedded bliss. After that many years of being married, people start to believe you're an expert at marriage and wonder "what's your secret to a lifelong marriage?"
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It layers beef hot dogs in a spicy tomato-and-bean sauce, crunchy French fried onions, and canned biscuits with oodles of cheesy goodness. So you get an oh-so-delicious chili cheese dog taste that'll remind you of summer at the ballpark in the convenience of a casserole dish.
I like keeping all the ingredients on hand, especially since everyone in our neighborhood craves biscuits when it's cold. At least that's true for those who shop at Tar-jay like me because a freeze warning means the dairy case will be stripped clean of those quick little breads in no time.
Filling enough for weeknights but fun enough for game day, this comforting, one-dish meal comes together in under an hour and most of that time is hands off. You get six, hearty servings that kids of all ages adore. When you have an empty nest like us that means enough for several meals. I freeze the leftovers because the only thing easier than making this casserole is just warming it up!