Sunday, May 14, 2006

I've been on my own...

I’ve been on my own for the last couple of days at home. Lori and her Mom are in Ireland for a week touring around. Here is a small shot of them at the Cliffs of Moher:

LoriAndHerMom

Lori took her Mom over there as a birthday present. Being a traveler myself, I know the pain of having to stay in different hotels frequently – the worst was when I did five Scandinavian countries in five days (that was after a half a week in Estonia). Packing and moving every morning is a real pain. They are doing something similar – five hotels in six nights. I’m not envious at all…

Anyway, that means someone has to stay behind and be the responsible adult and I keep waiting for that someone to show up. Meanwhile, I guess it is me. Tonight Megan decided she wanted to cook her first dinner all by herself. My dinners consist of hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages – really good stuff. I guess she was tired of that and she wanted something more substantial. So, she developed the menu – chicken, rice pilaf, and broccoli. We went shopping, got what we needed and the cooking began:

MeganAtStove

She decided on BBQ chicken (she picked out a really good sauce, sweet but smoky – we all liked it). And after getting the rice pilaf started headed out to the grill:

TheBBQ-Queen

I stressed the importance of getting the stripes right – she did an awesome job there getting the little diamonds (she would make a mean steak I think):

LookAtThoseStripes

At the end of it all – we had an excellent dinner (just like when her Mom is home). Even Alan complimented her – and there was absolutely nothing leftover.

TheFeastIsReady

And what is a good dinner without some dessert:

Dessert

Nothing like Krispy Kreme, they are not just for breakfast anymore!
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22 Comments:

Blogger Noons said....

Man! Krispy Kremes! One of the guys at work here brings them in once in a while. Today was the once: HmmMMmmm!

verification word: "cofee"
Just about time for one!
;)

Sun May 14, 08:30:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

What kind of a grill do you have? I'm in the market to buy something and looking for an advice...

Sun May 14, 10:06:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

The only advice I have on a grill is...

get one that is pre-assembled :)

I've bought them in the box, and bought them "all put together"

the ones I've enjoyed have been put together.

They all rust out. This one is a Broilmaster and has been good so far. The mice really love it in the winter :)

Sun May 14, 10:13:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Aman Sharma said....

Hi sir,
Its completely non-related to it sp please dont mind.
1.Which blog editor you use to post blogs?
2.Can you please guide me how can I post pictures in my postings?I dnt know what is wrong but I cant point to my Flickr pictures from my blog:(
I am sorry but just couldnt stop myself asking.
regards
Aman

Mon May 15, 01:09:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

I've been using the blogger plugin for Word.

And to get photos in I post the entry as a draft on blogger and then

a) upload to flickr
b) view the photo and select on "view different sizes"
c) pick small
d) copy the HTML they have there paste it into the blog right there on blogger using their editor
e) "finish" it, make it visible to all.

Mon May 15, 06:34:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Howard J. Rogers said....

Sorry, Tom. Your daughter is to be commended on a sterling effort, but that's not a barbecue. This is a barbecue!

Until Megan learns to caramelise her onions to perfection as I did, I'm afraid there's much still for her to perfect!!

:-)
HJR

Mon May 15, 08:44:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous RobH said....

HOW DARE YOU FORCE YOUR CHILD TO WEAR AND EAGLES JERSEY...

That is borderline child abuse :D

Mon May 15, 10:51:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

Trust me - there is no forcing of the Eagles stuff on the kids - getting it OFF of them is hard.

Their uncle is a die hard eagles fan and so now they are too.... (I'm totally agnostic when it comes to what team to follow)

Mon May 15, 10:56:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous RobH said....

parent: a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian

"plays the role of guardian"

OK, I'm done ;)

Mon May 15, 11:16:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Aman Sharma said....

hi sir
Thanks alot for your help.I have successfully posted the picture on my blog, http://sharmaaman.blogspot.com
thanks and best regards
Aman

Mon May 15, 12:26:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Jeff Hunter said....

What kind of a grill do you have? I'm in the market to buy something and looking for an advice...
Tom Kyte: Ambassador of Oracle and Grill Reviewer

Mon May 15, 02:59:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

Tom,

I don't think I like this blog. You've just pointed out that a (how old is she, 6? 7?) year-old is more self-sufficient than I am at 26....

-Alexander

Mon May 15, 05:10:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

She is 10 ;)

Mon May 15, 05:55:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Presslie said....

Cool! I'll work on it in Scotland. I'll see what my 6 year old daughter says tomorrow when I ask her to get the dinner ready for me coming home for work.

Mon May 15, 07:16:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Santhosh. said....

Tom, your daughter is really beautiful.

Tue May 16, 12:13:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous Patty C. said....

You better be careful.. You are doing such a good job being the 'responsible parent' that your wife might decide to start travelling and let you stay at home instead of the other way around!

Tue May 16, 08:47:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

Wow, the things that a 10-year-old could do, that even me a 30-year-old can't do. =)

Tue May 16, 10:29:00 AM EDT  

Blogger David Aldridge said....

>> You are doing such a good job being the 'responsible parent' that your wife might decide to start travelling and let you stay at home instead of the other way around!

Them's some words of wisdom -- mine is going away for four months later this year. Those guys who boil all the clothes together, can't cook anything more than toast, and bathe the kids once a month "whether they need it or not" have got it made.

Tue May 16, 12:02:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

I don't think I like this blog. You've just pointed out that a (how old is she, 6? 7?) year-old is more self-sufficient than I am at 26....
I agree - Tom, your 10 year old makes a lot of adults look inept!

Tue May 16, 02:03:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Karen P said....

Ok, Rob H - better watch out - both Megan AND her Uncle Joe will be on you big time for that child abuse comment! And let me tell you, I am SO SURE that if the Flyers went further this year, she would have been wearing the Black and Orange.

Sheesh - you MUST be a deadSkins fan! ;)

Auntie Karen

p.s. shows you where I rank in la familia - I didn't get a pic of my sis and mom from Ireland! :(

Wed May 17, 03:33:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous UNCLE JOE said....

This IS MEGS UNCLE JOE,she knows what it is all about KEEP BLEEDING GREEN MEGAN!!!!!! FLY EAGLES FLY!!!

Thu May 18, 05:42:00 PM EDT  

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