Dear Latchkey Husband,
Hi, honey. I'll be working late at the office tonight. Computer problems! For a snack you'll find home made Skinny Minny Zucchini muffins in the bread box.
Would you do me a favor and stop at ShopRite for the following items:
5 lbs. Dogiva gourmet dog biscuits
1 jar Howard's Yummies - Jump Up & Kick Yo Butt Habanero Salsa
Bubbies Pure Kosher Dill Pickles
Paul Newman's "Fig Newmans" (50 cents coupon attached)
4 lb. bag Ken-L Ration Love Me Tender Beef Chunks
Oh, there's some bottles and cans in the garage to be returned to the store.
Please check the VCR. Daniel is taping three programs: Melting Pot, Cooking Live!, and Fit Cuisine.
Don't remove the large carton from the front porch. It contains old clothing for Young Israel of Brighton. Last chance to donate your polyester leisure suits and get a tax deduction this year!
Would you call Sonny, the mechanic? He telephoned me at the office and said something about "lubricating the choke linkage with solvent."
When your mother calls, wish her a Happy Birthday. I sent her a dozen roses from Ftd (or is it TDF)?
Matt is working at Taco Viva from 4:30 - 7:00 and needs the car.
Please make out a check for $10 to Slow Food -- an international non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of local food traditions and flavors, as well as "safeguarding the right to the pleasures of the table."
If you have time, read Valerie Harper's book, "Today I Am a Ma'am." She writes, "Have you ever noticed how often women get referred to as edibles?" Examples that you've used include Cookie, Sugar, Honey, Hot Tamale, Cupcake, and Arm Candy.
I entered a trivia quiz on "Food Talk With Arthur Schwartz." If someone calls from the radio station, the answer is "Burgacide" (when a hamburger can't take any more torture and hurls itself through the grill into the coals.)
The microwave oven is set for Auto Roast Control and today's gustatory treat is East-West meat loaf. It should be ready at 7:11. No, I didn't say to stop at the corner 7-Eleven for dinner.
Copyright Marjorie Wolfe
Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe is a retired business educator and free-lance writer who resides in Syosset, New York. Articles of hers have appeared in Playbill Magazine, Smart Money Magazine, and The New York Times.