Saturday, March 17, 2018

Freeze-dried Mountain House entrées are ideal for housebound senior citizens like yours truly.

Yo from Howdygram headquarters! It’s a weird Friday night here in north Texas, where I’m multi-tasking with barbecue potato chips, screaming pain in my baby toe and our movie-du-jour, Jersey Boys (2014), the story of the 1960s pop group the Four Seasons, starring — ready for this? — Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda and John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli … all were apparently in the original Broadway cast. I never heard of any of them. To tell you the truth, the only familiar face was Christopher Walken’s as a mobster named “Gyp.” But the movie is terrific, and the music is even better!

I think my favorite Four Seasons song was “Dawn Go Away” from 1964. What’s yours?

So let’s talk about weekend plans, shall we? Basically, Sam and I have no weekend plans whatsoever other than: 1) eating things; 2) watching assorted old movies; 3) eating more things; 4) folding socks; and in my case, 5) designing greeting cards for The Howdygram Store and writing the Howdygram. (Did I mention eating things?)
Incidentally, I’ll be able to eat with less difficulty — and more gleeful abandon — as soon as my lower denture is ready ... figuring on or about March 26 if all goes well. Elite Mobile Dental will be here on Monday with one more final mold for me to try on. Cross your bicuspids for me. I want my teeth and I want them NOW!

It’s 11:45 Saturday morning now. Sam is out for a walk and I’m home alone with a bottle of wild cherry soda, Jif creamy peanut butter, a banana and the Howdygram. It just doesn’t get much better than this! A little peanut butter — right out of the jar with a plastic teaspoon — is the ideal way to fill up fast when you’re hungry. And if you’re really lucky, like me, you’ll have a banana nearby for dessert or maybe chocolate pudding!
Since I’m not convinced that a jar of Jif will be an adequately satisfying meal today, as soon as Sam gets home from his walk I’ll ask him to find me a freeze-dried Mountain House entrée, which we keep in a big file drawer here in the study. Unfortunately, I can’t reach the drawer when I’m parked at my desk, and getting up is an unbelievable ordeal ... trust me. So I’ll wait for Sam. Today I think I have a craving for Mountain House Spaghetti and Meat Sauce, the perfect yummy feast for a housebound senior citizen like yours truly who can’t stand up any more to cook things. Other varieties we have on had include Chili Mac, Rice with Chicken and Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Peppers. This is really good stuff, people! You can find all of these freeze-dried Mountain House meals (and lots more) on Wal-Mart’s website, or Google “Mountain House” to find other websites that sell them. I usually order from because they’re generally cheaper … when there’s a sale. You might have to shop around.

And now … time for lunch followed by a nap and a movie. Today I want to watch The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) starring Rex Harrison and Gene Tierney. The good life!

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