Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Random Dozen

It's Random Dozen day at Linda's. Click on the button and give her a visit and join us in the random weekly meme. Thanks for hosting Linda.

1. Describe the best sandwich in the world, according to you. The best sandwich is the Monte Cristo sandwich done at the Lodge Hotel here in my town. I have never had one that tastes as good. Anywhere. And goodness knows I've tried in a lot of restaurants in lots of different cities. Basically it is a sandwich that starts with a slice of bread with ham and cheddar cheese slice, then add another slice of bread, then turkey and mozzarella cheese slice (some use swiss cheese) then another slice of bread. The whole thing is dipped in egg and grilled until the egg is cooked and everything is hot and melted. Yum, my mouth waters as I think about it. I don't know what the chef here does to make it so much better than anyone else's but it could be the real sliced ham and real turkey as opposed to the sandwich sliced, chipped and pressed stuff. It could be the brand of cheddar and mozza slices or some spice in the the egg dip. Or the fact that it is grilled not deep fried. And no powdered sugar comes near the one here. I don't know but it is to die for! And around these parts we eat it with apple sauce.

2. Which inspires you more: a good conversation, a song, a book or movie? I can be inspired by all of those depending on the time and situation but usually a good book is what I get the most from.

3. What is your favorite board game? I love Double Series. It's a fun family game made even more fun if you play with a partner in teams. It involves a board and cards and is also manufactured under the Sequence by another company but I prefer the Double Series board. Our whole family had a year long, guys against the girls, marathon competition. Every time anyone got together they played and score was kept for the whole year. Tons of fun.

4. As you grow older, are you more or less patient with small children? I think as I've grown older and wiser and more experienced with kids, I've gotten more patient. When I was younger I had too many expectations and pressures from myself and outside sources . Now I'm more relaxed.

5. Name one item you never let yourself run out of. Toilet paper. Never, ever do I run out. A household with 6 dayhome preschool children and no toilet paper is what nightmares are made of . This question is so ironic right now because for the first time in my married life I am down to a last lonely roll and I'm panicking about getting to Costco tonight! I never have a "last" roll. I'm not sure what happened, I must be slipping.

6. Do you agree with Tennyson's assertion, "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?" Yes, even though you may "lose" someone you've loved in one way or another and it is very painful I cannot imagine going through a life of never loving anyone or being loved.

7. Name one national treasure or monument that you have visited. Seeing I'm from Canada, I'll answer Canadian. And with that I'll say Banff National Park and Lake Louise. Stunning, breathtaking, beautiful doesn't begin to describe these areas of the Rocky Mountains.

8. Which is more painful, to be disappointed in someone else or to be disappointed in yourself?
I think myself. I find it easier to forgive others than I do myself.

9. What makes your kitchen uniquely yours? The great cooking? LOL. Seriously, if it has to be an item, I would say the picture of the last supper that my Father in Law made out of copper. It's lovely and the only other like it that I know of belongs to my Sister in Law and hers is differently framed and colored so I'd say that is unique.

10. Are you a crafty person? LOL. Next question.

11. What is your favorite traditional picnic or bbq (cookout) food? To me a picnic and a bbq are two different things all together but if I have to pick one food that could go at both? Potato chips. What's a bbq or picnic without them? But if it's a "real" food that's made, I'd have to say homemade macaroni salad for a picnic and grilled steaks for a bbq.

12. Name one leisurely activity you enjoyed over Labor Day Weekend. Sleeping in.


VandyJ said...

My hubby loves Monte Cristo sandwiches. He doesn't gett hem often but he loves tem, I think he'd like the one you describe.

Joyce said...

Oh my word, I'm so hungry right now and that sandwich sounds fabulous!

I love the Rocky dad grew up on a farm and you could see the Rockies from the fields. I have some pictures of my cousins and I standing with the mtns in the background and when people see them they ask if the background is real. So beautiful!

Barbara H. said...

I have never had a Monte Cristo sandwich. Sounds good except for the dipped in egg part.

I have never heard of that game, but it sounds fun!

I'm like you about TP.

I agree about the difference between picnics and bbqs. We take different things to each.

Karen said...

I always enjoy reading your answers to these questions and getting to know you better. That sandwich sounds divine! We eat ours with raspberry or strawberry jam, but applesauce sounds good, too.

It would be fun to see your part of the Rockies. My husband has always wanted to travel up there and camp. It would be a long ways for us to go!

Melli said...

LOL! You know... that's about as leisurely as it GETS!!! YAY you!

That Monte Cristo sounds mighty good - so when I head north to get one of them, I'll stop by and make you one of mine! How's that?

We have run out of TP... but then there's baby wipes! :)

Tina Leigh said...

Well this left me feeling REALLY HUNGRY!!!!

Sandra said...

LOL I guess you made everyone hungry.

Faith said...

Those sandwiches sound YUMMY!!! and please post a pic of the Last Supper from your kitchen! would love to see it :)
I think I'll play this today....i haven't in a long time..the questions look fun!

Brenda said...

#8 is so true, we are usually much harder on ourselves.

I love Montecristo sandwiches too!

Thena said...

All these descriptions of sandwiches. Makes me hungry.

Jerralea said...

I've never had a Monte Cristo sandwich but I'm wanting one now!

The Double Series game sounds very interesting ... I'll have to check into that. I'm always on the lookout for new games.

Moira said...

Hey Susanne,

Have you ever gone to Quetico? My dh lived in Toronto for 17 years and he went quite often with an outdoor adventure group.

If I had to choose a Canadian treasure I would say the CN Tower.

If I had to choose a Can/Am shared, Niagara Falls/Horseshoe Falls and the Boundary Waters.

momma24 said...

Love the list!