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Friday, September 18, 2009

A Food Gift! What A Pleasant Surprise!


Last night, my wife comes in with a package for that just came in the mail. She is the Mail lady in this house, so she had opened it before I even got it! I was very pleasantly surprised to find Katherine Aucoin, a blogger friend- had sent me two kinds of soup mixes from her region of the world! The photo shows what kind of soups and the brand that they go by.. She was getting even with me for sending her some of our regional mustard and a B.D. tee shirt!
We plan to make the potato soup first, as Katherine recommends that one highly. She wrote a note advising me this soup is even better with the addition of sharp cheddar cheese and bacon, crumbled. That is exactly what I am going to do!
Thanks again, Katherine- I really appreciate this!
Enjoy your week-ends everybody! We're going to have a souper Friday night, and a big, dress-up wedding on Saturday... I wonder what they'll think of my ponytail I've been growing since I retired...

44 comments:

Katherine Aucoin said...

Glad you received the soup and sorry it took so long.

I am delinquent on posting but have used your mustard and will post about it...the mustard is like crack for me now!

TavoLini said...

ooooh--I love potato soup! I'll have to look and see if I can find that brand down here...

Finn said...

Ooo... love potato soup! And from Pigeon Forge, TN no less!

buffalodick said...

Katherine- I was just going to E-mail you and say thanks again!
Tavolini- Looks easy to make, too!
Finn- I know my wife will enjoy this too!

snowelf said...

Hey UncleBuf,

I love potato soup too!! Katherine rocks! Getting even is fun and tasty sometimes.

I think your ponytail just proves you're getting hipper with age. :D But no wearing black socks up to your calves, okay!? ;)

--snow

you're right--I may have to change my name--but TropicalElf or HumidityElf just doesn't have the same ring to it...

buffalodick said...

Snowniece- Sweaty Elf? Oops! Girlie girls don't sweat... Glow Elf- Hey! That ain't bad!

Michelle Ann said...

Hey Buff! I am still alive and back on the blogs...I can't promise that I will be consistent, but you never know. And potato soup with bacon and cheddar sounds heavenly.

buffalodick said...

Michelle- I thought you were dead!.. every night checking those milk cartons in 7-11 for an update, phone calls to America's Most Wanted, long distance phone calls to all the wine bars in California... I'm happy you are alive, and hopefully well!

Akelamalu said...

How kind of your friend. You'll report back to us on the soup of course?

buffalodick said...

Ake-Of course! I just checked my fridge and a trip to the local meat market is next! Out of bacon, and sharp cheddar! That just doesn't happen here often! Sure hope you're OK after numb nuts pulled out on you and caused that accident...good thing you have witnesses...

blueviolet said...

That's a perfect mail day find and potato soup is a great way to kick off the fall! Enjoy!

g-man said...

Adding Bacon makes things taste better?

Really?

I'll have to try that.




(Riiiiiiight! hahahahahahahaha)

buffalodick said...

BlueV- If I had only one word to describe Katherine, that word would be Class... She could teach a course in it! God! Does the world need more of people like her..

buffalodick said...

G-man- You little dinklet with lips! You and I must meet some day- we're on the same frequency! Been to jail lately?.. Have a good week-end, my friend!

K said...

Sounds like the perfect gift for a man of your taste. I hope it's fabulous.

Heff said...

That kinda sounds laughable, But here recently I TOO have purchased some soup mixes that REALLY kicked ass. Enjoy !

buffalodick said...

K- I'm one of those people, that if it isn't as good as claimed, I will blame myself! It is seriously thought that counts! I have faith in Katherine, and her tastes- and I know this will be great!
Heff- I make most from scratch, but I never discount someone knows more than me about something!

JihadGene said...

Soup is good food! A happy weekend to all of you!!!

buffalodick said...

Soup is white folk soul food.. It comforts, and fills us warmly.. Seriously, there is no race, color, or creed that does not enjoy good soup, before a meal- or as a meal!

The Good Cook said...

mmm... soup. I'm teaching a soup and bread class tomorrow so it looks like we will both be having a souper weekend! Weddings are such fun too!

buffalodick said...

TheG.C.- You go to the damn wedding! I'll teach the class.. I know which one I'd rather be doing... Well, we all gotta do what we gotta do..

A Year on the Grill said...

just found you...Great blog. Nice style, and from one retired old man to another, grow that tail!

buffalodick said...

Griller- Welcome! We cheat, lie, and have a lot of fun here- and if you want to learn or teach grilling and smoking- you will be wayyyy past welcome! You'll be appreciated! Hope you come back soon! Good folks come here.. check out the others who visit!

Marjie said...

When we went to the wedding in July, there were 2 pony tails: my 6'4" son's red pony tail, and one grey one. I complimented him on keeping his hair and enjoying it. Sadly, my dearly beloved is follically challenged, or he'd have a pony tail. Well, he'd also have better hair than I do, so maybe that's not quite so sad...

buffalodick said...

Marjie- You nailed it in the throat! I only got X enough of air to breathe, and I want to do this! I truly do not care what others think- as they aren't paying my bills! I sought others approval for a very long time.......and now , I truly do not care, as it puts no cash in my hamper.. Know your worth.. no one else cares..

Chris said...

Food bloggers are a great group of people, aren't they?

buffalodick said...

Chris- There are keepers, and this woman is one of them! You, my friend are one too!

Bina said...

Wow. Those soups look so good!

And really? A pony tail? Can you post a picture of it?

otin said...

You wife gave you her package? Shouldn't it be the other way around? LOL! I have been by here before and there was never a box for followers and being that I was too lazy to copy your url I had to wait! At least I admit my faults! LOL!

Eternally Distracted said...

I obviously have the wrong blogger friends ... I want the ones who send gifts!

Donna-FFW said...

A ponytail.. ooooohhhhh laaaa laaaa.. something alese to play with..

have fun at the wedding.. and wheres my teeshirt?

buffalodick said...

Bina- Soup we had(potato) was great! Wife demanded left-over soup for lunch! Ponytail photo? Maybe someday... A little more growth required..
Otin- I'm lazy, and computer challenged! Welcome!
E.D.- We tend to exchange things, which is a large first step- but one that has always worked for me! Welcome!
Donna- well, I wish everyone in my life was as thrilled as you about the hair! Must make new batch up- I think I'm getting closer to a web site line of food and clothing items..

Odat said...

Very nice!!! Let us know how it turns out!!!
Peace

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Oh how cool! I'll be looking forward to your post about how yummy the soup is! :)

buffalodick said...

Odat! Two girls I thought were dead have posted! You and Michelle..Missed you both, and I hope you are well.. Made comment on three postings you put up-and didn't know about!
Stacy- Soup yummy! I will post a short critique probably today..

UBERMOUTH said...

How cute that you two send each other little prezzies in the mail.
[ I sure hope she's not loco and poisoned the soup.]I will keep a vigilant eye on your blog to see if you return. If not,I will call the police and point them in the right direction. Don't worry[unless, I am too late for this warning]. It's a good thing you posted the 'evidence'.

Clever Buffalo Dick

:)

buffalodick said...

U-Mouth- The soup was past good, it was elegant! Katherine, is a reserved, but good hearted woman! No man with any appreciation of women would not put her in the top five! When I see her blog logo, all I see is class...When I see her actions, even more so...Many people would love to ace me, but I got so many friends lookin' out for me- it's like the hand of God is over my head!

Stephanie Faris said...

So cool. I'm not much of a soup person but that sounds great.

buffalodick said...

Steph- Happy Birthday! All who visit her please visit her blog and say the same!

King of New York Hacks said...

From Mustard like "crack" to soup that is "elegant", this thread has me wondering whats the next fix ! LOL

buffalodick said...

King - Food is what we do.. New York may have more choices, but the good stuff always comes from the people who care, and where it isn't easy! You folks get great food on every corner, we have to look harder, and go further afield!

Chef E said...

Cool...I love soup, let us know how it turned out with the extra additions!

buffalodick said...

ChefE- This one is all Katherine.. I was the vehicle...

Hit 40 said...

Ok... I wondered where the soup mix was from. Very nice!!