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Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Nights..Remember When..



When younger, Friday night was our night to howl! Before marriage- with the boys! After marriage, with other couples! I couldn't wait to get together with friends, food, and libations! As I grew older, Fridays started a little later, and a little tamer... Now we're of an age where socializing is Saturday night! Fridays are now how early we can get in our robes, and watch a movie on TV- after a bite of something simple to eat..
Tonight, we had tacos..tomorrow will be pizza night, with friends! Everything you see, you could put on your square bottomed taco! Wife ate three- loaded! I had two, and enjoyed the simple food immensely! We planned Saturday night with our friends, coming over and decided I'd better make some cookies and pick up some munchies to catch up over.. Still in the air if I will make a Dad pizza, or have one delivered.. We need to get in contact with them on final plans!
Enjoy your week-ends, people..enjoy life while it is still in you!

44 comments:

Heff said...

BUFFA-low !!! Hey, are you in for the upcoming Culinary Smackdown ?

Just curious - Stop by sometime.

Heff.

Brian Miller said...

love that last line...and a good taco! on my way home for dinner now. friday nights are work for me now...but one day...

highlandsranchfoodie said...

I hear ya, I'm actually starting to like Sunday evening gatherings. :-)

Kate said...

Simplicity. It is what makes me happy. Tacos. Pizza. Friends. Yes.

Vickie said...

Mmmm love my Friday nights - I get to have an extra glass of wine and enjoy a movie. Now that the kids have their own families, I'm learning to slow down and savor life - love the advice, BD! To life!

buffalodick said...

Heff- I'll fight, just for fun.. what the Hell are you talking about?
Brian- I got to an age, where I either hung on, or said screw you! I've never hung on- humiliating me for money is futile!
Kate- A lifetime of interaction with people has made me a bit of a doubter on folks.. I have realized no one helped me, except a handful of people, where I helped thousands... I still believe there is a worth in helping people. It is who I am.
Highlander- Who would have expected to get where a week-end could wear you down?

buffalodick said...

Vick- It's harder than you would think, but the right thing to do...

Pam said...

Friday nights are when I try to stay up past 10.

Jen said...

Mmmm tacos! I've been hooked on french bread, olive oil and goat cheese. Need to get creative soon!
Enjoy your weekend, sounds like fun.

jules said...

Lately I find myself loving my weekends quietly at home more than a *rawkus night out. (*is that even a word?)

deb said...

i have to find taco tuesday here in sacramento for my new man-friend this coming tuesday. he's turning 40, finally. taking him to bon jovi and he insists on taco tuesday. bargain and what not. what's an older girl to do?

tacos are my favorite. never fail.

Martha's Menagerie said...

I'm so exhausted this weekend that I'd like to spend the entire weekend in my robe watching movies and blogging - hey, I can dream can't I? Unfortunately there is lots of cleaning, laundry and the usual to be done.
Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend :-)

Mona said...

wow! The dips & salads look good!

Akelamalu said...

I can still remember the times when I used to be partying EVERY night, well vaguely remember. ;)

Saturday nights have always been our night out and hopefully will continue. :)

g-man said...

Friday Nights for me are filled with Flash 55'ers.
Just a light snack night.
Taco's would be perfect!

buffalodick said...

Pam- I miss the energy of youth!
Jen- Sounds good to me right now!
Jules- pretty close to ruckus, which is a word!
Deb- We had to move pizza Friday to Sat., then found out we have to wait until Sunday!
Martha- Pace yourself! Try and enjoy a little down time...
Mona- those are the toppings for the tacos- they are like a meat salad in a shell..you'd like them!
Ake- A life long sales rep- well, it wasn't just Fridays!
G-man- Sounds easier than trying to find your way home after staying at the pub too long on a Friday night!

Sook said...

ha ha my husband and I are the same way and we've only been married 3 1/2 years. :) Friday nights, we are always tired so we try to rent a movie and stuff. :)

buffalodick said...

Sook- Don't you think you and your husband get a little down time? Relax! We all don't have to make forward progress every waking moment..enjoy your life- It's the only one you get...

carma said...

love that quote; we sure ain't getting any younger and I become more aware of the preciousness of life with each passing year...

about the food - those tacos look scrumptious. Have you ever made one of those seven layer dips. I swear I've been wanting to do that..

Velva said...

I smiled reading your post. I love Friday evenings. You can unwind and chill. Looks like you enjoyed your friday evening and had some great tacos.

Hope your Saturday evening went well. did you decide to order pizza or did you make it?

buffalodick said...

Carma- As the old song goes, (Momas and Papas) say.."Go where you want to go, do want you want to do" ..Life is a huge merry go round, that only make one circle ...Enjoy the trip, every moment!

buffalodick said...

Velva- postponed til Sunday- will make a scratch Dad pizza, blonde brownies are done! Thawing a pork tenderloin, with the much anticipated pomegranite BBQ sauce..

Realliveman said...

Hey Buff, I thought you said you didn't show your writing talent here. After reading that, I think you let some get into this post.

When's the book coming out??!

Tracey said...

I want tacos and pizza! Unfortunately most of our friends have moved away for various reasons but we have a big enough family to make every meal a party!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Thanks for your birthday wishes for our son.

:)
Green-Eyed Momster

Rachel said...

Your blog is such a breath of fresh air! I think you should write a book...seriously. You are so genuine. You could call it, "Cooking in the Buff" Do you love it? haha!

Marjie said...

My older kids make fun of us for not going out, but I'm happy here in my house! Family, food, dog, what else do we need?

Eternally Distracted said...

I have to do the same but on a Wednesday and Thursday night... weekends just aren't the same when they are Thursday / Friday!!

snowelf said...

Hi UncleBuf,

This has been one of my favorite parts of moving back to StL. So many of my best friends are here. We've already had more get togethers since I've been here than I ever had when I lived up north. I'm so much happier socially and my best friend's hubby is a fabulous cook so that's a perk too. :) Can't wait for summer and BBQ weekends by the pool!

--snow

TavoLini said...

mmm--I could definitely handle eating some tacos and watching a movie on Friday night :)

Or bowling and pizza on Saturday! And then you could come over for biscuits on Sunday.

Buffalo--sounds like you guys are having a great time--I want to see pictures of the Dad pizza :)

buffalodick said...

RLM- Blogging has sharpened up some old writing skills, that's for sure!
Tracey- It's just my wife and I most days, so it can be a little hard sometimes to cook anything in a small quantity!
Rachel- Me in the buff would cause people to lose their appetite! Funny thought, though!
marjie- I spent a career entertaining on an expense account..and I simply got tired of it!
E.D.- I'd rather go to lunch on a weekday than dinner on a weekend- fighting the crowd..
Snowniece- Glad you're happier now..we all do need friends!
Tavolini- I'll take a photo of the pizza tonight, when the guests arrive!

Chris said...

We're very selfish with our weekends these years. We make them all about us and just enjoy ourselves, which means as few as commitments as possible.

Ruth said...

Know just what you mean!! Hmm Friday nights and gorgeous looking tacos, make a stressful week look like a blur!

buffalodick said...

Chris- I used to have a too active social life..since I quasi retired, I really don't look for things to do!
Ruth- I had too many weeks and years that are gone now..Glad I did what I did, but you can't keep up that pace forever!

Ruth said...

So very true but when it does help to have some good quality food and company waiting for you at the end of a long week. For me, there will never be anything as therapeutic as cooking lol it always helps me to get back in touch with who I really am

buffalodick said...

Ruth- I don't mean to brag, but I know more than most about specialty metals than anyone around here..that knowledge was the direction I took, when many options existed..Cooking was how I relaxed at the end of a day. I found more and more, I was passionate about it, and learned and competed a lot! I enjoy problem solving, and watching people enjoy good food...I teach where I can, I learn when I can..I have two answers to the question asked of me frequently- Do you know everything? 1. Yes! Never question me again..2. No, but I am working on that!

otin said...

Tacos, pizza, and living life! A great diet!

buffalodick said...

0tin- Pizza was great, post about t tomorrow

Barbara said...

Those night of drinking until the early hours are history. But it was fun...we laughed and laughed. Now we still have fun, but less drinking and earlier hours.

The Good Cook said...

Friday nights are usually our go out to an early dinner, rent a movie and sip a cocktail. Off to bed early. (even good cook's get a night off!)

buffalodick said...

Barb- Friends over last night for a home made pizza- they were on their way home by 10:45!
Good Cook- We sort of let the week-end take us where it will...

The Blonde Duck said...

Pizza and tacos...bliss!

buffalodick said...

BlondeD- Just posted pizza post!

Chef E said...

I am with Blonde Duck- Pizza and tacos are bliss! Maybe a pot of chili for some noshing on chips!

Thyda said...

I find myself wanting a simple night EVERY night!