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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day, Our Way.-500th Post!



This is my 500th post! I am so happy to have met you all! Happy Valentine's Day to all! First, I would like to comment on Tavolini- they are getting married today! How romantic is that!!! I bless them both, as they are good people in deep, real love...I know these things.. Second, Otin and Blue Violet have found a bond I really think will last, forever.. Today is about love and caring..skeptics may leave now.
I have cared deeply for my wife and the mother of my children, for 36-1/2 years- she is the only woman that could put up with the likes of me. I am a load. I am a man's man..always playing cards, drinking too much, friendlier than I should be..but I always came home. Ladies and men..We won't change! Find someone that knows who you are. and accepts you as you are.. If we were perfect, they'd nail us to a cross.
The rest of this post will be food!
Valentine's Day is more of a weed-end with us.. it lasts longer than one day! my wife's favorite meal is stuffed pork chops,so Friday, that's what I bought and fixed..
I had high hopes for today, as far as a menu goes..Such are the plan of mice and men..What we ended up with is a dish of scallops, sauteed and seasoned, with a stupidly complicated salsa that was so good, along with rice..well, you had to be there.. I gave my wife a box of locally made chocolates, and she gave me a couple of needed shirts! I spoil her, and she looks out for me! Love is not about one day..It's about a lifetime..learn it, live it! My folks only made 64 years.. I hope my wife and I beat that record! May the good Lord bless you like I have been blessed!
May all have love in their lives, for all to see!
P.S. I used papaya, mango, pineapple, POM juice, and chili spices to create the best fruit salsa you ever had! This, with any seafood, is killer! POM is the Bomb!

44 comments:

highlandsranchfoodie said...

After reading that I'm a little speechless. Congrats on 500! That fruit salsa sounds like a winner. Spoiling her and her taking care of you sounds like a match made in heaven. This is a great post Buff! Happy Valentine's Day to you.

doggybloggy said...

YOU my friend are a POM-aholic and I am loving it! I am so excited that you are using it in so many things. Happy VD to the Buffs! The scallop plate looks great!

Ily said...

I like how honest you are about love and I'm happy you found a true and deep love. :)

Your meals looks fantastic!At first I thought you had put hot fudge in with your bacon, but now I understand that's not the case. lol

Hope you're having a happy Valentine's Day, Buff!! ♥, Ily

Martha's Menagerie said...

I just love real love! There is nothing like settled, comfortable, deep, easy going, trusting love. I'm one of the lucky ones who has that too - even if I do want to hit him in the head with a frying pan most days ;-)

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your wife, wishing you many, many more!

Oh and happy 500 posts! The food sounds delicious!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Happy 500th post! Happy Valentine's Day to you and your love of 36 1/2 years!

I know we just met but I want to thank you for all the great recipes and all the wonderful tips. I might become a good cook after all these years, thanks to you and your blog.

Hope you had an awesome day. I'm so glad I found your blog!

jules said...

Scallops? Gooood. Fruit Salsa? Good. Put 'em together. Hmmmm. Sounds REAL good!

Happy Valentines Day!

Pam said...

Well, aren't you a sweet, mushy, little guy!

blueviolet said...

I'm so glad that you have such a wonderful love with your wife. And yes, I know without a shadow of a doubt that what Otin and I have together will last a lifetime. :)

Happy Valentine's Day!

otin said...

Thank you very much for the nice words. Happy Valentines Day to you and your wife and everyone else who has found love. I absolutely love blueviolet. It is deep down in my heart that I feel this. I have never been so in touch with a person before. I think that you see what we do. I really appreciate it!

A Year on the Grill said...

congrats on 500

congrats more on 36 and a half

and what did you stuff the pork chops with... I am making my wife's favorite (also stuffed pork chops ala Paul Prudhome)

Ruth said...

Choke! What a beautiful post! Here's to many more years of happiness.

Akelamalu said...

Your friends are not like to forget their wedding anniversary getting married on Valentine's Day are they? LOL

Lovely post about your love for your wife Buff. She probably thinks she's as lucky having you as you thank your lucky stars having her. :)

Angela in Europe said...

How lovely. I am glad you got to share Valentine's day/weekend with the love of your life!

Barbara said...

Happy 500th! (How many times do you get to say something like that?)
And such a lovely posting to celebrate it, too. A fine tribute to your wife and your marriage, which is filled with love and understanding.
My parents made it to 72 years before they both passed away. Unfortunately, I only made it to
16. C'est la vie.
Sounds like you did some good eating over the weekend. Hope you got a little Olympic-watching in as well.

Kate said...

Happy 500th post! Whee!!!!! And congratulations on such a successful marriage. SOunds like it works for both of you.

Chris said...

We are pretty lucky guys to have such special women.

LMAO over the "stupidly complicated salsa" comment.

Vickie said...

Great post - moving, humorous and delicious all in a few paragraphs. My favorite line, " I am a load. I am a man's man..always playing cards, drinking too much, friendlier than I should be..but I always came home. " Well said!
Congrats on your 500th!

buffalodick said...

Highlander- The salsa was killer, but took so long- we are going to have the crab bisque tonight!
DogB- One more recipe to do from POM- BBQ sauce!
Ily- Brown gravy for stuffing, bacon to add flavor and help keep it moist..
Martha- We've had our moments of strife, believe me..but life kind of beats it out of you!
Momster- Glad I met you too!
Jules- Tonight a sweet pepper corn crab bisque..We were too full for it yesterday!
Pam- I have my moments..but they pass quickly!
BlueV & otin- I had no idea! Of course, a bank robbery could go on while I was at the bank, and I wouldn't know it! Good Luck to the both of you!
Griller- I bought them made up at a butcher shop..appeared to be bread crumbs, celery, and onions, all highly seasoned..best I've had by somebody else!
Ruth- I hope so too...thanks!
Ake- I got the better deal on our marriage!
Angela- Not to, would have been certain death!
Barb- 72! Wow! I'm not much for the winter games, but love the Summer Olympics!
Kate- A lot of what marriage is about is making it work..
Chris- Clean a Mango, a papaya, a pineapple, pick out just the right hot sauce(Tiger Sauce!) add POM, chili spices(chili powder, cumin, mexican oregano, garlic, onion)mix and chill..it really was good, but jeez- what a lot of work!

buffalodick said...

Vickie- I was in specialty metal sales for 35 years- with a free car and an expense account..it was my part of my job to eat, drink, play golf, go to ball games, etc. It created a guy that was alone 6 hours a day traveling, and when I wasn't alone, I was expected to be the cruise director of whatever was going on.. It shapes you into what you are.

Marjie said...

Who'd've thought our friend Buff was mushy deep down inside? Well, at least before I went for surgery, my husband warned the neurosurgeon not to harm me in any way. Mine, too, is the epitome of Alpha Male, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Glad you had a great day. We're closing in on 31 years, and it feels like both forever and brand new love, all at the same time. Yeah, yeah, I'll stop being mushy, too.

The Blonde Duck said...

How sweet!!!! I'm so glad you found your perfect match and you spoil her with such tasty meals!

buffalodick said...

Margie- Women should like men that get the job done, but realize men and women are(Thank God!) are different, and were designed that way!
BlondeD- The meals are good, but sometimes taken for granted..a few days of not cooking usually cures it!

Gloria said...

Dear Happy 500 is really amazing!!! I admire you, really and love your blog and comments and recipes all!!!
God Bless you and your wife in your marriage!!! huggs!!!!! gloria

buffalodick said...

Gloria- So glad we met! You are kind, and can cook like the wind!

Realliveman said...

Congrats on 500! I'll be drooling over the next 500. I love food porn!

buffalodick said...

RLM- Wait until you see my next post on seafood bisque!

Chef E said...

Well great minds think alike- I bought some pork ribs and had thought adding POM to the BBQ would be a nice touch, and you have confirmed that!

Happy belated Valentines Day, I too found my perfect match, and he is a good side kick when the food is on the table :)

buffalodick said...

ChefE - A new dimension to my cooking, is always welcome! BBQ sauce will be a no brainer..

Jen said...

36 1/2 years is a rare achievement these days. Congratulations! You give me hope.

Jen said...

Sounds like a great Valentine's. And of course, anything with bacon in it sounds great to me! Happy Valentine's!

Gloria said...

Blessings dear! gloria

Beth said...

Ilove you Uncle Buff!!!! You're the best!

Just telling it like it is said...

Awe buffalo: you big softy!! I tell you what you and your family have been a blessing to me..Knowing that in my bad days that I could find a man that was as awsome and devoted as you...A man that cooks for his wife and loves his children high on my list!! Happy Valentines day...

tattytiara said...

I understand your wife. I've got a man that feeds me well too. It's a wonderful thing to have!

G-Man said...

You are a very lucky man Richard!

Odat said...

Happy 500th!!! and belated Valentine's Day....Your a good man Buffalo Dick...lol.
Peace

carma said...

You have bowled me over with your sentimentality and insight. My husband likes to say that we are stuck together forever because no one else would put up with us. A very romantic notion :D

buffalodick said...

Jen- Thanks Jen! A gal like you will meet a great guy..I hope it's soon!
Jen- It was a good day! Candy got gone in a hurry!
Gloria- And to you, also!
Beth- I hope your day was a good one!
Darngirl- Thank you! I try, and they try harder!
T.T.- Our division of labor has shifted a lot over the years!
G-man- I agree!
Odat- Good to hear from you!
Carma- Welcome! Her friends hit me for her, when I smart off!

K said...

I'm know I'm a little late, but happy V-Day! And congrats on 500 posts.

buffalodick said...

K- It's OK! Hope your day was, and always will be wonderful!

Char said...

Congrats on your 500th post!! Well, of course yall have stayed together 36+ years....its all in the cooking, isn't it!

xoxo

buffalodick said...

Char- It's my only saving grace! I'd trade me for a bag of magic beans.. :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Congrats on your 500th post. Very sweet and beautiful post for your wife, you continue to amaze me, in a good way of course! We just hit on 18th on Valentine's Day and it is a lifetime committment, a beautiful one too!

buffalodick said...

Katherine- So pleased you made fame! Anyone would be lucky to have you in their lives!