Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Black OlIve, Night!!! And Why Dinner is Late!

I'll tell ya, why dinner is late!
 It's because of a can opener!
It's probably why, we have late suppers!
Mind you, it's only 7:30 pm...
and I could have grilled this, flank steak an hour ago...
but, and I say But!
I couldn't open a can of Olives!
I couldn't open anything with my can opener!
If there are no black olives to eat with the flank steak...
Well, no one eats!
Which, brings me to, # 1!
# 1, refers to my first Grandson.
His Mom, used to be # 1...Ha!
(Summer Photo)
Wesley, likes, black olives! He always has.
Maybe it was because I'd put the olives on my fingers...!
When he was little! 
Always, teaching bad habits!

You could open a can of them, and he'd have them 
eaten in a flash...don't count on adding them to your condiment plate!
Just saying!

My Can opener wouldn't cut tonight!

I am not, advertising California Olives, though they are the best in
my opinion.
(I'd love to get a case of them)!

I, was cursing... how did they open cans in the 1800s?

I remember my husband showing me a can opener
he was issued in the army...Gawd how using a knife and a hammer!
He still has it, but it would take a day and 1/2 for him to find it.

Really, I can use a regular can opener... and I did!
and don't ya think it looks like a star?
Well, kinda'!
but you can't tell by my photos!

I am Starving!
..I was going to slice this flank steak 
and wrap it in  a corn tortilla with cheese and 
onions and peppers...?
Looks like I only have 5 tortillas left!
Some one isn't getting seconds tonight!
But I will!
Because I'm the cook!
yum!!! but no guacamole!!!

sliced avocado, lime, salt and pepper...and don't open that jar of hot peppers!!!


Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ha ha ha, you're making me laugh!! Boy that can is mangled!!! We're having NY steak, artichoke and baked potato :)

Wesley is quite a handsome young man!!!

I am handing you a glass of wine . . don't drop it.

Bon appetit!

Cobblestone Creations said...

Was there an explosion in your kitchen?!!!!

Don't be caught without one of these:

Whew ~ time for a martini . . . wait . . . those are with green olives . . . let me get them for you! :D

June said...

You cracked me up with the mangled olive can Lisa!!! and after seeing your flank steak sitting there I want to go raid the refrigerator...darn you :)
Wesley is such a handsome boy. No wonder he is #1 with you. Aren't the grands just the best???
sending big hugs your way....

priti.lisa said...

can openers is an oxymoron these days...Beautiful photos tho.
Sent your book monday from amazon, hopefully you will see it soon.

Elizabeth Maxson said...

I love this post...the can is hilarious!! Thanks for sharing...if someone didn't read this post, but just looked at the photos, it would like a mad woman got a hold of the this post so much.

Big hug

Lisa said...

Thank you Elizabeth, got a new can opener the next day, but it would be a good idea to, just use photos and let the reader make up their own story.

Snowbrush said...

I'm glad to see in the comments' section that you went out and got yourself a new can opener!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Did someone mention Margaritas???
for me that would finish this off. I love black olives and Mexican food. Looks like an enticing spread ... Yum!
Love your blog ... I'll be back!
and that's not a threat, hahaha!
Am sure the meal was Enjoyed by all.