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Cooking With GeeJay!: Entering The Potato Salad Zone #2

Well, hello everyone!

I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Mine was interesting to say the least. After over a month of frustration, I finally made my potato salad. Yah!  I actually am surprised at myself that it came out quite good. I was going to take a picture of it, but I was running behind schedule so I put it in the pan and covered it.

I realized that in my haste I had forgotten to add the mixed vegetables. I also put too much paprika, but everyone seemed to enjoy it. They left nothing. :) I was so happy that everyone ate up the potato salad. So much so that it was requested of me to make more next year.

Next time I will be better prepared for all those hungry mouths to feed.

Until Next Time

The Writer In Me

So, it is about 3:30 in the morning and I was just asked by my guy what I was doing. I was reading information on how to publish a book. He said, "Well, first one must actually finish writing instead of being so scared." *sigh*

I honestly haven't written anything aside from my Head In The Clouds poem. I don't know why I haven't completed any of my works. I guess that I am afraid that I will fail. I mean, being a writer is one thing, but trying to make it into the mainstream is a whole different story. *gulp*
I know I shouldn't be scared but I just am. I can honestly admit that I am frightened that my work isn't good enough. Richard (my guy) has read my work countless times and has always encouraged me to continue writing. The only thing that he suggested that I change or phrase things differently. Other than that my work received positive reviews. However, coupled with my infinite laziness and constant doubts I have yet to put myself out there. I mean, c…

Quest to Getting Back On My Horse #17: Getting over disappointment

Hi guys,

Welcome to another installment of 'Quest to Getting Back On My Horse.' This is number 17 if you are keeping score. Yeah, lucky number 17. Well, okay. I'm lying. There is nothing lucky about the number 17.

Anyway, it has been a week since my interview for the Barclay Arena in Brooklyn. This was a pre-screening event through Workforce 1, that I had signed up for at the end of June. I am sad to say that I didn't pass my pre-screening interview. And for my troubles I received a nifty flyer stating that I can go to the Brooklyn Workforce 1 to apply for more jobs and help with interview skills etc.

To give you a run through of what happened, once you arrive you are seated in a large room with a group people all vying for the same job. They bring eight of you were you conduct a group interview. In addition, they ask for your resume and then proceed to tell you about the job and what are the most important aspects of said job. I answered every question, but I guess th…

Head In The Clouds: A Poem

Unsure of myself.
Uncertainty looms heavily.
Can't seem to get it together.
Lack of communication.
Head in the clouds.
A million thoughts.
What path should I take?
Is there a right path?
Head filled with so many questions.
And too few answers.
Head in the clouds.
Need a plan.
Where do I begin?
When does it end?
So much left undone.
So much left unsaid.
Decisions, decisions.
Head in the clouds.

This is a poem that I wrote on the fly on Saturday evening. It's based on how I've been feeling for some time.  I hope you guys like it. I will be back later with a True Blood episode review. :)

Love: What a Concept #2


Alright, so in a previous blog, Love: What a Concept, I spoke about my friend who had discovered that her husband for 8 10 months had cheated on her with another woman. I saw her after her two week hiatus. She had decided that she was going to go away to her homeland for a month, but changed her mind and came back two weeks early.

She told me that it was going to take a long time for her to forgive him. However, in my pessimism, I don't think that it is going to work. Why? Well, for starters if your partner told you that you would have to help them more, especially with cooking the household meals and they throw a fit and then proceed to tell you, "Let me go then, instead of letting think that this has a chance to work. Let me go then!" 

I was perplexed because that was no the response I thought someone in the proverbial doghouse should have said. I mean  granted that they hadn't been married long and when your only concern at the time (and sometimes now) is wh…

Cooking With GeeJay!: Ms. LaBelle's Over The Top, Top, Top Macaroni & Cheese

Alright, so last Tuesday I mentioned that I don't can't cook. In Cooking With GeeJay!: Entering The Potato Salad Zone, I talked about issues with not cooking a decent meal for myself in like... Forever. With that being said, my hubby had handed me his mom's cookbook. Her cookbook was Patti LaBelle's, 'Recipes For The Good Life.'

After he gave me the book, I decided to jot down some of Ms. LaBelle's home cooked recipes. One in particular, (which also can be seen on Youtube) is her 'Over The Top, Top, Top Macaroni & Cheese.' Yum. Now, I am a HUGE fan of mac & cheese. So when I saw the video about three months ago, I thought to myself "Man, that sounds like a heart attack waiting to happen!" So imagine my surprise that I came across this recipe again. I want to make this version of mac & cheese as soon as I find willing participants to taste it. :) 


1 pound elbow macaroni, cooked and drained.2 large eggs, beaten.8 ounces of…

Cooking With GeeJay!: Entering The Potato Salad Zone

*Takes a breath*

Okay, so I have decided to cook. Wait that doesn't sound right. What I mean is this...I have decided to make potato salad for this event coming up. Sounds simple, right? WRONG!

I had told my boyfriend that I wanted to make it since I knew he had a lot on his plate. The problem here is that I don't really cook. I pretty much lived out of the canned food, instant-a ready world.

Alright, so I know what you're thinking. How can she possibly survive for so long? Well, I primarily lived with my mother but I was the lazy kid who never took the time to learn. However, at 30 years old it is rather sad that I don't cook or don't really know how. I have made lasagna in the past, but I haven't made it in years! So I am scared to death that I may have bitten off more than I can chew. In addition, he doesn't know that I don't know how to prepare potato salad. Which is sad in my opinion, but at least I am honest.

It boggles my mind that two people wh…