Friday, September 15, 2006

I'm a Nice Chap.

Hello again everyone ~~ I hope you all have had a great day
and that the weekend will be enjoyable for all of you.
Thank you so much for comments on the 10,000 post that
Peter put on. I must admit I seldom look at the counter,
but it is nice to reach that number.
I have a recipe for a tasty Chicken Dish which we will call
Chicken with Cashews. I have it cooking in the crockpot.

4 or 5 chicken breasts cut into small pieces (diced)
1 large onion, chopped up finely
1 capsicum or bell pepper- Red of Green, cut small
2 -3 sticks celery chopped finely
1 ½ cups of frozen peas,carrot amd corn (mixed)
1 small tin Pineapple pieces (drained – drink Juice)
Small pkt of chicken broth, little water if needed
¾ cup cashews
2 tablespns barbecue or soy sauce

Combine all in crockpot and cook on high for about 6 hours

Can be served with rice or vegetables. I prefer vegies.
As with most of the things I cook, you can vary the
ingredients, add mushrooms, or anything you like.
I may add a jar of sweet and sour sauce.
Mine smells nice, and I’ll do vegies in the morning.

My article tonight is “I’m a Nice Chap.”

I’m a nice chap . . . . I’m the customer who never came back.
When I bring my car in for repairs, and the driveway is full
of vehicles, and I sit and wait, and no one seems to notice I
am there, I never honk, or make a scene – I think that is
uncalled for. I’m a nice chap.

When I come for my car, and it isn’t ready when they said it
would be, yet no one called to tell me different though I’m
as busy as can be and don’t have time to waste ---- I don’t
throw my weight around – I try to be considerate.
I’m a nice chap.

When I have to wait at the cashier’s window while they find my
work order, and figure it and check my account, I never grow
impatient and stomp back and forth. I’m a nice chap.

When the cost of work is a lot more than the estimate, yet no
one told me it would be, I never kick and argue. I’m far too
nice for that.

Even when the steering wheel is dirty, and grease is on the floor,
and stains are on my new seat covers – I don’t think of
anything to do but drive away.

You see, no matter how badly I’m treated, I never say one
complaining word --- I’m a nice chap. I’m so nice, that I just
never come back !!

Now a couple of jokes - - -

A woman, in her fifties, is at home happily jumping unclothed, on
her bed and squealing with delight. Her husband watches her for a while
and asks, "Do you have any idea how ridiculous you look? What's the matter
with you?"The woman continues to bounce on the bed and says, "I don't
care, what you think. I just came from having a mammogram, and the doctor
says that not only am I healthy, but I have the breasts of an 18 year-old.
The husband replies, "What did he say about your 55-year old ass?"
Your name never came up," she replied


Next one is the pretended angst between Australia & New Zealand.
New Zealanders speak a little differently to us., as you will see.

Best joke in a long time
Helen Clarke, Prime Minister of New Zulland, was rudely awoken at
4am by the telephone.

"Hillen, its the Hilth Munister here. Sorry to bother you at this hour
but there is an emergency! I've just received word thet the Durex
fectory en Auckland has burned to the ground. It is istimated thet the
entire New Zulland supply of condoms will be gone by the ind of the week."

PM: "Shut ! The economy wull niver be able to cope with all those
unwanted babies - wi'll be ruined !"

Hilth Munister: "We're going to hef to shup some in from abroad...
Brutain ?..."

PM: "No chence!! The Poms will have a field day on thus one !"

Hilth Munister: "What about Australia ?"

PM: "Maybe - but we don't want them to know thet we are stuck."

Hilth Munister: "You call John Howard - tell hum we need one moollion
condoms: ten enches long and eight enches thuck ! That way they'll
know how bug the Kiwis really are !!"

Helen calls John, who agrees to help the Kiwis out in their hour of need.

Three days later a van arrives in Auckland-full of boxes.

A delighted Hillen rushes out to open the boxes. She finds condoms: 10
unches long & 8 unches thuck, all coloured green and gold. She then
notices in small writing on each and ivery one.........


Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie .... Oy Oy Oy


And a few quotes - - -

Always believe in yourselves as parents. You are the best
your children have. - - - Anonymous.

Anything that parents have not learned from experience
they can now learn from their children. - - - Anon.

- - -Peace - - - A Celtic benediction.

Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.

A nice way to finish, Take care my friends, Merle.

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Peter said...

Hi Merle, good post again.

If you email me a list of who on your blogroll are Australians I'll redo your Blogroll if you like, also any additions or deletions.

Joanne said...

some lovely receipes there, will give them a go, always looking for something different to cook

audrey` said...

Hi Merle

Thank you so much for this recipe.
I'll try it.
It looks simple and delicious =)

Jeanette said...

Hi Merle
another lovely recipe and the the New Zulland got me nd like the quotes also
Take Care keep smilling Janxx

Connie and Rob said...

Love your jokes as usual. Going to have to pass a few of those on to my sister-in-law.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Take care,

Bec said...

aawww, i so miss your cooking. Everyone, try this dish, its awesome.
hope all is well
cheers Bec

Merle said...

Hi Bec ~~ Thank you so much for the vote of confidence. Lovely to hear from you. Everything is going well here. I miss you, Love, Grandma.

Raggedy said...

Great post!
I wish I had jumped on your site before I tossed my chicken in the crock..I just chucked mine in the post with BBQ sauce....I will save your recipe it sounds good.
lol at the woman jumping on the bed. She started out forty-ish when I first got the joke and they keep making her older..hahaha
Thanks for sharing..
I enjoyed my visit!
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Cool Raggedy one

Raggedy said...

Ha ha ha...I did not chuck them in the post, I chucked them in the pot...

Sue said...

The chicken sounds good! The chuckles were great this morning!!

Gwen said...

I will certainly try the chicken
recipe. I'm still having a giggle
at your jokes.Thanks Merle

JunieRose2005 said...

Recipe sounds good!

I'll have to try it.


Margaret said...

Hello Merle, I am very sorry about your loss,it must be so difficult to lose a baby like that. Thank you once again for your words of encouragement , I lost what little confidence I had gained. I could not understand why all of a sudden I could not post comments on the beta sites when I had been doing it so easily. I wil try your recipe it saounds delicious. Loved your jokes as usual. Cheers Margaret

PEA said...

Hugs Merle...yummm that recipe sure sounds good! I've copied it down and will have to try notebook is really getting full with all my blogger friends recipes! I loved the jokes, still laughing at the 55 year old ass one! lollll Take care dear friend! xoxo

Robyn said...

Oh Merle you've set me off again with the New Zilland joke. It is really funny. As an ex-Kiwi now living in Qld, I can really appreciate it. It must have taken you ages to type in the accent like that.

I have saved the Celtic Benediction, I think it is really beautiful and it appeals to my Celtic roots. Thank you so much for that, dear friend.

Love and hugs

Robyn xoxo

Hale McKay said...

Nice post, Merle. I especially liked the Celtic Benediction.

Michelle said...

Merle i love your New Zealand joke, its hilarious!!

I'm stealing your chicken and cashew recipe too ;o)

Flag Gazer said...

You're always my last read before I go to bed and I go with a smile!

Thank you for your grace and humor.

Your new friend in Oregon!!!