Tsk! Tsk! Naughty, naughty! Now, let’s clean up our minds and move to this F word – Favorites! We all have them, whether we admit to it or not. Here are mine:
Favorite day of the week: Saturday. That has stayed the same for as long as I can remember. When I worked, it was the start of a weekend (As Violet, Dowager Lady Grantham on Downton Abbey [Maggie Smith] said – What IS a Week-END?) I loved Saturdays, no matter how many house chores I had or errands I needed to run. Now that I basically do nothing at ALL times, I just love to watch my DVRed shows and have a relaxing day.
Favorite color: Blue. And within that enormous color, I like Navy Blue the best. Seems like an odd hue, but for some reason, I have always gravitated toward it. No peacock, aqua, or baby blues – just go deep and find navy. When I was little, I always chose navy as a dress color, and I can still recall those little frocks. Would you believe that my bridesmaids wore navy blue also? Today I’m wearing navy top and bottom, with a little white. My closet is overrun with navy, and I have many shoes in that color. So I really do know that it’s my favorite color.
Favorite food: Seafood. Again as a subtopic, I love crab. Given a choice between a steak and crab, I’d always opt for the latter! I know that buying the best kind – jumbo lump – is pricey, but I don’t eat it every day, or even every week or month. I save it for special occasions. Done right, crab cakes can send me into a euphoric state – lumps kept whole, a few spices, and very little filler. I could also just sit and eat the lumps right from the can! I love crab in a sautéed dish, in a salad, and as a stuffing. I’m salivating just thinking about it.
Favorite dessert: my own creation of a multi-layered creamy concoction. It’s made in an oblong baking dish with a bottom crust of flour, butter, pecans, and a little water. After it’s baked and cooled, you add chocolate mousse on top of the crust, then a layer of sweetened cream cheese, a thin layer of chocolate ganache, then homemade whipped cream. Top it all with chocolate curls and pecan chips. Refrigerate for several hours and eat! Again, I might have this once a year or less, but it’s yummy!
Favorite song: this depends on my mood. After Andy Williams died, I found myself listening to all his songs. I go through Broadway periods where I love songs from musicals. If dancing is in my head (it certainly isn’t in my feet anymore!) I can go with so many dance songs. Ask me at any one time what my favorite song is, and it will always be different.
Favorite TV show: again this is dependent on my mood. I could be in a serious mood and choose DA or the Good Wife, or I could be in a funny mood and say Modern Family.
Favorite book: hands down To Kill a Mockingbird. I can read that over and over and still find new meaning in it. I often used it as a novel study for my students.
Favorite MS symptom: none!
I never had favorites among my three children, although they’ll all disagree! I did have favorite classes and students, though. I tried not to be too obvious, but I did like some better than others.
How about you – what favorites do you have?