Lately, I’ve been taking notice of all of the downright silly nicknames I have for those in my life & by “those,” I mostly mean this guy:
Stewie answers to all of the following:
- Stewie (obviously)
- Stewart (& Stewart Little)
- “Bubba” (his name when we got him at the shelter)
- Pook/Pooker/Pookie boy
- Stewbot (we say he looks like a robot when he walks)
- + many more that I can’t remember right now
Growing up, I never had a “real” nickname, but I never had a need for one either! My family calls me “Eir” (pronounced like “air”), but that’s it.
Then, when I got my first teaching job out of college, it finally happened – I got a nickname! My students called me “EKom,” which was a combination of my first initial & the first part of my (maiden) last name. But alas, my EKom days are over & now I’m just back to being “Erica.”
Well that was rather random, no?
Today is my week day rest day, so I had a little extra time to put together a more “complete” dinner. It’s been a rainy few days here in PA, so comfort food sounded pretty appealing.
BBQ Turkey Meatloaf
Here are the changes I made to the original recipe:
- Used lean ground turkey instead of lean ground beef
- Omitted chili powder
Ok, ok, I didn’t do too much “adapting.”
When the meatloaf was almost done, I made some quick (read: instant) mashed potatoes (is there anyone out there who loves mashed potatoes as much as I do?!), & some quick (read: frozen) corn for side dishes.
A fairly well-rounded meal & perfect for a dreary evening!
The best part? Leftovers for lunch tomorrow!!!
Before I sign-off for the evening, I have to wish my parent’s a happy 32nd wedding anniversary!
Do you have any nicknames? How about nicknames for your pets?
What is your favorite “comfort food”?