What’s in a Name?

Boo (age 11) noticed I was reading a book by Jennifer Weiner. (It was All Fall Down by the way.)

She asked me what we would have done if her daddy had been named “Weiner.” I shrugged. “Well, I guess you kids would have all been named Weiner.”

She was horrified.”You would actually have let your CHILDREN be called WEINER?” This kid has really been sheltered if she thinks that’s the worst thing we could have named her.

After all, there’s nothing wrong with the name Weiner, of course.

Well… Aside from this guy:


Funeral Sandwiches

Otherwise entitled “Putting the FUN in Funeral!”

Wait, was that tasteless? Well, these sandwiches aren’t!

(See what I did there? What a segue! I really should be in journalism, right?)

I saw these sandwiches on Pinterest and immediately remembered eating them when my grandmother would have Ladies’ Parties. Well, I’d eat them after the party of course, since I was a kid and not a Lady.

My grandmother did not call them funeral sandwiches, but I think it’s a good name.

Look at that picture (not taken by me)! Awesome, right?

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients for the sandwiches:

  • 24 King’s Hawaiian Rolls
  • 24 slices deli slice Honey Ham
  • 24 slices deli slice Swiss cheese
  • Mayonnaise

For the glaze:

  • 2 sticks butter, melted
  • 4 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon finely minced onion (or 2 tsp. dried minced onion)
  • Poppy seeds, for sprinkling


1. Cut the rolls in half and spread the insides lightly with mayonnaise. Lightly oil or spray baking pan with Pam. Line the bottom of a baking pan with the bottoms of the rolls. Layer the ham slices, then cheese and place the top half back on.

2. In a medium bowl mix together the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, brown sugar and onion. Pour the entire concoction over the buns, drenching each one. Sprinkle each sammie with poppy seeds. Cover tightly and marinade anywhere from 4-24 hours.

3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes, uncovered or until cheese is melted and bun tops are a bit golden. Serve warm!

Mysteries and Thrillers

I like to read. A lot. Click on the “what I’m reading” link above to find out more about that if you want.

I read all kinds of books but I particularly like mysteries and thrillers. Probably because there is so little that is mysterious or thrilling in my real life.

News flash: my real life is extremely BO-ring.

Recently I solved a mystery in my own home, however. It was called: where did all the drinking glasses go?


Then my husband brought home all the dishes he’d apparently been hoarding in his car and/or his office.


Aha! Mystery solved.