I commend her for this because it was the first Wednesday of the month, which is known as Old Farts Wednesday at our local Fry's market.
Seniors get 10 percent off their bill and they swarm the store every month.
It can be a struggle to maneuver your cart through the aisles as the oldsters stop in the middle of one to compare prices, for instance, on the different pasta sauces.
Even with that 10 percent kickback they want the absolute lowest price possible.
SWMBO usually hates going to the store on those days but the larder was nearly bare and she had some things on her list that she didn't trust me to buy properly.
So she set out, after 4 p.m. so she figured the crowds would have diminished.
And she surprised me by bringing home a rack of baby back ribs.
One of my favorites and we hadn't had them for a long time.
She said since Super Bowl Sunday was looming she decided on ribs and frozen sweet potato fries and two kinds of ice cream and . . .
Sounds like a good day to me.
I usually oven bake the ribs.
They're supposed to be grilled.
But after the BRD taught me her simple recipe many years ago I never vary from it.
Here's a result from some years back.
(As Montana Mike pointed out when I sent him an almost identical picture of me with a dish of lasagna recently . . except for the chin my beard was still reddish brown in those days so it must be quite a while back!)
My mouth is already watering.