Wednesday, May 30, 2012

the menu "dream"

yesterday's post mentioned a dream i had about menus---well really as i remember it--it was more like something i was thinking about before i took an afternoon nap one day---suze asked me to tell about it, so here goes

i was about to entertain for something--maybe my other son dustin's (robhye--another story)birthday---anyway, like always i was thinking and planning and kinda stressing about what to serve-----

i do enjoy entertaining, although, i am not particularly social---i know---that did not make sense---but it's true--

i was wanting to have a salad, something different, something i had never heard of before---something everyone would love and comment, how they would have never thought of putting those foods together--something amazing--

it came to me---a salad of mixed greens, beets, red onion, and orange slices---with something like a fruity vinaigrette for the light dressing---

i drifted off to my nap, only to find myself, dreaming about the salad and waking and thinking more about it and so on---

i realized i wasn't going to get any sleep so i turned on the tv---it was on some channel, that was boring so i turned it on one of the cooking channels----there was paula deen's show----now i do watch cooking shows pretty often---but i had never seen this one ---she was making a salad, greens, beets, red onions, orange slices and a dressing pretty identical to the one i had in my head-----i almost stopped breathing-

now you may wonder or think---maybe i saw this before--maybe i saw a promo for it----i assure you i had never seen this or even thought of any salad like it before in my conscious mind---

i have many theories, why this happened---one is that God was just telling me, that He could reveal, Himself in all sorts of strange ways--ways that made no difference, but to simply say, hey, I will show you I can read your mind-----I am in all of the things you care about or kinda stress about----

i did not end up making the salad----

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  1. Sounds like divine intervention! And a delicious one too. :)

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  2. Here's what I think. I think the salad is not finished. I think Paula making that salad means that there is more that you are to add to your dream mix. I think it may be missing cheese -- feta, bleu or parmesan? -- and maybe sugared walnuts or red chile pecans, perhaps sunflower seeds (I love sunflower seeds in a salad.)

    Dig deep. Dried cherries!

    No, this must be *your* salad. What is the missing ingredient?

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    1. wow and here i wasn't taking it literally at all-haha you are funny, suze!

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  3. Gosh, if you won't make that salad, I'll have to! My mouth is watering!

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    1. haha, i am going to have to make it one of these days!

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  4. Wow, I love those moments when life just surprises you. I think you should abide and make that salad, the cosmos might explode if you rebel. =)

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    1. this was months ago---maybe that is where i went wrong--thanks gina;)

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  5. That is really interesting! I think you should make that salad. You're supposed to do it - I just know it! (Were you the one who mentioned having some sort of psychic abilities? Maybe this is part of it.)

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    1. i have had some sort of abilities that i cannot explain---usually they have to do with others and mostly things i cannot do anything about---but for real, this one startled me!--thanks sherry

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  6. I had a recurring nightmare about being a biscuit. Eventually I saw a dream interpreter and was asked if the biscuits were dry or sweet.
    "Dry" I replied.
    "That explains it" the interpreter said "You're crackers"

    (I don't know if that translates but 'crackers' in England is a type of cheese biscuit and also an euphemism for insanity)

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    1. well maybe you are saying i'm all green or tossed---haha ;)

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  7. That is a strange dream. In the dream interpretation books, salads mean you need to take in all the positive things needed for personal growth or good health. That sounds like a really healthy salad!

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    1. well what does it mean that the show was making my salad--that's what i want to know haha-thanks christine!

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  8. Make the salad girl! Make the salad! LOL

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    1. haha you guys it's not about the salad--too funny pam!

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  9. That's really interesting. It's funny how things happen that way, with no apparent explanation.

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    1. well i know it meant something--just not what---thanks dana!

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  10. I really love these unexplained happenings. Funny how you couldn't sleep and you turned on the TV just then...hmmm...definitely odd (but lovely).

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    1. i think it was shocking--thanks susan!

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  11. Do you remember Rob Petrie's dream on the Dick Van Dyke show when he had to wrap his head in salad, and when he woke up, he was bald? See, it could have been much worse! You have to let us know if you ever decide to make that salad! Julie

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  12. All weekend I was stuck on the subject of deja vu, then my wife and I were cleaning out the car Monday and I had such a strong memory that it had already happened, so strange. Salad sounds yummy!

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    1. you wish haha--it does sound kinda good!

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    1. thanks--i might have to do this next week though---so glad you stopped by!

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  14. It kind of makes you realize that we are being watched at all times! Salad sounds great Lynn! :)

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    1. hahaha i certainly hope not---thanks:)

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  15. Hmmm...a salad? Interesting dream! Mysterious ways, indeed. I wonder what that salad symbolizes. Maybe the fruits of your hard work to be shared to nurture others?

    And you never know--perhaps Paula had the very same dream!

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    1. wow now that would be an interesting take on it---so neat---and paula and me on the same wave lenght, haha thanks--!!

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  16. That's freaky! And cool!
    I do like your theory :)

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    1. thank you!!!!! even though i connect it with God somewhat---i still think it was kinda freaky--thanks lynda!!

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  17. I'm never ever really sure about dreams and interpretations of them, LOL. We were just talking about them tonight when son was telling me about some strange dreams he had last night. I know God does talk to people through dreams. He tends to talk to me through his Word, so I just really don't know.

    betty

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    1. well i have no doubt that God has spoken to me through other means---of course the Word is our main focus, or should be---but i have had it happen too many times---if i had to say, i would just interpret this to be what i said in the post---Him revealing Himself in the small details of our lives and telling us how near He really is---thanks betty!

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  18. Gosh, i'm already hungry at the thought of that salad Lynn..haha. Yeah, I think God lets us know his presence in numerous ways, in our thoughts as well. Maybe you were meant to make that salad. :)

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    1. haha that's what a lot of you are saying---maybe one day--thanks cecilia!

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  19. Are you kidding me? You did not make the salad. Dreams, inspiration,visions - some days it just all comes together.

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    1. hahahaha you guys are just too too hilarious---i am so pretty sure it was so so not about the salad----but hey....i could be wrong:(

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  20. Cool story. Strange that you chose not to make it though. Hmmm...

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    1. i really don't remember why i didn't make, it--i will blame it on frank as he is always trying to curtail my menu--thanks joy!

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  21. I have had a salad like this - with goat cheese on top - and it is delicious! You must try and make it now! :-)

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