They say it’s the thought that counts. Not so sure about that! First, I don’t like beer .. not even a little bit. Second, I don’t like Chad drinking beer or wine or booze of any kind. He’s almost 22 and I know it happens but he knows how I feel about it . . not that it changes how he feels about it though.
When he came home over he weekend, he brought me a gift!
A bottle of “Old Speckled Hen” beer. Such a nice gift . . I suppose. Of all things “chicken” that I love, let’s just scratch beer off that list!
Judy D says
That son of yours has quite the sense of humor, doesn’t he???
Susan Fields says
Love the smile on his face. Maybe if you gave some of the beer to the cranky chicken she might be more pleasant.
Beer in saucers helps to catch slugs – do the chickens like slugs?
He looks so proud of himself. At least it wasn’t empty when he gifted it to you.
Sue H says
I love it! When you have sons, you never know what “gift” they might bestow upon you! It is the thought that counts!
I Understand what you feel. I felt that way also. Lots of hugs and of course the ever ‘popular’ motherly warnings… lol … be encouraged that it seems the bottle hasn’t been opened!
Lynne in Hawaii says
Just keep it, unopened as a novelty item (another all things chicken item). It might be even better if you could figure a way to save JUST THE LABEL! Nice to know that you are in his thoughts when he is away from home.
Dianne B. in England says
You might enjoy that Old Speckled Hen, Judy! It’s an English bitter, and it’s actually quite good. 🙂 My husband buys that sometimes.
I say if you don’t want to drink the beer, then it would be good to cook with. My DH always puts beer in his pot of chili and its good in stews too. Or you could bake it into bread or pizza dough.
It is a very humorous gift, though….you’ve got to admit that….right?
He’s pulling your leg there, Mom. But isn’t it nice that he was thinking about you?
Diana W says
Chad obviously knows how you feel about beer and he OBVIOUSLY got it because of the name. Don’t be so uptight and enjoy the gift! It will make a great conversation starter left in the right place!
ROTFLOL, now that’s amazing, and definitely funny.
Save a place for it on the shelf in your quilting room. there may come a time when you need some…..inspiration!
Now all ya need to do is make some Chicken Enchiladas… should go nicely with the beer!
Darlene S says
Judy, I have a great recipe for beer bread. Of course that would mean opening it and letting it go stale first! Shall I make you a copy? It is a funny name and I would definitely save the label for my “chicken scrapbook” if I had one.
What a prankster Chad is! I love the grin on his face! 🙂
I also think the beer would go well in something cooking related, but I would really be tempted to keep it for a memento….LOL Kids, gotta love their sense of humor!
Happy Room Diana says
Like Dianne’s husband my husband loves this English beer. As far as I am concerned beer is only good for cooking with!
cityquilter grace says
ah, kids, even grown ones, delight in pushing our buttons now and then….mine at 35 still does it
You may not like it, but you can always use it to cook with. It’s wonderful with a pot roast in the slow cooker.
I noticed your son’s Ditch Plains sweat shirt. Does he surf? We summer on the East End of Long Island just down the road from Montauk. Ditch Plains is a primo surfing spot. There are also lots of great places to get a beer LOL.
Isn’t there a recipe for beer bottle chicken or something like that? Seems like some marinades also use beer. You can put that to good use, I’m sure! Cheers! Evelyn