Recipe for a Military Wife 1 1/2 cups Patience, 1 lb. Adaptability, 3/4 cup Tolerance, 1 tsp. Courage, A Dash of Adventure Combine above ingredients: Add 2 tablespoons elbow grease. Let sit alone for one year. Marinate frequently with salty tears. Pour off excess fat. Sprinkle lightly with money. Knead dough until payday. Season with international spices. Bake 20 years or until done.