Hot and Sticky
This morning began as many Saturday mornings begin, by my yard sale shopping. This weekend was surprisingly fruitful because I finally found a sale selling fabric. My mother, Ellen, loves to make kitchen pot holders (and skirts and dresses) and we both love a bargain. I can’t wait to see what clever projects she will cook up! My mom and I love to dream up both culinary and sewing creations together.
Anyway, while I was out shopping, I received a rather strange text message from a friend who asked, “How are you with snakes?” My response? “My goodness Sir, it’s early to be this funny!!! NO!” Then I messaged, “And Russell is truly phobic so that’s why I didn’t volunteer him.” My friend messaged back, “I won’t be going outside often. I think I’ll have a drink.” Snake in the yard or not, a drink is always a good idea!
Today’s weather is a lot like a good cinnamon roll, hot and sticky! It’s a perfect day for staying inside, avoiding snakes and having drinks. It’s also a perfect day for projects like marinating chicken legs in a beer and mustard brine (to be grilled for dinner while Mai Tais are sipped) and preparing ribs (to be grilled tomorrow while more Mai Tais are sipped.) Days like today are also great for making fresh herb dip and biscuit dough. By the way, the biscuit dough will used two different ways; some biscuits will be brushed with buttermilk and lightly sprinkled with sea salt to be served with the grilled chicken legs tonight and some biscuits will be brushed with buttermilk and sprinkled (heavily) with sugar to be served with strawberries . Work once and get double the reward,. My kind of cooking! Yum!
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