Sunday, February 22, 2009

Relaxing Sunday....

Not too much going on today...We went to Wal Mart to get the money orders that Linda needed for her nursing license application. We'll start putting things away this week as we want to leave Bushnell next Monday. To clarify, we are going to Louisiana as Linda has a nursing job lined up there. Some folks who follow our blog have asked us about going to "LA", thinking it's LA in California. Nope....heading to Cajun country. She is hoping to get there for orientation on the 10th of March.

This week we will be running around to get propane, get her blood tests, etc. that she needs for her application and then getting the rig buttoned up to head out. The weather this week is supposed to get better each day with temps in the 70's tomorrow and by the end of the week it should be close to 80. Yahoo !!!

Today I'm just waiting for the NASCAR race to start so I can watch that. No projects to do today...just a low key day. Tomorrow will be our last trip to the Webster Flea Market to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies. We are really gonna miss having all this fresh produce. We'll get twice as much as usual and put some of it in those green "fresh bags". Those things work great to keep fruits and veggies lasting a real long time in the refrigerator. I hope the carrot vendor is there this week as they weren't last week and I missed having carrots to eat this week. I cut the carrots into sticks (about twice the diameter of matchsticks), cook them and put butter and honey over them. Yum ! Linda and I both love eating a big 'ole helping of 'em.

This week I made a cold salad out of the fresh green beans and red potatoes that I had gotten at the flea market. Cube and boil the potatoes till cooked but not mushy. Snip the ends off the green beans and cook them whole. When both are cooked, put into a colander and rinse with cold water to get them chilled so they don't continue to cook. Once they've finished draining, combine both with some zesty Italian dressing and some slivers of onion (if you so desire). I used a dressing that had some grated cheese in it and it gave another great dimension to it. I believe it was Ken's brand of Northern Italian dressing. Give the whole mixture at least 24 hours to marinade before eating. Serve up with slices of crusty bread, fresh cut up fruit and a romaine salad with slices of tomato, onion, fresh mozzarella and balsamic vinegar and you have a wonderful springtime meal. Talking about food is making me hungry. Guess I'll go see what we've got to eat and have a bite while I'm watching the race.

1 comment:

Movable Book Lady said...

Looks like we're going to miss each other. I leave here on the 1st and plan to be in Charlotte NC by the 6th, so I'll cross your path too early for us to meet. Darn! Hope all goes wonderfully well for both of us, and congrats to LB for getting all this done.