Today was a busy day. I met Jessie and the boys in town and we went to Costco and Publix and also lunch and then I had a few more errands to run after she and the boys went home. I felt as if I'd scaled Mt. Olympus and been kissed by all the gods when I got them done and pulled into my driveway. But no rest for the wicked, as they say, and I had to hit the ground running.
Jessie and Vergil and those two kids in that picture are coming over for a sleepover. There's a Duke basketball game coming on at 9:00 and Vergil went to Duke and so there will be a viewing of the game, of course. I've changed the sheets on the their bed and made a pineapple upside down cake which is on the plate all wonky because I was talking on the phone when I did the plate/cake flip but I have very little pride when it comes to food presentation and I think it will taste fine. I also whipped some cream to go on it. I've picked the greens for the salad and have the dishwasher running and have swept up a tiny bit of the topsoil that has accumulated in the house recently.
I need a new broom. Badly.
I am looking forward to next week when I shall have use of a washing machine again. I think it may take half the week to catch up but that's just fine. It will be such a pleasure. I am going to wash EVERYTHING!
So that's the story from Lloyd, Florida today. I watered the heck out of the garden and some of the cucumbers are coming up which is heartening.
Sounds like Mr. Moon is trying to start the tractor although it could be something else. August keeps asking about the tractor. Also my washing machine. He seems to be invested in the proper running of the appliances and so forth around here.
Or perhaps he's just being polite.
I better go get started on our supper. Venison meatloaf, roasted yams, and salad. Or, well, roasted sweet potatoes. Let's not get into that debate again. Whatever they are, they will be delicious. The recipe I use is another from the New York Times Cooking app and it involves everything from honey and lime juice and red pepper to scallions and yogurt. Doesn't sound great but trust me- it most definitely is. And my meatloaf brings all the boys into my yard.
I know. That's a stupid saying and I've used it before but it does make me giggle.
Happy Friday, y'all.
I’ve always thought that old chef adage you eat first with your eyes was an utter pile of horsecrap because if it were true you’d poke your eyes out with a fork or burn them on the soup or blind yourself with a goddamn breadstick. I salute your gorgeous cake.ReplyDelete
ps. My picture has disappeared I see which might mean I’m dead. 😵ReplyDelete
Pretty sure you're not dead in the least, dear Radish King. And doesn't a messy cake make you just want to grab a fork and get right in there? And don't we eat first with our noses? That doesn't sound right but you know what I mean.Delete
I haven't made a pineapple upsidedown cake in so long I can't remember how long. I should probably make one. I should learn to make a good vodka martini. I definitely need to go to Costco. on second thought, maybe I'll just come to live at your house.ReplyDelete
Well, you would neither starve nor die of vodka deprivation if you did move in.Delete
Wait! Me too!!! I haven’t had pineapple upside down cake since church suppers in the early 60s and I love them.Delete
Plenty for all! This one is even made with fresh pineapple as opposed to canned. Not that there's anything wrong with canned. AND pecans!Delete
That's what we did at Ann's at Christmas. Pat skinned the pineapple and marched it's sections in a line around the cast iron pan. Laura had been working on the cake, but it involved defying Pat's directions to do it however she made up, so she was liberated and Pat took it up perfectly. It did hit the plate perfectly, and cream was whipped and it was so.so.good.Delete
Omg....now I want pineapple upside down cake! Yum! As for the martini I'd have mine made with gin and extra dirty. Again, yum!ReplyDelete
Well, when you come visit I'll be sure to have some gin. We always have olives.Delete
Been trying forever to comment It just deletes it no matter how many stupid things in boxes l tick. Anyroadup if this works love you and yours and loving your work. Today was Bre it day but it wasn't The debacle continues!!! Maggi xxxReplyDelete
Wow it worked. Should have read BREXIT DAY Ignoring debacle allmearse as they say in Liverpool Maggi xxxReplyDelete
Let me know if you can see all this. Am inclined to believe nothing these days. XxxReplyDelete
Hello, Maggie! It did work and I'm so glad! I was just thinking of you...Delete
Yes, it would appear that Brexit is still on the table and no one seems to know what's going on.
Am past caring! Deranged the lot of em. Glad to be back in touch. xxxDelete
Sounds like a great night at the Moon's/ Enjoy your martini!ReplyDelete
We probably enjoyed more martinis than we should have. But it was great fun!Delete
Sounds like March Madness is in full swing at your house. Here, too! Sorry I haven't commented before. I read you on my phone in bed at night, and strangely my phone won't let me comment anymore, so I have to come to the computer.ReplyDelete