I got this picture this morning from Lily. She and Jessie were taking the young'uns to a Halloween Baby Hike or something like that and there's Maggie, looking not real happy about the whole deal. But she sure is cute. That hair. Oh my god.
He was a carpenter, a costume which utilized some of his many, many tools. I believe he could fix most anything, don't you?
I took my walk and I hung my sheets and got a shower and went back to town and had lunch with Hank and Rachel and Lily and Lauren and Maggie.
We went to El Patron again and yes, the food is good but the price for the lunch special AND the way they treat us is why we keep going back. The lunch special is $5.87 and for that amount of money you can get enough food to save some for later.
Or to share with your baby.
And they just keep bringing us chips and dishes of salsa and you can eat inside if it's hot or outside on the covered patio if it's cool and breezy enough and all of that makes it hard for us to go anywhere else.
It's always a fiesta!
So, speaking of food, let's talk about food.
I have a wide variety of things to choose from for my supper tonight. I have leftover pork chops with sauerkraut and potatoes. I ate that and a salad last night but it was good enough that l really wouldn't mind eating it again tonight.
There are FOUR, count 'em, FOUR frozen pot pies in the freezer that Mr. Moon brought home when I had the stomach illness and I love him so much for doing that but we haven't eaten any of them yet. I have chicken in the freezer I could thaw out and cook. I have a little leftover piece of grouper from our supper at the restaurant the other night. AND I have that smoked salmon.
But you know what I think I might actually eat?
Some vegan Tom Kha Gai with ramen.
Lauren (a different Lauren than the one we went out to lunch with), has not only given birth to that beautiful little girl, but has also created a very fine website with her own recipes for food which she calls, "Simple but exceptional vegan comfort food."
I have had her cooking many times at family gatherings and it's always wonderful. Her vegan baking is astounding and she made May's wedding cake which was a work of art and absolutely delicious.
So. I have tofu being pressed right now and I'm about to get in the kitchen and be a little creative and industrious, all for my own self. It's sort of a sin to make something completely new when I have all of this food already made in the refrigerator but I doubt any of it will go to waste. And I won't make a huge amount of soup.
Said the woman who in a former life was the cook at a lumber jack camp.
Well, I'll try.
Goodness but it's quiet in Lloyd. I know that the church is meeting next door but I do not hear the usual music or accompanying drums or preaching either. Maybe they are praying.
Oh! I hear the drums! Friday night service has commenced.
Love you all...Ms. Moon
P.S. I just realized there is no tofu in Lauren's recipe but I guess there will be tofu in my soup tonight.
I shall report in on how that goes.