Jun. 25, 2012 10:21 pm
Updated: Jun. 27, 2012 9:59 pm
Saturday's to do list which was ignored Sunday, and this morning, is still unfinished... in fact it seems to be
growing, rather than shrinking. Sunday, I was able to do little more than "use air," as I laid on the sofa back here, trying not to told up totally...
Today, I could have begun work on the list, but my true NEED was to go to that money sucking place called a grocery... I did NOT want to venture out into 100 & miserable, to go spend $$ that I didn't want to spend, only to have to drag all that stuff into
the house, as the afternoon temp escalated!
So, once back at Casa de Crazy, with the bags all brought in and "cold stuff" put into the "cold box," I crumpled, ripping my wet shirt off, and wishing that I could justify sitting in front of the open frige door to cool down - it WAS tempting!
The one item I picked up today that I've never seen before, is a variety of cucumber. I've purchased Hot House, or English cuke's before (I've seen them advertised both ways,") but I'd never seen "seedless mini cucumbers" before, and as a pkg of 4 (the size
of small zucchini,) was the same price as the Hot House, I decided to try them!
I decided to try a "cucumber salad," one that I thought we both might enjoy. (J won't eat them in vinegar and sugar.) After consulting A/R, and a couple cookbooks, I decided just what I would do... I thinly sliced one of the cucumbers, and cut some sweet
onion. As I went, I sprinkled with some coarse kosher salt, thinking that would enhance the flavors. At a loss as to how to "dress" the veg's I finally opted for Italian Salad Dressing. Even after only two hours.... omg! I do think that I've stumbled upon
a "keeper..." I'm also thinking that the combination could be added to, other veg's like grated carrot or zucchini, and maybe even a splash of hot pepper sauce, to give it a bit more zip.
So, there you have "a day in the life" of a crazy person... Besides tossing together a late dinner, I've not accomplished much, but with the after affects of a typical summer day... what can I say? So, if you have fav recipes for a "summer dish," one that
might have a cooling affect, like cuke's or lime, I'd love for you to share! Meanwhile...
be happy, be healthy, cook crazy (if it's not too darn hot!)