If I'm not mistaken
Jul. 13, 2012 11:42 am
Updated: Jul. 14, 2012 9:18 pm
If I'm not mistaken, "big" people can still be kids at heart... Now, we don't have "snow" days in this part of the world... However, night before last I sat here, with the blinds all wide open, watching "Mother Nature's" light show, a spectacular display
of lightening accompanied by thunder, which made the house rumble. Despite the fact that both the front and back doors were leaking (the back, more so,) I was mesmerized, and watched with childlike wonder, until the wee hours of the morning... Many a "young"
kid would probably have been frightened, but as a "big" kid, I was in awe of the power with which the storm built up, passed over, finally blowing itself "out," or at least on to other parts of the state.
It may sound odd coming from a self proclaimed "Desert Rat," but especially as the thermometer rises this time of the year, so does my longing for cloudy skies... even one day with no sun. More than one or two days, though, I begin to fall back into my funk...
Fortunately, we rarely experience more than two days of gray skies, which seems to be the perfect blend, for me, providing a much needed break from the burning sun!
I went to bed early this morning, possibly as some of you on the Eastern end of the country, were arising, quite disappointed that we had not had a repeat of the "night" before. It was quite pleasant to arise this morning to the sound of thunder, and raindrops
hitting the roof above my head... I could only roll over, snuggle down, and listen. As I did so, my mind began to wander... what would I create today?
I decided that I would have my first cup of coffee in a week... a good beginning should the day be rather gloomy and wet. Mac & cheese... with some sliced ham on the side? OH! Baked beans! Perhaps some fried chicken? Eagerly perusing my recipe box, followed
by a search for "perfect mac & cheese," I cruised allrecipes in hopes of being inspired! Warm crusty bread... with melting butter practically dripping off the slices... As I'm writing this paragraph, seeing what I've typed, this looks like a recipe for a
heart attack, surely! Perhaps best rethink... I also have fixins for a nice tossed salad, which might be a change of pace. My "search" will no doubt continue for some time through the afternoon, changing only as the weather does... The prediction for today
is clearing skies, sun, and showers/thunderstorms later tonight. Darn, just when I was looking for a total day of gray clouds, a bit of wind, and perhaps some of that funny stuff that falls from the sky making all things wet! Wonder what my poor car looks
like - I've not been out to it for over 2 full days now... No doubt covered with a brownish glaze, so often the remnants of dust in the air during or after a good rain. That can wait...
Lunch time approaches, when my daily "duties" will begin, for sure... Feed the dogs, ice cubes for the cats, clean up after last night's dinner... only then, will I be able to boil a pot of water for the macaroni! I do believe that will be a DEFINATE! From
there, it will be the influence of my "higher power," that which directs CrazyCook, urging me to prepare one thing, or another... Perhaps a dessert of some sort... we've not had "sweet" in the house for some time now! Plenty of fresh fruit, and as I contemplate
this, I do have some whipping cream in the frige! Presto, fruit salad with whipped cream... not a chocolate sundae, but should hit the spot, and scratch the itch for sugar!
The pots, pans, and mixers are calling... maybe even the food processor! Gooey cheese, lean ham, salad and baked beans.... Much of this is already prepared, but believe that I will have to grate cheese for the mac, open a jar of my homemade beans, add a few
yummies and pop it into the oven beside the mac! I'd best have a very light lunch, that I might be hungery enough to pig out come dinner time! My head is beginning to spin with the possibilities!
Very few rays of sunshine so far.... perhaps CrazyCook will indeed crank up the kitchen today!
So, be happy, be healthy, cook crazy!