A Great Weekend - and I Actually Cooked! :)
Jun. 1, 2014 6:10 pm
Updated: Jun. 4, 2014 2:58 am
Things have been pretty busy around my house of late. Between Annie the new puppy and daughter, Kristal, moving there hasn't been much time for home-cooked meals. Lucky for us we have the restaurant to go to for those nights when we just don't have the
time to cook.
This weekend was one of those weekends that was filled with lots of fun times with friends and family, and even just the two of us. Friday night we headed to the restaurant and met friends, along with Kristal and Jake. After we enjoyed a great Mexican
meal on the patio we went down to the "dog club" so Suzy and Annie could take a swim in the lake. It was Annie's second trip to the dog club and she is fast learning that being a "club puppy" is very cool. Suzy knows where we are headed as soon as the car
starts heading in that direction. Our friends have two children, ages 6 and 3, who thought Annie was a bundle of fun. Annie thought they were pretty fun, too.
Saturday morning Jon got up early and took Suzy and went fishing. They only spent a couple hours on the lake, so I stayed home and did my chores. I felt very responsible while doing my laundry, changing bedsheets, cleaning the bathroom, and grocery shopping.
Once I finished the necessary chores I drove around the corner and picked Kristal up so we could make chocolate dipped strawberries for the trip to the winery later in the afternoon. There was a fire in a neighboring town in March that destroyed half the
town and the local winery was holding a fundraiser to help re-build the town. There were food trucks, live entertainment, and delicious wine. Kristal and Jake, myself and Jon, and my parents loaded up the cars and headed out for an afternoon of fun and relaxation.
The sky was the most beautiful blue, we couldn't have asked for better weather. The first entertainer was a man who we've heard sing many times. Jon went to school with him and they were really good friends. He's great to listen to while sipping on a glass
of wine. We were very lucky to snag a front-row seat. It was a pleasant surprise to see the improvements made to their outdoor seating area. There is now a duck pond with six ducks and a water fountain!
This morning Jon and I got up early, packed a cooler, and headed to the lake. Jon was planning on fishing and I had my Kindle. I was planning on soaking up some sun while reading. We both had success! Before we left I loaded my crock pot up with a rack
of ribs. I made up a rub and slathered them with the rub. When we got home dinner was ready. The ribs were "fall off the bone" tender and delicious! I made baked seasoned potato wedges to go with them and we finished off some baked beans and macaroni salad
we had left over from the last meal I cooked several days ago. I found a frozen key lime pie in the freezer and that made a fantastic dessert.
Tomorrow I'm going to cook another meal - this one is going to be catfish; freshly caught today by Jon. I found a recipe for corn fritters that was my Great Grandmother's recipe; maybe I'll try making those, too.