IT'S NOT EASY BEING A SOUTHERN BELLE-EVEN AFTER YEARS OF PRACTICE!













Thursday, June 5, 2008

HOT WIND!

ON THE GARDENING FRONT

Yesterday when I went to visit with The Boersmas, Friend Helen, said she wished she had Zinnias in her flowerbed that is right outside their den window. Helen & Dale are home bound with her nursing him 24 hours a day-7 days a week. A daunting task that she does with great care and love. There is very little I can do to help them, but planting flowers-THAT I CAN DO! I called friend, Sonja-Gardner Extraordinaire and she met me on Dogwood street and we weeded the bed and replanted it with Zinnias and Vinca. It was beautiful when we left and Helen was appreciative.

ON THE WEATHER FRONT

We have a HOT wind blowing and not just a breeze-a full fledged wind that is blowing limbs down and generally making a mess of the yard. The bad thing about the hot wind is that it is drying out all of my plants. MORE WATERING!

ON THE COOKING FRONT

I tried a new recipe tonight. Pork Tacos with Corn-Jicama Salsa & Guacamole
When you go to the grocery store DO NOT ask where the Jick a ma (twang on the end)! It is Hick a mah. The nice produce man was most kind and did not laugh at my gaff. My family takes GREAT delight in my misprounciation of any word. Well to be honest-I am well known for mispronouncing LOTS OF WORDS! HEY-I have a red neck-just check it out when you see me again!



Jicama-all parts of the plant except the root are very poisonous. HUUUMMMM It has texture like an apple and a surprising taste.
Jicama Chopped


Corn-Jicama Salsa


Guacamole (Left the Avocado Chunky)


Finished Product-Fold & Eat. We found it very good. A light and delicious meal-different but good different. I guess it must have been alright since BC ate 4 tacos.
ON THE EXERCISE FRONT
I walked 5 miles this AM with Miss Long Legs Sandra & Miss Fast Foot Fall Jennifer and my tongue was hanging out before we finished. Sandra was on her way to her "Running Class". WHAT A WOMAN!
ON THE HOME IMPROVEMENT FRONT
I finished sealing & tinting the deck today. The deck is on the South side of the house-the wind was blowing out of the South-since I had shorts on- my legs are a beautiful shade of cedar. I also have cedar spotted running shorts. SIGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!





6 comments:

Olson Family said...

YUMMO!!!

Adrian said...

What a sweet friend you are to Mrs. Helen - I know she appreciates the flowers! Dinner looked yummy - did you find all ingredients in town? Let me know when you need a family to test your recipes. Love you both!

Lora said...

Found all the ingridents at SO, although the avocado was a little sad. This is EASY-if you want the recipe-let me know. How about supper one night next week?

Deb said...

I was so busy looking at the new pup I didn't notice the flowers. I will check it out soon. I know they will enjoy them !

I want to try this as I am so bored with the same foods. I have a hankering for some sushi but alas no sushi in Ruston!

The Kiser's said...

those tacos look terrific. i don't know if you can find that weird (i won't try to spell it out) fruit up here. i bet Wegmans would special order it though.

the Jennings secede from the South said...

I wish I could've heard you asking for Jicama!
It does look good, though- I'll give you that!