A quick note while the pasta warms up and the bread bakes and the garlic roasts....
Ken pointed out that I reached 10,000 visitors on here! Cool! I knew I was getting close, but I didn't see it reach that point. Drat! It's like watching your odometer to see when it changes over to 10,000 or another nice round number, and you miss it! I wonder how many people have gotten into a traffic accident because they were watching those numbers scroll by on their odometer? On my car, though, it doesn't do the scroll thing--it's digital. Not quite as much fun.
I mentioned marinated cucumbers and onions. Here's a quick recipe. Keep in mind that unless it comes to baking, I'm not big into specific amounts.
Marinated Cucumbers and Onions
Peel and slice however many cucumbers you want.
Soak 'em in salted water for a while in the fridge.
Slice an onion (preferably Vidalia) and separate into rings.
Drain cukes and add onions.
Combine some Miracle Whip--half a cup or so--a little milk, a little vinegar, and a little sugar. Taste and adjust as necessary. Pour over cukes and onions and stick in the fridge at least overnight. It gets even better after a couple of days.
I'm looking forward to our first real cookout meal of the season!