Slick's battery is recharged (I'm glad I know how to do that now!) and my trip to the grocery store was successful. I did pretty good, considering that I was feeling kind of hungry--always a dangerous time to shop for food! I did indulge in a container of red raspberries--they were on sale, and they looked SO GOOD I couldn't pass them up. I'll have to figure out what I can make with them. I miss the days when Mom would go pick a bunch and we'd have gobs of them to eat. They're sure expensive to buy. Hmm, I might have to think about planting some...we've also talked about planting some blueberry bushes. The problem will be keeping the birds from eating all the berries. Does anyone know where I can get some giant hairnets to put over the bushes? (I'm kidding--they sell netting in garden supply catalogs.)
So I was shopping smart, and starting to plan some meals for the week, thinking about how I could make nachos tonight and quesadillas later in the week--I've got a major jones for Mexican food--using the tortillas that were on sale, the ground beef and turkey I've got in the freezer, I picked up sour cream and guacamole...then I remembered that Ken has a meeting tonight and will eat dinner there. DRAT! I'll have to wait till tomorrow. My mouth is watering just thinking about a big ol' plate of nachos with plenty of cheese and some refried beans on the side...YUM! I can wait one more day. <sigh>
I'll fix myself a different treat tonight. Pasta salad. I love the creamy ranch and bacon ones, but Ken doesn't like creamy pasta salad, so on this hot and humid day, that will be my dinner. I like both the Suddenly Salad and Kraft boxes--nothing fancy, but I think they're tasty. Oh hey! I've got some fake crab in the freezer, I can put that in there, too. YES!
Gee, can you tell I'm hungry?! Good grief. I'm actually looking forward to cooking again. While we were in Florida, I just did the salads and stuff like that--Ken did all the grilling. Now that he's gotten so good at it, I'm thinking that we might have to do more fish on the grill. We'll splurge once in a while on tuna steaks, because those were SO good on the grill. We should do some salmon steaks this summer, too--we've got some cedar planks in the cupboard for grilling, and that's a fun way to fix fish on the grill.
It's clouding up here again, but so far, no storms. My thoughts are with everyone affected by the terrible flooding, including my pals in central Indiana, and some fellow bloggers, like the two Dans in Wisconsin. I hope everyone is safe. We've already had a few deaths in the area, including a couple of folks delivering newspapers in Michigan--the road was weakened and collapsed, sending their car plummeting and resulting in their immediate death. Very sad.