Monday, July 26, 2010

Is it over yet?

The summer that is. It has been so hot in my neck of the woods for the past few weeks that it is hard to be able to do anything outside unless it is just before the sun comes up or just before it goes down.

I looked over at the indoor/outdoor thermometer on the table next to where I was sitting yesterday about 3:30 and it registered 100 degrees. WHAT?? When will it end? It was at that moment that Joe choose to take the girls and himself out to the garden to tie up some tomatoes. I thought to myself "you are insane!"

While he was outside doing this and that I started cooking dinner. Paula Deen's Chicken that we Love, that's what I call it anyway. It is so easy and delicious. In fact I just had some leftovers along with a salad for lunch today. Speaking of cooking, Stephanie is starting to explore my recipes these days and has even made one the other night for dinner. She has separated the ones we have had and made a new bunch for what we need to have. The pile seems to be growing on the latter. She asked me to bring some folders from work so she can get them organized. I am glad to see her doing this. I feel that the younger a person learns how to cook the better it is. I didn't learn how until I was in my 20's. Mom tried to get me interested but I never was. Steph loves to eat and wants to start trying new things. She is actually allowing her taste buds to explore all kinds of things that she usually wouldn't touch with a 10' pole. We finally got her to realize that our taste buds change ever so many years and she is realizing there are lots of things that she now likes. Now, if I can just get her to like onions cooked in things! She and Joe do not like onions. It makes it hard to cook sometimes.

I had thoughts a few years ago that she might want to learn to be a chef. I still think it is something that she would enjoy but she is so undecided on what she wants to do. Truth be known I think she is afraid to grow up. To assume the responsibility that comes with it. I guess I can't say that I blame her in a way though. Things are so much more difficult now days than what I remember.

I haven't been able to use the computer at work for posting lately and by the time I get home I am just so tired of looking at a computer screen it is the last thing I want to do. Therefore my posts have been very infrequent lately. Hopefully I will get better.

Meanwhile, I am dealing with this heat (like everyone else around here). Yall take care and stay cool!

9 comments:

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

We had some hot weather in New Mexico a week ago, but it has moderated since. Yesterday and today have been cloudy, cool and rainy which is nice. We needed the rain.

Stay cool.

Dan

Patty said...

We had storms over the weekend that blew in a nice cool front. Sunny and pleasant today, no A/C for the first time in a while. Hope you get a nice cool down too. I have to keep reminding myself that this what we wait all winter for!

Carol said...

Today was beautiful and breezy, I woke up chilly. I'll blow some of it your way.

Peruby said...

Hey - post the chicken recipe or link to it. I wanna try it. I found a Paula Deen "chicken divan" recipe on line. Is that the one? Then there is the Southern fried one. Or the buttermilk fried... oh, my. Now I'm hungry.

Bill said...

The heat's been wretched here, too.
Hang in there; it's gotta pass eventually. It was 108 here Saturday, and 105 Sunday. Wears you out, doesn't it?

Hula Girl at Heart said...

It's crazy hot, isn't it? Running the past couple of weeks has been miserable. If I were younger and had a faster metabolism I'd skip it. Alas.....

Scott W said...

The humidity here is killing me. It is just so exhausting! I have to clean my glasses constantly because when I go outside or exit the car my glasses fog up and I cannot see. Grrrrr.

Syd said...

It is hot and humid here. I did go out on the boat for 4 days where there was a breeze. I am ready for some cooler weather for sure.

Daniela said...

The light at the end of the tunnel is that fall is on it's way. Hang in there. My family hates onions too..I have to sneak them into recipes..ugh