Saturday, July 17, 2010
My culinary endeavors this weekend are mental. Next week (not until Thursday), one of our bestest friends in the world is coming to visit from Texas. He's an old navy buddy, godfather to our daughter, and a good ole farm boy if there ever was one. Of course, he doesn't eat things from the ocean, and of course, we live in seafood heaven. Now we eat meat, and potatoes, and corn, but I'm having to juggle my usual 'guest' menu to avoid seafood thingies...
So as I'm frantically collecting dust bunnies and putting clean sheets on the guest bed, and cleaning the guest bathroom, etc etc, etc, I'm listening to an audio book (the delightful Major Pettigrew's Last Stand) and stopping frequently to jot notes on a notepad in my pocket.
So far the shopping list for food includes
Gimlet makings (note to self--call daughter and get Uncle K's recipe for gimlets)
Cream (for homemade ice cream - flavor depends on what fruit is available at the Farm Market this week)
etc, etc, etc....
And then.....next Saturday, the library is having its annual Flea Market, including a Bake and Book sale. Of course I promised to bake goodies for that. Wouldn't you know that this week promises to be one of the hottest on record? Hmmmm.....looks like lots of early, early morning baking since our sea breeze seems to have gone to Nova Scotia, and we don't have AC.
Tonight, I'll try to plan out some menus (over at Caite's A Lovely Shore Breeze, her Weekend Cooking recipe for corn fritters looks like a winner), decide what cookies, brownies or other quickies to bake, double check the larder, and settle back to watch the Sox while I sample the local ice cream-do I stay with my favorite Ginger, or venture into something different like Pistachio?
What's cooking at your house this weekend? If you're as warm as we are, I sure hope whatever it is, it's cooking outdoors. For more exciting food thoughts check out others at Beth Fish Reads who sponsors this weekly meme where we foodies can chat about cookbooks, cooking gadgets, recipes, or anything else gustatory.
Posted by Tina at 11:33 AM