Ahem. When am I NOT talking about food? LOL! Oh, that would be when I'm talking about my boobs.
I'm stuffed. Just got back from Big City Diner. I had the "Upcountry Vegetable Sandwich" and let me tell you, it was GOOD! It's like a salad sandwich - but it's better than that sounds. This isn't the first time I've eaten it. It was love at first bite. It has Japanese cucumber, baby greens, tomato, roasted corn, avacado slices, shredded carrots, a slice of cheddar and a slice of monterey jack and the sauce, on three slices of toasted whole wheat bread. (built like a club) Yummy.
The reason I ate so much was because I've had a productive morning. Took a longish walk, but not my two hours. Then after getting cleaned up, the family and Miss Eleanor went door to door inviting kids to my house this coming week for a 5 day bible club. Eleanor is retired, but she works(worked?) for Child Evangelism and that's how I got hooked up with this. We didn't get to all the houses, because our neighborhood is largish and the sun was boring down upon us. But we got almost all the invites passed out. I hope we get some kids. I wonder if I would send my kids to a stranger's house to hear bible stories. I'm very particular about who is teaching my kids about God. But the invitations had a blurb about CEF on the back - so the parents can check it out. Plus, the parents are invited to stay if they are wary. My personal fears are that either no one will come, or that the kids will come but not be interested enough to come back. See, I'm not too good with kids. I'm not all fun and games - I'm kinda boring. So, if anyone comes, and if they come BACK, it'll definitely be a work of God. And that's the way I like it. Leave it in His hands. And that's the way it always should be. I think that's why I don't have any natural talents or abilities. Because I'd be taking the credit myself all the time. My ego likes to be stroked. Hey, I'm mature enough to realize that. (see, there I go again!) Anyway, I'm not the one doing the teaching. Teenagers are trained and they tell the stories and do the songs. I just provide the location, some lemonade and pass out the invites. Wanna come? :-)
Yesterday for supper I made chicken fajitas, which were good, and homemade salsa (not quite so good, I need to work on it), refried beans from a can, and spanish rice. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but the boys, not so much. Jake didn't eat anything. Turns out, he fell asleep on the couch by 7:00. Poor thing - jet lag.
When I get my salsa perfected, I'll try to remember to post the recipe. But that may be a while, so don't hold your breath. About now you are realizing that I haven't ever posted my guacamole recipe... Maybe some day. LOL! I'm waiting for the avacados to come free again so I can experiment a little more. But I kinda like what I make now.
I don't know why I'm so focused on Mexican food. Maybe because the Mexican food here is so lousy. And if we move to Japan... well, I can't imagine the mexican food there would be any good, if they have any at all! I guess that's why travel is good - to bust myths we have about other places. That reminds me, I stumbled across the most interesting article. It's called "what the world eats" by Time Magazine. It's photos from around the world of families in their home surrounded by the food they eat in a week's time. http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1626519_1373664,00.html To me, the best looking foods were the families who had lots of fruits and vegetables and fresh baked breads. Yum! And it was interesting to see that the most "advanced" countries had the most packaged goods. I'm embarrassed to say that the two U.S. families had very little fresh produce and a lot of junky looking stuff. I'm even more embarrassed to say that it looks too much like our household. At least more so than the more appealing homes featured. Go check it out. Do you have a favorite? Sicily looks really good to me, but some others are good looking too.
I had another foodie comment, but I can't remember it. Oh, are you watching the new Top Chef? I've got a crush on CJ. He's the tall one. He has such a friendly face. I actually read his bio, it says he's a cancer survivor. I guess that's why he's got such a good 'tude. Lovin life and living it to the full. That's appealing.
Oh! Speaking of crushes. Are you watching Earth Aid? (is that what it's called?) Did you see Phil Colllins? He's looking good, man. All trim - much better than 20 years ago. And he just went ahead and shaved off his hair. Sporting the bald look. Looks good!
Confession time. Like you didn't guess this one after that last comment. I kinda like older guys. When I was in my 20's I began noticing men with the salt and pepper hair and grisled features. You know, upper 30's. Now, I'm noticing men who are balding. Salt and pepper is still good, mind you. Yes, I'm weird. Gary, my hubby, is in the salt and pepper stage. Except when he gets his hair cut, most of it gets cut off - due to the military cut. (not minding the military cut one bit - you know, men in uniform...LOL!) But Gary has a very full head of hair. No chance of him balding any time soon. But the other day, he put on his reading glasses, and the light hit him just right... Suh-weet! Um, is this some sort of mid life hormonal thing? Reading glasses?! Who on earth finds that sexy?? I hated them when I first saw them, because I didn't think they were the right style for his face. Maybe this was a different pair... Hormones, no doubt. :-D