Yes! Yawn Valdez! My HERO!
With apologies to the family of Juan Valdez ...
Could there be a more perfect name for our Bi-Transit Route than the Purple Line?
Fire and Ice Tomato Salad. Yum.
Slice one tomato.
Peel, de-seed, and slice one cucumber.
Thinly slice half of one red onion.
Place in dish.
1/2 cup olive oil, 3-4 tbsps red wine vinegar, one clove garlic, one jalapeno pepper (de-seeded, if you wish), 1 tsp salt, pepper to taste.
Blend in food processor.
Pour dressing over sliced veggies.
Cover and chill.
Eat. Say "YUM!"
AND, it's even better the next day! Mmm. Mmm.
If you're wondering about the beverage, it's my own concoction:
A Strawberry limoncellotini!
Put juice of one lemon and 2-3 oz of homemade strawberry limoncello over ice in a shaker.
SHAKE IT! SHAKE IT! SHAKE IT like you've got Parkinson's Disease!
Strain into chilled martini glass.
Drink. Say "YUM!"
As it would happen, I also ate meat - a big hunky piece of hot chocolate chicken. YUM. Yes, John's flight finally left Chicago and landed in DC around 9:30. I ordered some Chinese take-out for him (5 hours on a plane with no food = very hungry John). He got home around 10, ate, showered, and we went to "bed."
And, boy, am I tired.
Meanwhile, everyone scroll down and look at the back panel of my sweater. Tell me how wonderful it is. I need the positive reinforcement, otherwise I may never get up the energy to cast on the 100+ stitches for the front panel.
More later ...
PS. I've added Double Take to my list of Blogoliciousness. Enjoy!
PPS. The horror! Starbucks has reduced the size of its apple fritter from humongoloid to teeny. It's still the same price. Color me disappointed.
Twenty-seven inches of delicious ribbed goodness.
How can they not LOVE these?!?!?!
I think I can buy them at Homo Rule on 14th St.
I cooked up some Thai Jasmine rice and stir-fried my *very* spicy leftover Mandalay tofu with some spinach. And, the above was the delicious result. I'm a little afraid of what tomorrow will bring however.
Is spicy explosive poo in my future? Only my bowels know for sure.
The drink? It's half club soda and half homemade (by me!) strawberry limoncello over crushed ice. Totally delish!
Also, several people have left comments wondering if their meals "count" for Meat-Free Monday! As arbitor of all that is Meat-Free and Monday, I hereby declare that if you consider it "a meal" and it contained "no meat," then it was Meat-Free and you shall receive many meat-free smooches from yours truly.
"How many people think we should begin our withdrawal from Vietnam?" Kennedy asked. All hands, save one, rose into the air.
"The policies of escalation in Vietnam have not consolidated our strengthened international resolve to resist aggression," he began. "What it's done is weakened other people's faith in our wisdom and our purpose." Spontaneous applause erupted. One began to sense that the students were not only watching a production, but beginning to consider Kennedy's words as relevant counsel in 2004.
Hi favorite sons...
The greatest gift you give me is your love. One of the gifts I would like from each of you is for you to attend church...to begin practicing the teachings we tried to instill in you as you were growing up. The Church is a good place to find love and acceptance...to have a support group and to become closer to our God.
For this Mother's Day the gift I would like is for you to attend a worship service in a church. Of course, packages with bows are always appreciated(sorry, that is the materialisticism in me coming out!) I love you very much...and am so blessed to have you as sons.