My favorite summer meal is a nice crisp salad with some sort of fruit involved. My salads don’t have to have a lot going on, but the addition of some sort of fruit, be it berry, pear, pineapple, or otherwise and I’m a happy camper. When I’m hot and sweaty there is nothing more refreshing. One of our favorite restaurants here called Z Tejas has a great steak and mango salad that I partook (if that’s not really a word, I’m making it work) in on Friday and Jensen and I made our own grilled pear and chicken salad a while back that was perfect for a hot summer night. Why am I telling you this? Because it was over 100 degrees here yesterday…again (and today and tomorrow and so on for the forseeable future). And we had no air…again! And all I could bear to think to eat was a cool crisp salad with fruit.
Lastnight our electricity went out. Big storm, high winds, heavy rain, lights OUT! I was busy preheating the oven to make a pimiento cheese stuffed chicken and roasted asparagus for dinner and while it preheated I went out to watch the storm. I love to watch a big storm roll in and just open up and pour. Not sure why, but I enjoy it. Anywho, while I was standing in the garage enjoying the monsoon and comforting the cat that was beside himself with all the noise and water dumping from the sky, the power failed. I came back in all prepared to pop the chicken in the oven and realized the oven was no longer hot. What?! Try the light switch. Nothing. No lights, no cooking, no air conditioning. Evacuate the premises immediately. Dinner plan B…Chilis. The husband and I headed for relief and nourishment at our local Chilis. Luckily for my sweaty self, they have a wonderful Carribean Chicken Salad with pineapple, mandarin oranges, and tart dried cherries. The only thing that could make it better would be mixed greens rather than the iceberg. I’m just not an iceberg girl, but it was yummy despite that fact.
Do you like fruit on your salad?/What’s your favorite salad topping?
After dinner we still had no electricity so we hung out on our driveway with the neighbors until miraculously out of nowhere the power came back on. It’s always funny when that happens hours later and all sorts of thing fire up that you didn’t even remember were on. Our house lit up like the Griswolds from Christmas Vacation.
Every light came on as did the oven. Too little too late little oven, but thanks for trying.
30 Days of Insight
Day 17- What you want to be remembered for.
Wow. Um. I want to be remembered as a good mother. Someone who my children love and respect and who they know love and respect them. I want to be a good role model for them like my parents were for me and provide a stable and happy beginning to their life. I want my children to remember me as their biggest fan and supporter.