Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fast And Furious!

This morning, after walking eight fast miles, with Les, I needed to write two letters—one was sad, and the other one was in Pig Latin. I wrote the sad one first. After returning a few phone calls, I decided to do something about the never ending, growing pile, of Tony's organic vegetables—now covering one entire drain board, because Tone, had not heeded my advice, about taking his harvested crop to the Old Timer this morning, and giving his veggies away.

My plan was simple. I would cook for two hours. After cranking up my iPod, I put two big skillets, and a large pot, on the stovetop, turned on the oven, and began cooking like a short-order cook—with two newly parked Greyhound buses outside!

I started with the zucchini, squash, onions and yams! Within an hour, I had put ten big containers of cooked veggies—into the freezer! Next came the potatoes. Within another hour, I had cooked up several servings of hashbrowns, potato salad, and mashed potatoes—also now residing in the freezer.

My two hours of cooking time were well spent! I was thrilled that I had accomplished so much! I had now regained two-thirds of my countertop space back, but the sight of those dozens of ripe tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and onions, just sitting there—taking up space—really irritated me, so I did what I had to do—I made salsa and picante sauce!

Before putting it into containers to freeze, I had Tone taste it, and he said it was perfect!

This evening, about six-fifteen, Trigger took me over to the Lodge. Kinky and I had a short business meeting, then we went outside to the Friedman Family Bone Orchard—for a fun visit. Before leaving, Kinky challenged me to a game of pool.

The game was fast and furious! The Hummingbird Man was fast, and I was furious, not really—I always lose! By the time that he had won, I had only sank two solids, and they were lucky shots—not meant to be.

As Kinky walked me to Trigger, I told him about Tony's overwhelming vegetable crop, and having to cook up a storm, earlier today. Kinky thought it was pretty funny. Before Trigger and I left the Lodge, Kinky asked me to please bring over as many unwanted vegetables as we wanted, because he would love to eat them!


DY_Goddess said...

Nance, please tell Kinky I wish him well on his Gubernatorial Road Trip which I am very hopeful and confident will end in the driveway of the Governor's mansion.
I followed Kinky's blog last campaign, and for some strange reason, and I'm going from memory here so forgive me if I'm wrong, but I often reflect on his entry where he was really worried about speaking to a crowd of visually impaired people because he hadn't washed his black shirt in awhile and was worried about their heightened sense of smell!
I just adored Kinky from that point on and figured a man with such a big heart and concern for others on such a basic level, was very fine indeed.
Here's an Irish blessing I offer up for Kinky. I'm not Irish, and he isn't either, but I bet we both like a good shot of Bushmills and a pint of Guinness in equal measure. I hope to lift one of each with him one day in celebration of his success ; ))

Lucky stars above you,
Sunshine on your way,
Many friends to love you,
Joy in work and play-
Laughter to outweigh each care,
In your heart a song-
And gladness waiting everywhere
All your whole life long!

DY_Goddess said...

Oh, and before I forget, please pass along this additional sentiment....

"May your troubles be as few and as far apart as my Grandmothers teeth..." ; )))

Simply Cindy Lou said...

Kinky is lucky to have you and Tony there for him. Tell the Governor I said Hey

Judy Green said...

Cindy Lou's right - you are so generous and kind hearted.

Please give Kinky a big hug for me too... :)

cousin nancy said...

Good morning Fay and Cindy Lou! Fay, i will pass on your sentiments to Kinky, and I love that Irish poem! Maybe because I am Scotch, Irish, Texan and Norwegian.
Cindy Lou, I will pass it on to Kinky, and thank you for the kind words. Keep on commenting!

cousin nancy said...

Hey Jude! I will give Kinky a hug from you. Is it as hot in Las Vegas, as it is here?

Judy Green said...

It sure is... I took Star for a walk at 7:30 this morning and decided that next time we need to go about an hour earlier to try to beat the heat!