Flash flood warnings in effect until tonight for the area.
The tropical storm that came across Mexico last week, went into the Pacific, and has now turned towards Texas…it’s arriving, and has already dumped some rain here…more expected tonight.
SIL and BIL changed their plans, and are arriving here Friday afternoon. Our other plans with our buddy from San Antonio have been postponed; again. Sorry, dude. It was beyond my control.
Apparently, there is some kind of craft fair in Fredericksburg this weekend, and SIL decided she wanted to
spend blow her Saturday there, foregoing all other plans we had made.
The kid quit her local job, and is working at the Hobby Lobby in the big city. She just got like a $2 an hour raise, as did all employees.
Today, I made a double batch of Chex Party Mix, and some PB cookies.
I have enough Chex left to make another round. I bought a big container of deluxe mixed nuts, and discarded the almonds…not enough teeth to chew those bastids. The Deluxe Mixed Nuts have no peanuts either…nor filberts. I have been stocking up on pecans as well. The local growers sell them at the hardware store at $14 a pound; shelled and cleaned halves.
I have ordered from an outfit in Georgia…Gapecan…they are great, but by the time one kicks in shipping, the local deal is better. I saw some on Ebay from San Saba Texas; 3# for $42 and free shipping. San Saba claims to be the Pecan Capitol of the World.
Bag your nuts and freeze them and they will last almost forever. Refrigerate them and they will still last a long time. The oils can go rancid if left at room temp for an extended period of time…like a few months.
One can also put a handful of pecans in a heated skillet with a little butter and salt and toast them…just don’t burn ’em. Keep flipping them until they turn a darker brown, and remove to a paper towel to cool.
My old buddy from way back was here this past Saturday, and we shot the shit for several hours. I did some BBQ hot wings, some Italian Dressing chicken breasts, and some store bought pre-marinated fajitas, along with fresh made pico de gallo, and chili con queso…He said he sold his Mac 10 and his suppressed full auto M16 for 8 grand a few years back, and bought his daughter a 4 Runner.
I am still enjoying leftovers from that visit.
Looks like lasagna is on the menu for BIL and SIL…since neither can cook. Some French bread too…don’t think I have that recipe posted.