This weekend I did not turn on the computer. Not even once. It felt good and a bit liberating to do that. I just needed a break.
It's 8:30 am and Griffin is still sleeping. I can hardly believe it. This is my early to rise at 6:00 am child. I just went up to check on him and he is snoring away. I guess he needs the rest.
On Saturday we had a bit of weather generated from Hurricane Hanna. We had quite a bit of rain and some wind gusts. The worst part of the weather was past us by mid-afternoon. I'm very greatful it was no worse than it was.
My neighbor Warren called to see if I wanted some fresh from his garden green beans, wax beans and tomatos. Of course I did!! On Saturday I snapped the two bean varieties and cooks them together. I put then in water, added a spoon of bacon grease (yep, bacon grease) and half a stick of butter. I simmered them about 40 minutes and they were absolutely DELICIOUS! Mike made a rotisseried turkey breast (YUM!) and I added some stuffing to finish the meal. I haven't decided what I will do with the tomatos yet. I'm thinking about making some sort of stewed tomatos and maybe serve them over rice. Does anyone have a great tomato recipe you can share?
On Sunday I woke up craving barbeque chicken. I thought I would try something new and put it in the crock pot to simmer all day. I layered the bottom of the pot with onions, added 6 boneless chicken breasts, a can of chicken broth, added another layer of onions on top, and then poured barbeque sauce all over it. It sounds good, right? NOPE! It was awful!!! I cooked the chicken waaaay too long. It was almost like barbeque soup with chicken breasts. Yuck ... just yuck! Next time I want barbeque chicken I will wait for Mike to make it on the grill for us.
One of the highlights of my weekend was talking to my sister-in-law Bonnie on the telephone. It was nice to catch up and to hear her voice.
Griffin and I have to go grocery shopping today. As soon as our little man gets up and has breakfast we will be out the door.
Hope you have a great day!!