Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Rainy Sunday

I went to my sister's yesterday to give her two hooded baby bath towels that I made from bath towels and a hand towel.  She was going to visit her new grandson so I sent one for a baby gift and one for a "big sister" gift.  Not having a baby or a kid handy, I had to use a teddy bear to model it.  I've often given these as baby gifts.  I haven't had any comments from the babies, but parents really seem to like them.
We are having a rainy day and from predictions have decided to delay our trip to Rhode Island for a day.  I've been salivating at the memory of the fresh off the boat lobster we had for dinner there last year.  I can wait one more day because we had lobster rolls for dinner a few nights ago.  I was walking to the library and noticed a sign on in front of the Welcome Kitchen, a place in the village that opened last year and does take out meals and catering.  Lobster rolls called my name, big time, and they were delicious.
I'm kind of afraid to go out to the garden and see what a little rain has done for the green beans and cucumbers.  We had BLTs for supper last night, using slices of my Big Girl tomatoes.  Yum.  Today I had tabbouleh with cucumbers, tomato, green pepper, mint and parsley all from my garden.  Double yum.  I canned some pickled green beans and some bread and butter pickles.  Ho, ho, ho, Green Grandma!
Have to admit, I slept in this morning.
Mike's daughter called to ask how I had fixed the green beans when they were here.  This was a compliment because she is a superior cook.  I had steamed some fresh picked green beans and then dressed them with a little melted butter, a little olive oil, some lemon juice, a bit of thyme, rosemary, basil and oregano and some lemon zest.


  1. Wish I could join you in Rhode Island.

  2. Wish I could join you at the dinner table most any evening.

  3. What a really cute idea for a baby gift. Will have to try that.
    Those beans do sound great, think I will try that on my bumper crop in the freezer. Wish I had known while I was still picking.
    Have fun in RI.

  4. I made the mistake of reading this right before lunch. Now I will never be satisfied with tuna.


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