I was holding my breath as I clicked "Upload Image" for my Sunday Dinner graphic, but thankfully it uploaded fine, although a little slower than I'd like. I don't know about anybody else but Demon Blogger and I, we've had some "issues" lately.
Of course I probably just jynxed myself.
Moving on to the subject at hand: Sunday Dinner. Well. We are indeed having Sunday Dinner here at Diane's Place. And I'm cooking again0 this week. I know! Will wonders never cease?!
If the graphic didn't clue you in, I'm cooking a big ol' pot of pinto beans, plus some weinies and sauerkraut, a big cast iron skillet of MY HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK CORNBREAD, and maybe some cream style corn or candied carrots. Just depends on how many are here for dinner and if anybody wants anything besides beans, cornbread and weinies and kraut. According to who's here and their tastes I may substitute another veggie for the corn or carrots.
Your turn: What's for Sunday Dinner at your place this week? Just share your plans/menu in the comments if you'd like to participate this week.The book giveaway I mentioned in my last post is now set up for this coming Wednesday, April 23rd. I'll be reviewing the book as part of a book tour and I'll also offer a free copy of the book. It's a good selection to give for Mother's Day, just in time for you to either give it to your mother or another deserving lady, or to keep for yourself. More on that on Wednesday...I've had Emmy all day today plus I did 5 loads of laundry, folding, hanging and putting it away, and I cooked supper tonight. Diane is TARD tonight!
For supper I quartered a whole chicken and smoked it on my gas grill. I put hickory wood chunks, soaked in water, on a piece of foil that I perforated with a knife tip. I placed the hickory on the heated side of the grill along with a heat proof container of water to keep the chicken moist. I put the chicken on the other side of the grill, leaving the burners unlit on that side. I adjusted the flame under the hickory until it was just hot enough to get a good smoke from the hickory.
It took about 1½-2 hours for the chicken to get done. It was juicy and succulent inside with that smoky brown skin on the outside. I cooked a pot of JASMINE RICE (click on the link if you're wondering what jasmine rice is) and scrambled some egg*beaters with some drained canned spinach for the remainder of our Saturday supper. It was good if I do say so myself.I took a few pics this week that I want to share with you. The first three I took last Tuesday. I grilled pork chops and pork steak for our noon meal and CECIL and I were chatting as I watched the grill. It was a gorgeous day, although still a little chilly.
That's the back of the apartments behind mine.Have you ever seen a bluer sky?I just liked the contrast between the rusty
but still trusty old red wagon and these wild
violets that I planted between some concrete
pavers at my back door. The dandelion
planted itself there but I think it fits right in.And JESSICA took this pic for me at
church last Sunday.
Emmy absolutely refused to look at the camera.
Better luck next time...Cecil took this pic of me and Jessica last Sunday.
Jessica had just gotten her hair cut. It's the first
time in years that her hair has been this short.
I think it looks really cute on her, and she
loves that it's lighter, cooler and a lot less
trouble to care for every day.
She's actually posting a little more often than I have been lately, to be honest here. This is one of those times when I've been really busy with the things of life. Between watching Emmy several hours most days and all day on Saturday, church twice on Sunday and Wednesday nights, taking care of my day to day business and cooking meals most days, it doesn't leave me a lot of leisure time. I'm also working on a full size afghan for a friend during the rare times I watch television.
Then factor in the Spring cleaning and housework I've been doing and it really doesn't leave much time for blogging lately. All the things I neglected in the past so I could blog have caught up with me, and it's time to pay the piper. Due to my arthritis I can't just put my head down and work until I get everything done like I used to in healthier times. I have to pace myself and work on it a little at a time, as I feel like it.
I have been reading everyone's blogs and commenting as I can though. Even when I don't post myself I still read and comment when I get a few minutes. If you haven't heard from me recently I should be by to visit soon. I'm trying to make the rounds and stay caught up with my reading and commenting.There's beans to cook and my Sunday School lesson to study still yet, though I have already had my Saturday night shower, CECIL and SISTER, if you read this. ;-)
Inside joke, y'all.
May God meet all your needs, and may you have enough to share.