Sunday, August 17, 2008
Hot, Humid Day... Simple Food Today..
An 84F day may not be hot to alot of you out there, but coupled with high humidity and no breeze in Michigan- that's warm! I baked some blueberry muffins early, with the exhaust fan on over the stove. The cob corn will be simmered for about 7 minutes, and the boneless rib-eye steaks will be done outside on the grill. I am toying with using my new propane grill, but struggle with giving up the flavor of charcoal grilling today! Charcoal wins! It almost always does... Sorry I only have a picture of the muffins, my son was on break from work and we got a little rushed!
Yesterday, we took a ride up north, and gambled a little- lost some, but it wasn't too brutal.. Packed a wrap and a beverage to snarf on the way home. We saw a mom turkey with little ones crossing the road- yes, they made it! Also saw a mom partridge do the same thing 10 miles later! To clarify- they were Ruffled Grouse- we call them "Pats"! That was an unusual sight around here.. Summer traffic has been lighter- gas prices have changed alot of plans for folks..
A phenomenon that has become more widespread than you might think is house buying/owning people renting out rooms. Not landlords, or rental property people- normal people who need extra money to hang on to their house. We know 4 people, including my son, who have renters in their house! This economy has made strange bedfellows quickly! People do what they have to to survive.. I approve.