My body is rebelling this morning. The reason? Well, let me tell you really quick before Termite and I go remove the shaft on the mud boat and install a new one and new propeller (and sweat).
Last night, we had a birthday party for The Captain.
I have been slowly trying to change my eating lifestyle to more of a Paleo diet.
The Paleo Police informed me this morning that fried fish, french fries, birthday cake, and trying to eat like a “hunter-gatherer” do not mix.
But . . . . we had a blast.
We laughed until we cried. We giggled until our cheeks hurt. We guffawed until our ribs ached. And I am probably the only one who laughed so hard I peed my pants. Literally.
We fried and seared some of that delicious trout I caught last weekend. And here’s what else we had . . .
This was my plate! Let’s see, besides the obvious, there are hush puppies, tartar sauce made with a secret recipe developed by Handy Friend, which should be at your grocers soon. And what I call “chow-chow” that Deloutre Switch (a reader and dear friend) made from her garden tomatoes. My kids say that “chow-chow” has a nasty meaning, so they laughed when I said it and called it “relish” instead. I’m still oblivious.
And the gang was all here, except for our oldest son, who was unfortunately still on his boat until the 17th.
Dotter baked this delectable cake . . .
a strawberry Jell-O-infused strawberry cake with homemade whipped topping, made from heavy cream, confectioner’s sugar, and a touch of vanilla.
Some of us like the icing as much as, or should I say MORE THAN the cake . . .
and one of us really pigged out on the leftover whipped topping. I won’t mention any names!
Now, I can’t put off the hot job any longer. Termite is hanging over my shoulder urging me to go before it gets any hotter outside.
For the person who can remember what the nickname is of the kid eating the topping in the above picture, I will ship a premier jar of Handy Friend’s tartar sauce mix called Melange, and you will NEVER buy tartar sauce again. (More details on the product will appear in a post when Handy Friend gives me the go-ahead.)
So, what are YOU doing this weekend?
(CONTEST OVER! Cammy was our winner!)