Saturday, December 27, 2008

Playing Hookey and Cooking (gasp! yes me!)

It was such a beautiful day yesterday that we just could not stay here and clean and do the things we had on our To Do list. Sometimes you just have to say, the hell with it, and answer the call. Yesterday we put the top down on Hot Mama, my transformer convertible, and took ourselves out to lunch at Miss Vickie's on the Anclote River. We discovered this fun place when we first moved to Tarpon Springs but hadn't been back in quite some time. The beer was cold, the clams crisp and sweet and the fries tasty! The people and bird watching was entertaining and we really enjoyed playing tourist once again.

I read for a while on the lanai after we got home while E watched tv. We had made no plans for supper so I decided to be the chef. We had veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, onion, tomatoes, artichoke hearts and mushrooms left from Christmas day) so I sliced and diced and sauted them in EVOO until they were slightly cooked. I used angel hair pasta, a premade pesto (Classico)and fresh parm! Yummmmmmmmmmm! and we are still alive and well today. While I don't plan on making cooking a full time job or even a part time event, I do enjoy fixing us a meal once in a blue moon!

Enjoy your day!


altar ego said...

Sounds like a lovely day, cooking and all! Here it's excessively warm, windy, and the ground is a mess from all the recent rain. Sounds like a trip south would cure all manner of ills!

Janet M said...

Jules, it looks like you did a wonderful job in the kitchen. I'm sure E likes having another chef in the house.
Your day sounded wonderful.
Looking forward to seeing you soon and your Christmas gift is perfect. Thanks.

W.O.T.E. said...

looks mmm mm good. I have not been to that tiki hut - thanks for the recommendation!

Chris said...

looks yummy!!!!!!!!!!!! and what no smoke detectors going off ???hehehehehe

Roz said...

Sounds like a perfect day in sunny Florida! I am so proud that you cooked, and nobody got hurt or sick! You can come cook for me anytime.