Monday, November 21, 2011

Lemon Bars

I have never made these before, but there was a lemon that needed using, so I made the attempt.  As usual, when I make something new and tasty, the whole pan was gone within the day.  That was the extent of my homesteading/homemaking activities on this rainy weekend. 

The outside garden got a once over and quick weed-pulling in between showers, and the laundry got hung (under the deck where it will take days to dry in this rain), and it appears that while I was work on Saturday, some of the floors were swept, vacuumed and/or mopped, which is always a good thing. 

We had the rare and wonderful opportunity to completely embarrass our teen-aged son.  We took the younger kids to the movies and ran into him and his girlfriend.  He needs to read up on reverse psychology - the more he tries to avoid him, the more pleasure I take in rubbing it in that I am still his mommy.  The young lady in question is quite lovely and was actually excited about the invitation to a decades old rock band (which is more than I can say, since I loathe, loathe, loathe this band enough to want to wash out my mouth when I find myself singing along with them on the Classic Rock station - not because the lyrics are so bad, just because they are irritating and ubiquitous).  She may not thank us later, but who knows - maybe these elderly men who should know better than to wear leather pants will surprise me. 

I am not being ageist - I really enjoyed seeing The Moody Blues two years ago, even though their bassist was wearing leather pants, but the band in question - I didn't like them thirty years ago, either. 

Well, I am well of the homesteading topic.  I'm off to buy purple sweet potatoes, since mine are still determinedly all leaves and no tuber, to make a sweet potato and haupia (coconut pudding) dish.  I am also going to attempt a pumpkin flan.  We'll see how that goes off.  I'll let you know. 

1 comment:

Chicago Transplant said...

Hi NancyDe,

Thanks for the update. I hope you and your family have a happy Thanksgiving.