I attempted to do Day 2 of my 5K training program but Mother Nature gave me a message loud & clear to stay home. I got as far as the end of my block when I saw a big flash of lightning and heard a big clap of thunder. So I turned around and ran the block back home, and about 5 minutes later, the heavens opened. So I’ll give it a go tomorrow morning.
With our first official harvest Sunday evening, I opted to make a pizza Margherita, although it was more like a Caprese salad but on a pizza crust. I just used sliced tomatoes instead of making a sauce. And I didn’t have fresh basil, so I just used dried. It was still decent.
The bank got its first delivery of sweet corn Monday afternoon, and I had every intention of grilling last night. However, a lot of things conspired against me. Like the charcoal. I even broke down and used lighter fluid, and I still couldn’t get the briquettes lit. And as I was trying to wash up some dishes, the sink clogged. Thanks to the heat, I got fed up and ended up going for a drive to cool off, both figuratively and literally. I came home and fixed up some hash browns, scrambled eggs with chopped up ham and a ton of hot sauce slathered on top. And then I popped back out for some ice cream.
Today, I gave the grill another chance. This time, it cooperated:
Believe it or not, I tried the pepper and I did not hate it. I actually ate the piece of it Jay cut off for me, even though it was a lot larger than I would’ve cut for myself. This was also the first time the bambino had corn on the cob:
It was also the first time I got to use my Pampered Chef Corn Butterer:
Now, if I just had some Corn Cob Nobs! Mom, if you’re reading this, add ’em to my Christmas Wish List!
After dinner, I opted to work on the floor puzzle my mom got the bambino a year or two ago:
I was thinking that the bambino could help out, but I think it was still a little advanced for him. Still, he was shocked & pleasantly surprised when it was completed. But maybe a couple more attempts at it, and he’ll be able to do more than just push the pieces into place after I line them up.
And with that, I think I need to get ready for bed, so I can go for my run tomorrow morning…Weather permitting, of course!