Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Rain: liquid water in the form of droplets that causes the Cancellation of Planned Events

It rained this weekend.

That's because I washed the windows.
And because it was a long weekend.

We had planned a couple of days at the family cabin.
We would be staying in our trailer as the cabin
gets very crowded on long weekends....
.....and our trailer has a potty.

We don't like the outhouse very much.

On Friday, in anticipation of the weekend,  I planted the rest of the vegetable garden and then the boys (who had the day off from school) and myself washed the windows.  
We have a lot of windows (twenty one) for such a small house.
The Husband was at work.

There was a lot of grumbling and whining.  
(and it wasn't all me)

I promised pizza for dinner - thank goodness I can still bribe them with food.
I can't eat pizza (cooked cheese! you are not my friend).

So I had this. 

Vietnamese Chicken and Mint Salad

(it is very good - I think this recipe originally came from Nigella Lawson)

1 chili, a hot Thai chili, seeded and minced
1 fat Garlic Clove, peeled and minced
1 tbsp Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Rice Vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp Lime Juice
1 1/2 tbsp Fish Sauce
1 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 medium Onion, finely sliced 
Black Pepper - to taste
2 generous handfuls of shredded Cabbage
1 Carrot, shredded, julienned or grated
(feel free to add other veg - I often add cucumber or red pepper)
1 handful cooked Chicken Breast - cut into strips
1 small handful Mint - I used half a small handful of Lemon Basil this weekend and it is delicious!

In a bowl, combine the chili, garlic, sugar, vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, oil, onion and black pepper.

Set aside for half an hour or so to let the flavors develop
In a big plate or bowl, mix the cabbage, carrot, chicken and mint. Pour the onion-soused, chili-flecked dressing over the veg and toss so that everything is combined and thinly covered. 
Taste to see if salt or pepper is needed.
Top with a bit more mint (or lemon basil) and chopped chili

This recipe makes enough for two very generous sized salads

It rained all weekend - and then it rained some more.
And it was cold.
The three days were a blur of shopping,  avoiding the rain, dressing warmly, avoiding the rain, staying home, shopping, visiting, no boating, no cabin, more shopping, too many bargains and a debit card that unfortunately was pulled out of the purse too many times and appears to have scorch marks on the edges.
And rain.

Maybe we can go boating next weekend.
Or camping and canoeing!  she thought hopefully........

rain, rain, go away......


Glamour Drops said...

So you had a really good time then? So glad to hear that the weather smiled on you and the rain gods held back. What's that? They were asleep on the job? Oh naughty gods...

Joanne said...

Well, that really stinks. I guess you know how beautiful it was east of the Mississippi. Better luck next time as long as we don't get the rain for Memorial Day. Fingers crossed for you.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh rain......sheesh!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, that is not cool! Is Mother Nature mad at you for something???
So, this cabin...it does not have a bathroom???? I don't know about that one.
My debit card is always on fire. Poor thing.