Monday, July 25, 2016

Rainy Days and Sundays...

When I woke up late on Sunday it was raining! I'm not complaining, because we really need the rain. But, I planned on riding the Big Thumper this morning. :(

So, I putzed around, thinking it would stop (it usually does these days). But, I finally gave up and went to do my grocery shopping.

First stop was Westborn, supposedly for some sweetcorn. I was wearing one of my Puerto Rican polo shirts and the rain had picked up. I parked in one of the handicapped spots, but by the time I walked in, I looked like a contestant in a wet t-shirt contest!

I left with the sweetcorn, a cantaloupe, a wedge of watermelon and a chunk of Pinconning cheese. I was glad to get out of there as I swear all the women were staring at my nipples!

Back in the truck, I reviewed my Kroger list and decided I didn't "really" need any of the stuff today. So, I went home.

I left the truck outside, both to unload it and work on the wall, later.

I changed out of my wet clothes and then took a nap.

When I woke up, it had stopped raining, but was now hot and steamy. I went out to the garage and got to work. First I started the bike up and let it run for a while, just to keep everything oiled and moving. Then I got half of the drywall up before the heat forced my back into the A/C.


I trimmed the sweetcorn and put it in the stock pot. I thought it was weird that the sweet corn turned the water yellow.

I read for a while to cool off and then went out back.

Sidebar: Somebody on Facebook had said you could replant the root ends of green onions (that you normally discard) and they would grow. So, I planted some I saved in water from a salad last week.

Hey, if its on the Internet, it has to be true, right?

My neighbor came over to the fence and asked me what color my water was. Huh? He said his was yellow, now it's brown. His wife was going to make a pasta salad and he told her to forget it and not use the water. He said there was no official announcement, but friends of his in the area had been texting they thought it was a broken water main.

So, that explains my yellow water in the sweet corn. But, I figured I was grilling it over hot coals so any gunk that may be in it would be burned off.

So, I fired up the charcoal chimney. I went inside and made another pound of ground chuck into four patties.

Back outside, I cleaned the grill grate and then roasted the sweet corn. When it was done, I put them on a half sheet pan and stuck then into the oven on low. I went back outside and grilled the burgers.

Back inside, I put mayo on the bottom bun, added lettuce, tomato and a slice of onion, topped that with the burger and yellow mustard and the top bun. Excellent!

I ate two of the ears of sweet corn as well. This time it was Michigan grown and I swear you could taste the difference.

I cleaned up most of the mess and then went back into the living room to read. I didn't feel like watching TV, so I read until bed time.

4 comments:

  1. "I ate two of the ears of sweet corn as well. This time it was Michigan grown and I swear you could taste the difference."

    That or whatever was in the brown water...

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  2. "But, I figured I was grilling it over hot coals so any gunk that may be in it would be burned off."

    Nope...

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  3. @ Jake: Could be...

    @ Jyl: NOW you tell me!

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  4. We live in a state where our own governor doesn’t give a rat’s ass whose water gets contaminated where. Since you watch the news, I admit me telling you to “watch your water shades” never crossed my mind…

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