I enjoyed it so much that I know I can’t wait for an entire month to do another. I’m going to have to do this at least once every two weeks because it was just so much fun. So stay tuned for the next Sunporch Chat (which I will announce beforehand). I'm going to keep a link to each Sunporch Chat on the page above titled Sunporch Chats for future reference. :)
These days I’ve been keeping cooking to a minimum, or as simple as possible,so as not to heat up the kitchen. It’s been so terribly hot and humid here. A lot of humidity came after the rain. I love my George Foreman grill. I used to have a smaller one, but treated myself a year or so ago to this one that I picked up at the day after Thanksgiving sale. It’s big and it’s RED.
It takes less than 4 minutes to make our hamburgers and it holds about 5 of our large sized ones. We like our hamburgers cooked on it with worchestershire sauce and/or Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce. It’s an easy quick supper, which leaves time for our bicycle ride before dark sets in. Do you have a George Foreman? Do you use it?
I have flowers again, actually Joy and I have flowers, compliments of Luke and picked off my crepe myrtle bush. “Just for the ladies”. Aren’t they cheery?
I’m kind of excited about a little something too…..Lois of Walking on Sunshine urged me to enter my chocolate gravy recipe in the Foodie Friend Friday linky party. So I did. I actually was one of the top three for the most clicks. Could be that folks were just curious about such a strange and fattening dish. Lol! Oh well, it was different among those healthy dishes. For whatever reason, I’m still excited. I even earned this button.
The rains brought blessings with it from our garden.
We’ve gotten a few peppers. They looked so funny that we couldn't figure out if they were bell peppers (they smelled like it but were shaped a little like jalepenos (see above). We tried one and they were hot so we were stumped. We only planted a couple of jalepeno plants and more bell peppers (right beside each other). So we were thinking they were bell peppers but since they were hot, we just didn't know. We're wondering if they could have crossed over somehow? Anyway, with our peppers, we decided to try a little something. :) I took the following ingredients:
Cream cheese melted (I melted a full bar)
Bacon bits (real ones) (about a half of a little bag)
Creole seasoning (didn’t measure…just to taste)
I mixed all that together and just stuffed in on those halves.
|It would have made a better picture to get it BEFORE putting it in the oven, but I forgot!|
They were good! And best of all, they were grown in our garden. They were a little spicy, but we like spicy. (Well, Jason and I like spicy).
Just waiting patiently now on those tomatoes!
We had a kid on loan too. You may remember seeing his picture here on my blog from awhile back. He belongs to one of the servers at our favorite Chinese restaurant. He’s only been here from China for less than a year. Well we love him and he likes hanging out with us when we go to the restaurant. He sits with us the entire time we're there. Anyway, his dad let him spend the day with us. His English name is Jason, but we still call him Heng Heng (pronounced more like Hong Hong). He’s five.
Anyway, after picking him up, we had lunch out, went to a playground, had Baskin Robbins ice cream, went to Dollar Tree for picking out a toy (because I know in Dollar Tree I can tell them they can pick any toy in there they want and I know it's within my budget), :)....and then here to the house. He and Luke played all the rest of the afternoon.
After supper, he joined us on our bike ride. Jason sure got his work-out. He was pulling 100 lbs worth of boys in the Little Emperor ride – except he had two Little Emperors. They loved it.
Then we had to take him back. Wish we could just keep him. Lol! He’s a good playmate for Luke. And he's so adorable. We were probably pretty funny trying to communicate. One thing for sure, it was interesting!
Well as always, I appreciate you stopping by today and I hope you’ll come back tomorrow for Faithful Friday. Or better yet, join us! (The button code that links back to her blog is now on my button page for you to grab).
♥ Tammy ♥