It is that time of the week.
One of the ways that I keep in touch with my children is to chat with them on IM. These chats can be anything from links to articles they want me to read to these sorts of chats. I got such a laugh out of this particular IM chat.
Ben: the hell? people in the south put peanuts in coke?
Me: they put peanuts in everything
Ben: how can one region be so wrong at everything all the time
Me: they boil the damn things and if that isn't gross I don't know what is
Ben: well frying everything I get to some extent
that is a trend elsewhere too parts of britain well known for it
Me: whoever the genius was that thought up fried pickles should get a Nobel
Ben: this year's culinary nobel prize goes to Cletus spends money immediately on meth
I needed a new knife. It is very handy that JR works for a restaurant supply store but I try not to go to his place of employment because, well, I could spend a whole lot of money. I mean really!, who doesn't need a whisk the size of their head? And, don't get me started on ladles.
I did spend a little money on Saturday. What did I get? I picked up a professional grade sudoku knife for half what I would have paid for it online or at the kitchen supply store. Score! These are my favorite type of knife though I was eying a 8" serrated knife. I might could use one of those. (that's Southern speak for, "it would be handy to have one".)
I'm pretty particular about my knives so buying professional quality is important. I want one that feels good in my small hands, not too heavy and with a sharp edge.A really sharp blade. I'm talking Ginsu sharp.
I picked up a medium hand grater and a really cool spatula. I was like a kid in a candy store. I know...I'm such a cooking nerd.
We went with some friends to Brenham, Chappell Hill (pronounced chapel. Texans will fight you on the pronunciation of this town's name, trust me) and Independence, Texas to eat ice cream,
see the blue bonnets,
and just hang out.
We took Nessa because we really never go anywhere without her if we can help it.
We are in a drought so the blue bonnets are not as prolific as they have been in the past. I got some pretty good photos though.
I found the title of this historic building ironic, this being the South and all.
Is it just me?
That's all for me today. Go visit some other random players