view from our front yard - looking toward the northwest
Every once in a while I come across a blog that describes, in depth, the details of their activities that day. Although I often find these interesting - I won't do that to you , because the major activity today will be: going through boxes - again.
I will tell you this. It is going to be in the 90's this week. Yesterday, today and the rest of the week. I will not complain about the heat. I will not complain about the heat. I will not complain about the heat. After the very cold, long Wisconsin winter just past, I will not complain about the heat.
So, I will sort through craft and sewing boxes (I can't find my scalloped edged scissors which necessitates this search and sort) in air-conditioned comfort (wearing denim capris, a brown tee shirt and my brown Crocs - LOVE MY CROCS - they are as ugly as all get-out but oh so comfortable...by the way I am telling you what I am wearing because that seems to be something one does in a blog of a day in the life of.... there - run on enough for ya?).
I have also been searching through cookbooks for summertime recipes. It is going to be hot this week (not that I'm complaining mind you) and I'd like to have some cool refreshing salads on hand.
I found this recipe for macaroni salad (which of course I will tweak and adjust because I can't leave well enough alone) in Hearth and Home by Karey Swan:
3/4 C. mayo
2 T. cider vinegar
1 t. salt
1 t. sugar
1 tsp. powdered mustard seed (which I assume is ground mustard and if it is not you will be the first to know and I think I will start off with 1/2 t,)
4 hard-cooked eggs, cooled, peeled and chopped (don't you love that they need to tell us to peel the eggs)
4 C. cooled, cooked and drained elbow macaroni (12 oz. uncooked)
1/2 C. chopped green onions
1/2 C. sliced radishes
3/4 C. diced Colby cheese ( I have not been able to find Colby cheese down here. What kind of a state doesn't have Colby cheese??)
2. T. chopped parsley
Combine first six ingredients and mix well. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate.
So, there you have it. I'll let you know if it is good. I'm confident it will be, because I have yet to be disappointed in a recipe from this book.
So....what is going on in your world today? I'd love to know!