Anyway, Happy Bastille Day!
Tonight for dinner I made a [really] fake cassoulet - you know, more the spirit of the recipe than the law ... but it was yummy and there are leftovers for lunches, so though the French might say Zut alors!, I was pleased. :-)
Our July 4th was a lot of fun. I had assumed that - like other years - The Tim had to work on the holiday itself and/or on the weekend. But it turned out that he was off the entire weekend, so Saturday morning we jumped into the car with Dug, and headed to Baltimore for an overnight visit. My niece Amanda and her husband Pat were planning a party on their deck to watch the fireworks, and another niece and her family were gonna be there, as well as one of my sisters and her husband. Plus other friends we knew. The weather was perfect (no humidity - on July 4th!!!), and it was just a blast. This guy had a particularly good time.
Other than that, I have a little of my cleaning and my cooking/baking mojo back. Nothing too major, since for the most part, it is now hot and humid and not conducive to much of that. But besides my faux cassoulet tonight, I did make some feta salsa and a French chocolate silk pie to take to Baltimore, and they both went over very well. When I told my sister that I was bringing the pie, she said (as a joke) that she would prefer if I brought "Freedom" pie. So I told her that she was right, and so I would bring French Freedom Silk Pie ... I was quite pleased with my witty response, but The Tim just rolled his eyes ...
So that is what is new here lately. I hope all of you are keeping cool, and having enough good stuff going on to outweigh any of the bad.
See you soon!