Quiet, no fireworks or whoopin' and hollerin'. Just a nice cookout with Brad and Kami.
They supplied all the food and did the cooking too. Zip and I didn't have to do anything but sit and watch and chat.
The Grill Master in action.
We had seasoned grilled corn on the cob, roasted potato slices and creamy coleslaw. for dessert there was lemon cake with fresh strawberries.
The blocks for the foundation walls arrived on Monday, but the mason wasn't able to come until today.
He was able to lay one side of the walls today. It's a slow meticulous job.
I took a picture through the back screen door but it didn't come out well. Next time after more is finished, I'll walk around back and do a better job.
It's been hot and muggy this week.
I made one of my favorite hot weather salads for lunch. It's a great thing to make at this time of year with both corn and tomatoes in season.
Corn and Black Bean Salad
1 1/2 cups fresh cooked corn cut off the cob
1 1/2 cups black beans, rinsed and drained. (one can is about 1 1/2 cups)
1 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped, Vidalia onion also works fine
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh tomato
1/3 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
salt and pepper
Mix it all together and chill before serving. Makes about 6 one-cup servings.
I don't know what it is about cats pressing themselves between the window glass and the screen, but here's Reggie being a nut. Our windows are hopeless for staying clean because there's always cat paw prints on both inside and outside.
In the end, the joy of loving cats outweighs all the little messes they make. I couldn't live without them. Right, Deiter???
Don't mess with me, Mom. I'm on the laptop.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're having a delightful summer.