M, G and L remembering Panama

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 11:10 PM.
McKinney, Texas
5,206 Posts
Joined Jul 2005
HOT here and the AC is running.......grocery shopped this morning and no plans for the afternoon. It will be flounder, kale and corn on the cob for dinner tonight.....can you tell I am already hungry?
12,517 Posts
Joined May 2005
I just ate 2 tacos with homemade salsa and a calcium pill...so I must have heard you Gail.

Kale? how do you prepare ?

Priates, definately a favorite with the boys...when the kids were young and we did alot of lake trips, pirate maps were discovered, followed and hidden treasure dug up......
Naperville,IL
3,365 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Kale is tres yummy and good for you too!! Can prepare like spinach, or toss it into soup

We had a little frost overnite....................good thing I covered the pots. I'm in another state of disruption with the painting....................thankfully it will be short lived.
McKinney, Texas
5,206 Posts
Joined Jul 2005
Mary is right on with the kale....I cook it longer than spinach and add olive oil to the water to take away some of the bitterness.....we like to sprinkle vinegar(red wine vinegar or rice vinegar) on top before eating....yum...I also make a kale and minestroni soup that we love. A nothing day today so have the wash going.....how boring is that!
Naperville,IL
3,365 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Never baked it, but why not I have some baked pasta dishes that call for spinach, but kale could easily be substituted.

Today we're eally hitting bottom with rain and a high of 48
McKinney, Texas
5,206 Posts
Joined Jul 2005
I have never baked kale either...did you like it that way? Went to the store last night to buy coffee and while there Scott called and wanted us to stop by.....so we made a stop at Whole Foods on our way to their house and bought a bottle of wine, crackers and a dip.....it was a fun evening. Paige has been volunteering on Saturday mornings at their vet's office for community service points for school(she wants to be a vet) and just yesterday he hired her as part time this summer....she is happy now!
12,517 Posts
Joined May 2005
I got the recipe off the internet and many of the reviews raved about them tasting like chips(needlees to say the salt helped)....I thought it was really good at first but then lost interest......I made a second batch and then tossed it. You should try it.

I M happy for Paige.

Mary, when will the painting be completed?
Naperville,IL
3,365 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
If Ted shows up, the painting should be done by Wednesday............I've been using him for almost 30 years. He does great work but at his own pace. I stick with him tho since he's honest and charges a very decent price. Most of my neighbors use him too
McKinney, Texas
5,206 Posts
Joined Jul 2005
Another lovely restful day. Just booked two more private tours on our January cruise for Ushuaia Argentina and Quito Ecuador....things are coming together
Naperville,IL
3,365 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Steve and I went browsing in downtown Naperville yesterday............we stopped in Williams-Sonoma where they offered us some baked kale Interesting taste.......kind of good........nice and salty.......but don't think I'll make it.

True to form, Ted called this morning to say he'll be here tomorrow
Naperville,IL
3,365 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
It is very, very hard to be worse than the Cubs

Well, Ted is back today working on the master bath..............hopefully I won't be displaced for too long. Old neighbors are taking me to lunch today
12,517 Posts
Joined May 2005
We have rain. Since my sister is gone for the week Wayne has become my walking companion. So this morning because of the rain we went walked a different route over to a park that has a man made lake and enjoyed watching some ducks with their ducklings.
McKinney, Texas
5,206 Posts
Joined Jul 2005
Did you say Rangers.....nice to walk....we have been doing that everyday.....we seem to get into some great conversations while we walk. Breezy here but lovely! Way to go Ted!!!!
12,517 Posts
Joined May 2005
Yes, I did say Rangers...I thought you were the one who didn't care that much about baseball, however, I've noticed your interest has increased since they have been doing well...Does your son have season tickets?
Naperville,IL
3,365 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
We have a rather sultry day on tap...................may call for some AC..........even tho we had the furnace on yesterday.

Ted showed up again this morning.......................master bath is done and today he's doing the hall bath.
McKinney, Texas
5,206 Posts
Joined Jul 2005
Originally posted by land lover
Yes, I did say Rangers...I thought you were the one who didn't care that much about baseball, however, I've noticed your interest has increased since they have been doing well...Does your son have season tickets?
NO....baseball is the only sport I really like He has tickets to the Manatees in Florida so we'll go to some games when there. The Ball Park in Arlington is such a pain to get to from here. It takes way over an hour and the traffic is absolutely terrible.
Naperville,IL
3,365 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Guest bedroom being painted today!!! I'm very happy with my color choices. The only area left will be the laundry room. Maybe I'll have that done when we install ceiling fans.

It's back to summer here