|what I saw on my weather App
2 hurricanes heading into our kids areas today. Hurricane Douglas hurdling towards Hawaii at the moment. And Hurricane Hanna coming up through south Texas. Son is on Oahu where he said the sirens just went off. And daughter is in the Hill Country a little north of the Texas coast. Hopefully neither will get the brunt of the storms... both may lessen in intensity by the time they actually arrive where the kids are. But as a mom, I will still wait to hear word from them later this evening.
*Having written this yesterday afternoon, I have since heard that both hurricanes did little to the areas where the kids live. However, I will say that the picture above looked very ominous to me. My son and his wife live on Oahu in Kailua (where that green dot on the screen is). The island looked very small to me compared to the size of the hurricane. Anyway, as a typical son, he texted me this morning with the words, "didn't die". *
Saturday DH made a delicious batch of red beans and rice - which we had for supper both Saturday and Sunday along with some fresh challah bread and butter. We usually have enough beans for 2 meals and some left over to freeze.
Then Tuesday I plan to make a big pot of African Chicken Peanut soup - to eat and to freeze. This recipe we came across several years ago and my daughter and I have made it ever since. It uses peanut butter in the soup at the end. Yes, sounds strange, but tastes delicious!
Oh, and I need to tell you of a funny mistake we made in ordering our curb side groceries this past week. DH added some sour cream to the list online... thinking he was ordering a 16oz tub instead of the small 8 oz tub. Well, you should have seen our faces when we pulled this out of the grocery bag.
5 lbs. of sour cream!! Didn't even know they made tubs of sour cream this large. What would anyone ever need 5 lbs of sour cream for.... maybe a restaurant?? Any suggestions - outside of returning it? I hear that you can freeze sour cream (although I've never done it).
That's it for this Monday's post. Life goes on... a little different than it used to be... but we're adjusting. Things change. My hair is getting long. I can now make a small ponytail. Seems like I will be going back to my ponytail days (or perhaps a long braid like Willie Nelson?). Have you made any adjustments to your normal routine - that you may keep - besides the stay at home, social distancing, and wearing a mask requirements?
Please take care - always - but especially during these unusual times. (My SIL went into the hospital with a broken leg a few weeks ago. Now she has Covid-19)