Archives for: August 2006, 02
Yesterday we drove across four states. We were on the road for about 12 hours. After breakfast in Texas, scattered showers obscured our view of the Atchafalaya Swamp in Louisiana. There was less hurricane damage visible from the highway than we had expected in Louisiana and Mississippi. Alabama was beautiful and green. I wish we could share some of their rain, we are so very dry in Texas.
At last we arrived at Jim and Margaret's house. They had a delicious dinner waiting. Jim grilled some of the best chicken I have ever eaten. They had marinated it for 24 hours, then cooked it outside on a grill. The marinade was soy sauce, lemon pepper, Lawry's Seasoned Salt, and garlic powder. They couldn't give me measurements, they say they blend those ingredients until they just feel right.
Margaret showed me how to put fresh mint in my water and mash it with a spoon, Southern style. It was so refreshing. I want to start growing mint when we get home.
I keep assuring them both that I will do fine on the blood type diet at their house. There are a few things I will pass up, but I don't want them to worry about fixing anything special. We are sure having a lot of fun catching up on what's been going on in each others lives.
We got a call from our kids. They were fixing egg and turkey bacon tacos for dinner.