What a nice day this was. Usually, in these parts -- where fireworks are allowed -- they go boom-boom-boom all day and all night beginning weeks before the 4th. We have only heard a few booms after dark this year. Now, tonight, may be a different story. Jerry and I are just sitting on our bed already at 7:42 PM and have no intention of leaving the house.
When one has seen fireworks a zillion and one times already, I don't see the point in hauling lawnchairs in the car trunk to be unloaded and set down on the damp grass at the park at which time we sit in them and wait, and wait, and wait -- and while waiting, every mosquito from here to China decides to snack on my face, my neck and my arms -- and every chigger within a hundred miles crawls up my pants and decides to die inside the elastic bands of my underwear!
I think that must be why I see so many people drinking beer while they wait. Maybe the bugs don't like alcohol!
Remember the shrimp boil we were going to last night? I told you I would take a picture, and here it is. There were so many shrimp, I left TEN of them untouched. We could have split one of these if they had just thrown on another ear of corn. YUMMY!
And tonight I fixed a new dish. I found this recipe SOMEwhere on the internet. It just came in one of my emails or maybe on Facebook or Pinterest or WHO KNOWS!
Anyway, you MUST make this! It is really, really, really good. Jerry loved it. Jackie thought it was the most delicious leftovers we ever gave her -- and we have given her Prime Rib.
Here is a picture:
It is SUPER easy.
All you do is mix ONE CUP French Dressing,
ONE CUP Apricot Preserves
ONE PACKAGE dry onion soup
together in a bowl.
Dump it on top of all the chicken thighs (mine were boneless/skinless) you can fit in the pan, and bake it for an hour. I trimmed all the fat off the thighs with kitchen shears to reduce the fat.
The sauce was delicious on the rice I served with it.
Gotta go. Time to get Jackie in her bedroom (laundry room).