(Today, you can write about whatever you what — but your post must include, in whatever role you see fit, a cat, a bowl of soup, and a beach towel.)
Yesterday some wonderful friends surprised me with a visit. They live in South Carolina now, and I wasn’t expecting them at all. During our conversation, they told us about their OCD cat. This feline likes to keep things in order. Pete put his knife on his dresser. It didn’t belong there. Kitty knocked it off onto the floor. A bottle of perfume was placed out-of-order. Miss Kitty flicked it off onto the floor. They had other stories about this cat that had me laughing. Also had me feeling grateful that we don’t have a cat.
Today my son is coming to spend some time. He’s become quite a talented cook of all things gluten-and dairy-free. He makes a most savory Thai soup with coconut milk, chicken, and lemon grass along with some other goodies. Maybe he’ll make us some soup today. He’s bringing some trout to put in the smoker. Looking forward to that.
Yesterday there was a whole herd of kids at the gathering we were part of. Our hostess came up with some crazy games for them. Fun to watch, fun to play. A couple of them were water games. Of course, when the games were over the water fun continued. Drenched, screaming, laughing children and teens, and a couple of adult children, enjoyed tossing water balloons and then buckets full of water on each other. The moms had been warned ahead of time to bring towels and dry clothes. I was delighted to watch the fun, and then to see those dripping kids wrapped in beach towels as they hurried to get into dry clothes before we noshed on the chicken, burgers, hot dogs, salads, and desserts.
Oh my, the desserts. Our hostess, Pam, makes a “flag cake.” The cake is there to hold up the buttery cream cheese frosting, which is decorated with blueberries, strawberries, and red,white and blue stripes. Delicious.
The best dessert was for me. My daughter makes a lemon curd cheesecake that melts on your tongue. You’re not in a hurry to swallow it because it’s such a pleasure to let it linger. It’s a most amazing blend of creamy cheesecake and tangy lemon pudding (that’s the curd) that she makes herself. No store-bought curd for her!
Now I’m looking forward to the smoked fish. Dan’s also bringing up some rhubarb and strawberries, and I have a gluten-free pie crust in the freezer. Yum.