8.04.2008

Counter O' Plenty

If you invite any of us over for a social, and don't want us to bring anything, your wishes will probably not be honored. Sorry 'bout that. We'll at least bring a bottle of wine, or maybe some ripe fruit. If you do say "bring a little something to share", we'll bring entire bags of food. I don't know what it is, but this family has a thing about making sure there's plenty to eat for all. Except for the boxed goods, all the countertop goodies you see in the photo was from yesterday's shopping trip to Whole Foods. We'd all split up, made our purchases, loaded up the van, and then once home, discovered we'd all thought the same thing. Duplicate purchases of plums, grapes, breads... wow. I don't know how the heck we're gonna eat all that. Summer's bounty, indeed.

In addition to all that plenty, Spouse's Dad brought us a basket of fresh tomatoes from his garden. I've been sneaking them out of the basket, standing over the sink and scarfing them down, letting the juices drip from my chin to the drain. The tomatoes still taste like sunshine. Mom made an Italian "fresh sauce" from a bunch of those yummy tomatoes last night, with fresh basil, garlic, and oregano. Mmmmm....

Today's weather will be bringing another Texas scorcher. Sister and I will take the two nephews to a local swimming hole for the day. We'll take along a picnic basket of sandwiches and fruit. I can't think of a better way to spend a hot summer day.

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