LOCATION: In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Cold and windy in the AM. (50). High 65
CLASS: Chair yoga. Too cold for water aerobics
STEPS: 7994. I wimped out while on my morning hike, taking a shortcut home due to the fierce wind
George spent the day replacing the tires on Joy, our Airstream. He thought he would do a better job that a tire shop/RV repair shop. So, he made 2 trips to Discount Tire, taking in 2 old tires at a time, buying 2 new ones, then repeating the process. He had an elaborate board system to keep the tires elevated while swapping them out.
While he was doing that, I did some cooking. I realized I have some cilantro that needs to be used up, so I googled a lime/cilantro salad recipe and prepared that. It called for ingredients I had on hand – fresh limes, black beans, quinoa, corn, spices, and red onion. It really turned out well.
The highlight of the afternoon was Spanish class. I have 9 pupils plus a couple who are away for several weeks. I enjoy creating the curriculum and teaching. I had to reprimand husband Jorge as he started chatting and not paying attention! 🙂
DINNER: Jacques Pepin alert!!! One of my loyal blog readers (my brother) inquired about the 180 degree temp that Jacques references. Yes, it is 180 F (not C). He tells us to pre-heat the oven to 180 in order to use it as a warming oven – to keep the plates and food warm until ready to plate. It is NOT for cooking. Nice to have readers with inquiring minds!
We did have a Jacques main course. It was leftover ham/veg gratin that I made a few weeks ago. Even though I cut his recipes in half (2 servings not 4), we often still end up with leftovers.
Side was the tasty quinoa/cilantro/lime salad I made earlier today.
BOOK: “The Summer that Never Was” by Peter Robinson. This is another book in the detective series I have been reading for about a year off and on. I like it because it takes place in North Yorkshire, England very close to the town where we had a housesitting assignment. 4 stars out of 5