Saturday, October 22, 2011

A late entry

Stop the press!

We have another contender for the Curl Family outfit of the week category.

I know what you are thinking. What could possibly beat out this little number?:

I am sure you find this hard to believe, but Sassy was wearing something odd today.

Ahh yes. Going for the Russian Babushka look are we?

Here's a side view:

She was quite committed to the scarf for most of the morning.

My mother has been known to recount a similar fashion choice that I made in my early childhood years. She tells this blatant lie story that I supposedly wore a "kerchief" to school for a week during second grade.

I have no idea what she is talking about.

In other news, the hubs has been systematically deconstructing our back deck. He has grandiose plans about which I wish I could feign more excitement. Don't get me wrong, I'm very excited about the finished product... but not so much the process, and I am not a very good sounding board.

Most of our conversations regarding the porch go something like this:
Brent: Honey, what do you think about a pergola for the porch?
Me: What's a pergola?

The progress on the deck has meant saying goodbye to the Summer garden. It will be relocated to a container bed he built for me.

He is such a stud.

So, I harvested the basil and several green tomatoes today before pulling everything up. Here is my bounty:

I'm excited to cook up some fried green tomatoes.

Yes, I am from the South and we do actually eat such things.

I got the basil all prepped to make pesto only to discover that my blender/food processor is broken.

Well, to be honest, I discovered the broken blender while trying to blend some frozen margaritas tonight.

Don't worry... they tasted just fine on the rocks.
Thank you for asking.

However... I am distraught about the basil situation. What should I do? I have it "de-stemmed", washed and drying on towels in the kitchen. Can I freeze it and make my pesto batch at a later date? If anyone knows... please advise!



  1. I know you can freeze pesto, but I don't think you can freeze the basil. :( maybe abi can help!

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  3. Ahh, the Babuska look...even the smug little smile that says, 'I know I look adorable' seems so familiar. I know there is a picture somewhere with that same pleased look...